Under the Valentine’s Moon
There’s probably nothing more ultimately romantic than a Valentine’s dinner with the one you love, savoured under the tender rays of a full moon on a romantic tropical island
Idyllic Koh Samui is the place to be for star-struck lovers this Valentine’s Day when the full moon is expected to boost the island’s legendary romantic ambience and launch passions into the stratosphere. Bathed in moonbeams under a velvet sky, some of Koh Samui’s leading resorts are pulling out all the stops to conjure up unforgettable Valentine’s evenings filled with all the ingredients to spark – or re-ignite – romantic fervour.
There’s a Full Moon every night at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, where its Full Moon restaurant, overlooking the infinity pool and Bophut Bay, conjures up dreamy vibes to get couples in a tender mood.
These vibes are supercharged for Full Moon’s Valentine’s dinners – romantic candlelit table set-ups with a special three-course menu, including sparkling cocktails.
Couples seeking even more romance can opt to dine together in a private gazebo on the beach, with only the sea for company.
Couples who swoon at the romantic thought of fine dining on a beach to the sound of gently-lapping waves should head to Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, where a five-course candlelit Valentine-themed dinner will take centre stage on its beachfront.
The presence of a full moon at this lavish beachside celebration is likely to swell the tides of romance to flow sweetly throughout the night and create waves of passion. Set against a tropical backdrop, it promises to be a sophisticated embodiment of Koh Samui, served with lashings of love.
Valentine’s celebrations can be as rich and meaningful as love itself at Conrad Koh Samui. A variety of venues around and even outside the resort are on offer for bespoke Valentine’s dinners, and they can all be tweaked with individual extras to create unique passion-fuelled evenings.
The palette of loved-up choices includes barbeque dinners on the resort’s beach or on a nearby island, to flower-strewn, candle-bedecked occasions for guests in the privacy of their own villas.
Top-of-the-range five-course dinners are created by master chefs and served with the best vintages for a Valentine evening that may even outshine the moonlight.
The flickering lights of more than 100 candles cast a warm, dreamy glow over Zazen Restaurant at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa on most nights of the year. For Valentine’s evening, this ambience is ramped up with an amorous theme to welcome couples celebrating their special evening.
Candlelight, soft jazz mingled with the sound of Bophut Bay’s gentle waves, fine dining, and sweeping views across the tranquil bay and neighbouring islands all combine in a perfect storm, to make this a scene-setting spot for intimate trysts and declarations of love.
A trio of choices for aficionados of romance awaits at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, with options for intimate dining on a secluded beach, celebrating in a hilltop private sala, or shaking it up to Latin American beats.
The exclusivity of the private beach option is in its title – Once in a Blue Moon – underlined with exquisite cuisine and wines served by torchlight and accompanied by Thai classical music. Higher up on the hilltop at the resort’s Koh Thai Kitchen & Bar couples will dine closer to the stars – and that full moon – while back on the beach senses can be stimulated by the sounds of salsa and the tastes of CocoRum’s fine dining, wines and rum cocktails.