Pool, shaded kids’ pool, kids’ club with late nights for children over 4 years every Thursday, non-motorised watersports centre, beach, fitness centre, Santiburi Spa*, tennis court, muay Thai boxing classes*, jogging trail, kids’ mountain bikes, Wi-Fi throughout, Santiburi Samui Country Club golf course* (accessible via shuttle transfer)

Restaurants & bars

A buffet-style breakfast is served at Vimarnmek, located in the main building where indoor and al fresco diners can fill up on freshly baked bread and pastries with papaya jam, classic cooked dishes or order a smoothie at the fresh juice station. If you get peckish, you can order a snack at the Poolside Bar or take complimentary afternoon tea in The Lounge. Sala Thai is the resort’s Thai restaurant if you’re after something authentic, while The Beach House is a stunning dining spot with tables set to the backdrop of the sea and theme nights.

For Children

What’s nearby? This hotel is north-west of Chaweng, on Koh Samui’s north coast. It’s around ten minutes away from local restaurants and shops, and just over ten minutes from Santiburi Samui Country Club golf course – a world-class course set in a preserved coconut palm plantation. Santiburi guests benefit from priority tee times and a complimentary shuttle bus from the resort.

Tried and tested 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 sleeping arrangements Suites are in the hotel’s main building and have a separate mezzanine living area. They’re close to the restaurants and the main pool. For more privacy, choose an individual villa which looks out to the tropical gardens or the sea. The two-bedroom Duplex Suite is another 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.

Beach

300 metres of golden sand.

*Denotes local charge