Paradise Beach Resort History
The history of Paradise Beach Resort goes back to the late 80s, when Samui was known by only a few explorers who came by coconut ferry and stopped on the way to the secretive Full Moon Party of the neighboring island, Koh Phangan. The news of the beauty of Samui soon spread, and this island soon earned a reputation as THE place to go for those who looked for a romantic getaway.
The locals on the island welcomed each and every guest in the real Thai way and looked after their visitors very well. What an experience it must have been for those guests years ago! Roads were rather like sand pits, no airport was available at all, and traveling was more like an adventure trip. There were hardly any hotels, but very simple bungalows and a relaxed atmosphere were offered to all who found their way to Samui.
At this time on Maenam Beach a small bungalow resort called Chajalai was built by one of the local land owners. The chance to rent bungalows and get some new revenue was the basic idea. This owner was not the only one who had this idea in mind and more and more bungalow resorts were set up throughout Samui.
Business was hard and many did not fully understand how to get customers into their rooms.
Time went on and Samui became more famous. At this time, a foreigner from Switzerland working in Thailand and having some business in Chaweng, was looking for location to set up a hotel. Maenam was little-known and very quiet, but this seemed to be exactly the place he was looking for.
The small Bungalow Resort changed owners, and at the same time, the number of its rooms was increased by erecting an additional building providing rooms with higher comfort to suit the expected new tourists from Europe.
Soon, the Resort was too small again, and another extension of rooms was needed. In the year 2000, the Paradise Beach Resort opened another 60 rooms for its guests, beautifully set up in a tropical garden with a second pool for the pleasure of all guests, and a more modern lobby as an entrance into this Paradise.
Since then, the Paradise Beach Resort has welcomed guests from all over the world with great success. Every year, the Swiss Management and staff are pleased to welcome back many of their guests who have been returning since the beginning of this story.
At touch of island tropical sense...
Paradise Beach Resort, a 4-Star property built in Thai-style, is set on the lovely and quiet - as well as relaxed - six kilometre long sandy beach of Maenam, about 20 km away from Chaweng and the Airport. Offering a total of 95 rooms of different standards, nestled in a magnificent tropical garden, two swimming pools and a restaurant next to the beach, the Paradise Beach Resort is set up for your comfort.
If you like water activities, a small Water-sports Centre provides you different opportunities to enjoy the deep blue sea. Or you may contact the dive centre located on our property for more water adventures. Day-tours can be booked at the tour counter located at our front office to enjoy the island’s famous places or day trips to the nearby islands. If you prefer, you can simply rent a motorbike to explore the island on your own?
Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport by your operator, or, if you wish, by one of our drivers. A comfortable short ride of about 20 minutes from the airport brings you to Maenam and will give you the first impression of where you will enjoy your holiday. Arriving at the Paradise Beach Resort, our staff will welcome you with well known Thai friendliness giving you a brief introduction as to what the location has to offer, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Then your holiday will finally begin as you arrive at your new home.
As soon you have settled in, you may want to explore the property. Wandering through our fantastic garden, you will finally arrive at the beach. Deep blue water, golden sand and a magnificent view along Meanam Beach and across to Kho Phangan, our neighboring island, will momentarily stun your senses.
Why don’t you enjoy a drink at the Beach Bar to mark this moment in time?
Sooner or later you may feel hungry and dinner will be served at our Terrace Restaurant right on the beach. Thai or European dishes as well as a daily buffet are offered to you by our excellent kitchen team and served with pleasure by our restaurant staff.
Midnight is approaching and you will have to decide whether you will have a last drink at the bar, head to a nearby venue, or simply let yourself slide into relaxation and go to bed to be ready for another exciting day.
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