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For our last two days in Koh Samui, we booked a bungalow at Treehouse Silent Beach, a place to relax and chill out on the beach.

As we drove up to the place the first thing that hit us as the vibrant colours, there are flowers along the drive to guide you to the place, and at the entrance, there are lots of coloured flags. As you enter you can see all the bungalows either side of the central area which houses the restaurant, water features and a collection of toys, games and books. Then you see your first glimpse of the sea on another gorgeous stretch of beach with very little around it.

There are swings, deck chairs, rocks and mats to sit on and relax as well as stunning views over to Koh Pha Ngan.

Our first meal here

Our bungalow wasn’t quite ready when we arrived so we picked a table at the sea front and ordered lunch. Much to the girls delight they had chicken and chips, as well as chocolate oreo milkshakes. There is an extensive choice of food both western and Thai as well as a long list of milkshakes, smoothies and cocktails.

This girls played, Sarah worked (the wifi here is amazing!) and Dave relaxed until our bungalow was ready.

The bungalow

We had the bungalow at the entrance to Treehouse Silent Beach which despite being on the back row had glimpses of the sea from its balcony. At the side we had table, chairs and a hammock – which was a great place to relax with a film for the girls! Inside we had beds and a simple bathroom – everything we needed for 2 nights here.

The whole place had a vibe of calm and you couldn’t do much else but relax and take in the views and sounds around you.

Disappointingly there was a storm coming in so we missed the sunset the first night but we were able to relax in the restaurant with some more amazing food, mojitos and chilled music. The range of seating meant you could eat, recline, play games and completely relax.

The girls loved listening to the sea from the rocks and watching the tide come in, then we fell asleep in the bungalow with the sound of the waves and music soothing us.

Beachside fun

After an early morning run along the beach to explore our surroundings for Dave and a morning meditation on the beach for Sarah, we settled in for beach play, smoothie drinking and body boarding in the perfect sized waves for the girls. The sea was shallow, warm and safe – with the obvious stunning views. There was a range of beach equipment for the girls to use that kept us snorkelling and exploring the waves before along happy hour from 4pm – 7pm with 10 different mojitos at 99bhat!

The owners also had lots of cats – from tiny kittens to older cats, they were all exploring near our bungalow and trying to jump into the hammock with the girls! For two girls who are desperate for a new pet, this was a highlight and provided more entertainment than anything else!

Our last evening

For our last evening, we choose a table near the sea and started the tough selection process of what mojito to have, we decided on one watermelon and one passionfruit – we were not disappointed. From the massaman curry and Thai red curry for the adults, to the spaghetti bolognese for Molly Bee all the food was freshly produced and delivered with a smile.

We played cards, watched the sun go down – although still not quite clear enough for the stunning sunset we had hoped to see and watched the geckos crawling over the lanterns.

After eating we had a walk along the beach, watching the waves crashing under the light of the lanterns scattered around.

Reluctant leavers

Our time had come to an end at The Silent Beach Treehouse and Koh Samui, and after packing up and having a final lunch at the beachside to take in the views and atmosphere before boarding the taxi to the funky little airport. Koh Samui airport has 2 international departure lounges next to an outdoor shopping mall, which again offers a range of simple complimentary drinks and snacks. Despite an hour and a half delayed flight, it was a relaxed and friendly wait while we watched the thunderstorm and waited for our flight to Kuala Lumpur and then onto Penang.