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THG offers a curated selection of 4 and 5-star hotels that we know well, and are confident in their level of excellence in service, cleanliness, and hospitality. We are also able to offer you bookings in any other hotel in Thailand.
Why is it a good idea to book a hotel in advance?
As the date of arrival approaches, the price increases.
The best value rooms can sell-out quickly.
Precious time won’t be wasted by searching for hotels on arrival.
Advanced bookings have more flexibility for last-minute cancellations and changes.
There are over 20,000 hotels and other types of accommodations in Thailand. At Thailand Holiday Group, we can offer bookings at any of the ones available. To make it easier for you, we have selected a variety of 4 and 5-star hotels. These are hotels listed that we know well (both physically and personally with the hotel management), and we are confident in their excellent level of service, cleanliness, and hospitality.
Why is it a good idea to book hotel rooms in advance?
A. Price – As the date of accommodation approaches – the price goes up. B. Value: No doubt you can find hotels to stay in, even at the peak of the season even if you arrive without a reservation. Eventually, you will find where to sleep. The main question is what will be the location, the price and what value will you get? It is known that the best hotels, the ones that give you the highest value for your money – are perceived months in advance.C. Time. Every day in your holiday costs. If you arrive at the destination without prior reservation you will be required to start hopping around (with luggage and bags) between possible hotels – a process that will rob you of precious time, time better spent by the ocean, In the pool, massage or any other activity. D. Possibility of cancellation/change at no cost until close to the date of arrival.
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is a southern island popular for those seeking relaxing luxury escapes in beachfront resorts with its palm-lined calm white sandy beaches and clear waters. Part of Surat Thani province, Koh Samui’s strategic location makes it a gateway to an archipelago of tropical dreamlands in the Ang Thong National Park including the legendary Phi Phi islands. It offers some good snorkeling, waterfalls, temples, and shrines along with a full range of dining and shopping. You will be spoilt for choice on accommodation options in Koh Samui, Thailand. Whether it be beachfront or your own secluded private beach, luxury hotels, adults-only beach resorts, eco-friendly cottages, and glamping, kid-friendly beach resorts, detox and wellness spas, cosy boutique hotels, contemporary minimalist-designed decor, traditional Thai-style huts, swim-up beach bars, and much more.
More than a few of Koh Samui’s hotels’ restaurants have vegan options to add to their varied cuisines from different cultures.
With such a variety of hotel accommodation in Koh Samui choices on offer, families, singles, couples and large groups will be well-catered to with prices to match all budgets. Each part of Koh Samui has its own character and attractions.
All Koh Samui hotels and resort accommodations offer a warm welcome to the island, free wifi (wi-fi services), rooms with air conditioning, varied room types and spacious rooms, valet parking, room service, reasonable check-in and check out schedules, free cancellation policies (but varying per hotel), with excellent facilities and amenities (swimming pool, indoor and/or outdoor) and policies that ensure the safety of children, and fun activities for both adults and children. Spa facilities, an infinity pool, private villas, a good breakfast with fresh fruit and vegan options, attentive staff, stunning views, airport transfers, shuttle service is provided sometimes free of charge in big hotels. All of these features and facilities just to guarantee you a relaxing stay at the hotels in Koh Samui and get the best holiday packages in Koh Samui, Thailand!
Chaweng Beach is the busiest area on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand with lots of dining options, bars (certainly more than one beach bar!) and a lively party scene. Not just one or two restaurants (even three restaurants) serving great food definitely have super friendly staff, clean facilities and a nice place. There is a full range of hotels, beach resorts and other types of hotel accommodations in this area for those who want to stay close to the action. Among the best hotels in Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach has luxury hotels with facilities like a kids pool aside from the regular adults’ pool, an infinity pool or private villas (some private villas have each a private pool), charming rooms, great room service, fine dining or at least a good breakfast. Beachfront resorts would be on a beautiful beach (especially a luxury resort), comfortable rooms, spa facilities, and more, for you to savour your stay in this island tropical paradise! Technically this area is not Koh Samui’s city centre, but having those establishments located therein, it is considered the hub for tourists and visitors.
Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand was the first to be commented on as the best beach on the island!
Nearby Lamai Beach is Koh Samui’s second-largest resort area after Chaweng Beach. It is a less crowded version of Chaweng Beach, but still with plenty of hotel accommodation options from budget to luxury resorts.
Banyan Tree Samui is an exceptionally-rated luxury resort in guest reviews, with a good location as a short taxi ride to Koh Samui’s centre, excellent facilities, super spacious rooms and nice pool villas each with a swimming pool, a short walk to a private beach, the Banyan Tree on-site Saffron Restaurant fine dining reviewed as serving the best food, calling it the best hotel on Koh Samui.
There are more than a few 5-star super spacious luxury hotels (even a boutique hotel) on Lamai Beach among the best hotels on the island of Koh Samui, with a nice pool (or an infinity pool!), private villas or pool villas with prime location by a beach or walking distance to it taking in stunning views of the water and the sunset, excellent facilities and attentive staff serving the hotel rooms, etc.
On this beach are more than three restaurants reviewed positively. These restaurants have parking available, have facilities for handicapped guests like wheelchair access, a bar, and a huge array of cuisine options, from Thai to international, even vegan options.
Lamai Beach is a beautiful beach, one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches (the best beach, according to some guests). With a 4km length of white sand, it is ideal for long beach walks since it is usually quiet during the day, evoking a feeling of a real tropical paradise. It has its own active nightlife as well. The Lamai area is one location you wouldn’t regret staying at!
Choeng Mon Beach is a laid-back, quiet beach, with no traffic or party scene. It’s situated on a series of bays on the northeastern tip of the island, with a few three to five-star resorts catering to an older crowd. With soft, white and sugar-textured sand, Choeng Mon Beach is perfect for sun-worshippers to bask in all day! And a stroll at dusk after savouring the amazing sunsets! Guest reviews/comments rival Choeng Mon Beach with Chaweng Beach as Koh Samui’s best beach! Guests remark on its charming ambience with the beach bungalows, massage huts and more than just two restaurants or three restaurants, lining up on the beachfront. These restaurants serve varied menus, from the traditional Thai dishes which guests will naturally look for, there are also other cuisine choices like, pizza, Indian, Korean, and more! Not to forget the freshest of plates of seafood served and cooked up by these many restaurants! Both ends of the beach have restaurants offering casual breakfasts and lunches and fine dining. Staying in Choeng Mon Beach is also convenient with just a seconds-walk to the village high street for anything you need or might have forgotten.
Most mentioned of all are the wide array of accommodations. Choeng on Beach accommodations have facilities that can cater to all ages of Koh Samui’s tourists. From couples to families with young children (Choeng Mon sand is said to make the perfect castles that’s why they call it Koh Samui’s best beach!). There are hotels for honeymooners or luxury travellers and even budget-conscious flashpackers.
These accommodations have an adults’ pool and kids pool, others even have plunge pools. Spas and treatment rooms are featured along with the typically expected facilities of free Wi-Fi, parking, on-site restaurants, and more.
Sala Samui, Hyatt Regency, Melia Koh Samui, Villa Sanctuary Apsara, are just a few among Koh Samui’s hotel resorts in this area with private villas.
Located 2.2 km from Chaweng Beach, Bophut Fishing Village is a walking street with more sophisticated dining options from hipster cafes to boutique shops. It has a more authentic Thai atmosphere from its history of being once a thriving fishing community. The main pier is gone now as well as the fishermen, leaving old wooden shophouses divided by narrow alleys, evoking a charming old look. The village is just straight onto Bophut Beach, with its beautiful white sand and crystal clear waters getting in countless tourists.
On the beachfront are quirky cafes and restaurants. Luxurious resorts dot the area, with their private villas, infinity pools, on-site restaurants. Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui, from its name, has its private villas among its features, as well as other luxury facilities you can expect. Other luxury resorts are Villa Ocean Vista, Paradise Villa.
