This family-friendly resort on Bo Phut Beach is perfect for a laid-back 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 in 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.

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.

Choose from the Deluxe Rooms around the main pool, or for peace of mind pick a Family Room where you’re just a sliding door away from the kids in their own fun space complete with a bunk bed. The spacious Villas have their own plunge pool and are more secluded. We recommend the luxurious Pool Villa Suites, which come with plenty of additional space, extra privacy and a private pool.

For Families

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Key information

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

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes' transfer from Koh Samui airport
Rooms: 168

Good to know

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

Accommodation information

168 rooms and villas


• Take a Thai cooking class, including a trip to the local market for fresh ingredients* • Barter at the Friday night market in nearby Fisherman’s Village • Book a rejuvenating massage at the Thai spa*.


Restaurant, 3 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Chom Dao Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £36 • Breakfast and set dinner at Chom Dao Restaurant
Full Board from £62 • Breakfast, lunch and set dinner at Chom Dao Restaurant
Full Board Plus from £61 • 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).

*Denotes local charge