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Beautiful beach in most relaxing place
Loved sandy beach at Santiburi - quite and just beautiful. Many water activities to spend time on. The whole resort has been well-maintained, good design of landscape. We stayed in a duplex room which was nice and spacious enough though without bathtub. All the time, we're taken care by their professional and sevice-minded staff. Food - only had breakfast here.
I prefer to wait a few days before writing a review, as any holiday can seem special at the time. But this one was timeless. We've been very fortunate over the years to have vacationed at many resorts here in Thailand (including others there on Samui) and elsewhere across SE Asia. However, we cannot remember a holiday quite as perfect or as memorable as our visit to the Santiburi Koh Samui. Following the extended pandemic lockdown, we were definitely ready to get out of the city and head somewhere nice... anywhere, really. From the website, the Santiburi certainly looked the part, but we were not expecting just how nice it truly was. Although the resort has been there for about 25 years, the care and maintenance of the facilities and landscaping is superb. Simply strolling through the stunning trees and gardens of the resort is a treat unto itself, and the quiet, positive vibe of the grounds is invigorating. Our villa was in a new section of the resort called 'The Reserve', and it certainly did not disappoint. From the secluded private pool, warm, cozy living room, large bath for two, rainwater shower, his & her lavatories, and the heavenly king sized bed, no amenity was spared in the design and layout of the villa. The vaulted ceilings and generous use of floor-to-ceiling glass throughout created an atmosphere that was both spacious and inclusive, yet private and intimate at the same time. But, many luxury resorts offer similar characteristics. Quite honestly, what separates the Santiburi from the rest is the wonderful people who make it truly extraordinary. Our respect and admiration goes out to the ownership and management of the resort, who not only kept all of the staff fully employed throughout the lockdown, but kept them busy, as well. They took advantage of the shutdown to do all of the maintenance, repairs, and upgrades that are difficult to do when guests are there. Their commitment to a very special experience for their guests is unparalleled, and it shows, in every way. Our deepest thanks goes out to K Apple, K Pimpa, K Thawat, K Bird, K John, and many others for making our stay a very memorable experience. And our return will definitely be sooner rather than later. Looking at the resort as a whole, and taking into account the newer section of 'The Reserve' along with the original resort, the Santiburi Koh Samui offers the perfect combination of both the classic and the contemporary. The transition between the mature and the modern is seamless, and something that can only happen within the relaxed and very chill environment that the Santiburi Koh Samui offers. To the staff of the resort, thank you so very much, and we very much look forward to seeing you again!
After staying in this resort, one may stop searching for other places on Samui island
Staying here repeatedly for more than seven times, including having a lovely & homey beach wedding years ago, my husband and I never feel bored of visiting this beautiful place. This resort consisted of almost everything we can think of; a long peaceful beach, water sports, a huge pool, restaurants, a spa with experienced therapists (indoor and on the beach!), kids clubs and loads of activities to join! As we visited here many times, we had chances to stay in various room types; a duplex, a garden villa with a plunge pool (this pool is rather suitable for kids), and a beachfront villa. All room types are lovely and equipped with amenities beyond our needs. Apart from interesting activities and facilities, the staff here treats every guest like their owned family members and pays attention to details and requests. Then, no other things to tell except ‘RECOMMENDED’!!
As ever a paradise and an exceptional service from all staff even under the continued pressures and threats of Covid 19. Sadly we had to cut our break short by 12 days due to concerns from our family back home and even though the hotel wasn’t under any obligations to they gave us a credit note. Hopefully we can return next year when the world has hopefully recovered from this awful pandemic. The weather was also exceptional.
We have been to Koh Samui several times and stayed in different 5 star hotels round the island The Santburi is a Luxury beautiful place to stay. We stayed in a Grand Deluxe pool villa which are a new addition to the hotel and it was perfect in every way. We had agood size pool and a very private area outside to relax with sunloungers and bean bags. The inside was immaculate with a good size sofa and TV the bedroom was really big with a large bed with luxury sheets and a huge TV a seperate shower and free standing bathtub with plenty of lovely products to use. We ate at the Beach House restaurant where the food was extremely good especialy the Beef Tenderloin you can sit on the terrace or the beach with a view of the sea. All the staff were friendly and helpful.Looking at some of the original villas there are alot of trees which looked like the villas might be more in the shade We feel it was worth paying more for the newer viias. There is also a very large swimming pool and a Thai restaurant as well as beautiful gardens
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