Ko Samui or simply Samui as referred by locals is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand. The island is located close to the mainland town of Surat Thani in Surat Thani Province. This is the second largest island after Phuket. Samui has many natural resources, coral reefs, white sandy beaches and coconut trees. This makes it a great tourist destination in Thailand with over 1.5 million tourists visiting every year. Vacationing at any of the resorts in Samui could bring unbounded pleasure and great excitement. Because of this, finding a resort on the island depends on how much you are willing to spend. Below is a list of a few of the best resorts in the Island.
Resorts in Samui
This is a private and secluded boutique resort in Samui Island. The resort offers luxurious accommodation that features 47 bungalows and 3 villas with private pools. This resort is located on the beach with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Thailand. From the resort, guests can watch long tailed fishing boats each day as they depart or return home with their catch. Here, you will also find 2 swimming pools, a large deck area where guests can sit and relax, a fine dining restaurant perched atop a large granite rock, bars and many other shops.
2. Ark Bar Beach Resort
This resort is located on the island’s northeastern coast. The resort offers more than 100 deluxe and superior rooms directly adjacent to the white – sand beach. All the accommodations have a contemporary design and also come with amenities such as private bathrooms with hot showers, air-conditioning, private balconies, in-room breakfast service and satellite television. Guests can also enjoy the tropical gardens with hundreds of exotic flowers and outdoor swimming pool. There is also an on-site full-service restaurant and bar that serves both Thai and international food including English breakfast.
3. Samaya Bura
Here, guests stay along the white sands and tropical waters of Lamai Bay on Samui’s southeast coast. The resort uses modern designs, adding a contemporary twist to the traditional Thai architecture and styles. The hotel rooms feature a similar interpretative design and also features amenities such as wireless internet access, private balconies, cable television and private bathrooms. The hotel’s restaurant overlooks the ocean; it serves Thai and international cuisine. Guests can enjoy some homemade pastries and bread on an on-site bakery or drinks from the open-air lobby bar. Apart from this, the resort has a fitness center with free weights, yoga, machines, Thai kickboxing courses, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool.
4. Briza Beach Resort & Spa
This is one of the best resorts in Samui. It uses traditional Thai architecture to create a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere set along Chaweng Beach. The guests stay in private luxury villas with a direct access to the beach or pool area. In each of the villas, there is a separate shower and bathtub, air-conditioning, a private terrace and Wireless Internet access. This resort has a wine room where you can enjoy international varieties, a full-service bar and restaurant, a beach bar, luxury spa, a computer station and a library with books and CDs.
5. Baan Taling Ngam’ Resort & Spa
This is a 5-star resort that is set amidst the green tropical jungles, white sand beach, towering limestone cliffs and the aquamarine ocean is simply a great treat to any guest. The state of the art facilities and services offered in this resort makes it very popular among tourists from all over the world.
6. Sala Samui Resort
This resort is famous for its exemplary classic amenities and exceptional services offered. This is one of the few resorts in Samui where you can actually find 2 separate pools; one for adults and the other for children. The suite rooms are nicely laid out and very spacious. The drinks and food here are literally mouth-watering.