Banyan Tree Samui 

The luxury of tranquillity

A stunning resort in a secluded location with captivating views of Lamai Bay.

This resort is the ultimate haven for peace and relaxation. On a high slope that overlooks the glistening waters of Lamai Bay, sleek Thai villas are scattered around the curved hillside – an exclusive getaway where life is all about being pampered. The beach is the closest to private you’ll get in Thailand, in a bay nestled on the other side from Lamai Beach where the town is close by.

Why we love Banyan Tree Samui

  • There are just 88 spacious and elegant villas, each of which has a private infinity pool and the services of a dedicated host

  • It has a fabulous secluded location centred on a small private bay complete with a powder-soft sandy beach

  • The award-winning holistic spa takes relaxation to another level with hydrotherapy treatments such as the Rainforest Indulgence

  • Be pampered without leaving your villa with in-room gourmet dining from dawn until late and a menu of candlelit scented baths

5 stars
Jan - Jun
Koh Samui
Bangkok 11½ hours
In a secluded cove on Koh Samui’s south-east coast, just 10 minutes from Lamai and 25 minutes from Chaweng
Approx. 30 minutes’ transfer from Koh Samui airport
Beach, Luxury, Wellness, Spa, Sustainability



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families
  • Good to Know

You’ll discover a choice of three restaurants in various locations around the resort. The signature restaurant, Saffron, is a must to experience the traditional flavours of Thailand with a modern twist. International cuisine is served at The Edge, where dreamy views cast over Lamai Bay from the outdoor deck. At Sands, you can try delicious, freshly prepared seafood out on the beach.

Serving authentic Thai with a contemporary twist, Saffron offers understated elegance with stunning views of Lamai Bay.

The Edge
Perfect for those that aren't really sure what they want – presenting an eclectic menu of Asian and Western offerings.

For fresh seafood, delicious char-grill and flavoursome rotisserie, Sands is an intimate beachfront dining location.

Pool Bar
If you're in search of something healthy, head for the Pool Bar where you'll find a range of afternoon treats and superb mixologists to rustle you up a cocktail or two.

Lobby Lounge
Serving afternoon tea and Western-style tapas.

If you're after an experience with a difference, try the Destination Dining. Sat beneath a tented pavilion on the beach, you'll savour delicious cuisine in an intimate, romantic setting.

What's included

Breakfast at The Edge.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and lunch at The Edge
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Edge.

Banyan Tree’s award-winning spas are well known among spa aficionados for their holistic approach to wellness and relaxing head-to-toe therapies. The Banyan Tree Samui spa continues this tradition with a suite of 10 spacious indoor spa pavilions offer an extensive range of Asian-inspired body and beauty treatments. The highly-skilled professional therapists are all trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket.

Take part in a coconut tree planting session, learn how to carve soap, take a nature walk or join a guided tour of the island.

Stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking are just some of the water-based activities and the house reef here is ideal for snorkelling. Take a tour to Ang Thong Marine Park and nearby islands onboard the Sense of the Sea, the resort's private speedboat.

Banyan Tree has many socially responsible initiatives and employs a sustainability manager to oversee the resorts conservation and research projects. It has been awarded Platinum Certification by EarthCheck. Guests can participate in educational nature walks and snorkelling classes to learn about the local ecosystems.

Children from the age of 4 to 12 will be kept busy at the kids' club with Thai dance lessons, games, arts and crafts.

The family villas offer plenty of space and babysitting services can be arranged.

There is an optional Green Imperative Fund charge of US$2 per villa per night payable locally.

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