Big Buddha beach has a similar beach to Bophut and is home to one of the main attractions of Koh Samui, Thailand, the Big Buddha, hence its name. You can find hotels with comfortable rooms with private villas, pool villas, resorts, and serviced apartments near the beach. Common facilities like a pool, air conditioning in rooms, and more are featured in these hotel resorts.
One of the fastest developing areas in northern Koh Samui, Surat Thani, because it is near the city centre, Chaweng Beach, and Samui airport. It is also the best take-off point for the ferry or speedboat to Koh Pha Ngan, famous for its Full Moon Parties.
The popular hotels in this area of Koh Samui, Thailand feature free or complimentary self-parking, free wifi and internet access, fine rooms, an outdoor swimming pool or private plunge pool, a kids pool and free cancellation with varying policies in each hotel.
Mae Nam (sometimes spelt Maenam) Beach is full of luxury resorts and some budget hotel options, with a chilled vibe and no nightlife besides restaurants.
About a hundred meters from Mae Nam Beach (or Maenam Beach) can be found Maenam Villa Hotel, a cozy hotel with 14 airconditioned rooms. Its facilities include free wifi, valet parking services, for those who don’t want to do the parking themselves, and a paid shuttle service to the airport. There are specialized facilities, like a play area for children and for travelers with some urgent business, Maenam Villa Hotel has copy and fax services and facilities plus a work desk in the rooms.
Located also in the province of Surat Thani, the Ritz Carlton Koh Samui is a sprawling oceanfront 58-acre hotel that is a testimony to the splendour of fusion – natural materials, like coconut, and modern high-end amenities. Among its unique features is the ocean swimming pool, the only one-of-its-kind swimming pool in Koh Samui hotel accommodations. This is a separate feature from its infinity swimming pool at the beachfront. Like other big hotels, the Ritz Carlton Koh Samui provides complimentary internet access by wifi to its guests. It has no valet parking but a complimentary parking space is provided for guests. There is a free cancellation policy but it doesn’t apply on festival dates. With its own village spa featuring 8 treatment suites, 3 massage pavilions, a yoga pavilion, and a lap pool, it is one beach resort and Koh Samui resort spa really worth staying at.
Chaweng Garden Beach Resort is a beach resort near the city centre that has been owned by one local family for three generations. There are various room types, all with either a view of the swimming pool or having their own swimming pool (plunge/lap) as part of the room features. No valet parking is offered but guests are provided a parking space. There is no fixed free cancellation policy, and no need for a reservation deposit to be paid. Its location near the city centre and its comfortable and relaxing features make Chaweng Garden Beach Resort attractive to either families or couples.
The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is a 5-star luxury beach resort, the only one of Koh Samui’s luxury hotels atop a hillside amid stunning views of the magnificent Gulf of Siam. Special features and facilities include, besides an infinity pool, private villas with a pool, an overnight yacht trip through the islands that you can charter, explore the Angthong National Marine Park, a beachside Muay Thai training followed by a spa treatment.
The best hotels in Koh Samui are all over the island, some in the city center. The prime location is considered near or within walking distance to the beach and a short taxi ride to Koh Samui’s hub. Koh Samui’s luxury hotels have private villas, a nice pool, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, spacious rooms, good facilities, restaurants (some have two restaurants on-site).
There is no one best place to stay in Koh Samui Thailand. Each part has its own character and attractions. There is not just one best beach to be called because Koh Samui’s beaches are equally picture-pretty appealing!
A good number of Koh Samui hotels have nice views. KC Resort & Over-Water Villas- this upscale hilltop hotel with Bora Bora-style villas overlooks the Gulf of Thailand; Anantara Bo phut Koh Samui Resort- luxury beachfront resort with Gulf views, Four Seasons Koh Samui- Set on a tropical hillside overlooking a private white-sand beach along the Gulf of Thailand, the Four Seasons resort offers private rooms with infinity pools and Gulf views; Sandlewood Villas- The airy polished 1-3 bedroom villas feature panoramic Gulf views.
