A handpicked selection of experiences endorsed by our experts. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know, as our extensive network of local contacts can open many doors.
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.
Full Moon Party
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.
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.
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.
Snorkeling at Koh Tao
Head over to Koh Tao for some of the world’s finest snorkeling at Hin Wong Bay.
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.
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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.
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.
Located on Samui's secluded Baan Tai Beach, the Belmond Napasai sits within 43 acres of tropical jungle. Baan Tai is in the Mae Nam area of the island, on the northern coast, offering views that stretch out over the Thai Gulf to nearby Phangan Island. Positioned on a sloping green plot of land right on the beach, the property provides guests with direct access to idyllic white sands and warm turquoise blue waters. The 69 standalone villas and residences emulate privacy and calm, decorated in a modern style with Thai accents, many commanding ocean views and private pools. Facilities at the Belmond Napasai include a spa, a fitness center, two tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and a yoga space. For dining, guests can choose from national and regional dishes at Lai Thai Restaurant, grilled meats and seafood at the shorefront Beach Restaurant, and sophisticated drinks paired with light plates at Infinity. Belmond Napasai is approximately 25 minutes by car from Samui Airport.
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.
Thailand Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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- Elsha McGill
For island and beach lovers looking to detox in five-star surroundings, these spas have what the wellness traveler to Thailand craves.
Though there are still a number of restrictions for Koh Samui, now is a good time to start thinking about what you’re going to do when you get to paradise.
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