The Best Beachfront Hotels in Koh Samui

I found this video of the 10 best beachfront hotels in Koh Samui by ThaiTraveland and it inspired me to make a open list of them on Samui TV.  It seems to me there are a few amazing beachfront Koh Samui Hotels missing from the list. 🤔 Do you have a favourite that isn’t here? Add it to the list or comment and we’ll check it out. 🕵️🌴 It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it! 😂

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10 Best Beachfront Hotels in Koh Samui by ThaiTraveland

#1 Santiburi Koh Samui

Once again... full disclosure... I know the Santiburi resort very well, having provided our services to them (Firework displays) many times over the past years.

I really can't say it any better - or more honestly - than they say about themselves... so I will simply paste their very own description of Santiburi and can tell you that every single point they mention is accurate and - if anything - slightly 'down-played'!

So here are the main points... "Santiburi Koh Samui is a spacious, experience-driven luxury resort on the quiet north shore of Koh Samui. Set in 23 acres of tropical foliage, shady trees and lotus ponds, the resort overlooks 300 meters of pristine sandy beach. Our exquisitely designed suites and villas feature sleek, modern design blended with warm contemporary Thai décor. All villas are secluded havens with a minimum of 10 metres between them. Experience our spirited hospitality and savour epicurean dining at one of our five on-site culinary venues. Relax and unwind at our 50-metre long swimming pool, a centrepiece of the resort, and one of the largest on Koh Samui. Live life your way with our bespoke packages at Lèn Spa, maintain your fitness routine at the extensive on-site Sports Centre or chip away at your golf game at Santiburi Samui Country Club located only 10 minutes from the resort."

And THAT very adequately sums-up the luxurious Santiburi Resort & Spa!

12/12 Moo 1, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand. 84330

To book call: +66 (0) 77 425 031 or visit the website.

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#2 Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Set on a tropical hillside overlooking a private white sand beach and the Gulf of Thailand, the chic 1 to 5 bedroom villas of the Four Seasons Resort in Koh Samui feature private infinity pools with glorious sea views.

The Four Seasons Resort features sumptuous restaurants, multiple terraces and bars, an outdoor infinity pool, a spa and a gym, as well as tennis courts and a kids club. Villas feature free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and butler service is available.

219 Moo 5, Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand.

To book call +66 77 243 000 or visit the website.

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#3 Melati Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui

Melati Beach Resort is a very affordable beach-side resort which sits in Thongson Bay on the most northern tip of Samui Island. It will be no surprise to learn that the guest rooms, suites, and private pool villas all come within a resort that has stunning beach-front views over the bay.

Melati Beach Resort offers 5-Star amenities along with a gorgeously tranquil garden that will give you the chance to completely immerse yourself in a vacation that will easily live up to the expectations you dreamed of.

The resort is only a 15 minute drive away from the bustling nightlife of Chaweng, and an even shorter 10 minute drive from the airport, giving you the chance to start your dream vacation almost as soon as you step off the plane!

9/99 Moo 5 Thongson Bay, Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand. 84320

To book call +66 77 913 400 or visit the website.

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#4 Vana Belle Resort Koh Samui

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

Vana Belle Resort is part of the Marriott hotel/resort group, so you can expect the high quality of service and amenities that go along with that famous name. Vana Belle is situated in the ‘Chaweng Noi’ (‘Little Chaweng’) area of the island, and terms itself as ‘A Luxury Collection Resort’, offering private pools in each of their villas and suites. The level of detail that has gone into furnishing their villas and suites is quite impressive, with ‘Luxury Collection’ beds and bedding, gorgeous marble bathrooms, and even the things that – during these worrying times – have become important to our hygiene… things like masks, sanitisers, wet wipes etc.

Vana Belle has the choice of 2 eateries… ‘Panali’ – which offers authentic Southern Thai cuisine, or ‘Kiree – the Bistro’, which has a range of international cuisine that is enough to tempt anybody to indulge themselves!

9/99 Moo 3 Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand 84320

To book call +66 77 915 555 or visit the website.

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#5 Hansar Samui Resort & Spa

Again, I must give full disclosure here... I have visited Hansar numerous times for business, and can say without hesitation that the staff are amazingly attentive and will do all they can to help you with anything you need... and all with the ubiquitous 'Thai Smile' and traditional 'wai'.

Like many resorts on Samui Hansar is a few steps away from the beach, and - among numerous other services - can provide you with a romantic, evening-time 'dinner on the beach' under your very own pergola... beautiful!

Hansar is also actually part of the lower end of the famous 'Fisherman's Village' in Bophut, and so - if you fancy a change and a bit of a 'walk-about' then you have an incredible range of beach-side bars and restaurants (and tourist souvenir shops) to choose from... all within 1 minute from the resort!

