5 July 2011 by Luke McCormick
The stylish Napasai Orient-Express Resort on Koh Samui has re-opened following a month-long closure to undertake extensive regeneration works to create a 28,000m2 crystal clear lagoon and nature reserve.
A spokesperson for the resort said: "The project has been hailed a major success for the secluded beach resort. Dead coral and underwater rocks have been carefully removed to craft a haven for vibrant fish and a diversity of corals, producing a wildlife paradise for snorkelers."
"Ideal for children and those snorkeling for the first time, the lagoon features very calm clear waters and all enhancements have been carried out under the supervision of the local marine authority. Guests can swim, or even walk at low tide, out to the reef and snorkel in the ocean pools."
To celebrate the resort's reopening and to encourage guests to explore this new underwater sanctuary, Napasai is offering free snorkeling trips guided by a member of their dedicated marine team.
An expert in local ecology, the guide will be able to point out the abundant wildlife, including clownfish, balloonfish, stingrays, small grouper and sea anemone (a colourful type of sea flower). For those feeling adventurous the guide can also take guests to a nearby cave.
Find out more about Napasai Koh Samui and book your own secluded beach escape.