Where to Stay in Koh Samui – Best Areas and Hotels to Book!

Koh Samui is an island in the wonderful and tropical country of Thailand and personally my favourite too. Koh Samui is a place where one can find some beautiful beaches, amazing people, mouth watering food, non-stop parties and eye popping hotels. It is probably one of the best places for a tourist not to feel touristy. Everything here can be done at your own pace and life is pretty smooth.

With so much partying going around, it is extremely necessary to relax the body as well; and what better way than to just rest on a comfy bed in an amazing hotel.

Where to stay in Koh Samui in luxury

1. The Four Season, Mae Nam

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Nestled in a quaint part of Koh Samui, the Four Seasons is extremely focused on luxury and relaxation without the hustle and bustle of a beach party town. Being perched on top of the hill, the villas have amazing views of the Gulf of Thailand. They have a private beach where guests can spend time just relaxing or indulge in activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, etc. The in house restaurant Koh serves some of the best food the island has to offer. The property also provides kick-boxing lessons, cooking lessons, etc for guests.

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2. Hansar Samui Resort & Spa, Bophut

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Located on Bophut beach with lively pubs, restaurants and shops Hansar Samui Resort & Spa is just steps away from the Fisherman’s Village. They have a humongous infinity pool within its vicinity that overlooks the sea. The lone restaurant, H Bistro is a delight specially because the staff is always happy and chirpy. The best rooms are the beachfront ones which does cost a little more but it’s totally worth it. All the regular beach activities are available along with a full service spa for the ultimate rejuvenation.

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3. Six Senses Samui, Choeng Mon

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With warm and friendly staff Six Senses Samui is bound to mesmerize you with their hospitality. Located in their own private bay, they do have some stunning view of the Gulf of Thailand. The beautiful beach is unrivaled and serene on its own as it is not accessible to non-residents. It is an ideal place for people looking for some peace and tranquility. The food served in the restaurant is always fresh and scrumptious. Although all the rooms are nice and comfortable, special mention for the villas as they have private pools but the main infinity pool is amazing.

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4. Vana Belle, Chaweng Noi

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Sitting close by to the ever growing hustle bustle of Chaweng, Vana Belle A Luxury Collection Resort is an awesome beachfront luxury resort in Koh Samui. Since it is very close to the busy Chaweng nightlife, it is ideal for young couples and honeymooners who are looking for some quiet time but not in seclusion or isolation. The suites here with private pool are as best as they can get. Breakfast served here is lip smackingly good and the property also boasts of one of the best beaches.

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5. Banyan Tree Samui, Maret

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Looking for some out of this world luxury away from all the noise and stress of city life; Banyan Tree Samui is the answer. Located in the secluded part of Lamai with private beach, enviable views, fantastic pools, it is the perfect amalgamation of luxury in isolation. With an upscale restaurant in the premises serving some of the best food on the island, you are surely looked after by the ever-attentive staff. The villas with private lagoons/pools are spectacular.

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6. Amari Koh Samui, Chaweng

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Although recently re-opened with a fresh new look, Amari Koh Samui has ticked all the boxes in terms of location, luxury and hospitality. Sitting in the quiant section of Chaweng Beach, fun is never too far from Amari. Highly recommended as a family resort, they have kid’s club with fun activities for children while adults can indulge in other activities. The 3 restaurants here serves delectable cuisines to enrich all kinds of palates. The Deluxe Family Duplex rooms are ideal for families looking to stay together.

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7. The Library, Chaweng

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A hip, trendy and luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Chaweng is The Library. The main attraction in this hotel is the shockingly beautiful red-coloured pool which mesmerizes everyone while the cocktail bar right next to the pool  attracts the trendiest crowd around. The concept of the hotel is minimalist but the pastel shades and contemporary art distinctively sets itself apart from every other hotel or resort around. Most days breakfast is served in their private beach restaurant while the 2 bars makes sure the drinks keep pouring in. It is an ideal location for people who would like to stay in close proximity to the Chaweng nightlife.

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8. SALA Samui Resort & Spa, Choeng Mon

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Located in seclusion along the superb beaches of Choeng Mon, SALA Samui Resort & Spa is a jewel in the rough. With spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand, this resort entices the best of luxury with affordability and finesse. The villas with private pool are truly amazing and eye popping. The amazing beach front infinity pool along with a grand spa and awesome eat-outs, SALA Samui Resort is re-defining affordable luxury. Honeymooners looking for some freebies and pampering – make sure to advise the staff at check in.

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9. Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Bophut

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Within a minute’s walk from the famous Fisherman’s Village, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa is a mirage to misty eyes. Neighbouring other resorts such as Hansar, the feel of the place is quite upbeat and resorty. The resort is specially inviting for families looking to have some family fun within property. The lush green surroundings along with glorious pools and fantastic views; Anantara is truly “settled among nature”. There are 2 dining options here serving amazing food all day long while in house activities include yoga and Thai boxing classes. The spa is so luxurious that even a visit inside for a few minutes can relax anyone.

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10. Ark Bar Beach Resort, Chaweng

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Just off the bustling walking street lined with restaurants and bars, Ark Bar Beach Resort is a lively resort on the sandy stretch of Chaweng Beach overlooking the Andaman Sea. It is an ideal resort for people looking to party and live the high-life. They have 4 bars along with 3 pools right on the beach. The rooms are spread over a huge area and provides ample luxury to guests.

