Santiburi Koh Samui 

Play things your way

This luxury beachfront escape combines a stunning tropical setting and plenty of fun activities.

Santiburi is a literal paradise. Here, you can soak up the views of towering palm trees laden with coconuts and the idyllic Maenam Beach, while those who wish to can jump into the activities on offer. Take a look at the morning schedule and take a Thai cooking lesson, set sail together on a Hobie cat, or simply relax by the enormous freeform swimming pool. There’s also a watersports centre with complimentary non-motorised activities so you can kayak, windsurf or sail to your heart’s content, and the Santiburi Samui Country Club − which hosts PGA Asian Tour tournaments − is just a shuttle ride away, with priority tee times for Santiburi guests.

Why we love Santiburi Koh Samui

  • The resort is spread across 23 acres of tropical gardens beside a picture-perfect beach on Koh Samui’s quiet north coast

  • There’s an excellent kids’ club with yoga and Thai cooking classes and a once-a-week late night so parents get the evening off

  • At the watersports centre, you can hit the water with a complimentary kayak, sailing dinghy or stand-up paddle board

  • Dining here is a pleasure, whether you’re in the mood for seafood on the beach or sophisticated Thai fine-dining

5 stars
Jan - Jun
Koh Samui
Bangkok 11½ hours
On Maenam Beach north-west of Chaweng, 10 minutes from local restaurants and shops
Approx. 25 minutes' transfer from Koh Samui airport
Beach, Suitable for children, Kids club

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

What's included

Breakfast at Vimarnmek

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Vimarnmek • Dinner at Sala Thai or The Beach House
Full Board • Breakfast at Vimarnmek • Lunch and dinner at Sala Thai or The Beach House.

The Lèn Spa setting has been inspired by the ancient Kingdom of Ayutthaya with carved wood panels and silk décor. Local ingredients, including coconut, jasmine, rice and betel leaves are used in the therapies. The centre, which includes outdoor deep soaking tubs and indoor baths, has been certified by the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine.

Learn about the local flora and fauna with a walk along the nature trail, hike through the jungle to waterfalls or explore Samui's temples. At the resort there is a regular schedule of activities including a monks alms giving ceremony, local market tours and Thai dance lessons.

Complimentary non-motorised watersports are available including windsurfing, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding.

Santiburi has implemented a number of waste and energy saving programmes, does not use chemical pesticides in the gardens and supports a number of local community projects. They have been awarded the Green Globe™ Certification.

Panya and Yim's is the junior camp for children over the age of 4. There's a daily schedule of activities including making animals from coconut leaves, Thai language lessons, kids' yoga and Thai dance sessions.

Every Thursday, the hotel’s free kids’ club opens until 10pm to give parents the night off – children can watch movies and join in with special activities like cooking classes and yoga sessions.

The two-bedroom Duplex Suite is a good option for families – it’s set on two levels with the master bedroom on a mezzanine and a living room and connecting twin bedroom on the first floor, plus two bathrooms.

Just 10-minutes from the resort is the Santiburi Samui Country Club. The 18-hole course meanders through palm tree canopies, passing waterfalls and creeks. Lessons with the Santiburi Swing Doctor can be arranged.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan.

Age restrictions apply to non-motorised watersports.

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