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 town is close by.

The hotel spa goes one step above Banyan Tree’s famously high standards. The Rainforest Experience is a surprising and different approach to spa hydrotherapy that completely immerses you into relaxation – and has even been known to convert guests who usually miss out the spa altogether. 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.

Each of the villas have been thoughtfully designed to make your stay as decadently comfortable as possible. As well as your own private swimming pool, you’ll get the dedicated services of a friendly Villa Host. Deluxe Pool Villas are set amid the perfectly manicured gardens, while Ocean View Pool Villas allow you to wake up to a gentle sea breeze and stunning views of the ocean. Horizon Hillcrest Pool Villas are found high on the hilltop, with views out over the sea and verdant forests. A Family Pool Villa is ideal for families and groups, with two bedrooms and breathtaking views across the forest or the ocean.


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Key information

In a secluded cove on Koh Samui’s south-east coast, just 10 minutes from Lamai and 25 minutes from Chaweng

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes’ transfer from Koh Samui airport
Rooms: 88

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Banyan Tree Samui is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 18th in the Top 25 Hotels in Thailand category for 2020.

Good to know

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

Accommodation information

88 villas


• Book a ‘Destination Dining’ private beach dining experience* • Try a rainforest hydrotherapy experience at the Banyan Tree Spa*.


3 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at The Edge.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £79 • Breakfast and lunch at The Edge
Full Board from £137 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Edge.

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*Denotes local charge