Visitors in search of a luxurious hotel in Samui should look to the Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui for all their reservations. Offering travellers a stylish rest with all the creature comforts of a five star establishment it is little wonder this Koh Samui resort is one of Thailand’s finest accommodation providers.
Littered with sandy beaches and pristine ocean vistas Koh Samui is a paradise for beach lovers the world over. A hotbed of touristic activity all year round the magical beachfront surroundings of this popular holiday destination are some of the most spectacular sights in the world. Frequented by avid beach enthusiasts and water sports fanatics alike this breathtaking island off the coast of Thailand is fast gaining a reputation as one of the must-visit hotspots for fine jewellery lovers as well. As the manufacturer of the country’s finest cultured pearls the Naga Pearl Farm is an iconic institution that has produced world class pearls for generations of jewelers all around the country.
Ideally located a mere 30 minutes from Koh Samui the Naga Pearl Farm is located on a tiny island of its own and is accessible by boat. Tucked away within the verdant environs of Throng Khut Bay the pearl farm’s illustrious legacy of culturing precious pearls is intrinsically linked with the history of the island and its ancient inhabitants. Legend states that the natives of the island were the first to discover the precious beads that lay buried beneath the ocean’s surface and uncover its value as a commodity that is high in demand. A tour of the Naga Pearl Farm is a popular activity for visitors to Koh Samui due to this demand which has seen little if any decline since time immemorial.
A tour of the farm lets visitors experience the complex methodologies of manufacturing cultured pearls. The various processes are explained in detail as guests are informed of the growth of the shimmering beads until it reaches its desired size and texture. Pearls are formed within a five year period while a single oyster can produce three crops in its 15 year life span. The most difficult process in the cultivation of high quality pearls is believed to be the development of the nacre and visitors will get an in-depth look in to this part of the pearl cultivation process as well.
The tour culminates with a traditional Thai meal on the sandy beach while a stopover at the Naga Pearl shop is another must for first time visitors. Stocked with fine jewelry and pearl shells the venue offers guests pearl handicrafts and other precious souvenirs created from the pearl crop produced on the farm.