Hotels in Koh Samui Reviews

4.7/5Outstanding148 Reviews
Choeng Mon Beach
Best of the Best. Highly recommended. From the staff to the facilities and the room.
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4.9/5Perfect431 Reviews
Bang Por
The environment is awesome, though the hotel didn’t upgrade our booking but arranged a room which located at the high level having a super good sea view to us. The service is not good enough as we expected, could have some improvements..
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4.6/5Outstanding961 Reviews
Lamai Beach
What can I say about this place that hasn’t been said before? From the moment we arrived until the time we left, we had the most amazing, relaxed holiday. We were collected from the ferry pier (additional charge for this) and driven to the resort, where we were met by the nicest, friendliest people I have ever encountered. We had a deluxe balcony room and it was beautiful. Biggest bed I’ve ever seen, balcony with a sea view, a bowl of exotic fruit and an oil burner releasing the most gorgeous fragrance into the room. The bathroom was amazing – full sized bath, separate shower, double basins. Definitely a very luxurious resort! The villas look fantastic, would love to stay in one of them next time.There are two infinity swimming pools at the resort – we spent a lot of our time in both! – where you can swim, relax, look out to sea and just totally disconnect! By one of the pools there is a café bar, where we played pool and had the most amazing iced coconut coffees!The breakfast spread was just awesome – buffet consisted of pastries, breads, fruit, fresh juices (and a machine if you want to make your own), smoothies, cereals, hot rice and noodles etc. But you could also order from an a la carte menu, so many choices! We are vegan, so we kept it simple, but the variety for non-vegans is just amazing. It was a shame to see so much food waste by some of the guests, but that is a different topic of course…There are various activities at the resort provide free of charge throughout the day. I attended a morning yoga class on the beach, what an experience! There was just me and the instructor, and we did a sun salutation that lasted around 45 minutes. You can also try snorkelling and kayaking, but be aware the coast in this area is very rocky – great to look at, not so comfortable to walk on!The location of the resort is great – off the main road on a peninsula, away from the bustle of Lamai Beach. But there is a shuttle bus that can take you to and from Lamai and Chaweng Beach if that is your thing. We went to Lamai Beach one afternoon for lunch and one evening for dinner, but to be honest, we much preferred the calm, relaxed atmosphere at Silavadee. Be aware, the resort is built into the side of a cliff and in order to get around there are some steep paths to navigate. But the staff drive little golf carts and you can arrange to be picked up and dropped off if you need assistance.And finally, I just have to mention the staff again. Every time we met, they brought a smile to our faces with their friendly, helpful manner. Whether or not it is a part of their role, I don’t know, but it certainly felt genuine and sincere, and they made our stay even more enjoyable.This is the first time we have ever stayed in a resort and the bar has been set incredibly high for any future places we visit! Highly recommended!
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4.7/5Outstanding133 Reviews
Choeng Mon Beach
Here we were able to shower and cool down until our room was ready. As a honeymoon couple, they treated us to a bottle of wine and a hugh bunch of roses with the room decorated accordingly. OVERALL: This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in and I have travelled the world.
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4.6/5Outstanding533 Reviews
Mae Nam Beach
Excellent hotel for our honeymoon trip in Samui. It has awesome hotel lobby (with very good Seaview). The service is very good, the staff helped us to arrange everything including shuttle bus. We really enjoy staying there! Nice!
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4.8/5Outstanding346 Reviews
Chaweng Noi
It’s was my first time in Thailand/Koi Samui and we chose Vana Bella to celebrate our anniversary and my partner's birthday. From the moment we booked this hotel via Trip.com we have been very fortunate that the Vana Belle hotel team have looked after us and our stay has been very special and enjoyable. From birthday cake for my partner, to relaxing at the beach pool with the sound of the ocean lapping the shore, everything about this place is just perfect. The food is great, the service is excellent and the staff are exceptionally wonderful and polite. The check-in itself is a unique experience as you sit over the beautiful ocean with a hand cleaning ritual and traditional welcome drink. The rooms are amazing and well appointed with your own private pool and beautiful views. We both left this place with relaxed and surely would come back again. Thank you so much, Vana Belle and trip.com
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Frequently Asked Questions

Koh Samui Hotel Guide

Koh Samui is also famous for its outlying islands. The diving resorts Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan, and Koh Phangan, which hosts one of the world’s top 10 parties, are some of the highlights of this destination. There are not many attractions on the island of Koh Samui itself, though the most well-known are the two beaches of Chaweng and Lamai. There are also many high-end hotels for tourists looking for a more luxurious experience.

There are four major outlying islands in Koh Samui; Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan which are also diving spots and the best places to get a diving certificate. Koh Phangan is known for its wild parties every full moon, and Angthong is a place where you can both dive and see the lagoon.

Chaweng Beach is the most developed beach in Koh Samui where many dining and entertainment facilities can be found. Visitors can rent motor boats as well as go sailing and diving during the day. In the evening, there are parties and vibrant nightlife. Koh Tao is located in the northern part of Koh Samui, where there are rich coral reefs and marine life. The dive sites near Koh Tao are generally only 12 meters deep, and there are generally no strong currents. It’s a great place to learn how to dive and it’s said to be the cheapest place to get a recreational diving license in the world.

Koh Nang Yuan is the beautiful island in the northwest of Koh Tao and a good snorkeling destination. It is best known for its white sand beach that only appears when the tide is low.

Koh Phangan is famous for its full moon party. On the 15th night of each lunar month, Haad Rin is filled with backpackers from all over the world who are drinking beer and listening to music. During the party, there are fireworks, band performances, and so on.

Antong Islands National Marine Park is the second largest national park in Thailand made up of more than 40 small islands. You can dive, climb the mountains, kayak, and see the lagoon surrounded by mountains.

Transportation to Koh Samui is rather inconvenient. Although there are direct flights to Koh Samui, traveling from other Thai cities to Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan requires one to transfer at the two main ports of Suratthani and Chumphon.

Surat Thani is the most important overland city connecting Koh Samui. Every day, many fast boats, slow boats, and overnight ferries travel between Koh Samui and several piers in Surat Thani.

Chumporn is relatively close to Koh Tao. Visitors heading directly to Koh Tao for diving can choose to transfer to Koh Tao after arriving in Chumphon. There are many trips to Koh Tao in Chumphon, and these boats will continue sailing to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui after they stop at Koh Tao.

Koh Samui has a tropical monsoon climate. Summer is considered to be the period from September to February. At this time, the sunshine is bright and many tourists visit. Monsoon season is from March to August, and it often rains. Hotels in Koh Samui may be a bit cheaper than usual during this period.

Koh Samui is dotted with a variety of upscale hotels and resorts. Chaweng Beach has many facilities while Lamai Beach is known for its beautiful white sand beaches. Cost-conscious tourists can find affordable and attractive boutique hotels in Koh Samui on the northern coast. Other inexpensive hotels in Koh Samui can be found along the coast as well.

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