From the sun’s first rays that caress your passion face to that first cocktail, from the first dip into the cooling sea to the sound of waves breaking on the shoreline – experience the beauty of the beaches of Koh Samui as you take a dip in the luxury of the best resorts in Koh Samui.
The east coast of the island is lined with some of the best Koh Samui resorts that provide you with breath-taking views of the sunrise. Check out the finest Koh Samui beach resorts to an absolutely captivating vacation.
5-Star Resorts in Koh Samui
1. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Ang Thong
For those looking for a secluded stay, Four Seasons Resort is the best resort in Koh Samui. Located far away in a quiet corner of the island, the resort leaves the crowd far behind. Plus the state-of-the-art infrastructure is excellent. Go for kayaking and kickboxing if you like adventure.
What’s special: Shoulder massage and spa in the shade at Beach Bar, scrumptious Thai food at the restaurant Koh, Laem Sor Pagoda, beach, and beach-front pool
Suggested villa: Pool Villas, for the amazing secluded stay experience
Tariff: INR 44,100 onwards per night
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2. W Retreat Koh Samui Resort, Maenam Beach
One of the best resorts in Koh Samui, W Retreat is located on the pristine Maenam beach. The golden sand of the beach presents the most idyllic sunsets in Thailand. The resort is popular for its unparalleled luxury, pampering service, and huge rooms with private pools.
What’s special: Refreshing treatment at AWAY Spa, drinks and live DJs at WOO Bar, delicious dishes at WOW restaurant, and beautiful sunsets
Suggested suite: Extreme WOW Ocean Haven, for the vast space of the duplex villa and private Jacuzzi
Tariff: INR 42,500 onwards per night
3. Banyan Tree Resort, Lamai
What puts the Banyan Tree Resort in our list of best resorts in Koh Samui is its perfect combination of great ocean views, fantastic infinity pools, private beach, and good food. And the very fact that the best of Lamai nightlife is only a short drive away, adds value to this chic resort.
What’s special: Tented private dining offered by the Samurai Episode, The Rainforest hydrotherapy, handicrafts gallery, and kids zone
Suggested villa: Partial Ocean View Pool Villa, for its private infinity pool and spacious sun lounge
Tariff: INR 38,400 onwards per night
4. Intercontinental Baan Samui Resort, Taling Ngam
Intercontinental Baan Samui Resort is among the most luxurious resorts in Koh Samui. The perfect marriage of luxury and seclusion, the resort holds the legendary status of Koh Samui’s first ever luxury resort.
What’s special: Baan Thai Spa by Barnn for its luxurious treatments using natural surroundings, Amber for its dynamic open kitchen with contemporary Thai & Europe-Asian dining, Air Bar, and Fireside dining
Suggested suite: Honeymoon Oceanview Suites, for their dreamy four-poster beds and extended terraces
Tariff: INR 19,200 onwards per night
5. The Tongsai Bay, Choeng Mon Beach
Among the most popular 5-star resorts in Koh Samui, The Tongsai Bay is a favorite for honeymooners seeking rest, seclusion, quiet, and a beautiful beach. Its proximity to the Fisherman’s Village in Choengmon region is an added advantage.
What’s special: Traditional Thai cuisine at Chef Chom’s, pampering Prana Spa, windsurfing and kayaking activities on beach, Half-Moon Pool located halfway up the hill, and the free-form freshwater pool with Thai style gazebos & poolside parasols
Suggested suite: Seaside Cottage Suites, for the privacy and spectacular sea views from the edge of the cliff overlooking the sea
Tariff: INR 14,400 onwards per night
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6. Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Bophut Beach
Anantara Bophut Resort and Spa, located on the tranquil sand stretches, offers a blend of the most luxurious comforts and the renowned Thai hospitality. The resort is a mere one minute walk from the Bophut Fisherman Village. Also, it is quite popular for Thai boxing classes, and Yoga lessons.
