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{"id":886868934703,"title":"Hansar Samui Resort at Bo Phut Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand","handle":"hansar-samui-resort-at-bo-phut-koh-samui-thailand","description":"\u003ch2\u003eBy Chiara Ambrogi\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLast May my husband and I went to Koh Samui, Thailand. It was my third time but my first as a celiac, so it’s fair to say I was a little nervous. Although we live in China and have traveled to Asia since my diagnosis, I can’t help but feel a bit anxious every time I visit another country.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe decided to stay in quieter Bo Phut beach, at the beautiful \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.hansarsamui.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHansar Samui Resort\u003c\/a\u003e. Just before making our booking, I exchanged emails directly with Executive Chef Stephen Dion who assured me there would be celiac safe GF options available to me, at all meals. If dishes were not naturally GF, they assured me they could modify them. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRight from day one, one of the restaurant managers became my go-to person. He took almost all my food orders during our stay and, if I ordered with another waiter, he would make sure to double-check all dishes himself. He was my star, as were all the other staff.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven reception was kind and accommodating to me, arranging a GF packed lunch for me and, to my surprise, they did not charge us for it. Their dedication and care for guests became even more apparent when I realized that my packed lunch included a surprise treat – GF muffins! I am ashamed to say I did not have enough restraint to take a photo before eating them!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur stay at Hansar Samui was blissful. The luxury boutique hotel delivers on all its promises! I felt spoiled with every meal I had there. The food was incredible. The staff was beyond helpful! Thai people are known for their kindness and hospitality, and Hansar Samui truly embodies the Thai spirit. I hope you'll get to travel to this location someday! The photos below are of some of my favourites during our stay! Meals range between $15 and $40.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraSeafoodSalad_large.jpg?v=1530393946\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eHansar Samui Spicy Thai Seafood Salad\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraSweetSourChick_large.jpg?v=1530393980\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eHansar Samui Sweet \u0026amp; Sour Chicken\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraFruit_large.jpg?v=1530394006\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eI know this is just fruit, but how often do you see such fresh and pretty fruit?\u003cbr\u003eHansar Samui Fruit\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraChickenRice_large.jpg?v=1530394137\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eChicken Kao Phad Kai Dao with Steamed rice. The chef substituted the oyster sauce to make it celiac safe.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraSandwich_large.jpg?v=1530394201\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThe BEST Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Mexican style dressing and fries. Their GF bread (which they served on the side of every other meal too) is AMAZING!\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/chiaraview_large.jpg?v=1530394546\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThe idyllic poolside view at the Hansar Samui\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Chiarabio_large.jpg?v=1530394705\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eChiara Ambrogi, an avid traveler,\u003cstrong\u003e \u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eis one-half of the Ambrogi sister team from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/celiactravels\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eCeliac Travels\u003c\/a\u003e. Born in Italy, Chiara now lives in Shanghai. While growing up, she lived in London, Hong Kong, Milan, and New York. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eNo part of this article can be republished without documented permission from the publisher. © Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine. All rights reserved. \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group \u003cbr\u003e© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation \u003cbr\u003eAll Rights Reserved.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2018-06-30T13:55:53-07:00","created_at":"2018-06-30T13:57:23-07:00","vendor":"GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine","type":"GF Travel Foodies","tags":["Gluten-free","Gluten-free Asia","Gluten-free Food","Gluten-free Foodies","Gluten-free Hotels","Gluten-free Reviews","Gluten-free Thailand","Gluten-free Travel","GlutenfreeGlobalicious","GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":8800417349679,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Hansar Samui Resort at Bo Phut Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/Chiarabio.jpg?v=1530395037"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/Chiarabio.jpg?v=1530395037","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch2\u003eBy Chiara Ambrogi\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLast May my husband and I went to Koh Samui, Thailand. It was my third time but my first as a celiac, so it’s fair to say I was a little nervous. Although we live in China and have traveled to Asia since my diagnosis, I can’t help but feel a bit anxious every time I visit another country.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe decided to stay in quieter Bo Phut beach, at the beautiful \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.hansarsamui.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHansar Samui Resort\u003c\/a\u003e. Just before making our booking, I exchanged emails directly with Executive Chef Stephen Dion who assured me there would be celiac safe GF options available to me, at all meals. If dishes were not naturally GF, they assured me they could modify them. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRight from day one, one of the restaurant managers became my go-to person. He took almost all my food orders during our stay and, if I ordered with another waiter, he would make sure to double-check all dishes himself. He was my star, as were all the other staff.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven reception was kind and accommodating to me, arranging a GF packed lunch for me and, to my surprise, they did not charge us for it. Their dedication and care for guests became even more apparent when I realized that my packed lunch included a surprise treat – GF muffins! I am ashamed to say I did not have enough restraint to take a photo before eating them!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur stay at Hansar Samui was blissful. The luxury boutique hotel delivers on all its promises! I felt spoiled with every meal I had there. The food was incredible. The staff was beyond helpful! Thai people are known for their kindness and hospitality, and Hansar Samui truly embodies the Thai spirit. I hope you'll get to travel to this location someday! The photos below are of some of my favourites during our stay! Meals range between $15 and $40.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraSeafoodSalad_large.jpg?v=1530393946\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eHansar Samui Spicy Thai Seafood Salad\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraSweetSourChick_large.jpg?v=1530393980\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eHansar Samui Sweet \u0026amp; Sour Chicken\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraFruit_large.jpg?v=1530394006\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eI know this is just fruit, but how often do you see such fresh and pretty fruit?\u003cbr\u003eHansar Samui Fruit\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraChickenRice_large.jpg?v=1530394137\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eChicken Kao Phad Kai Dao with Steamed rice. The chef substituted the oyster sauce to make it celiac safe.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/ChiaraSandwich_large.jpg?v=1530394201\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThe BEST Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Mexican style dressing and fries. Their GF bread (which they served on the side of every other meal too) is AMAZING!\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/chiaraview_large.jpg?v=1530394546\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThe idyllic poolside view at the Hansar Samui\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Chiarabio_large.jpg?v=1530394705\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eChiara Ambrogi, an avid traveler,\u003cstrong\u003e \u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eis one-half of the Ambrogi sister team from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/celiactravels\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eCeliac Travels\u003c\/a\u003e. Born in Italy, Chiara now lives in Shanghai. While growing up, she lived in London, Hong Kong, Milan, and New York. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eNo part of this article can be republished without documented permission from the publisher. © Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine. 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Hansar Samui Resort at Bo Phut Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand

