As a treat to the family our last couple of nights were in a Villa at the very high end Tongsai Bay. This beautiful hotel complex is more Amazonian lodge than Samui. The original rainforest has been maintained with a series of villas and rooms built in the grounds. Our Villa consisted of two large rooms and bathrooms separated by a very large balcony on which lay a full bathtub, a gazebo with day bed and a couple of loungers. A dining area and fridge were also outside. It was a lot of space. as befits nature a couple of loud birds visited during the day, usually after turndown service seeking titbits. If there were none there then would fly around the patio shrieking loudly in protest.

A notice asked us to be aware of other invaders including snakes after rain. The only other intruders we did get was a large millepede and an ants nest by the toilet. Some would freak but its just back to nature. The food at the restaurants was surprisingly reasonable, and a little coffee and cake shop a bargain. We just lounged by the pool for a couple of days, served by the water boy who came around hourly with bottled water and ice. Pure bliss. There was also a fruit bar at breakfast with a lady (looking suspiciously like the Pam Anne Singapore girl) slicing the fruit fresh to the plate. If it didn't look good it was straight in the bin. Mango and Mangosteen being my favourites.