An elegant eco resort with exceptional service and luxurious spa treatments in a tranquil natural setting.
Framing a beautiful cove on the north-eastern side of the island, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic and serene private hideaway than The Tongsai Bay. This family-owned hotel was sensitively built without cutting down a single large tree, and that passion for nature and the surrounding environment remains strong today, in harmony with the resort’s commitment to exceptional service. Eco-conscious guests will love the sustainable features throughout, from efforts to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint by sourcing rice straight from local farmers to a wildlife-friendly approach that is encouraged in all staff.
If you want to relax by the water, take your pick from the expansive freeform pool or the adults-only infinity half-moon pool – both serving up amazing sea views. From the comfort of your lounger, just raise your flag and the waiter will appear to take your drinks order. Or take up a sun bed on the beach and cool off in the calm waters of the bay. In the evening, dine under the stars at the beachside Po-Lad Beach Bistro & Bar or feast on delicious Thai cuisine at Chef Chom’s, one of the island’s finest restaurants.
Each of the beautiful cottages and villas makes the most of the space, with plenty of room both indoors and outdoors and an open-air bath. To be close to the beach and pool, opt for one of the Beachfront Suites. Cottage Suites are higher up the hill and have partial sea views and pretty scenes out across the gardens, while the Seafront Cottage Suites feature spectacular sea views. The resort’s range of villas are even more spacious, with a larger balcony or outdoor living area, plus the option of your own private pool.
Surrounding an idyllic private cove in a pretty nature reserve on the island’s north-eastern coast, just 15 minutes from Chaweng
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
The Tongsai Bay is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the hotel 8th in the Top 25 Hotels in Thailand category for 2019!
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 21 Dec-05 Jan. Due to steep steps, this hotel is not recommended for those with walking difficulties. Guests over 14 are welcome in the half-moon pool area.
83 suites and villas
• Watch a movie with popcorn on the beach • Book a couples’ spa package* • Arrange a private candlelit dinner on the beach.
2 restaurants, 2 bars
Breakfast at Chef Chom’s.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £54 • Breakfast at Chef Chom’s • Three-course set lunch or dinner at Chef Chom’s or Po-Lad
Full Board from £79 • Breakfast at Chef Chom’s • Three-course set lunch at Po-Lad Beach Bistro & Bar • Dinner at Chef Chom’s or Po-Lad Beach Bistro & Bar.
*Denotes local charge