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X2, cross to imagination
 To enter the iconic entrance of the X2 (pronounced “cross-to”) is far more than the first step into one of the most famous design resorts of Thailand. You feel that you are crossing an invisible border into something new, a universe of its own, only slightly connected to the real world outside. One would not be surprised if a gentle voice announces “ready to take off” and the whole X2, like a flying saucer, lift off into the sky.



Describing the X2 by its elements, the majestic pool, the delicate design of the villas, their shameless luxurious bathing zones or the amply shaped restaurant 4k (pronounced “fork”), touches only the surface. The core quality of the X2 is beyond luxury.







The founders of the X2, Anthony & Kaewjai (Phaoenchoke) McDonald, together with local designer Jakaryn Aksaravadeewat and the team at BeGray, created something new, their own vision of a luxury resort by redefining luxury in completely new terms.



A subliminal mix of design and privacy creates a feeling of genuine, pure sensuality. Staying at the X2 is not about celebrating style for the sake of it, maybe not even being on holidays, it is rather finding yourself in an unpretentious yet perfect setting.



The beautiful large trees that are spread throughout the resort are respectfully honored by the architecture. The walls of the buildings are kindly interrupted wherever they grow, connecting the X2 design with the hosting natural beauty. As a guest one feels a bit like the trees: amid a space designed to let you grow.



You may find yourself in your garden or next to your pool, looking into the night sky, thinking “I should write a book”. The X2 is foremost a place that triggers your creativity, a canvas for your imagination, a sensual journey into yourself.

more from our visit to the X2 here and here

X2, cross to imagination

 To enter the iconic entrance of the X2 (pronounced “cross-to”) is far more than the first step into one of the most famous design resorts of Thailand. You feel that you are crossing an invisible border into something new, a universe of its own, only slightly connected to the real world outside. One would not be surprised if a gentle voice announces “ready to take off” and the whole X2, like a flying saucer, lift off into the sky.

Describing the X2 by its elements, the majestic pool, the delicate design of the villas, their shameless luxurious bathing zones or the amply shaped restaurant 4k (pronounced “fork”), touches only the surface. The core quality of the X2 is beyond luxury.

The founders of the X2, Anthony & Kaewjai (Phaoenchoke) McDonald, together with local designer Jakaryn Aksaravadeewat and the team at BeGray, created something new, their own vision of a luxury resort by redefining luxury in completely new terms.

A subliminal mix of design and privacy creates a feeling of genuine, pure sensuality. Staying at the X2 is not about celebrating style for the sake of it, maybe not even being on holidays, it is rather finding yourself in an unpretentious yet perfect setting.

The beautiful large trees that are spread throughout the resort are respectfully honored by the architecture. The walls of the buildings are kindly interrupted wherever they grow, connecting the X2 design with the hosting natural beauty. As a guest one feels a bit like the trees: amid a space designed to let you grow.

You may find yourself in your garden or next to your pool, looking into the night sky, thinking “I should write a book”. The X2 is foremost a place that triggers your creativity, a canvas for your imagination, a sensual journey into yourself.

more from our visit to the X2 here and here




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Ms. Julia Murakami at the X2, Samui 
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Private pool at the X2, Samui 
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Waterfalls are ever popular attractions on Koh Samui.
Shown here, a JGP  in front of the private pool waterfall at the X2, Samui 
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Waterfalls are ever popular attractions on Koh Samui.

Shown here, a JGP  in front of the private pool waterfall at the X2, Samui

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A JGP  somewhere inside their pool villa at the X2, Samui 
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A JGP  somewhere inside their pool villa at the X2, Samui

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The JGP  somewhere inside their pool villa at the X2, Samui 
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The JGP  somewhere inside their pool villa at the X2, Samui

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The JGP  in front of the main pool at the X2, Samui 
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The JGP  in front of the main pool at the X2, Samui

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The JGP  in front of the main pool at the X2, Samui 
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The JGP  in front of the main pool at the X2, Samui

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The JGP  near the X2, Samui
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The JGP  at the X2, Samui
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