What to buy now Meliá Koh Samui marks island’s reopening with Island Indulgence offer By TTG Asia / Posted on 6 August, 2021 16:41 Meliá Koh Samui has launched a seven-night package anchored by a stay in a refurbished merchant vessel. The resort’s Island Indulgence offer requires a minimum stay of seven consecutive nights in a Boat Suite, priced at 25,555 baht (US$777) nett. The two-story Boat Suites are made from refurbished teak wood merchant vessels that are more than 100 years old and once plied the Gulf of Thailand’s waters. Meliá Koh Samui’s Island Indulgence offer comprises a minimum seven-night stay in a Premium Room or Boat Suite Guests can also opt to stay in a Premium Room (priced at 22,222 baht nett for seven nights) which features a separate bathtub and shower, with a large private balcony overlooking a 700m-long lagoon pool. The package includes daily breakfast for two, a cocktail each for two per stay, a 20 per cent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages, a 50 per cent discount on spa treatments at YHI Spa, round-trip airport transfers, round-trip hospital transfers for international travellers who require a third Covid-19 PCR test, and two pieces of laundry per person per day. Promotion is valid for bookings from now until March 24, 2022 for stays until March 31, 2022. Stays can be extended on a pro-rata basis. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking. The offer is non-refundable and two free amendments per booking are permitted. Koh Samui reopened to fully vaccinated international tourists on July 15, under the Samui Plus programme. Visitors entering Koh Samui are required to present a series of documents, including a certificate of entry, proof of having spent the previous 21 days in a low- or medium-risk country, proof of vaccination, and a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure. Travellers are also required to purchase Covid-19 health insurance with minimum coverage of US$100,000, and show confirmation of booking at a Samui Extra+ hotel (seven nights) extended to a SHA+ certified hotel from the eighth night. They must also download and activate the application specified for Koh Samui and undergo a PCR test upon arrival. Meliá Koh Samui, a SHA+ certified hotel, is able to accept reservations for international travellers who spend at least seven days in Phuket or a Samui Extra+ hotel with a negative result on their second PCR test.