Garrya Tongsai Bay Samui 

Chic hideaway in nature

An elegant eco resort with exceptional service and luxurious spa treatments in a tranquil natural setting.

Framing a beautiful cove on the north-eastern side of the island, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic and serene private hideaway than Garrya Tongsai Bay Samui. This Banyan Tree-run hotel was sensitively built without cutting down a single large tree, and that passion for nature and the surrounding environment remains strong today, in harmony with the resort’s commitment to exceptional service. Eco-conscious guests will love the sustainable features throughout, from efforts to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint by sourcing rice straight from local farmers to a wildlife-friendly approach that is encouraged in all staff.

Why we love Garrya Tongsai Bay Samui

  • It’s in an idyllic private cove in a pretty nature reserve on the island’s north-eastern coast

  • There’s an appealing focus on sustainability, from rugs made of yarn from recycled clothes to preserving indigenous plants

  • The beautiful hillside villas and cottages serve up light-filled contemporary interiors, outdoor baths and amazing sea views

  • You can relax beside two stunning pools – one for adults only – on sun loungers on the beach and in the nature-centred spa

5 stars
Jan - Jun
Koh Samui
Bangkok 11½ hours
Surrounding an idyllic private cove in a pretty nature reserve on the island’s north-eastern coast, just 15 minutes from Chaweng
Approx. 10 minutes' transfer from Koh Samui airport
Spa, Wellness, Beach, Honeymoon



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

In the evening, dine under the stars at the beachside Fish Tales or feast on delicious Thai cuisine at Rhoy Rhoy!, one of the island’s finest restaurants.

Fish Tales
Serving up a great choice of Thai, Chinese and Western dishes in a lively atmosphere during the day. Then at dusk, it transforms into a contemporary gourmet restaurant offering you an elegant fusion menu featuring fresh local seafood and fine meats. You can choose to dine in the open sala, on the canopied terrace, or directly under the stars on the deck.

Rhoy Rhoy!
This exceptional restaurant strives to serve authentic Thai cuisine from every region.

A restaurant serving mouthwatering dishes that are focused on wellbeing; they are created using naturally sourced produce which is gown locally as much as possible, and even on the resort's own organic farm. The menu features a variety of plant based options.

What's included

Breakfast at Rhoy Rhoy!

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Rhoy Rhoy! • Three-course set lunch or dinner at Rhoy Rhoy! or Fish Tales
Full Board • Breakfast at Rhoy Rhoy! • Three-course set lunch and dinner Rhoy Rhoy! or Fish Tales • Dinner at Rhoy Rhoy! or Fish Tales

Have personalised treatments in the privacy of the Prana Spa, hidden among the greenery. Soak away your stress with a floral-scented outdoor bath or try the ‘Samui Dream’ treatment, a Thai remedy combining coconut oil and local herbs to soothe and repair.

• The resort was sensitively constructed, where possible trees causing an obstruction were relocated.

• Water conservation initiatives include water saving faucets, reduced toilet flush capacities and recycling waste water to water the gardens.

• Energy conservation through using energy saving light bulbs, electric buggies, some solar cells, using the hot water generated during air-conditioning and an ozone system in the laundry.

• Animal and plant conservation with sections of grounds left undisturbed as forest and an animal protection unit.

• Minimisation waste production along with effective waste sorting and recycling.

• Organic waste is composted and then used in the resort’s own gardens to produce organic herbs and vegetables for the kitchens.

• The use of plastic is actively avoided, for example re-usable cloth bags made from recycled napkins are used in place of plastic bags, re-usable ceramic bottles for toiletries and glass instead of plastic bottles.

• Reduce chemical usage by using biological pesticides, compost as fertiliser and biological detergents.

• The resort supports local projects such as funding and advising a local school on their low-carbon practices, tree planting, litter clearing, beach cleaning and supporting an animal rescue centre and wildlife foundations.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 21 Dec-05 Jan.

Due to steep steps, this hotel is not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

Guests over 14 are welcome in the half-moon pool area.

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