Where to Stay in Chaweng Beach
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Chaweng Beach
Chaweng is certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to accommodation choices. Still, with all of those options out there visitors may make a brash and uninformed decision when choosing a hotel and this could ruin your hard-earned holidays. Have a look below at some of our researched choices of the best accommodation available in the area, ranging from beachfront simplicity to five-star absolute luxury - there's something for everyone in Chaweng and you'll be sure of making the right decision if you're well informed and clued-up as to where to stay.
As Chaweng expands, more and more resorts are opening to the north of the bustling holiday town. Located on gentle sweeps down to the sea, many resorts opt for hillside designs which afford more privacy for guests. The added benefit is to have the best of both worlds: peace and tranquility by the sea and Chaweng’s nightlife, dining and shopping only minutes away.
Nora Buri Resort & Spa
Nora Buri offers probably the fullest list of amenities on Samui Island. Absolutely all of your needs are anticipated and met onsite. From babysitting to laundry to fitness to fine dining by the pool and beach to shuttle buses to and from Chaweng Beach it’s all there for you. At Nora Buri you’ll find the perfect balance between traditional Thai classic design and state-of-the-art modern facilities and fittings to guarantee a real Thai beachside holiday with all-day dining, double-tier infinity pool, hillside and beachside villas and much more.
Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Just steps away from the north end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana lavishes breezy, seaside space on you with rooms starting at a whopping 61sqm as well as villas sized up to 160sqm. Enjoy the great location, state-of-the-art amenities and facilities that include Thai cooking classes, a whole raft of water-based activities including deep-sea fishing, a full menu of world-class spa treatments, five food & beverage outlets (including a treetop fine dining restaurant) and that special Thai hospitality that is justly famous all over the world.
Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Spa
With just 50 luxuriously appointed rooms and villas Baan Haad Ngam certainly has a personal touch to it. The Boutique Resort enjoys an award-winning Italian and international beachside restaurant and cocktail bar, a white sand beach with great views across to Party Island Koh Phangan. You can even dine right on the sand with a special arrangement. Baan Haad Ngam resort features Superior Rooms, Deluxe Villas, Executive Villas and Pool Villas. Kids-friendly, this resort is also great for couples who are looking for exclusivity by the sea.
Bhundhari Spa Resort & Villas Samui - A Centara Resort
Situated beachfront overlooking northern Chaweng Bay, Bundhari Spa Resort and Villas Samui is a gem of a place with no less than 11 different accommodation types to choose from. Bundhari retains a southern Thai feel to it in both design and architecture and you’ll feel right at home here. ‘The Club’ offers many privileged services such as private check in, exclusive lounge and all-day tea and coffee facilities as well as a constant stream of tasty snacks. So make the most of the wide range of amenities, the world-class ‘SPA’ and have the holiday of your life.
Kandaburi Resort & Spa
Kandaburi Resort & Spa is the ideal place to take your family on holiday. Within 10 minutes of Chaweng and close to Samui Airport this beachfront hotel has full room amenities, four food & beverage outlets, top-rate entertainment, and four different types of accommodation (with two honeymoon suites). Kandaburi, with its six family suites and 175 rooms is the perfect size hotel for you to make the most of its facilities yet it remains a great resort destination for those seeking privacy.
KC Resort & Over Water Villas
With just 95 rooms, suites and unique villas, KC Resort has a boutique feel to it that enhances its peaceful ‘home away from home’ feel. The homely feeling is capitalised on by the fact that the resort’s Chef Viwat insists on home produce and strictly local ingredients in his cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to try out Samui's first Hydrotherapic Float Salt Pool with Sala – it’s unique. Two VIP Spa Suites deliver the luxury, as does a butler service floor. Gaze out over the Gulf of Siam’s azure waters from a hillside villa and rediscover just how good life can be.
