This area of Koh Samui is known for its scenic hideaways, nooks and crannies as well as its rocky coastline. Strategically close to Samui International Airport, it is also minutes away from the shopping and nightlife hub, Chaweng Beach.
Six Senses, A Sala Property, is located here as well as a fellow eco-friendly resort, Tongsai Bay. For a unique stay in a themed resort try the Imperial Boat House with its one-off accommodation set in teakwood ex rice barges while the gorgeous Melati Beach Resort & Spa offers majestic views out over the Gulf of Thailand to Koh Phangan, Thailand’s Party Island.
Q Signature Samui
Accommodation at the impressive Q Villa Samui is made up of Superior Pavilion Rooms, Deluxe Pavilions, Pool Villas, Lotus Pool Villas, and Peninsula Pool Villas with the latter two categories featuring Jacuzzis. Architecture throughout features traditional Thai design and décor, lending a tangibly warm feel to the resort that is complemented by lush landscaping and gardens. Highlights are the Health Spa specializing in Ayurvedic Thai massage, the Aow Thai restaurant whose hilltop terrace features great sea vistas and serves up Thai as well as international dishes. Culinary treats are also served up at both the Beach Bar and the Royal Pool Bar next to the infinity edge swimming pool.
Those looking for stylish accommodation while undertaking onsite detox and practicing yoga couldn’t ask for more than Absolute Sanctuary. The resort is based on a Moroccan design with accommodation consisting of Sanctuary Suites, Sanctuary Deluxe and Sanctuary Superior with the choice of king-size, queen-size or two twin-size beds – all rooms come with luscious and atmospheric Moroccan designs, fabrics and throw cushions. The resort’s Love Kitchen features a wide range of healthy and tasty dishes that are not just restricted to bland vegetarian offerings but also take in meat and fish options. The Spa Centre features four treatment rooms plus outdoor facilities while there is a Juice Bar, Detox Centre, a Movie Room, Sauna and Steam Rooms and free Wi-Fi. A comfortable guest lounge area inside The Love Kitchen features internet stations and a library with books and games.
Spacious, elegant and set by the sea, Atlantis’s 30 beachside bungalows are a generous 65sqm and feature air conditioning, safety deposit box, coffee and tea-making facilities, a walk-in shower, flat-screen TV with satellite television, telephone, and mini-bar/refrigerator. For a genuine taste of Thailand, just relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere of Choengmon in this friendly resort as all bungalows are sea facing, thus optimizing your stay. Enjoy free internet in the lobby, revel in the two-tier beachside swimming pool, dine at the exotic Lomtalay Restaurant and explore the immediate area.
Imperial Boat House Beach Resort
Unique and unforgettable, Imperial Boat House Beach Resort is nautically themed and much of the accommodation is housed in authentic teakwood rice barges while other alternatives include 11 Poolside Terrace rooms, 115 Premier Rooms and 42 Deluxe Rooms located in eight low-rise southern-style buildings. The Boat House’s Boat Suites have been lovingly fitted out to luxurious levels of comfort to enable guests to enjoy a one-off holiday experience. Wine and dine at the five food & beverage outlets, wallow in one of the pools or choose an Imperial Spa package while the kids play at the Kids’ Club.
Melati Beach Resort & Spa
Modern-day chic meets feng shui at Melati Beach Resort & Spa. On absolute beachfront with outstanding views of Koh Phangan it’s a beautiful spot. Melati has six accommodation choices including Pool Villas, Pool Villa Suites and Private Garden Pool combinations and more, all in trendy designs, so you’ll be in your element here. Featuring a poolside/beachside restaurant and cocktail bar, the resort embraces a gentle slope down to the white-sand beach. At Melati you’ll find a Spa Centre, a Boutique Fitness Centre, an attractive Library/Reading Area as well as two Swimming Pools, beautiful garden grounds and of course, that special beach.
Muang Samui Villas & Suites
Muang Samui features 90sqm Terrace Suites, 125sqm Pool Suites, 160sqm Pool Villas, and Pool Villas with sea view. Each accommodation choice comes with a full range of amenities as well as a private Jacuzzi, CD & DVD player and a lot more besides. On the dining front the Cave View Beachside Restaurant serves Royal Thai cuisine while the resort’s Samui Seafood Grill & Restaurant will meet your seafood needs. Before or after dinner enjoy a holiday cocktail at the Lighthouse Wine & Cocktail Bar. Drift away on cloud nine at the Sea Cave Spa with its excellent range of treatments and packages. Muang Samui is only three kilometres from Samui International Airport, making it an ideal location for those in a hurry to get to relax in style.
Deva Samui Resort and Spa
Deva Samui Resort & Spa is a charm among Koh Samui hotels offering only 79 rooms, suites and private villas inspired by Thai tradition but with a completely contemporary flair. Spacious low-rise accommodations open to peaceful garden views and are furnished with deluxe amenities.
Sala Samui Resort & Spa
With private swimming pools in 53 out of 69 Villas and Suites and a tangible luxury boutique feel to the resort, Sala Samui’s blend of traditional Thai architecture with modern facilities and amenities results in top-of-the-range deluxe accommodation. Enjoy the unique open-air bathrooms and showers as well as Wi-Fi access throughout the resort and relax in spacious comfort with absolute privacy in the seven room/villa/suite categories. With a full wine cellar, three food & beverage outlets and some of the region’s best chefs to take care of you, gourmet dining is on the cards at Sala Samui. The Sala Spa Samui features two double luxurious spa suites and two double deluxe rooms with extensive treatment menus to guarantee a stress-free deluxe vacation.
Six Senses Samui
Embracing an eco-friendly approach, Six Senses Samui is a refreshing place to stay in the upper-high-end class. With 66 Villas – 52 with private swimming pools, privacy is the byword here. And with the resort’s butler system you’ll be well looked after, too. Sample award-winning dishes at the prolific and impressive On the Rocks Restaurant or enjoy breakfast and help yourself to themed buffet nights at On the Hill restaurant. Head to the water sports centre for some fun or to the large resort swimming pool before making the most of the top-range 10-room spa. Get to know the management and fellow guests at the three-times-a-week complimentary cocktail meetings; all in all Six Senses is a barrage of senses for the vacation of a lifetime.
The Park Samui
The Park Samui features 24 spacious and well-appointed holiday apartments, all with modern amenities. All apartments face the tropical garden and pool area. Each apartment accommodates up to four guests in a very generous indoor area of 170sqm with top-level fittings and furnishing. Two swimming pools are located in the tropical garden; the lower pool is located just next to the restaurant, making it convenient for families. The upper pool is an infinity design but guests can also swim laps in it. With modern Thai dining at The Park’s restaurant, free Wi-Fi around reception and a state-of-the-art fitness room you’ve everything you need at The Park Samui.
The Tongsai Bay
The Tongsai Bay has 24 Beachfront Suites in a three-storey building ranging in size from 72 – 86sqm. The hotel also boasts Cottage Suites and Seafront Cottages as well as 170sqm Grand Villas and 185sqm Pool Villas and two 250sqm ‘special’ Villas. Guests can enjoy the freedom that this tranquil spot affords as well as the free form and the child-free ‘half moon’ pool with its great views out over the Gulf of Siam. For great and atmospheric beach dining try the Po-Lad Beach Bistrot and Bar while Chef Chom’s Thai Restaurant has prolific vistas as well as hot and spicy Thai treats. Tongsai Bay has set up its ‘Green Project’ in an attempt to preserve the balance among human beings, animals, trees and the environment.