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.
As you wander around the resort you’ll constantly discover something to delight in, from the shimmering ponds to the huge freeform pool – this is a place that combines relaxation with playfulness to create a laid-back haven. Spend days enjoying the never-ending supply of excitement on offer, or indulge in a massage at the spa and try the daily complimentary afternoon tea. Staff go above and beyond; they’ll even make sure you have ice cream and suncream when you’re on the beach. A Late Night Kids’ Club every Thursday puts on films and complimentary activities so parents have free time to indulge in a well-deserved night off.
Suites are in the main building and have a separate mezzanine living area, with the benefit of being closer to the restaurants and the main pool. For luxurious seclusion, book a villa which looks out to the tropical gardens or the sea. Designed in traditional Thai style, you can choose from being seconds from the water in a Deluxe Beachfront Villa or have the privacy of your own pool in a Deluxe Pool Villa.
On Maenam Beach north-west of Chaweng, 10 minutes from local restaurants and shops
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Santiburi Koh 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 Luxury Hotels in Thailand category!
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan. Age restrictions apply to non-motorised watersports.
96 suites and villas
• Try windsurfing at the watersports centre • Enjoy a signature Thai Silk Aroma massage on the beach* • Tee off at Santiburi Samui Country Club with priority tee times*.
2 restaurants, lounge, breakfast room, bar
Breakfast at Vimarnmek • Afternoon tea in The Lounge
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £61 • Breakfast at Vimarnmek • Dinner at Sala Thai or The Beach House
Full Board from £93 • Breakfast at Vimarnmek • Lunch and dinner at Sala Thai or The Beach House.
*Denotes local charge