Centara Reserve Samui 

Where luxury is anything but standard

Redesigned, upgraded and rebranded, Centara Reserve Samui is a polished and welcoming beachside bolthole.

With its sleek modern looks and focus on authentic luxury experiences, Centara Reserve Samui is one of Chaweng Beach’s most inviting destinations. Set in the lush, mature grounds of what was formerly Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, this upmarket seaside retreat pulls off the tricky feat of appealing to a wide range of travellers without compromising on standards. Design fans will be wowed the moment they step into the temple-like lobby, gourmets will relish the resort’s impressive places to eat, while parents will love the children's zone and wet playground almost as much as the youngest guests. The people-pleasing location also helps: on a tranquil slice of silky-sanded Chaweng Beach, but within ambling distance of lively shopping and entertainment areas.

Why we love Centara Reserve Samui

  • Wrapped in leafy gardens on a quiet stretch of Chaweng Beach, it feels secluded, but there’s plenty to do and see a short stroll away

  • There are stylish interconnectable rooms and chic pool suites to suit everyone from families and couples to wheelchair users and groups

  • Your taste buds will appreciate the care that goes into the food at the various dining spots, from beachside grills to gourmet creations

  • Grown-ups will relish the all-natural treatments in the soothing spa, while younger guests will love the kids’ club’s wet play area

5 stars
Jan - Jun
Koh Samui
Bangkok 11½ hours
On a quiet stretch of Chaweng Beach, within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants
Approx. 10 minutes’ transfer from Koh Samui airport
Suitable for children

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children

Thanks to the choice of four inviting places to eat (all with kids’ menus), two grown-up bars with stylish snacks and creative drinks, plus 24-hour room service and various private dining options, food is a big part of the appeal of Centara Reserve Samui.

The Terrace
There’s a menu of dishes from around the world at the relaxed main restaurant, which is open from 6am to 10.30pm. Grab an outdoor table for the perfect start to the day.

Salt Society
This beachfront bar is a breezy venue for lunch, dinner or evening drinks with soulful live music. The food is as stylishly casual as the ambience: think tuna quesadilla, grilled watermelon salad and wagyu truffle burger. Every Sunday, the restaurant hosts the Vitamin SEA Bruch.

Act 5
This dinner-only restaurant (open from Wednesday to Sunday) turns gastronomy into a performance. Savour signature dishes with names such as Crunch and Edible Garden for a sublime experience.

Sa-Nga
Spend a happy evening grazing your way through a menu of exquisite Thai tapas, where the country’s traditional flavours are given a modern twist.

The Gin Run
Open from midday until late, this refined bar has a sophisticated cocktail and ‘gin experience’ list and a short menu of sweet and savoury nibbles to match. Every evening there's a 'one on you, one on us' Reserve hour from 4pm to 6pm.

Pool Bar
Take your pick from everything from snapper ceviche to Korean chicken baguette just a short stroll from your sun lounger.

With its food-as-theatre ethos and the sublime fusion flavours its chefs conjure up, Act 5 is definitely not to be missed.

What's included

Breakfast at The Terrace

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at The Terrace • Dinner at The Terrace or Salt Society • One soft drink per person, per meal
Full Board • Breakfast at The Terrace • Lunch and dinner at The Terrace or Salt Society • One soft drink per person, per meal

Reserve Spa Cenvaree has seven beautifully scented treatment rooms, including two for couples, where you can enjoy bespoke therapies using herbs from the organic herb garden. Enhance the effect with a session in the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi before your massage, body wrap or skin-soothing facial.

Beginner yoga and Thai boxing classes take place at the Yoga Pavilion.

The spacious, award-winning fitness centre is open around the clock. Work out on a comprehensive range of cardio and resistance machines, with verdant views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Head into island's interior to discover temples and waterfalls or go shopping and nightlife at Chaweng.

The resort has two pools, a free-form one with whirlpools right next to the beach and an infinity pool, plus a wet play area in the children’s zone. Explore offshore islands and remote islands or head to Angthong National Park for diving.

In keeping with Centara’s EarthCare programme, the resort has eliminated single-use plastics, has its own bottling plant for drinking water and turns food waste into biogas for the kitchens. Products at the spa are organic and cruelty-free, and there’s an organic herb and vegetable garden to help reduce food miles.

The Kids' Zone is technology free, so children will be kept busy with activities such as batik painting, kite making, kids' Thai boxing, junior chef and mixology lessons.

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