3-star: The Waterfront Bo phut, ibis Samui Bo phut, Samui Family hotel, Baan Yaimai boutique homestay Samui, Riviera Beach Hotel 4-Star: Bo phut Resort & Spa, Bandara Resort & Spa, Peace Resort, Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Hansar Samui Resort & Spa, The Pool Villas by Peace Resort Samui 5-Star: Anantara Bo phut Resort & Spa
Some good options within a few kilometres of the airport and rated highly by guests include Melia Koh Samui-on Choeng Mon Beach 3.1 km to Samui International Airport; Vana Belle, A luxury collection – Chaweng Noi Beach 4.8 km; SALA Samui Chaweng Beach (1.4 km) and Choeng Mon Beach (3 km); Buri Rasa Villiage Samui-Chaweng Beach 3km; Lanna Samui- Bophut 1.8 km; The Tongsai Bay-Bophut 3.5 km; and Bophut Resort & Spa- 5 km.
Chaweng Noi Beach is the quieter part of Chaweng main beach on Koh Samui Thailand, but still close enough to the action if that’s what you are seeking. Some of the more popular accommodations recommended by guests in this area are:3-star: The Jungle Club- guesthouse good for families, Bhundhari Chaweng Beach Resort, Sans Souci Samui-beachfront4-star: New Star Beach Resort, Impiana Resort5-star hotels, Koh Samui: Vana Belle Resort, Sheraton Samui Resort, Rockwater Residences-Green Hills by Rockwater
Central Festival Shopping Mall is situated in the Chaweng Beach area of Koh Samui Thailand and there are many hotels nearby to choose from. Here are some of the more highly rated hotels by travellers in proximity to Central festival: Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- bright and unfussy resort 350 metres; Chaweng Garden Beach Resort- casual resort 220 metres; The Library Koh Samui- contemporary luxurious beachfront hotel 560 metres; Baan Samui Resort- serene resort 530 metres; Chaweng Lakeview Residence- luxury villas and apartments 580 metres; Chaweng Regent Beach Resort- sleek resort 530 metres; Kings Garden Resort- beach bungalows 690 metres; Amari Koh Samui- upscale resort 980 metres.
These hotels and resorts have been rated highly by travellers at various locations and prices around Koh Samui Thailand.Lamai Beach: Banyan Tree Samui- upscale chic villas, Rocky’s Resort-upscale resort with open-air restaurants. Lamai Beach, being the busiest resort area has the most hotels and resorts and most of the luxury resorts are here too, with on-site restaurants and more than two restaurants (even three restaurants) on the beachfront and with vegan options.Mae Nam: Four Seasons Resort-luxe villas with private infinity pools on a private beach, Belmond Napasai- airy Thai-styled upscale resort on a private beachBophut: Chi Samui- contemporary beachfront hotel with swim-up bar & restaurant, The Tongsai Bay Hotel- high-end chic suites, cottages and villas on a private beach (Tongsai Bay is also just a 150minute drive from Chaweng Beach), Buri Rasa Villiage-small boutique resort with thatched-roof hutsChaweng Beach: SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort- contemporary minimalist designed resort, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort- plush beachfront location
These hotels have been rated as excellent for a romantic escape in a good location on Koh Samui Thailand: Zazen Boutique Resort- located on Bophut beach, the hotel is full of romantic ambience and serves quality french cuisine. SALA Samui Chaweng Resort- a contemporary minimalist designed resort on Choeng Mon; Belmond Napasai- airy Thai-styled upscale resort on a private beach in Mae Nam Beach; The Scent Hotel- a cosy yet refined boutique hotel on Bang Rak; the Four Seasons Resort-award-winning resort equipped with luxury villas with private infinity pools on a private beach in Mae Nam Beach
Akyra Chura Samui- minimalist boutique resort in Chaweng Beach; The Tongsai Bay Hotel- high-end chic eco-friendly suites, cottages, and villas on a private beach in the Choeng Mon Beach area; Khwan Beach Resort- luxe glamping and pool villas near Mae Nam Beach; Six Senses Samui- high-end spa resort set on a private beach; Natural Detox Resort- Wellness and detox programs on Lamai Beach; Beluga Boutique Hotel- Thai-style decor and natural mineral pool on Lamai Beach; The Coast Resort & Spa- modern tranquil waterfront resort on Mae Nam Beach.
