It is a story of love, the urge for discovery and adventure that made Karma Samui begin.
Virginie and Laurent discovered Ko Samui during their vacation in 1997, blown away by the beauty of the island and the kindness of the Thai people, upon their return to France, one goal, to emigrate to Thailand.
Entrepreneur at heart, they decided after selling their European businesses to come and live in Ko Samui.
They started with the opening of their own jewelry and women's clothing stores and their own Siddharta brand.
In this booming island, they quickly had several stores bringing them a certain notoriety by different concept stores with an original and unusual decoration.
In 2004, the Karma Sutra restaurant opened its doors in the fisherman's village of Bophut, it was an immediate success as much for their originality of decorations as for the quality of the dishes cooked by making the Karma Sutra a unique place in Ko Samui and known from all over the world.
Various restaurant openings in different parts of the island followed, all of which met with great success due to their originality.
In 2013, the first beach restaurant within a resort arrived, The Beach by Karma Sutra.
In 2018, Virginie, Laurent and John, a friend of theirs, embarked on a new hospitality adventure and created their first boutique hotel, the Karma Resort on Bophut beach, which very quickly became a benchmark in the hotel industry in Ko Samui.
Having become hospitality professionals and continuing their journey, here is their next project: Spirit of Karma.