From the time we arrived at Natural Wing in the Bang Po region of the island of Koh Samui, it felt like a sanctuary and a place of rest. We were greeted with the scent of coconut, eucalyptus and an assortment of other oils as we checked in the hallway enclosed in dark wood. The manager Ya and her team of staff smiled when we first arrived and never ceased in their determination to assist us with whatever we needed; a place to rent hereafter, renting a scooter, finding lost keys and just life on the island.
With built up Thai-style bungalows hiding in a canopy of trees, we could swear that we had just the busy road and ocean behind and wandered into a tropical jungle. Ferns, Tarzan-friendly strands and yellow, prickly fruits decorated the area around the pool. Aside from the monsoon rains that kept falling whilst we were there, the mini-waterfall of water rushed down through the strands and collapsed into a pond of lily pads. The best was yet to come when we stepped into our room and it smelled just like a spa with essential oils burning in the corner and everything supremely clean and inviting. There was a main bed, TV, cupboard, small bed in the corner and a dressing table and of course, the live-saving aircon. The bathroom diverted from all other bathrooms we had seen. To include nature, there was an opening and transparent material covering the shower, giving you that open-air feeling.
Only problem is, letting nature in during the rainy season means mosquitoes too, so we had to make sure we never left our bathroom door open. Our room was cleaned and smelt heavenly whenever we returned with fresh towels and more burning salts. There are mosquito covers over the windows. We were the only one of three guests there so we always sat alone in the restaurant which served delicious Western and Thai food at really reasonable prices. Breakfast was included in our stay and included your choice of Western Breakfast of bacon, eggs, toasts, croissants, coffee, tea and fruit and/or Thai breakfast of rice soup. The lovely Nun served us each morning and ensured that breakfast was such a pleasure. She chatted to us as far as her English would allow about Samui, Thai life, her family and our stay here on the island.
I would definitely recommend this resort; their staff were absolutely amazing and enhanced the experience here tenfold by going out of the way to assist us and find out how we are. Their spa was too expensive for us with prices for treatments starting at 1200 baht and usually a Thai massage is around 250 baht. No doubt it is worth it and when earning money, I would return in a heartbeat. Great value for money for such a beautiful, well looked after resort.
Price quoted to us on Agoda.com in November 2012 = 900 baht (R225) including breakfast.