Here are some of the highly-rated options in Koh Samui Thailand as recommended by travelling families. All of these hotels and resorts have a kids pool and/or kids club on site. At the same time, guests can be assured of the proper procedures in place to ensure the safety of children. Four Seasons Resort, Banyan Tree Samui, Rocky’s Boutique Resort, Vana Belle, A luxury collection, Santiburi Beach Resort, Golf & Spa, Anantara Bophut, Amari Koh Samui, Melati Beach resort, and Peace Resort. The Ritz Carlton Koh Samui features a Kids Program with activities specially designed for kids and a paid babysitting service upon request. These hotels have either valet parking or complimentary self-parking features, free Wifi, and free cancellation and check-in/check-out policies that vary with each hotel.
Koh Samui is an island part of Surat Thani province while Phuket island is part of Phuket province. For vacationers who prefer to relax, Koh Samui is said to be better than Phuket because the island is smaller, therefore much less populated than Phuket, even with a rise in population during tourist season. Koh Samui infrastructure development is also regulated. Whereas high-rise buildings line the beaches in Phuket, no Koh Samui hotel can go higher than a coconut tree.
Three to four days are the common recommendations of a stay in Koh Samui Thailand to experience relaxing, enjoying the beach and marine life, and other activities offered by hotels in Koh Samui.
There are several sights that are a must to visit in Koh Samui Thailand. The top attraction is The Big Buddha Temple. It is the most popular landmark in Koh Samui Thailand, and the Big Buddha is even visible upon landing at the Koh Samui Thailand Airport. An imposing edifice catching the sun’s rays on its golden surface, the Big Buddha is a spectacle to behold, amid a panoramic landscape. Secret Buddha Garden, with its collection of animal, deity and human statues, is so-called for its setting on a hilltop amidst lush greenery, giving way to another name for it, the Magic Garden. Koh Phangan and Koh Tao Island Hopping. Close to Koh Samui are these two amazing islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Koh Phangan has become popularized by its full moon parties. Koh Tao is known for its tropical coral reefs, with whale sharks and rays species and Hawksbill and green turtles go to breed. Chaweng and Lamai Beach, the two most popular beaches in Koh Samui. Lamai Beach is more laid back, with visitors just sunbathing or dipping in the turquoise sea. Na Muang Waterfalls, a twin cascade over purple-coloured rocks, earning for itself another name, “Purple Falls.” These are just among the myriad of attractions just waiting to be visited and viewed in Koh Samui Thailand. Day visitors and staying guests will definitely have their fill of nature’s bounty on Koh Samui Thailand!You will not miss out on the world-famous Thai food as well. All the beaches on the island are dotted with restaurants
As an island, one can expect to enjoy hosts of outdoor activities featured by the various hotels in Koh Samui. There are fishing, jet ski, flyboarding, diving & snorkeling, jungle trekking, island-hopping, full moon parties, kayaking. and speed boat rides and more fun activities offered by any Koh Samui Hotel.
Koh Samui Thailand is surely one destination on a travel bucket list. It is a tropical island paradise with soft sandy beaches and clear blue-green waters. “Discovered” by tourists recently, comparative to the bigger islands, Koh Samui is not as densely populated and its infrastructure development is regulated by the government, keeping its vibe closer to being natural. There is a fairly good number of hotels
September to November is the monsoon season, which signifies high humidity and a lot of rain despite sunny days in between. Thus, this is certainly not a good time to visit Koh Samui. The best time would be around February to April, called the dry season, and the weather is pleasant with little to no rain.
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