Escape Life Koh Kood offers free stays


While a free vacation seems like a far-fetched dream, Escape Life Koh Kood, a resort in Thailand, has offered to make it a reality for you. That is, if you can swim across the Andaman Sea.

Here are the terms and conditions of the resort’s promotion, as well as what netizens are saying about it.

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Escape Life Koh Kood offers free stays to swimming prodigies


This resort announced a new promotion on their Facebook page on 22nd September 2021.

In large lettering, the post reads, “Stay for free!”. In smaller writing, however, the post stated that this offer is only for those who have swam up from the Andaman Sea. *cries in lack of athletic ability*


Screenshot: Escape Life Koh Kood

The resort is located on Koh Kood, an island that is about 40KM off the coast of Thailand’s mainland.

For context, the Olympic Marathon Swimming event covers 10KM. So, if you wanna snag a free stay, all you have to do is swim four times the distance that the world’s greatest long-distance aquatic athletes do.

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A couple free nights in this secluded resort could be worth the multiple leg cramps.
Image credit: Look Chang Tours

So, who’s up for the challenge? Let’s see what netizens are saying about the offer.


Social media users react to resort’s comical promotion


In less than 24 hours, the resort’s post about their special offer has gained over 12K likes, 8.6K shares and 5.5K comments. Here’s what some people are saying.

This netizen seems very keen to undertake the feat of swimming 40KM to the resort.


Screenshot: Escape Life Koh Kood

Translation: Hahaha. See you in two months! Give me a sec to find a lifebuoy.

Although, he’s not the first one. The poster even announced that not one, but two, individuals have completed the challenge.

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Screenshot: Escape Life Koh Kood

Translation: Thank you so much to Arthur Curry (Aqua Man) and Jinbei (a whale shark-man hybrid character from One Piece) for joining our resort’s activities. 

Considering the success of their campaign, another commentator even took note of the resort’s marketing efforts.


Screenshot: Escape Life Koh Kood

Translation: Are you trying to penetrate the mermaid demographic?

With a promotion as clever as this one, we’re not surprised that the post has received so much attention.


Desperate times call for ludicrous measures


It’s no secret that the tourism industry has been greatly impacted by the current situation. However, this resort seems to be rolling with the punches, and even using humour to get through this period.

Well, it worked. With almost 10K shares in less than 24 hours, we foresee a bright future for this extremely clever establishment.

Who knows? Maybe we’ll be reporting on Ariel making a surprise appearance at their resort, next.


Cover images adapted from (L-R): Escape Life Koh Kood, Escape Life Koh Kood

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