Your Ultimate Guide the Finest Hotels

& Resorts on one of Thailand’s

Most Popular Islands

Four Seasons Hotel

Welcome to my guide to the best Luxury Koh Samui Hotels and Resorts, all with superb first-class facilities equal to the best in the world. All star ratings are based on reviews by actual guests.

Buri Rasa Village Resort and Spa

Buri Rasa Village Resort and Spa ~ 4.7 Stars

The Buri Rasa Village Resort and Spa is a splendid boutique type resort just south on Chaweng beach and only 15 minutes from the airport. This enchanting, classical southern style Thai village resort offers you a beachfront setting while you sip on your favourite cocktail beside the pool or taking a romantic stroll along the long pearly white beach. The room’s four-poster beds and covered terraces add a real feeling of space and tranquillity, as if in your own  private sanctuary.

Amari Palm Reef Resort

Amari Palm Reef Resort ~ 4.5 Stars

The Amari Palm Reef Resort is situated at Koh Samui’s most charming Chaweng beach. This is one of the most elegant traditional Thai style Koh Samui hotels and resorts offering spacious and comfortable rooms with unrivalled service. It’s the perfect romantic holiday honeymoon getaway and you’re sure to find more than you could have imagined.

Facilities here include two stunning beachfront swimming pools, a full range of body treatments at Siyara Spa, a fitness centre, a dive centre, and both Thai and international cuisine at one of the fine restaurants.

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa ~ 4.6 Stars

The Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa is located on the secluded and tranquil western shores of Koh Samui on a hilltop overlooking the island archipelago of Aug Thong Marine National Park and Ngam Beach.

While Ngam Beach may not be the best beach on the island due to its course sand, the amazing views from the luxurious and spacious rich traditional Thai-style guest rooms, suites and villas, more than makes up for what the beach lacks. Besides that, the beautiful and charming Chaweng Beach is not that far off.

The entire resort extends over sixteen acres of lush vegetation spread along the side of a cliff and surrounded by coconut plantations that flow gently down the hillside to the beach below.

The guest rooms, suites and villas offer panoramic views over the southwestern shoreline of Koh Samui and the outlying islands in the Gulf of Thailand. And they all offer private balconies, air conditioning, in-room safes and fully stocked mini-bars. The resort also offers complimentary transfers to and from Koh Samui International Airport just a 40-minute drive.

Anantara Resort and Spa

Anantara Bophut Resort and Spa ~ 4.6 stars

The Anantara Resort and Spa is the perfect romantic beach getaway should you wish to spend your honeymoon on Koh Samui Island. This luxurious resort is set on a beautiful, tranquil stretch of soft white sand at Fisherman’s Cove in Bo Phut Bay overlooking the equally stunning clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

All the 82 guest rooms have private balconies overlooking lush tropical gardens. This resort is also perfectly situated only a short drive from the airport and close enough to the nightlife scene on Chaweng Beach. 

Briza Beach Resort and Spa ~ 4.4 Stars

The Briza Beach Resort and Spa (map) was originally inspired by the great Srivijaya Empire, which flourished along the shores and islands of South East Asia. This luxury resort is conveniently situated on Chaweng beach, with only a 5-minute drive from Koh Samui airport and a few minutes stroll to the centre of Chaweng shopping area.

Not only will you experience superb panoramic ocean views from the resort but you’ll also receive exclusive services including a butler to satisfy your every whim. It’s the perfect spot to exchange your wedding vows as the resort will take care of all your arrangements from the catering to the marriage certificates and any other personalised requests you have.

Villa Lawana

Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort ~ 4.6 Stars

The Villa Lawana is a delightful island holiday resort ideally located at the northern end of Chaweng beach thereby offering superb ocean views. Every one of the 122 individually appointed villas are set amongst beautiful lush tropical gardens creating an impression of a private Thai style home environment. Warm and friendly personal attention make this one of the top hotels and resorts.

