One of the most well-known and enduring of Thailand’s islands, Koh Samui offers stunning beaches and glamourous hotels.

Koh Samui really is all about relaxation. Beautiful white sand beaches, waving palm trees and crystal clear waters combines to create a true tropical island paradise. We have hand picked the best hotels on the island and you can spend your time relaxing by the beach bar and enjoying the best in barefoot luxury. There are some award-winning spas on Koh Samui and this is the perfect place to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment.

The capital city, Chaweng is a bustling city with many shops and restaurants. Wander the markets shopping for handicrafts or visit one of the many tailors for some made to measure clothes at bargain prices.

One of the top activities in Koh Samui, is a visit to Ang Thong Marine Park to see the limestone pinnacles rising out of turquoise waters. This is a beautiful site and makes for a truly atmospheric trip. For divers and snorkellers, the nearby island of Koh Tao offers some of the best underwater viewing in Thailand with whale sharks frequently spotted at the right time of year.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Four Seasons, Koh Samui, Thailand

Four Seasons Koh Samui

The lavish Four Seasons resort is comprised of a series of open-plan villas perched on Koh Samui’s north western coastline in the Laem Yai Bay with its own private beach. It’s arguably the most exclusive hotel on the island. Each villa has sweeping views of the Gulf of Siam, immaculate service and is decorated in contemporary southern Thai rosewood furnishings, turquoise colours, palatial bathrooms and your own infinity pool. There are two wonderful restaurants service fine food: Lan Tania (Thai and Italian cuisine) and Pla Pla (seafood), both set in beautiful surroundings.

Belmond Napasai, Koh Samui, Thailand

Belmond Napasai

Belmond Napasai pioneered luxury in the peaceful north-eastern coast of Koh Samui where its standalone villas are set on the lush hillside above the exclusive Maenam beach. Each villa has sweeping views and is decorated with a sense of sophistication and are secluded within the lavish gardens in front of the coconut palms thereby providing the perfect hideaway. The villa suites are ideal for families and throughout you can expect traditional Thai charm. Relax by the infinity pool, enjoy a traditional Thai spa or be more adventurous and learn to dive in a magnificent setting.

Six Senses Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

Six Senses Samui

With 66 private and well-equipped villas, the Six Senses Samui resort sits on the northern tip of Koh Samui and embraces a more natural design and rustic concept. Each villa comes equipped with everything you need with two restaurants, a personal butler service and a broad range of tropical activities. Dine at the award-wining ‘Dining on the Rocks’ restaurant with 270-degree views of the Gulf or head to ‘Dining on the Hill’ for all-day buffet and breakfasts. Alternatively choose your own dining location, whether it be in your villa or out on the beach for a more intimate setting.

The Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand

The Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa

On the southeastern tip of Koh Samui, the Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa has everything you could want from a luxury resort. 80 contemporary villas stand on stilts on the hill side. All feature huge 10m private infinity pools, floor to ceiling windows facing out to the where the sun sets. The resort has four wonderful restaurants and an incredibly well stocked wine cellar holding more than 3000 vintages. Indulge at the spa in private sea view rooms or take an excursion out to nearby islands or to the nearby fisherman’s village in Bophut to get a sense of the island’s cultural heritage.

Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand


With a beach on its doorstep, the Kamalaya is in the perfect position to assure you relax and revitalise. All the rooms at Kamalaya blend seamlessly with the environment and invite nature’s healing power into their living spaces. There is a total of 76 rooms, suites and villas distributed throughout the resort, featuring views overlooking the jungle or over the turquoise waters by the Gulf of Thailand. The resort’s wellness programs are at the centre of its offering. Detox with holistic remedies, relax your muscles with beachside yoga or design a schedule that fits your needs.

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort

Immaculate luxury and service are a given at Koh Samui’s Sala resort. The resort is set amongst verdant landscaped gardens and feature dashes of bright colour set against an elegant white backdrop, giving it a fresh, modern feel. Lying along the soft, secluded sands of Choeng Mon Beach, this stunning property boasts an excellent location, just steps from the sea. 53 of the 69 luxurious rooms and villas feature private pools while all enjoy peace, space and outdoor bathrooms nestled amongst verdant gardens. With 3 laid-back dining options; Sala Samui is the perfect getaway.