There is an endless list of accommodation options in Koh Samui, from cheap and cheerful beach bungalows to high-end luxury hotels. Beach resorts in Koh Samui give visitors the true island paradise experience – private beaches within walking distance and dreamy infinity pools, trendy restaurants, and spa treatments galore!
Beach Resorts in Koh Samui – Which one to choose?
Not all beach resorts are created equal, so we’ve chosen some of the very best Beach Resorts in Koh Samui to help you choose the perfect home-base for your tropical island adventure in Thailand.
The Tongsai Bay
The Tongsai Bay Beach Resort is a little slice of heaven hidden away on the North Eastern coast of Koh Samui, with a stretch of private beach and gorgeous views across the ocean to Koh Phangan.
The resort features bungalows and villas perched atop a hillside, offering beautiful views of the bay, privacy among the plentiful stands of coconut palms, and direct access to the sandy beach below. Tongsai has a fantastic range of activities on offer, such as kayaking, snorkelling, and Thai cooking lessons, as well as excellent facilities (pool, restaurants, bars).
The resort is well-established with over 20 years of hospitality behind it, has a stellar reputation for being eco-friendly, and the staff are friendly and attentive. Overall, a fantastic choice!
Bo Phut Resort & Spa
Bo Phut Resort and Spa is an oasis of calm and beauty, with pretty garden villas, a pristine and secluded private beach, and an ideal location. The resort is 5-10 minutes walk away from Bo Phut Fisherman’s Village, a popular tourist attraction that holds a Friday walking market where one can sample local cuisine and go shopping for souvenirs. Visitors also highly rate the resort’s breakfast services, so you are guaranteed a fabulous start to each day!
Banyan Tree Samui
For a luxury beach resort experience on Koh Samui, look no further than Banyan Tree! The absolute highlight of Banyan Tree Resort is the exquisite villas and their private infinity pools – you have complete privacy surrounded by coconut palms, and the villas are spaced far away enough to feel like you are alone in the tropical jungle. Pamper yourself in the resort’s spa for complete relaxation, and have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Saffron, for exceptional Thai cuisine.
The Four Seasons Beach Resort Koh Samui Thailand
Luxury, privacy, attention to detail, and beauty – get all of this and more when you stay at the Four Seasons Beach Resort Koh Samui Thailand! Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay from the minute you are picked up from the airport in one of the Four Seasons special shuttles, to lounging on the private beach with a welcome cocktail in hand, to the privacy and welcoming hospitality in one of the resort’s fantastic villas. A 5-star experience from beginning to end!
If you’re looking for something slightly different when it comes to tropical island resorts, why not try Code? This stunning, modern boutique hotel is a stone’s throw from Bang Por beach, and boasts a free shuttle service from the resort to the beach and back. Relax in the superb infinity pool and look across at the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan, or get pampered in the on-site spa.
ANANTARA LAWANA koh samui Resort
Honeymooners, take note – there’s nothing quite like a stay in the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort to celebrate the start of your lives together! Whilst the hotel absolutely does offer everything for any visitor, it is especially suited to honeymooning couples with its exclusive, private sea-view villas with pools, extra-special details like rose petals and personalized gifts to commemorate the occasion, and the most amazing tropical paradise setting one could hope for. Chaweng Beach is a 5 minute taxi ride away, or a leisurely walk should you want to enjoy the outdoors instead. Not on honeymoon? No problem! Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort caters to the needs of every visitor, and you will find more than enough things to do (spa, pool, beach, swimming, snorkelling) on your stay.
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