By Chiara Ambrogi

Last May my husband and I went to Koh Samui, Thailand. It was my third time but my first as a celiac, so it’s fair to say I was a little nervous. Although we live in China and have traveled to Asia since my diagnosis, I can’t help but feel a bit anxious every time I visit another country.

We decided to stay in quieter Bo Phut beach, at the beautiful Hansar Samui Resort. Just before making our booking, I exchanged emails directly with Executive Chef Stephen Dion who assured me there would be celiac safe GF options available to me, at all meals. If dishes were not naturally GF, they assured me they could modify them. 

Right from day one, one of the restaurant managers became my go-to person. He took almost all my food orders during our stay and, if I ordered with another waiter, he would make sure to double-check all dishes himself. He was my star, as were all the other staff.

Even reception was kind and accommodating to me, arranging a GF packed lunch for me and, to my surprise, they did not charge us for it. Their dedication and care for guests became even more apparent when I realized that my packed lunch included a surprise treat – GF muffins! I am ashamed to say I did not have enough restraint to take a photo before eating them!

Our stay at Hansar Samui was blissful. The luxury boutique hotel delivers on all its promises! I felt spoiled with every meal I had there. The food was incredible. The staff was beyond helpful! Thai people are known for their kindness and hospitality, and Hansar Samui truly embodies the Thai spirit. I hope you'll get to travel to this location someday! The photos below are of some of my favourites during our stay! Meals range between $15 and $40.

Hansar Samui Spicy Thai Seafood Salad
Hansar Samui Sweet & Sour Chicken
I know this is just fruit, but how often do you see such fresh and pretty fruit?
Hansar Samui Fruit
Chicken Kao Phad Kai Dao with Steamed rice. The chef substituted the oyster sauce to make it celiac safe.
The BEST Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Mexican style dressing and fries. Their GF bread (which they served on the side of every other meal too) is AMAZING!
The idyllic poolside view at the Hansar Samui
About the Author
Chiara Ambrogi, an avid traveler, is one-half of the Ambrogi sister team from Celiac Travels. Born in Italy, Chiara now lives in Shanghai. While growing up, she lived in London, Hong Kong, Milan, and New York. 
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