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11. Sandalwood Luxury Villa Resort, Chaweng

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Sitting pretty over-looking the Gulf of Thailand, Sandalwood Luxury Villa Resort is an upscale, luxury holiday resort. They have 10 luxury villas with private pools, whirlpool tubs among other modern amenities. The resort also has an elegant restaurant along with and infinity pool and a full service spa. The in house chefs also provide Thai cooking classes.

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12. Belmond Napasai, Mae Nam

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Perched on a hilltop, Belmond Napasai has unparalleled views of the Andaman sea. Luxurious beachfront villas are barely a few feet from the sea while the rooms can be reach by climbing a few flights of stairs. Honeymooners can have a great time here if you are looking for seclusion and quiet surroundings. Local food served here from the in house restaurants is some of the best you can find in Koh Samui. Luxury knows no bound at the Belmond Napasai.

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13. Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut

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Perfectly located on the beautiful Bophut beach, Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa specializes in making their guests feel like royalty. Although the resort is relaxed and comparatively low-key in its approach; trust me it is almost the perfect getaway. With excellent food and service the staffs here always makes sure that everything is perfect. The beach in front of the resort has some of the best white sands around. Massage treatments in their full service spa is ideal for relieving stress and rejuvenating the body.

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14. Rocky’s Boutique Resort, Maret

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Maret is a magical and secluded location south of Lamai, Rocky’s Boutique Resort is ideal for people looking for some seclusion and relaxation. Although it is seated in a comparatively small beach but the view is quite spectacular. The rooms are quite spacious and airy which exudes luxury and elegance. The deluxe villas are well equipped with private pools for those looking for that much needed seclusion. Lip smacking food is served in the restaurants along with some dine wines. A dinner by the beach under starry skies is as romantic as it can get.

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15. Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Samui

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Built on a palm-fringed beach in the Gulf of Thailand, Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is an upscale place that is around 10 kms from the Na Muang Safari Park. Elegant rooms with Colonial inspired interiors and decor comes equipped with all modern amenities. Suites in the property come equipped with whirlpool tubs while the villas get private pools. There are a total of 6 dining options including a beachfront restaurant along with 7 pools and a jetty.

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16. Centara Villas, Samui

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Ideally located on the best stretch of Chaweng beach, Centara Villas Samui is perfect for people looking to explore the town. The rooms here are spectacular and offer quite a varied view ranging from sea-view to city view. A big, spacious room with some great fixtures in the bathroom does make one feel like a celebrity. Facilities here include 5 restaurants, 2 bars, a fitness centre, outdoor pool, kids’ club, children’s playroom and playground, spa, and tennis courts. The hotel also offers Thai cooking courses among many other activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, etc.

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17. W Retreat Koh Samui, Mae Nam

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W Retreat Koh Samui is secluded, trendy but luxury hotel on a gorgeous stretch of Mae Nam beach. All the rooms here have private pool which makes it highly recommended for couples looking for their honeymoon. The resort provides footwear to save your feet from the corals just offshore. The staffs here make sure that guests are looked after well and pampered all the way. This is a place which stays true to its motto – luxury with comfort.

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18. The Tongsai Bay, Bophut

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Located in the popular Bophut region, The Tongsai Bay resort is one of the best resorts in Koh Samui. The pool villas here are simply magnificent with private pools. This is quite a hot spot for newly married couples on their honeymoon who are seeking for some quietness, relaxation and a beautiful beach. The restaurants here serve delectable sea food and the bars here have sun-downer party almost every day at sunset for guests. The massage therapies here compliment their hospitality perfectly.

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  • Danielle Desir at 5:34 pm

    I love the look of infinity pools overlooking the sea! Koh Samui has some beautiful and restorative focused hotels. I’d consider visiting for my honeymoon 🙂

    • Ozzy at 8:15 am

      I absolutely agree Danielle. Koh Samui does have some of the most beautifully crafted hotels. If you do consider Thailand as your honeymoon destination, may I suggest Six Senses Yao Noi in Krabi province. Cheers 🙂

  • Megan Indoe at 6:07 pm

    Wow all of these seem like amazing luxury options for Koh Samui. I have a hard time choosing between Six Senses and Banyan Tree! You can’t beat those pools!

    • Ozzy at 8:18 am

      Hey Megan, in terms of luxury the choices are just too many to point a finger at any of them. However, depending on your choice of location, privacy, etc, the options narrow down by quite a lot. As far as pools are concerned, The Library has the most unique pool that I have ever seen 😉

  • Chantell Collins at 6:11 pm

    My boyfriend and I have been dreaming and talking about spending time in SE Asia. I have been to Thailand but Koh Samui is still on my list. Would love to stay at one of these wonderful places!

    • Ozzy at 8:19 am

      A trip to Koh Samui and the nearby islands are highly recommended, hope you can make it this season itself Chantell 🙂

  • Claire Summers at 3:19 pm

    wow, these places look out of this world! Next time I go to Thailand I’m going to splash out for a few days of luxury. I can just see myself in one of those pools sipping on a cocktail!

  • mark wyld at 3:46 am

    looks like a great bunch of warm and welcoming hotels and resorts to stay in. They all seem to have amazing locations and facilities that any one would find at attractive

  • fishingtails at 2:05 pm

    Hey, awesome post. I really loved your article. I’m a massive fan of fishing. It is really awesome. Thank you mate.


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