A hillside hideaway with picture-perfect views, ocean-view dining and a focus on wellbeing.

This upscale eco sanctuary has magnificent sea views from its quiet pocket on Koh Samui. Its buildings are embedded into the cliffside around huge beach boulders, where pool villas float over the water’s edge and dinner tables are perfectly angled for oceanside date nights. Silavadee’s activity programme is refreshingly different, taking on a wellness spin with sessions in pranayama (ocean breathing), origami and temple visits to make merit with monks. The resort’s location means you’re just a short drive from Chaweng and Lamai, but tucked away from the busy main beach on a mini peninsula. Bask in the peaceful quiet of the almost-secret beach a few steps from the resort or hop on a bicycle and explore the neighbourhood.

It’s in the evening that the resort comes alive, although it rarely feels busy at Silavadee. Guests make a beeline for the rooftop Star Bar for live music, epic sunsets and cocktails under the stars. The restaurants are all dreamy, whether you’re eating exotic fruits for breakfast by the full-length windows at Moon or having dinner at sunset out on The Height’s striking terrace. Sun Lounge is filled with all things good and healthy like bowls of nutritious, whole foods and juices blended with superfoods and raw produce.

The rooms are elegant with teak wood furnishings and finished with handmade local fabrics. The real showstoppers here are the villas – Ocean View or Panoramic Ocean View Pool Villas come with their own private pool and large al fresco dining area, and you’ll get a spectacular private infinity pool all to yourself in the spacious Oceanfront Pool Villa Suites.

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Key information

On a rocky hillside on the south-east coast of Koh Samui, just 10 minutes from Lamai and 15 minutes from Chaweng

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes' private transfer from Koh Samui airport
Rooms: 80

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 24 Dec-05 Jan. This hotel is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

Accommodation information

80 spacious rooms and villas

Activities

• Discover your own kind of zen by trying out the range of wellness activities* • Arrange a private barbecue for a special occasion*.

Dining

2 restaurants, lounge, pool bar, rooftop bar

What's included

Breakfast at Moon restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £63 • Buffet breakfast and à la carte lunch or dinner at Moon or The Height restaurant

Full Board from £101 • Buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and à la carte dinner at Moon or The Height restaurant.

*Denotes local charge