Whether you want to kick-start your day with a shot of caffeine or a healthy fruit shake, the personal chef and menu at private villas on Phuket of Koh Samui offer a plethora of choices when it comes to breakfast beverages.
One of the best things about being on holiday is that you can eat – and drink – exactly what you want to, treating yourself to special tastes that you might not normally get indulge in at home.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because it gets your metabolism going but what about morning drinks? Whatever is on the itinerary for your day ahead, its well worth hydrating your body first thing in the morning, so it’s ready for the activity that lies ahead.
Whether you want a cup of coffee served in bed by your private villa staff, or prefer your villa chef to mix a gorgeous tropical smoothie, all you have to do is ask.
Below are a few bountiful beverages to start your day.
For some of us, mornings aren’t easy. If you need a strong kick of caffeine to get going in the AM, then don’t worry – most of Thailand’s luxury private villas come with their own coffee machines, so you can guarantee that you’ll be able to start your day with a strong brew that really gets your energy flowing. If you didn’t already know, the best thing about home coffee is that you can choose from an array of pods or sachets, depending on the kind of flavour you like, or even whether you want caffeinated or de-caff. Strong and black or infused with vanilla and cream – the choice is yours.
For those people that have a pretty strong appetite first thing in the morning, a beverage with substance might be the first order of the day. If this is you, then why not get your villa’s private chef to whip up a delicious fruit smoothie? In Thailand, an array of tropical fruit types grow in abundance – including mangoes, pineapples, dragon fruit, papaya and many more. This means you can guarantee that you’ll get a gorgeous tropical flavour in addition to a beverage that is packed full of nutrients.
Over the last few years, superfood aficionados across the glove have praised the health benefits of coconut and thanks to Thailand’s tropical location these gorgeous sources of refreshing water are in plentiful supply. Coconuts provide the perfect healthy drink to hydrate your body first thing in the morning. One of the best things about coconut water the low calorie content, so you can drink plenty of it without having to worry about piling on the pounds. It’s also great for the skin, and will moisturise from the inside out.
If you like to start your mornings with a hot healthy drink, then perhaps a steaming cup of herbal tea is what you need? Whether you opt for green, ginger or jasmine – and there are hundreds more flavours, if you wish – it’s worth bearing in mind that plenty of herbal teas come with a host of health benefits, too. Ginger tea is great for soothing a troubled tummy, while a floral infusion may work its aromatherapy magic to wake you up.
Last, but by no means least, water is the best possible beverage to kick-start any day – particularly when you’re on holiday somewhere tropical like Thailand. To keep the body hydrated, the average person should consume approximately two litres of H20 per day – and this rises when you’re in a hot climate and need to replenish your body’s water levels. Downing a glass (or two) of water first thing in the morning is also a great way to clean out your system, so it’s ready for all the lip-smacking Thai treats to come in the day ahead.