BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN KOH SAMUI
From pristine white sands to balmy tropical palms and crystal clear waters, Koh Samui has the most stunning luxury hotels for the ultimate tropical escape.
The Asia Collective has curated this guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Koh Samui, from revitalising wellness retreats to jam-packed day trips exploring the island, we guarantee there is something for everyone!
Leave all your worries behind, step foot into Six Senses Samui where your luxury wellness retreat awaits. This stunning resort comprises 66 private villas, framed with lush vegetation and panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand. Take your pick from their variety of intimate and secluded villas, some of which come with a stunning private pool.
In line with the renowned Six Senses wellness philosophy, expect nothing less than an uplifting and revitalising experience at Six Senses Samui. Start your day at peace with a yoga or pilates session, followed by a refreshing dip in the infinity pool. After lounging by the pool for the day, head to the world-class spa, where you can indulge in one of many rejuvenating treatments and restoring rituals. Complete your experience in the evening at Dining On The Rocks, where you can savour fresh, innovative cuisine, washed down with a delicious cocktail, over a 270-degree picturesque ocean view.
- Prices for Six Senses Samui, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$534 per night for a Hideaway Villa. Click for best available prices.
A hidden gem in the secluded enclave of Taling Ngam Bay, Intercontinental Samui is an exclusive sanctuary overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Framed by lush greenery and stunning ocean vistas, the resort offers 79 stylish rooms, suites and villas that are perfect for both couples and families. Complemented with 7 unique pools and an ocean-facing fitness centre, you’ll find everything you need for the ultimate island vacation!
Spend your day indulging in an array of recreational and wellness activities, from afternoon yoga on the pier to an exhilarating session of Thai Boxing. Alternatively, rejuvenate your body and soul at the award-winning Baan Thai Spa by Harnn. When it’s time for some fuel, be spoilt for choice with seafood BBQs, authentic Thai cuisine and themed buffets, all served with sublime sunset views!
- Prices for Intercontinental, Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$390 per night for a Resort Classic Ocean View Room. Click for best available prices.
Situated on a 30-square mile tropical island in the Mae Nam region, W Koh Samui is the ultimate island resort for the vibrant and adventurous! Vacay in style at this exquisite tropical paradise, where 74 private-pool villas, a tropical beach and 6 restaurants and bars await for the ultimate getaway. Accented by the pristine sands and crystal clear waters of Mae Nam, guests can venture into the deep to exploring the local marine life or lay by the beach while soaking up the sun-rays.
Elegance reigns supreme in each of the villas, with deluxe finishing touches such as silk lamps and designer furnishings. There are plenty of activities on site such as Muay Thai, water aerobics classes, water sports and many more, or pamper yourself at the AWAY spa, indulging in essential oil massage treatments and dreamy herbal baths. Enjoy some delicious cocktails or the world’s best craft beer at the open-air SIP sunset bar offering undisturbed views out to sea. After sunset cocktails feast your senses at NAMU, offering up chic Japanese cuisine, ideally situated by the beach so you can breathe in the crisp sea air.
- Prices for W Koh Samui, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$839 per night for a Jungle Oasis King Room. Click for best available prices.
Awaken your senses with a revitalising stay by the sea, situated along Thailand’s spectacular coastline and nestled in a private beach-front bay you will find the spectacular Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui. Comprised of 175 exquisitely designed suites and pool villas, 9 distinctive dining experiences and 2 secluded beaches, you won’t have to leave for a thing!
Rejuvenate your body and soul with on-site wellness programmes, cultural immersions or culinary journeys, the opportunities are endless. Venture out to the swim reef, exploring and discovering tropical fish and vibrant live coral, or get active surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. Let the stressors of life float away at the Spa Village, with 8 treatment suites, 3 outdoor massage pavilions, yoga pavilion, and a lap pool accented by luxurious cabanas and a health bar. There truly is something for everyone at The-Ritz Carlton Koh Samui.
- Prices for The Ritz-Carlton, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$490 per night for a Terrace Suite Twin. Click for best available prices.
Visit a scenic tropical haven, situated perfectly amongst the lush jungle in the private bay of Lamai, presenting seamless views out to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Banyan Tree Samui has everything you could wish for to indulge in the perfect tropical getaway. A luxury all-pool villa resort, featuring a range of bespoke dining options, comprised of 3 restaurants and 2 bars.
For something different, take part in a cooking class, where you can learn about the authentic flavours of Thai cuisine and cook with locally sourced fresh produce, and of course, you get to eat it too! For the couples, book a romantic beach dining experience or enjoy an intimate setting in the privacy of your own villa. The resort’s private speedboat, Sense of the Sea, will take you on a scenic tour before arrival, so you can take in the surroundings before arriving and discovering even more hidden gems in this tropical paradise.
- Prices for Banyan Tree Samui, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$932 per night for a Deluxe Pool Villa. Click for best available prices.
Relax and unwind at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, an unparalleled beachfront hotel where 5-star luxury and opulent amenities abound. Set amidst manicured tropical gardens and tucked along the shores of Koh Samui island, this boutique hotel ensures a tranquil experience. Its prime location is only steps away from popular Lamai Beach, Chaweng Beach and Fisherman’s Village. After a day in the sun and sea, retreat to your elegant hotel room with plush bedding, all the amenities you could need and outdoor whirlpools. Elevate your experience with a lavish villa and your own private pool.
Satisfy your hunger at one of Renaissance’s delicious restaurants with classic dishes from Thailand, locally sourced seafood and tasty international fare. Make your way through Banana Leaf, Tapas, the Pool Bar or tawaNN to sample some of the best cuisine that Lamai Beach has to offer. For a special romantic occasion, private beachfront dining with spectacular Lamai Bay views is available in your own exclusive beachfront sala. To make the most out of your stay in Koh Samui, don’t forget to take advantage of Navigator, the hotel’s lifestyle concierge and island expert, who will help you explore Koh Samui’s hidden gems and truly authentic experiences.
- Prices for Renaissance Koh Samui, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$534 per night for a Hideaway Villa. Click for best available prices.
Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort with divine accommodation, situated in a sun-kissed beachfront location, with views out to the effervescent Gulf of Thailand. The resort is comprised of 80 spacious pool suites and pool villas that are designed with a contemporary Thai authenticity. Rooms are surrounded by verdant green gardens with a continuous open-air flow between indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces.
Vana Belle is only steps away from the captivating white sands of Chaweng Noi Beach and a few minutes into the town of Chaweng, renowned for its nightlife and shopping. On site you will find Vana Belle’s signature restaurant, Kiree, dishing up Southern Thai specialties. For something different head to Panali, serving traditional Italian dishes and grilled fresh seafood for lunch and dinner. Get set for some sundowners at the Pool Bar, providing beach and poolside beverages and authentic Thai appetizers.
- Prices for Vana Belle, one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui, start at US$471 per night for a Jungle One Bedroom Suite. Click for best available prices.
We hope you enjoyed our curation to the best luxury hotels in Koh Samui.
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