After spending the best part of 2020 in lockdown, we’re counting down the days until we can resume travelling (sustainably, obvs). And we recently unearthed this eco-luxe gem in Koh Samui, Thailand that tops our post-pandemic must-visit list. Keep on reading to find out how you can WIN a 2-night stay at Kapuhala.
Don’t know about you, but our current favourite hobby is daydreaming about where we’ll next be vacationing once this pandemic is finally over. So, what’s on our checklist when it comes to deciding upon a destination? One; a suitably exotic location (‘tis the first holiday in forever, after all), two; luxe accommodation that prioritises sustainability (because we’re all about keeping things green), and three; unique experiences on the doorstep (we’re desperate to explore after the claustrophobia of lockdown).
One seriously sound option is the stunning Thai boutique hotel, Kapuhala. Exotic location? Ding, nestled in the verdant Koh Samui jungly canopy, the hotel is truly surrounded by nature. Luxe, accommodation? Ding, the Tented Villas and Farmhouses are truly unique spaces beautifully designed to let the outside in. Unique experiences? Ding, ding, ding! Kapuhala is a concept like no other; it creates life-enhancing experiences through fitness, nutrition, and social living. Intrigued? We hear you.
The brains behind the brilliance
Serial entrepreneur (and vegan athlete), Stefano Passarello, first touched down in Asia, Hong Kong to be precise, way back in the middle of the SARS outbreak. A career in accounting followed before selling his latest venture just before COVID-19 swept the globe (it would appear Stefano has a penchant for pandemics!). Now a mentor and investor, Stefano along with his equally inspiring wife, Crystal Lee (a marketing guru, event creator, and socialpreneur), founded Kapuhala boutique hotels in Sicily and Koh Samui.
It comes as no surprise then, that a venture created by this powerhouse conscious couple is not your average hotel. The focus here is creating a holistic, life-enhancing experience through improving physical and cognitive performance. Consider it an opportunity to harness the potential of your body and mind to be a better leader, athlete, and enhance your spirituality. It’s a retreat like no other for forward-thinkers. Not only will you get to enjoy all the trappings of a luxury hotel, but it also offers a co-working space and a unique social experience that encourages connections.
1. It’s completely vegan
The foodie jewel in the resort is plant-based restaurant, Halapua. Focusing on contemporary, international fusion food, it champions locally sourced ingredients and seasonal, homegrown produce, herbs, and microgreens. The menu reads like a dream; you’ll want to scoff the lot.
2. You’ll be inspired to stay active
Can you say 25-metre infinity pool? Overlooking jungly foothills and the ocean, the view from the pool is stunning. We defy anyone who wouldn’t want to start the day with a few laps here. Pool aside, keeping active and movement are integral to the Kapuhala lifestyle. And the resort is kitted out with all the equipment you’ll need (yoga studio, free weights, TRX, monkey bars, and callisthenics equipment) to enhance your wellbeing while here. There are even guided runs if you fancy pounding the surrounding area.
3. The accommodation
We know, we’ve already mentioned how dreamy the tented villas are. But we’re not kidding. These beautiful rooms are a luxurious way to get back to nature. Without walls, you’ll be able to hear the crash of the ocean over the jungle soundtrack while still enjoying all of the comforts of a luxe hotel room. Heck, you won’t want to leave. And thanks to its incredibly good value long stay deals (40,000 Thai Baht +7% VAT for 30 days), you won’t have to. As there’s a co-working space onsite, we’re all ready to move in for a month post-pandemic to reboot.
Want to experience the Kapuhala lifestyle for yourself? Here’s your chance to win a 2-night stay for two people at Kapuhala Koh Samui (prize is valid until December 31 2021). Head on over to our social channels to enter, the rules are simple:
2. Comment on the post and tell us which destination or resort is top of your vacation list once restrictions are eased and tag a friend. That’s it!
We’ll be selecting a winner at random on Wednesday 5 August at 6 pm (SG time). Good luck!