Lunch at The Fair House Resort at Chaweng Noi beach on Koh Samui
In 1991 we travelled from Bangkok to Singapore and our first stop was Surat Thani. In those days you took the ferry (an old fishing boat) at the fishing harbour of Don Sak. At Nanthan pier on Koh Samui you would be picked up by a free service of Songtheauw to bring you to any resort on the island you wanted. Of course they did get some money from the accommodation owners. So while others did get out we did pass Mae Nam, Bo Put and even Chaweng beach. And then we stopped at The Fair House on Chaweng Noi beach. Wow! Paradise was found. In those days The Fair House consisted of a few wooden (fan only) bungalows right on the beach. And a open-air wooden kitchen / restaurant also right on the beach. In the year following we did come back 2 or 3 times and we saw it slowly changing into a real resort with a swimming pool and a real restaurant. And rooms with air-conditioning and even a real 2 floor building. The last time I had been there was about 20 years ago but last week I came back for a lunch. Coming back to Koh Samui was shocking, to see how the island "developed" into a tourist destination where the tropical element has been replaced by real-estate, roads, shopping malls and bigger, bigger resorts. But although The Fair House changed into a not recognisable tourist resort it still had partly the good old feeling of the old Fair House that I did remember. Also Chaweng Noi beach is one of the less destroyed beaches on the east-coast of Koh Samui. The photo on top is the road leading from the main road to the beach side of The Fair House Resort. Left is how it looks in August 2018, right is how it looked in 1991. And following are some new and old photos. For more information see Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel.
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|Fair House in 1991|
|Fair House in 1997|
|Chaweng Noi beach in 1997 (left) and 2018 (right)|
|Fair House in 1997|
|Chaweng Noi beach in 1997|