Hansar also offer private speedboat, catamaran and yacht charter service... perfect for a day of adventure or a relaxing day of cruising around the island.

101/28 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand. 84320

To book call: +66 77 245 511 or visit the website.

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#6 Banyan Tree Samui

Set on a terraced hillside around a private cove, Banyan Tree Samui overlooks clear blue waters of Lamai Bay and it's own private beach.

88 individual villas scattered around the idyllic curved hillside with gardens and private infinity pools. Options include bay views, hot-tubs and complimentary in-room spa treatments. Breakfast is included, room service is available.

There's a private beach, spa, gym, yoga studio and a ballroom.

To book call: +66 77 915 333 or visit the website.

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#7 Sheraton Samui Resort

Sheraton Samui Resort 86 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand 84320

A relaxing resort set amid lush vegetation on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this refined beach side resort is 9 km from the Big Buddha Temple and 7 km from Samui Airport.

Airy, polished rooms feature flat-screens, living areas, and balconies with garden or gulf views. Upgraded units have sofa beds, and/or terraces with daybeds. Studios and 1- and 2-bedroom suites are available. Wi-Fi is offered for a fee.

Breakfast buffet are free and there are 4 restaurants and bars with poolside service. Other amenities include a beachfront pool, a garden pool and 24/7 fitness centre, a chic spa, a playground and a tennis court.

86 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand 84320

To book call +66 77 422 020 or visit the website.

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#8 InterContinental Koh Samui Resort

The InterContinental Resort sits in almost 22 acres of beautiful, prime beach-front land on the west coast of the island, and is as ‘high-end’ as you would expect from any InterContinental resort or hotel. As if that wasn’t enough in itself, the InterContinental has the most amazing views over their private ‘white-sand’ beaches and out to the gorgeous azure seas surrounding the famous 5 islands of the Angthong National Marine Park just off the coast, tours of which can be organised for you to enjoy.

With an amazing signature cuisine and some of the most beautiful sunsets to experience the InterContinental truly fulfils the expectations of a dream holiday destination, and is idyllic as a honeymoon resort.

The resort is built on – and into - the cliff-side of the coast, and offers both cliff-side and beach-front villas villas with private plunge pools.

295 Moo 3 Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140 Thailand

To book call +66 (2) 656 0440 or visit the website.

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#9 Royal Muang Samui Villas

On its website Royal Muang Samui Villas describes itself as... 'It is a natural paradise away from the crowded world and within a pure and unspoiled environment of greenery, white sand beach and crystal clear sea that suits vacationers looking for a peaceful and romantic holiday haven to relax and rejuvenate..." and after you look at their location pictures and photos of the resort you will find it easy to believe what they say... it really is a most beautiful resort, and their photo gallery backs-up everything they say.

The wedding and honeymoon packages sound amazing, and so, so romantic (yeah... I'm a romantic at heart... a soppy one too! hahaha). With a full range of top quality facilities and service, and a gorgeous beach just a few steps away, this resort definitely fulfils its 'luxury resort' status in every way.

89 Moo 5, Choeng Mon Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand. 84320.

To book call: +66 (0) 77 428 700 or visit the website.

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#10 Bandara Resort and Spa Samui

Bandara Resort and Spa Samui

Full disclosure here... For various reasons (business) I have actually visited 'Bandara Resort & Spa' quite a few times, although I have never stayed overnight there. So I can vouch for its facilities being absolutely 'Top Notch'! The staff were incredibly helpful and gave the kind of V.I.P. service that you would expect from a top quality brand such as Bandara.

The resort is built, quite literally, on the beach, and - apart from the usual sun-bathing and paddle board, canoeing, swimming, snorkelling etc available during daylight hours the beach is simply perfect for a romantic, night-time 'dinner on the beach' experience. AND it is all set up for you under your very own pergola on the sand... does 'romance' get much better than that?!

Bandara also offer a complete set of services for kids too! Their 'Monkey Club' provides a host of activities for youngsters between 4 and 12 years old, which makes Bandara a super choice for families with both younger and older children... allowing Mum and Dad to have some quality 'Chill Time' (Cocktails in the Jacuzzi anyone?). Oh yes indeed!

178/2 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand. 84320.

To book call: +66 (0) 85 918 1638 or visit the website.


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Written by Alan Brewis

Since arriving in Samui over 20 years ago bike freak Alan has been ordained a Buddhist monk, worked with the Royal Thai police, been a volunteer for Samui Rescue and started @bonsaisamui, @samuifireworks & @samuitv.


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