Napasai Beach Resort and Villas

The Napasai Beach Resort and Villas ~ 4.8 Stars

Napasai Beach Resort and Villas is a secluded luxury resort situated on a gentle green hillside slope surrounded by coconut palms and cashew trees overlooking Ban Tai beach on the fashionable north coast of Koh Samui. This beach resort consists of 55 deluxe cottages and 14 private luxury villas set in 17 acres of lush tropical vegetation.

All the cottages and villas enjoy either garden or stunning sea views. For total indulgence and relaxation, there is a beautiful horizon edge freshwater pool, the Napasai Spa and two excellent restaurants.

Tongsai Bay Resort ~ 4.7 Stars

The Tongsai Bay Resort was the first five-star luxury beachfront resort hotel to open its doors on the north-eastern coast of Koh Samui. This owner-managed three-tiered resort faces directly onto the main swimming pool and private beach area before reaching the sea.

There are 8 large ground floor suites each with direct access to the pool from the terrace and 16 first and second-floor suites, each affording stunning views from the comfort of a bath-with-a-view feature.

Six Senses Hideaway

Six Senses Hideaway ~ 4.7 Stars

Six Senses Hideaway is a luxuriously appointed 66 villa resort situated only minutes away from the airport and set amidst the gently sloping headlands on the northern tip of Koh Samui. The 20 acres of indigenous lush vegetation on the property ensures you maximum seclusion while offering uninterrupted sea views across the Gulf of Thailand.

All 52 villas have private infinity-edged swimming pools. Facilities also include a spa, a water sports centre, a gym, a wine cellar, a library and a speedboat to ensure total comfort. A private butler is also assigned to each villa to take care of your every need. 

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort

Silavadee Pool and Spa Resort ~ 4.6 Stars

The Silavadee Pool and Spa Resort is a luxurious resort situated on Laem Nan Beach between Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach. Silavadee is the Thai name meaning “beautiful rock” because this resort is surrounded by big beautiful boulders.

This fabulous hideaway comprises of 19 pool villas, each with its own private Jacuzzi pool complete with an Aqua Jet Massage Bed. There are also 36 deluxe rooms all with excellent features. Enjoy the private infinity-edge pool or indulge in the water sports activities and sightseeing tours that are available.

Private Pool at Napasai Beach Resort

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

First up is the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. This exclusive resort boasts a breathtaking location on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Siam. You’ll be treated to stunning panoramic views of the turquoise waters and surrounding lush tropical jungle. The villas are spacious and beautifully designed, with private infinity pools and outdoor rain showers. The resort also offers a world-class spa and several dining options, including an intimate dinner on the beach.

Banyan Tree Samui

The Banyan Tree Samui is nestled in a secluded bay with stunning views of the ocean. The villas here are some of the largest on the island, with private pools, outdoor jet pools and sun decks. The resort offers a range of activities, from cooking classes to yoga and meditation sessions. You’ll also be able to indulge in the spa’s signature treatments and enjoy a fine dining experience at one of the on-site restaurants.

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort

The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is a luxurious haven located on the west coast of Koh Samui. This resort offers breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding islands, with spacious villas and suites that are perfect for families and couples. You can relax on your private terrace or take a dip in your infinity pool overlooking the sea.

Vana Belle

Vana Belle is a luxurious resort located on the secluded Chaweng Noi Beach. The villas here are beautifully designed, with private pools and outdoor living areas. You’ll be treated to a range of activities, from yoga and meditation to Thai cooking classes and water sports. The resort also offers a range of dining options, including a rooftop bar and an award-winning restaurant.

Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui

The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui is a world-class resort located on the southern tip of the island. This luxurious resort offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Siam and surrounding islands, with spacious villas and suites that are perfect for families and couples. You can relax on your private terrace or take a dip in your private pool overlooking the sea.

Conrad Koh Samui

Conrad Koh Samui is another luxury resort that promises breathtaking ocean views and luxurious accommodations. The villas here are some of the most spacious on the island, with private infinity pools and outdoor rain showers. The resort also offers a range of dining options, including a beachfront restaurant and an intimate dinner in a private gazebo. You can also indulge in a range of spa treatments and take part in a range of activities