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Most Asian countries with coastline experience at least part of their wet season from June to August, but Koh Samui is one of the few places we recommend visiting at this time of year because it is typically hot and relatively dry. Beautiful, fine sand beaches on the calm, warm Gulf of Siam and a wide array of water sports, including sailing, fishing, snorkeling, and boogie boarding are available, in addition to hikes through the rainforest, delicious Thai cuisine, and indulgent spa treatments.
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Venture to nearby Koh Pha Ngan to the world famous Full Moon Party, where revelers cover themselves in swirling, glowing body paint under the light of a full moon.
Snorkeling at Koh Tao
Head over to Koh Tao for some of the world’s finest snorkeling at Hin Wong Bay.
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Take a lesson in Muay Thai kickboxing, Thailand's national sport. It’s a strenuous sport that teaches how to focus one’s mind, improve self-defense skills and hand-eye coordination.
Sunbathing on Nathon, Laem Yai, Mae Nam, Bophut, Bang Rak, Choeng Mon, Chaweng and Lamai are all highly recommended. Build a beach bonfire and enjoy the sunset as you watch the stars emerge for the evening.
Pamper yourself in style as you enjoy a manicure, pedicure, hair or facial treatment, or a massage at one of Samui’s many decadent spas and salons.
Private Brunch Cruise
Sail to an isolated island just off Tong Sala on Ko Pha Ngan for an idyllic brunch on white sand. Enjoy the jade waters as you watch the ferry boats come in to dock.
From the bustling city of Bangkok to the cultural center of Chiang Mai, the rustic Chiang Rai to the luxurious Koh Samui - all while staying at luxurious Four Seasons hotels - this 10-day adventure-by-private-jet packages the best Thailand has to offer into a vacation that fits the bill.
Set on Koh Samui’s idyllic Northern coast, the Anantara resort rests right on the beachfront, showcasing a panorama of sea views from the pristine white sands of Bophut Beach. Within the tranquil surrounds of this beautifully-secluded island, the resort offers a laid-back lifestyle and exotic island experience like none other in Southeast Asia. Anantara means ‘without end’ in Sanskrit and represents freedom and harmony, themes that are evident throughout the resort, from the superbly-designed tropical gardens to the traditional southern Thai architecture. An impressive eight accommodation options are a modern interpretation of the elegant grace of Thai culture with authentic finishes to reflect the local heritage. Guests can dine in a diversity of restaurants here to sample the very best of local flavors and become immersed in the culture-rich cuisine for which Thailand is renowned.
Banyan Tree Samui
Traditional design meets contemporary luxury in this award-winning five-star resort. Located on the tropical coast of Samui, Banyan Tree’s secluded spot is poised to pamper guests with an array of spacious villas, five delectable dining and extensive spa treatments. At Banyan Tree Samui, opulence and outstanding natural beauty collide to create perfect harmony and an idyllic choice for a wellness retreat, luxury holiday, wedding or business meeting. Just a five-minute drive away, guests can marvel at the scenic Grandmother and Grandfather Stone, enjoy eclectic shopping or venture out to the Beach Republic Club. Surrender to complete tranquility with a relaxing massage or wellness treatment in The Rainforest spa or be inspired to go snorkeling or scuba diving at the nearby Ang Thong Marine Park.
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is an away-from-it-all hillside resort on the magical Gulf of Siam. Spacious Thai villas are wrapped in tropical gardens, conserved coconut groves and the amphitheatre of sky, sea and islands. The spa is composed of five salas, or covered verandahs, while you may also receive spa treatments on the beach and take advantage of the resort’s yoga pavilion. Restaurants include Lan Tania, perched at a hillcrest 328 feet above the beach, or the beachside Pla Pla, which is the Thai phrase for “many fish” and serves fresh fish daily. There is also a beach bar and 24-hour in-villa dining. Other facilities include the resort’s ultra-modern Health Club, beachside infinity pool, and two hardcourt tennis courts.
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
On Koh Samui’s southern coast, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort enjoys endless views of the turquoise ocean and, surrounded by lush vegetation, fosters an atmosphere peaceful tranquility in which guests can truly relax, unwind and recalibrate. With programs for everything from weight loss and fitness to yoga and detox, the resort is firmly focused on life-changing retreats designed to make guests feel their best. Accommodation is tailored to every taste, with a range of luxury villas and suites dotted among the lush gardens, some of which overlook the ocean, many of which feature their own pool. Dining areas are open-plan for al fresco experiences, where guests can enjoy healthy cuisine whilst gazing at beautiful views. It goes without the saying that the facilities are world-class; with two swimming pools, the Shakti fitness center, an herbal steam cavern and yoga pavillion, guests will find that a visit to Kamalaya will guarantee an overhaul of body and soul.
Located on the secluded Baan Tai beach of Samui Island, this Orient-Express Hotel combines old world luxury with exotic Thai design and warm local hospitality. Baan Tai is in the Mae Nam area of the island, on the northern coast with views that stretch out over the Thai Gulf to nearby Phangan Island. Baan Tai is a quiet beach with quick access to restaurants and shops, secluded and tranquil yet only a 20-minute drive from the nightlife of Chaweng. Positioned on a sloping green plot of land right on the beach, the Napasai offers guests direct access to idyllic white sands and warm turquoise blue waters, its villas and suites nestled amid tropical gardens, offering privacy and calm. Providing a wide range of onsite activities to guests and with the beach at their doorstep, travelers can easily idle away their entire vacation at the Napasai.
For the ultimate fitness and wellness retreat in paradise, active guests need look no further than Panacea in the beautiful island of Koh Samui, set in the crystal waters of Thailand’s Gulf. With five residences of varying configurations, from four to six double bedrooms and all with en-suite facilities, Panacea is the perfect choice for groups and parties looking to relax in paradise while enjoying world class amenities and service, as well as action and adventure. With infinity pools, stunning views, rain showers and outdoor tubs, plus WiFi, HD televisions and quality sound systems throughout, the residences are beautifully designed down to the minute details. With a team of staff dedicated to each property, every whim is catered to and excursions and training sessions can be arranged smoothly and easily. As for dining, the team of chefs in each villa are highly trained to create delicious, healthy meals, tailored to preference and at any time.
W Retreat Koh Samui
W Retreat is located on the tropical island of Koh Samui, where the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand meet palm tree groves boasting more species of coconut than any other place on the planet. The contemporary resort is situated on the north shore’s Maenam Beach. Each of the 73 vibrant villas features a private patio and pool, sweeping sea and island views, custom furniture and state-of-the-art technology. Hotel facilities and services include a fitness center, spa, infinity pool, business center, activity center, room service, gourmet picnics, gift store, babysitting, laundry, library and outdoor tennis courts. Wired and wireless high speed internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel. Guests are encouraged to sample local, regional, and international cuisine as well as a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the resort’s own stylish restaurants and bars.