Luxury Beachfront Hotels in Koh Samui, Thailand

In recent years years this popular Idyllic island has more luxury retreats than the renowned backpacking hostels and beach huts, which it was for many years well known for.

So what makes Koh Samui such a fascinating place for us to visit? For me personally, it is the Thai people who are so humble and welcoming and most of the time with a big genuine smile, second Its the food, with such delicate and aromatic flavours which is one of most delicious of cuisines, next it has to be the Luxury Hotels, with their open air spaces, amazing views of the sea, the most attentive of staff and the attention to detail is second to none.

From the moment you arrive on the island, you are in paradise, the open air Airport, with its bamboo structures and simplicity really does help for a relaxing start to your stay.

We have created a list of the Best 5 and 4 star hotels and resorts on this amazing Island.


MELIÁ KOH SAMUI, Choeng Mon Beach


Escape to Meliá Koh Samui, the idyllic beachfront retreat that harmoniously blends rich Southern Thai maritime flair with luxurious rooms and exceptional facilities, located on the pristine Choeng Mon Beach overlooking the glistening Gulf of Thailand. Old-time Samui visitors will remember The Imperial Boat House in Choeng Mon, which closed in perhaps eighteen months ago for a total rebranding and renewal. Just opened in its stead is Meliá Koh Samui – doors literally installed and opened last week.

Sticking with its Boat House roots, Meliá has retained the original boathouses and added “nautical-themed luxury” throughout. A favourite aspect on an early visit? Blue and white striped beach cushions, and easily a million coconut trees. The new hotel has 159 rooms and 41 suites, plus tons of brand new facilities for both families and large events. (Planning a wedding? Consider Meliá’s 200-person ballroom or poolside space for up to 500).

A redesign of the original boat-shaped pool now makes more use of the area – beachfront pool 2.0 features a mini water park and lots of shallow-entry spots for lounging. There’s also a 24-hour gym and a kids’ club.



Overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Banyan Tree Samui is nestled amid the lush jungle of a private bay in Lamai.

Set on an exclusive beachfront along Lamai Bay, Banyan Tree Samui offers 5-star villa accommodations with private infinity pools. It features a world-class spa, 5 dining options and free Wi-Fi.

This luxury all-pool villa resort in Samui combines the best elements of a tropical getaway with a pristine beach, blissful spa escapes, bespoke dining offerings, locally-infused experiences, a personal Villa Host concierge and unparalleled views.

Spacious villas feature a private terrace with sweeping views of the ocean or tropical greenery. Each comes with a flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and iPod dock. Large bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and twin vanities.

Banyan Tree Samui is a 30-minute drive from Samui International Airport. It is a 2-minute drive from Beach Republic Club and a 10-minute drive from the scenic Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks.

Buffet breakfast with a range of international dishes is available at The Edge. Authentic Thai dishes can be enjoyed at Saffron restaurant. Other dining options include the Lobby Lounge, Pool Bar and Sands, Banyan Tree’s premier beach grill.

Guests can indulge with relaxing body treatments and massages at The Rainforest. The resort has a well-equipped fitness center, library and beauty shop. Leisure activities include diving, cycling and fishing.

Sheraton Samui Resort, Chaweng Noi Beach


Sheraton Samui Resort offers the perfect beachfront accommodation for travelers with a stylish blend of modern and Mediterranean décor. Each hotel room is designed with a spacious balcony overlooking our tropical Garden Pool and Beachfront Pool, just steps away from the sparkling turquoise waters.As a family friendly resort in Koh Samui, families with young kids can expect a one-of-a-kind, beachfront Star Kids Club. The resort is just 15 minutes away from Samui International Airport and only a short ride to well-known Koh Samui attractions. We cater authentic food and beverage experiences with a taste of royal Thai cuisines and signature alfresco dining. Guests can recharge and rejuvenate at our Balinese-inspired Glow Spa, or get inspired with our mindfulness beach yoga. The 24/7 Sheraton Fitness and outdoor tennis court allow guests to strengthen their physical fitness after a relaxing day at the beach. Sheraton Samui Resort welcomes you to our timeless property amidst the serenity of Chaweng Noi beach.

Featuring balconies that let in the ocean breeze, rooms at Sheraton Samui come with an LCD TV, a refrigerated mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. The spacious bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower. Slippers and a cotton bathrobe are also provided.

The 4 restaurants and bar serve local and international dishes. Coco Spice Restaurant is located by the garden pool and features an outdoor terrace, while Long Talay Restaurant offers all-day beachfront dining. Cocktails can be enjoyed at The Blue Monkey Bar on the beachfront terrace. Drinks and snacks are served at the Lobby Lounge.

La Vida Samui boutique resort, Bophut


This comfortable resort can be found close to the famous Fishermans Village. Nestled within 1000 metres from the town centre, the establishment allows easy access to all this destination has to offer. The establishment is within 50 metres from the nearest beach. Guests will find the airport within 3. 0 kilometre(s). There are a total of 49 guests rooms on the premises. This property was established in 2018. Visitors may take advantage of the Wi-Fi connection throughout. Customers may contact the reception desk any time during the day. Some kinds of units may offer a cot for the little ones. Pets are not allowed at La Vida Samui. Travellers arriving by car will appreciate parking available at La Vida Samui. There is a convenient shuttle service to the airport offered by the accommodation. This resort features a variety of dining experiences to guarantee travellers enjoy all aspects of their visit.

Nora Buri Resort, North Chaweng beach


Nora Buri Resort is one of those luxury boutique hotels that proves select five star hotels are in a league of their own.With its direct on the beach setting, it certainly provides guests with jaw-dropping views from almost anywhere in the complex.There is a definite no expense spared feel with every inch of the property exuding class and their expansive array of entertainment venues is varied.The hotel aims to please, especially evident with its centrepiece lagoon-shaped outdoor swimming pool, just a skip away from the white sand beach.Though it is not particularly big, it is perfectly fine for a quick dip in the waters, plus kids will love splashing around in its cool waters. Read More…

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