Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Hi guys, I would like to apologise for not answering all the comments and emails, I have 2 reasons for that:  first - I am currently in a countryside of North Thailand near Burma border, and I hardly have any internet here, and secondly - I don't know situation about all hotels on Samui. I know about some, but definitely not all.
All I can say - those of you who is heading to South Chaweng - that may not happen very soon, as South Chaweng was damaged the most. Chaweng Noi and Lamai were the next ones, but still - much less damage, and I think everything is reopened there.
All North is fine, including Maenam, Bophut, Bang Po, etc...

Today I got an email from Centara Grand in South Chaweng:

Re: Samui and the South flooding update review for Centara Hotels and Resorts
As promised herewith is our update report on the situation as it impacts Centara Hotels and Resorts.
Centara Grand Beach Resort, Samui
The resort area of Chaweng remains less than ideal as the clean up continues both land and beach side.
As such we have taken the decision to delay accepting new guests to our resort untill check in 11 April 2011 and onwards
For check in up to and including 10th April, we continue to offer the opportunity to move to any other Centara resort in Samui or indeed any other grand resort in Thailand, subject to availability for the guest duration.
Guests have the further option to relocate back to Centara Grand Beach Resort on the 11th April   for the remainder of their stay, if they so wish.
As before there will no additional charge for staying in other resorts, the contract rates of Grand Samui will be used for all stays.
All other Samui Resorts
For all other resorts in Samui, we are now operating as normal and as such no alternative options are needed or offered.
Finally, may I clarify the situation on Phuket and Krabi as we have received several requests.
All our resorts are operating at normal levels and today I am delighted to inform that the sun is shining!
Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Chris Bailey
S.V.P - Sales & Marketing
25th Floor, Centara Grand at Central World,
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
T: +66 (0) 2101 1234 
F: +66 (0) 2101 1235 
E: reservations@chr.co.th