What’s special: Sea views at the beachfront pool, fiery Thai curries at the restaurant, water sports such as windsurfing and parasailing, tropical gardens designed by Bill Bensley
Suggested room: Royal Sea View Suite, for the panoramic sea views and garden views from the wrap-around balcony
Tariff: INR 11,400 onwards per night
7. Nikki Beach Koh Samui, Lipa Noi
Among the popular Koh Samui resorts, Nikki Beach Resort caters to the luxury demands of the tourists and offers them world-class amenities. With direct access to the white sandy beaches of Lipa Noi, the resort has been considered as one of the sexiest resorts in the world.
What’s special: 75-meter swimming pool, petanque field with complimentary pastis, kayaks, mountain bikes, wide variety of cuisines offered at the restaurants, Wednesday evening Cinema on Sands dining and film screening, and massage sala
Suggested villa: Sea View Villas, for the direct access to Lipa Noi’s white sandy beach to enjoy the unobstructed sea view vista
Tariff: INR 10,100 onwards per night
8. Centara Grand Beach Resort Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach
Still another entry in our list of Koh Samui luxury resorts, the Centara Grand Beach Resort is perfect to explore Chaweng’s clubs, shops, and restaurants. The award-winning resort, with its colonial architecture and beachfront setting, is perfect for swimming, strolling, socialising, and rejuvenating.
What’s special: Kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, diving, aqua aerobics, Thai boxing, Spa Cenvaree, Yoga classes, direct beach access, Dip & Sip poolside dining, private sea-side dining, and Brazilian Churrascaria cuisine Zico’s
Suggested suite: Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing Suite, for its tranquility and colonial comfort
Tariff: INR 9,750 onwards per night
4-Star Koh Samui Resorts
9. The Library, Chaweng Beach
The Library, one of the best 4-star resorts in Koh Samui, is built in a semi-minimalist architectural design at the heart of Chaweng Beach. The resort has become an icon of style and is rated #1 among the trendiest hotels in Thailand.
What’s special: Dining at the award winning The Page, artistic blend of good food & drinks at the Drink Gallery, and the collection of books at the Library
Suggested suite: The Bookmark, for its ultra-luxurious experience
Tariff: INR 18,400 onwards per night
10. Hansar Samui Resort & Spa, Bophut Beach
Located just 10 minutes from the airport, Hansar Samui Resort & Spa is one of the premier resorts in Koh Samui. Its location along the tropical stretch of golden sands and turquoise waters at Bophut Beach offers great views from the luxurious resort.
What’s special: LUXSA spa, Dining Under The Stars restaurant, beachfront access, and terrazzo bathrooms
Suggested room: Seaview XL, for the amazing views and large space
Tariff: INR 10,400 onwards per night
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11. Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut Beach
Zazen Boutique Resort is one of the most stylish resorts of Koh Samui. Its Thai cuisine, spa, and luxurious stay options are perfect for a relaxing holiday or a romantic honeymoon.
What’s special: Le Spa Zen, award-winning Zazen restaurant, wines & cocktails of the beachfront Le Rouge Lounge, and the romantic candlelit dinner at Thai Sala
Suggested room: Garden Deluxe Bungalow, for its richness and opulence
Tariff: INR 8,500 onwards per night
12. Rocky’s Boutique Resort, Lamai
What’s special: Bistro cuisine and Thai favorites at The Bistro, French cuisine with beautiful views of the Gulf of Thailand at The Dining Room, and the two free-form swimming pools
Suggested suite: Deluxe Garden Pool View, for the direct access to garden pool and spacious rooms
Tariff: INR 7,900 onwards per night
Budget Resorts in Koh Samui
13. Peace Resort Koh Samui, Bophut Beach
Hotel class: 4-star
Tariff: INR 5,000 onwards per night
14. Ark Bar Beach Resort Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach
Hotel class: 3-star
Tariff: INR 3,750 onwards per night
15.Escape Beach Resort Koh Samui, Maenam Beach
Hotel class: 3-star
Tariff: INR 3,050 onwards per night
Among these chic Koh Samui resorts, which one looks the most amazing to you?
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