Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort 

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This chic sanctuary oozes calm and class in a peaceful setting at the top of Chaweng Beach.

Cool interiors mingling with tropical greenery and pool villas that save the best sea views just for you – you wouldn’t think that Anantara Lawana was just at the top of Chaweng Beach, one of Koh Samui’s best and busiest beaches. This best-of-both-worlds resort is far enough to escape the buzz and close enough for you to join in. It’s just a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride to see what the fuss is about down at the beach’s buzziest stretch, with scattered thatched-roof salas and memorable dining experiences waiting back at your hotel.

Why we love Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

  • It’s on a rare quiet spot on Chaweng Beach, so you get peace when you want it and bustle when you want a change of pace

  • For award-winning Thai and European food with a view, you can dine in one of eight private salas tucked away in the treetops

  • The chic rooms and villas are generously proportioned, and many of them have a private or semi-private outdoor pool

  • As well as the superb Anantara Spa, the excellent wellness offering includes yoga sessions, Pilates classes and T'ai Chi

5 stars
Jan - Jun
Koh Samui
Bangkok 11½ hours
At the quiet northern end of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach, a ten-minute tuk-tuk ride from the main beach area
Approx. 10 minutes’ transfer from Koh Samui airport
Beach, Sustainability



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  • Spas & wellness
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  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families
  • Golf
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If the high-end Anantara brand and excellent location weren’t enough, the Tree Top Signature Dining experience single handedly puts the hotel on the island’s fine dining map. Artistic European-Asian food is brought to you in your personal sala with a side of sea views. It’s the kind of romantic setting that’s booked in advance for anniversaries and honeymoons and becomes the highlight of most people’s stay. Private dining experiences don’t stop there either; Anantara’s Dining by Design concept is all about secret dining set-ups for two, like night picnics on the sand or a table in the middle of a candlelit garden. All food is of exceptional quality, including the seafood at Crab Shack and at Ocean Kiss, where breakfast comes with a rainbow fruit spread, buttery pastries and chefs on hand for French toast or even sushi made for you on the spot.

Ocean Kiss
The hotel’s main restaurant for colourful buffet breakfasts and international dining throughout the day.

Tree Top Signature Dining
One of the most special restaurants on the island – it’s an intimate set-up of eight private sea-glimpsing salas with a European-Asian menu. It’s a popular restaurant that has to be booked in advance.

Crab Shack
One of the latest additions to the resort, Crab Shack is a must for seafood lovers. Aprons are provided as this is a hands-only dining experience.

Sandal Beach Bar
A laid back lounge for drinks on the beach.

The Singing Bird Lounge
Set in the canopy, the cocktails here are named after birds - drinks include the Red-whiskered Bulbul and The Violet Crow.

Create your own special date night with the help of Dining by Design’s selection of super intimate set-ups.

What's included

Breakfast at Ocean Kiss Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Ocean Kiss Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ocean Kiss Restaurant.

At the spa, unwind with the Anantara Lawana Coconut Paradise treatment. Used in the scrubs and massages, it embraces the health benefits of the coconut. Other therapies include turmeric body scrubs, herbal steam and green tea wraps.

There is a fitness centre and private yoga sessions can be arranged.

Go on a guided market tour and learn how to cook Thai food at Spice Spoons, join a professional for a lesson in Thai boxing, take a Land Rover excursion into the island's lush interior or visit one of the many temples on Koh Samui.

Koh Samui is a wonderful destination for snorkelling and diving or take a private boat charter to see the limestone rock formations.

Anantara Lawana has a number of sustainable initiatives. Working with local farmers and fishermen, produce is sourced locally and free-range eggs are bought from the Bhavana Bodhigan Vocational College, a local charity. The resort's gardens are irrigated from a ground well and the Lawana Fermentation Lab reduces food waste to create innovative cocktails and snacks.

The Little Bird Kids' Club keeps young ones entertained with yoga on the beach, balloon art and origami just some of the activities on offer.

The ocean views are an easy distraction at the nearby par 72 golf course at Santiburi Country Club.

Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

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