Koh Samui offers more than their sprawling pristine white-sand beaches. Whether you’re the adventurous backpacker looking for interesting stories, or you have money to splurge on a quick weekend getaway, the island has something for everyone.
Go scuba diving, nature hiking, food tripping, or temple hunting. No matter what you choose, be sure you have a quiet, comfortable place to settle in when the night comes. Somewhere with a great location, top-notch facilities, and warm, personalized service.
To help you make the best decision, here’s a list of the best luxury hotels and resorts in Koh Samui to make your vacation a truly memorable one.
Privacy and indulgence is what sets this gem apart. Situated on a secluded cove on the Chaweng Noi Beach, Vana Belle Koh Samui is just 15 minutes away from Samui International Airport and 40 minutes from Nathon Ferry Terminal.
It expertly combines the charm of traditional Thai experience with modern amenities and service. Imagine 40 free-standing villas and suites, surrounded by lush gardens and opening into a view of the cerulean waters of the Siam Gulf. Plus, ALL rooms come with their own private pools! Stay in for total R&R, or unwind at their beachfront infinity pool to catch Thailand’s famous sunsets.
Luxury is meant to be shared with others. So if you’re looking for a hotel and resort for your family or group of friends, look no further than Banyan Tree Samui.
They have special deluxe family villas that can occupy up to five people, with its own infinity pool! There’s also a spa offering hydrothermal therapy, fitness and yoga centers, a kid’s club, as well as a library and games room that contains a variety of magazines, books, games, and artwork.
Other fun activities on offer include Thai cooking classes, private island excursions, private bay explorations, and quaint afternoon tea. So grab your family and friends for a vacation you all won’t soon forget!
Want something unique? Then stay at The Library, a literary-inspired retreat for the contemporary traveler who needs a timeout from their busy weekdays.
Rooms are designed like blank pages on a book: with white walls and minimalist accents to help un-clutter your mind the minute you step inside. Their spacious suites on the other hand, offer maximum privacy, with elegantly designed nooks, private pools, and Jacuzzi bath tubs for some serious R&R.
Other notable facilities include their library and famous Red Pool. Their impressive library is filled with more than 1,400 books, movies, and music CDs – all for your enjoyment. While their famed Red Pool, with its orange, yellow, and red tiles, is the perfect contrast to the island’s white sand and azure waters.
If you’re traveling with friends or family, Centara Grand Beach should be high on your list. This 4-star accommodation is a major resort in central Chaweng, where there’s a long stretch of beach, plus an assortment of shops and dining options. Another perk: it’s only a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport.
This classy colonial-style hotel and resort is at the heart of the action. Step inside and enjoy all kinds of exclusive activities your loved will surely enjoy. From complimentary Yoga classes, Muay Thai boxing, kayaking, spa indulgence, cooking classes, to simply loosening up on their swim-up bar, you’ll find something to either keep you entertained, or relaxed.
For the young at heart, there’s no better choice than W Retreat. Conveniently located between Maenam and Bo Phut, that’s miles of white sand to see and explore. But who would want to leave when you can get all the fun, food, and friendships right at this hotel?
Featuring young, cutting edge design, it’s more than vibrant rooms with complimentary beach bags and flip-flops. Heat up your nights at their signature WOOBAR® – nothing but lights, sounds, and the best drinks. Or why not join the gang for a sumptuous BBQ Dinner during sunset!
Need something else? Take advantage of their Whatever/Whenever® world-class service to make your dream vacation a reality.
With individual villas peeking out from the green of coconut and cashew groves in a secluded cove, Belmond Napasai already promises a stay in utter tranquillity. Everything from the resort, the rooms, the pool, and their dining options, speak of traditional touches intermingling with old-world charm.
Be as close as you can to the sea with their beach front lounges and restaurant. Spend the day windsurfing, kayaking, boating, scuba diving, or just cruising. Then come back to your oceanfront villa and gaze out onto the endless blue right from your private teak wood terrace. When the sun has set, revel in their lush gardens as the saltwater night breeze caress your skin.
Just got married? Want to re-ignite the spark between you and that special someone? In serious need to disconnect from real life for a while? Then head on over to Conrad Koh Samui for a few days to refresh, recharge, or re-ignite.
With villas literally built along a hill’s cliff side, an open-air lobby, and stunning sunset views, you know you’re in for a special treat. This is one of the closest things you’ll experience in total privacy for you and your loved one. Despite the steep inclines to and from your room, staff is accommodating and would go out on a limb to cater to you.
Seriously though, with fiery sunset views and your very own 30-foot infinity pool, why would you want to go out? Stay and let the magic of the Gulf remind you why you’re here.
Make your honeymoon or anniversary extra special when you book with SALA Samui Beach Resort. Located at the beautiful Choengmon beach, it’s a great starting point if you want to explore other attractions in Koh Samui, like Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village or the nightlife at Chaweng beach.
Delight not only in luxurious rooms with massive baths and rain showers, but also in their complimentary activities. Guests can enjoy free yoga in the mornings, kayaking or paddle boarding until the afternoon, plus movies at the beach under the stars.
These, plus a wide variety of spa packages for you and your special someone, guarantee a romantic escapade that’s as hot as the island weather.
Go all-out for your family when you choose Four Seasons in Koh Samui. They’ll make sure everyone, no matter the age, gets the vacation they’ve always dreamed of. Not only will you feel rested, this resort aims to connect you with the idea of ‘luxurious island life’.
Kids will love their exclusive welcome kits, plus the assortment of games and books available at the resort. Teens will also appreciate the wide selection of offers, like tennis, movies by the beach, infinity pool access, beach sports, morning yoga, and cooking classes – just to name several.
Parents can rest easy and have the night to themselves, as the kids dip in the private pool right outside their villa.
10. Six Senses Samui
Six Senses in Koh Samui redefines ‘intimate’ with their totally secluded area on a lightly sloping headland at the northern tip of the island. Situated across 9 hectares of lush vegetation, the 66 private villas will guarantee nothing but solitude that’s bound to leave you feeling well-rested than you’ve never been your whole life.
Dine at their award-winning restaurant with a deck made from weathered teak and bamboo, overlooking the vast blue waters of the Gulf. Another treat is their incredible infinity pool. It’s strategic location and architecture allows it to blend seamlessly with the horizon. Looking at it, you’ll wonder where the sea ends and the heavens begin.
It’s not easy picking the right accommodations – especially if they’re all gorgeous and opulent! At Koh Samui, there’s no shortage of luxurious hotels and resorts. Don’t worry though, you can choose one today, and come back anytime to try the rest. After all, with everything the island has to offer, you’d definitely want to be back for more!