A Sweet Welcome, Koh Samui-style

leather carving - outrigger koh samui beach resort, thailand

A Sweet Welcome, Koh Samui-style

Marisa Guerrero

9/27/2016

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What's it like to arrive at the lush beachside paradise of Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort? First things first, our guests are welcomed with a sweet Thai greeting that includes a freshly prepared mango purée served with our homegrown lime mint tea, chilled and refreshing to keep you cool in our tropical climate. 

Thai mangoes may be memorable, but for something tangible to take away, we also offer arrival gifts of local artwork – like a leather bracelet lovingly carved by our own craftsmen, or a beautiful memento fashioned from a coconut shell as a symbol of Koh Samui. 

Step inside your room and further surprises await. Here you will find the wooden frog which people throughout Asia believe to bring good luck.  At Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, our frogs bring luck and so much more. They also serve as messengers indicating “Do Not Disturb” or “Please do not change the linen,” helping us to look after the environment as well as taking care of our guests.

Take a look around your room, and you will also find our specially made basket of coconut candy. Koh Samui is renowned for its coconuts, and we invite you to experience the local flavor. In fact, we make lots of coconut sweets, all presented in traditional Thai baskets made from bai jak leaves – the leaf of the Nypa palm that grows all over the island. 

Although we hate to say goodbye, our guests receive a little wooden frog as a souvenir upon check out. It’s our way of wishing you a safe and happy journey home - and of course, the hope that you’ll return and visit us at Outrigger Resorts again soon. 

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