Bandara Resort & Spa 

Kick back and relax

This family-friendly resort on Bo Phut Beach is perfect for a laidback break.

One of our favourite resorts, we think you’ll love the welcoming, relaxing vibe here at the Bandara Resort & Spa. Bo Phut Beach has a gentler pace than many of the other beaches on the island, which makes it an ideal location if you’re planning to really unwind. The hotel’s grounds are a point of pride and it’s hard to beat the shade of a cabana beside the main pool for relaxing during the day. It’s one of the largest freshwater pools on the island with a real wow-factor design. For a change of scenery, find a quiet spot by the beachfront pool and take in picture-postcard views over the Gulf of Thailand.

Why we love Bandara Resort & Spa

  • It has a great location on a fantastic stretch of one of the island’s quieter beaches, with sleepy fishing villages on either side

  • The main pool is one of the largest in Koh Samui, and when you fancy a change of scene there are two more beside the beach

  • There’s an appealing laidback atmosphere everywhere from the al fresco beachside restaurant to the cosy lobby café

  • There’s a colourful kids’ club so that parents can take some time out knowing their children are having a good time

4 stars
Jan - Jun
Koh Samui
Bangkok 11½ hours
On Bo Phut Beach on the island’s northern shore, just a short walk from the local shops, bars and restaurants in Fisherman’s Village
Approx. 15 minutes' transfer from Koh Samui airport
Beach, Suitable for children, Kids club

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Bandara Resort & Spa

From £1,549 per person

  • tick10 nights
  • tickBoard Basis - Room & Breakfast
  • tickDeluxe Room
  • tickFly with EVA Air from London Heathrow
  • tickFlights available from other UK airports - contact us for further details
  • tickBased on selected September 2024 departures



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Mealtimes at Bandara are equally chilled out. For beautiful sea views and international cuisine, the Chom Dao Restaurant is a great spot for relaxed meals. For a range of local dining options, the charming Fisherman’s Village is just a short walk away.

Chom Dao Beach Restaurant
This beachside restaurant offers elegant yet relaxed international cuisine to complement the beautiful sea view.

Ling Café
Overlooking the resort, Ling Café is a great spot for drinks and desserts.

Pool Bar
Serving drinks and snacks throughout the day.

For an evening to remember, opt for a private dining experience on the jetty. Overlooking Ao Thai the candlelit setting is where memories are made.

What's included

Breakfast at Chom Dao Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and set dinner at Chom Dao Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and set dinner at Chom Dao Restaurant
Full Board Plus • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Chom Dao Restaurant • All soft drinks, tea, coffee and local beer served with lunch and dinner only (excludes minibar, room service or pool bars).

Follow a path through the tropical gardens to one of the five private open-air spa suites. Therapies at the spa include a range of massages including Thai, Indian head and hot stone, body polishes, sea salt scrubs, body swathes, facials, hydrotherapy, herbal and floral baths.

Spend time in the nearby Fishermans Village where there are plenty of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops.

As well as four swimming pools, Banadara has a wonderful beachside setting. Watersports include kayaks and sailing.

There are some great activities you can do together as a family here – we love the family cookery class, where you can learn to rustle up local delicacies together. Or, you can round everyone up for a relaxing yoga session or an action-packed Thai boxing class.

We’d recommend the Family Rooms, which sleep two adults and two children and are on the ground floor close to the children’s pool. There’s a king-sized bed for parents, and children share bunks with a sliding door between the rooms for that little bit more privacy. If you’d rather be close to the main pool, you can book a Deluxe Room – none of these are interconnecting, but you can book adjoining rooms if you’ve got two children over 12. And if privacy is your priority, try the luxurious Pool Villa Suites. You’ll get more space inside plus your own pool in a private courtyard.

Full Board Plus is available for guests staying five nights or more.

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