The Briza Resort & Spa Samui
An all-villa resort with five types to choose from, The Briza specialises in guarding your privacy and making sure that you have the holiday of your dreams. Everything you need is waiting for you in your villa including TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, a well-stocked mini-bar, coffee and tea-maker, individually controlled air conditioning and a lot of peace and tranquility. Designed in a contemporary recreation of Srivijaya style, the classic and traditional Eastern touch to the resort is conducive to a marked laid-back atmosphere. The resort’s flagship Kalimantan Restaurant is the ultimate in romantic settings.
If you can take the pace of a full-on party town then there’s nowhere better to be than downtown Chaweng with its night shopping, wide choice of dining and mad nightlife. Chaweng’s not a big place and there’s no real need for transportation if you opt to stay downtown so stroll around and explore at your own speed. Most of the accommodation is right on the beach – which has its own nightlife and dining scene.
Iyara Beach Hotel & Plaza
A unique concept in that Iyara – a beachside central Chaweng resort – incorporates brand-name shopping in a next-door plaza into your stay. So enjoy the best of both worlds while on a beautiful beach on Paradise Island! From Superior Rooms to Iyara Suites and a lot more choices between, accommodation is well appointed with a total of 75 rooms, studios, cabanas and suites there really is something for everyone at Iraya Beach Hotel and Plaza. Iraya Beach Hotel is designed in modern Thai style with traditional Thai hospitality.
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
With seven types of accommodation ranging from Rooms and Bungalows to Deluxe and Spa Villas and Suites, the beachside location combined with its central site for restaurants bars and entertainment makes Chaweng Regent Beach Resort one of the most popular in town. Even though it’s on the beach, Regent still boasts two swimming pools and a children’s pool. Fitness buffs will make the most of the Fitness Centre and Health Club as well as the complimentary Yoga classes. Chaweng Regent Beach Resort will deliver a top-notch holiday in style.
Sareeraya Villas & Suites
With just 49 Villas and Suites, Sareeraya specialises in quality rather than quantity. A five-star level of service, fittings and attitude is what makes Sareeraya stand out from the crowd. Suites start at 70sqm while Pool Villas are a generous 100sqm and you can really push the boat out in the beachfront 300sqm Presidential Villa with its private pool. Why not go for healthy gold in the Raya Spa following a workout at the fitness centre? For a chic, stylish stay at a top-of-the-line beachside resort in a prime position, just think Sareeraya Villas & Suites.
As far as concepts go, The Library is way ahead of the pack. White-themed throughout, chic and trend setting, this pioneering resort has ground-floor suites and first-floor studios. Beachside with one of the island’s most distinctive swimming pools, The Library is for young, groovy and fun-loving guests. Dining at the Library is another occasion in itself. The Page (what else?) Restaurant has new takes on Thai and international dishes with a great angle on presentation. Located right downtown on absolute beachfront you’re smack bang in the centre of where it’s all happening.
South Chaweng is a whole lot different from Central Chaweng. For a start it’s a whole lot more tranquil and the beach widens a little before coming to an end at a rocky headland. Centara Grand Beach Resort capitalises on the peaceful aspects and offers guests a dignified and classy stay while many other, newer resorts are content to go with the bling effect.
Centara Grand Beach Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui offers 203 deluxe sea-facing rooms and suites all with private balconies. On absolute beachfront, Centara features eight different accommodation choices from Deluxe Rooms to a Grand Pool Suite and an opulent Royal Suite. With no less than eight food & beverage outlets including the truly fabulous Zico’s Brazilian Grill & Bar your culinary desires are more than well met. All the facilities of a four-star hotel are present here, namely a spa, fitness room, kid’s club, swimming pools and much more – all with the bonus of the seafront location.
Samui Resotel is a chic ‘lifestyle’ resort set in a beachfront location on tranquil southern Chaweng Beach. It features 79 elegantly appointed guestrooms and pool villas offering spectacular sea views. Ocean Pool Villas come at 65sqm while Garden Pool Villas and Pool Access Villas are 53sqm. Deluxe Pool Access and Superior Sea View Rooms are both 46sqm. The resort has five food & beverage outlets ranging from Italian and Thai fine dining by the sea to a pool bar. A wide range of resort facilities and amenities means that guests are constantly entertained.