THE SOI 55 STORY
This is the view from the apartment where it all began on the busy street ‘Sukhumvit Soi 55’ in Bangkok…
I started Soi 55 in 2015 whilst on a ‘happiness mission’ in Indonesia and Thailand. My passion for travel over the last 10 years has taken me to remote beaches, bustling cities and magical markets. I followed my dreams and finally aligned my desire to keep traveling with running my own business to create the beach and travel lifestyle I have always worked so hard to be a part of.
After setting up the business on the road Soi 55 spent its first year in beautiful Cornwall before moving to the sunnier coastline of the Algarve in Portugal where we are now based.
ARTISAN MADE PRODUCTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Endlessly inspired by the far-flung beaches of the tropics, the Portuguese blue skies and the excitement of theundiscovered. With the help from talented artisans I find, design and create artisan-made products from all over the world. Many of our collections are handmade using traditional or special techniques and are exclusive to Soi 55.
I have spent four years of deeply exploring Portugal and am now using my experience to help others plan the perfect trip to Portugal. Find all the resources you need for travel around Portugal by using our free and extensive travel guides. For a more personalised trip book a one-to-one travel planning call with me and I can create an unforgettable itinerary filled to the brim with the most authentic experiences Portugal has to offer.
We believe in slow travel, immersing ourselves in the destination we’re exploring. We like to take time to learn the language, navigate remote islands and beaches, find secret bars + restaurants and chat with the locals. We choose meaningful travel over mindless travel. We choose experiences over things. This is the Soi 55 lifestyle. As we continue to travel around Portugal and the globe we’ll share our experience-based travel guides and itineraries for the curious.
As we dive deeper into the ‘Soi 55 lifestyle’ we invite you to grab a beach bag and join us on our never ending journey around the world. Big love and palm trees always, Candy x