Where to Stay in Bophut Beach
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Bophut Beach0
One of the most charming locations on Samui Island, Bophut is home to its attractive and atmospheric Fisherman’s Village – a throwback to the old days on Samui with its quaint wooden shop-houses, leisurely waterfront and many authentic and fascinating restaurants. The immediate area around the village is filled with beachside hotels and resorts – many boutique and highly personal.
Over 50% of this beachside resort is landscaped gardens and water features, creating a warm and inviting feeling throughout its grounds. Deluxe Rooms are actually large enough for three guests with 44,5sqm and a large balcony while two Suites at 63 and 73sqm respectively are extremely generously proportioned. The main pool is the centre of activities at Bandara with a children’s pool to its side and if you feel like enjoying some sea breezes the resort features a Beach Pool. Chom Dao is the resort’s beachside eatery and is the ideal romantic spot under the stars while Lelavadee serves breakfast and all-day dining in style. Bandara Spa – open from 10:00 – 22:00 is the ideal spot to let the cares of this world slip away.
Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa
This resort’s reputation precedes it as a luxury five-star establishment with top-rate accommodation and facilities. Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa is beachside, set in Bill Bensley-designed tropical gardens with 106 sumptuously designed Resort Rooms and 20 gorgeous Pool Villas in three different types as well as Suites in five choices of design and dimension. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet in the lobby and well-appointed library, as well as in the Eclipse Bar, High Tide and Full Moon restaurants, and even poolside, allows you to keep up to date with the world. Anantara Bophut’s fabulous spa features no less than 3,000sqm of space with six glass-walled luxury treatment rooms.
Arisara Place is a luxurious condominium and serviced apartments set in a life-enhancing location and environment with sea views and a wide range of facilities. The project features an excellent location close to the main village facilities, on-site international standard communication and entertainment amenities, a wide range of recreational services such as a fully fitted fitness room, a children’s pool, and lap pool all set in verdant and lushly landscaped gardens.
Bo Phut Resort & Spa
With a massive eight choices of accommodation ranging from Deluxe Garden to Premier Pool Villa, Bo Phut Resort & Spa, set in seven acres of exotic landscaped gardens is definitely a class act with high standards. L’Ocean is the resort’s signature restaurant and is open for breakfast lunch and dinner with a contemporary menu consisting of local and international dishes. Sala Thai, open only for dinner, features authentic Thai food. Bo Phut Spa has a fine range of healthy and relaxing spa treatments while the resort’s traditional yet modern Thai design is a natural sense enhancer and is bound to leave you feeling with a definite sense of renewal.
Hansar Samui Resort
With 67sqm ‘Beachfront’ rooms along with Sea View and Sea View ‘XL’ rooms of 75sqm Hansar has just 74 rooms and the boutique feel of this Bophut Resort is tangible. H Bistro specialises in French Mediterranean cuisine while the Chill Lounge serves up wicked cocktails. The Fitness Centre offers modern air-conditioned computer controlled cardio-vascular equipment including treadmills, an elliptical trainer and upright bicycle as well as multi-station free weights but for those who are looking for a lazy and indulgent vacation the Luxsa Spa is ideal with monthly specials and six Treatment Suites, four of which are double. Or simply take in the fantastic sea views from the beachside 15 x 30m infinity pool.
Ibis Samui Bophut
New, bright, bold and chic, with a great beachfront location and views out over the Gulf of Thailand, Ibis Samui Bophut features 250 modern, well-appointed rooms, each equipped with Wi-Fi. Ibis also has a 24-hour reception as well as food and drink, day and night. Ten minutes from the airport and five from Bophut pier, the hotel is packed with things to do. Relax by the pool, chill out in the bar and restaurant or explore the nearby authentic fishing village. Ibis is the first international three-star hotel in the Bophut Beach area.
Peace Resort comprises 20 deluxe rooms and 102 comfortable bungalows. All guestrooms are equipped with modern facilities including air conditioning, Satellite TV, IDD phone, DVD player, safety box, coffee and tea-making facilities, hot & cold shower (some with bathtub) and private balcony/terrace. The resort also features Sea Breeze and Beachfront Villas as well as Deluxe Bungalows. Try your hand at the Thai Cooking Classes while the kids play at their pool or playground/club or simply chill with either an outdoors Thai massage or at the Peace Tropical Spa. If you need to keep in touch, Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and for the bookworms there’s an atmospheric library/reading room.
Samui Palm Beach
From modern hotel suites to garden cottages and beachside villas, Samui Palm Beach has it all. Here you’ll find traditional Thai design mixing with modern convenience and chic. With the largest swimming pool in Samui and a veritable gamut of accommodation choices as well as a sea view fitness lounge, massage, babysitting service, a gigantic chess board, and conference facilities for up to 300 people Samui Palm Beach has a wide repertoire when it comes to pleasing its guests. On the dining front you can choose from Trade Winds – an international and buffet setup or Guilin a Chinese outlet or Tom Yam, a Thai restaurant.
The Sundays Sanctuary Resort & Spa
The Sundays has two accommodation options: Deluxe Cottages with pool views as well as Standard Rooms with mountain views, each accommodation featuring comfy Sealy Mattresses. Deluxe Cottages have private porches, air conditioning, TV, DVD, stereo, mini-bar, and safety box. Mountain View rooms have private terraces, king-size or twin bed, air conditioning, TV, and mini-bar. Sundays’ Sanctuary Spa features a genuine, natural rustic steam room and very reasonably priced spa treatments. Guests can make the most of free Wi-Fi in the restaurant/living area. Organically grown Thai-themed food is the order of the day at The Sundays’ restaurant with the emphasis on freshness.
Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
Distinctive and personal bungalows are located beachfront and in landscaped tropical gardens. Accommodation comes with up-market furnishings, the latest in technological entertainment, and a bright, cheerful style. Where Zazen excels is in its flagship restaurant – French Executive Chef Cyrille Keyser has helped win Thailand Tatler’s ‘Best restaurant’ award for four straight years. Le Spa Zen is also notable not only for its outstanding spa packages but also for its stand-alone treatments. Zazen is also a ‘Green Gold Awarded’ hotel as its eco stance on recycling, reusing and reducing is admirable.