Visit the stunning Thai holiday island Koh Samui for some serious rest and relaxation. The north east of the island is full of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels, bars and shopping. The much quieter south west of the island, is where you will find the exclusive 5 star resorts that enjoy uninterrupted views of the beautiful gulf of Thailand and impeccable service standards to match.
Conrad Koh Samui
A beautiful 5* cliff side resort, all rooms offer a large private infinity pool and views of the 5 sister islands. From the sea, the resort looks like a James Bond villains lair, it is a great place to spend lots of time with your partner on your Coconut island adventure.
Activities include speed boat excursions to private deserted island, snorkeling, canoeing, Mui Thai fighting lessons and beach side yoga.
Why is it special?
Your private villa boasts impressive sea views from the bed, patio, infinity pool and even the bath and shower. Which means the sea turtles will also have an equally impressive view of you. The main resort infinity pool by the small beach has nightly entertainment, including dancing, fire shows and knife throwing.
The villas are well appointed, with Apple TV, complete with the Disney Channel and an iPad.
Restaurant Options and Menu
Jahn : Fusion Menu
Zest : Thai Menu
In addition to the two restaurants, food and cocktails are served in the beachside main pool bar and grill Azure and the Aura lounge located at the resort heights.
Private Pool Villa, with breakfast 435 euro
Book through Otel.com using promo code OFF6DEAL (click link to activate this discounted rate)
Intercontinental Resort Koh Samui
The Intercontinental shares the same views and stretch of coast as the Conrad, located 6 miles north. Less exclusive, but more family friendly, with multiple room options, a better beach and an easier resort to get around.
Why is it special?
The top private club villas boast views nearly as impressive as the Conrad. But one place where the Intercontinental wins hands down, is the stunning AirBar, enjoy a sunset cocktail and relax in one of the most stunning bars in Thailand. Panoramic Ocean View Suites have an enclosed Jacuzzi overlooking the sea, club villas have private pools and beach front access, the 3 bedroom residence has a private pool.
Unlike the Conrad, the hotel offers half board and full board options. But food in Thailand is delicious and inexpensive, so not booking a hotel with food can give you flexibility and more choice in resort.
Standard Ocean View Room with breakfast 245 euro half board 400 or full board 480
Private Pool Villa, with breakfast 625 euro
Book through Sembo.com
Travelling to the airport, city nightlife or malls will take around 45 minutes from the Conrad or Intercontinental. We would recommend using Mr Samui 0066 890 606 440 he is reliable, friendly and flexible, you can reach him on whatsapp before you travel.
You can hire a new motorbike for as little as 5 euro a day, or an open jeep for 25 euro from one of hundreds of hire companies.
Activities to do near the resorts
The resorts are away from it all and Koh Samui suits a relaxing holiday. Only 15 years ago, there was no road connecting the east and west of the island.
Yings Thai Cooking School 10km
X Quad or Quadrophenia ATV tours 14km
Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) and Secret Buddah Garden 10km
Jet Skis and flyboards available at Samui Sea Sports 15km
There is a small waterpark, named Pink elephant on the north of the island suitable for children. 25km
Take a 4×4 safari to Canopy Adventures, offering 15 zip lines through the jungle. Remember to bring your swimsuit to relax in the waterfall after flying through the trees at 50mph. Minimum age 7.
Alternative 5* Resort 140 euro
Luxury 5* resorts is not something Koh Samui is lacking in. Le Meridien on the West coast of the island, closer to the night life, watersports and town activities offers private plunge pool rooms for 140 euro, ocean front private villas are also available.
Set on the beautiful Lamai beach, the resort doesn’t offer the same stunning cliff side views of the Conrad or the Intercontinental. But it is half the price and offers an arguably better location to explore the island and a great resort to relax and unwind in, still with impressive views.
Plunge Pool Room 140 Euros
Book on Booking.com for the best price
Come back to 2017Holiday.com soon for more great offers.