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YTL Life - - Life Moments -

7:08PM - EX­PLORE FISH­ER­MEN’S VIL­LAGE WALK­ING STREET Am­ble around this charm­ing coastal area lined with old wooden shop­houses and a walk­ing street mar­ket that brings the tran­quil town of Bo­phut to life ev­ery Fri­day. It sees the nar­row bar and café- lined Beach Road and ad­join­ing streets packed with mar­ket stalls and shop­pers from across Koh Sa­mui. In the evenings, sink into a cushy bean­bag and take in a spec­tac­u­lar fire show on the beach at the out­door bar, Coco Tam.

- BREAK­FAST IN BED WITH A VIEW Start the day with a de­li­cious break­fast of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional del­i­ca­cies brought to your villa. Dine in seren­ity by your pri­vate in­fin­ity pool with views of the Gulf of Thai­land.

11:20AM - COOK­ING LES­SON AND MAR­KET TOUR Visit a lo­cal mar­ket with The Ritz-carl­ton’s chef to source sea­sonal pro­duce, fol­lowed by a les­son on tra­di­tional south­ern-style Thai cui­sine.

1:12PM - SA­MUI’S CO­CONUT HER­ITAGE TREAT­MENT AT SPA VIL­LAGE KOH SA­MUI Co­conuts are syn­ony­mous with Koh Sa­mui, an is­land with a plethora of plan­ta­tions. At Spa Vil­lage, learn about and ex­pe­ri­ence the nu­tri­tional and beauty ben­e­fits of this amaz­ing fruit.

- WAT PHRA YAI your way to Wat Phra Yai, also known as the Big Bud­dha Tem­ple, a short drive from The Ritz-carl­ton, Koh Sa­mui. Built in 1972, the 12-me­tre statue and its ad­join­ing tem­ple are one of the is­land’s most pop­u­lar land­marks.

- SUN­SET COCK­TAILS Over drinks, watch the sun set on beau­ti­ful Koh Sa­mui. This daily event is hosted by The Ritz-carl­ton, Koh Sa­mui, and pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties to chat and min­gle with other guests as well as get to know the re­sort’s staff who call this is­land home.

START THE DAY WITH A DE­LI­CIOUS BREAK­FAST OF LO­CAL AND IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DEL­I­CA­CIES BROUGHT TO YOUR VILLA.

within Tunku Ab­dul Rah­man Ma­rine Park, This lux­u­ri­ous re­sort is set on a pri­vate trop­i­cal Gaya Is­land Re­sort is a jewel lo­cated off the is­land on the Straits of Malacca. Vil­las ei­ther cap­i­tal of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Golden sandy fringe the hill­side or are grace­fully bal­anced on beaches and crys­tal- clear wa­ters teem­ing stilts over wa­ter. An award-win­ning Spa Vil­lage with ma­rine life are com­pelling at­trac­tions, of­fers world-class treat­ments de­rived from while its Spa Vil­lage of­fers op­por­tu­ni­ties to Chi­nese, In­dian and Malay heal­ing tra­di­tions. sam­ple au­then­tic Bor­neo-in­spired heal­ing and well­ness ther­a­pies. www.gayais­landresort.com

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