A guide to Koh Samui

In Holiday Reviews - Asia, Holiday Reviews - Thailand, Islands & Beaches by The H4C Team

Koh Samui is one of those incredibly special destinations that just has romance written all over it.

From its beautiful white-sand beaches and warm turquoise water to its gorgeous jungles, gardens and luxury accommodation, the island really has it all.

Whether you’re on a honeymoon or a romantic trip just for the sake of it, it’s certain Koh Samui will make your holiday hopes and dreams come true. Even better, a journey here doesn’t have to break the bank or take a whole lot of travel time – it’s only an 80 minute flight from Bangkok, yet it feels like it’s a whole world away.

The island enjoys great weather year-round, but is most popular between December and March. October to December can get a little rainy, but this is often when there are great deals about. From April to June the weather is hotter than ever, but if you can handle the heat it’s a good time to enjoy having the beach to yourselves.

When it comes to where to stay, you’ve got plenty of options. Consider the Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort. Private plunge pool suites and hydro-pool villas make for one luxurious stay, or choose the unmatchable Pavilion Samui Pool Residences, where you can indulge in massage and spa treatments. 

Centara Villas Samui is another great location for couples, located at the Southern tip of Samui Island. It’s discreet and intimate, with villas surrounded by lush green plants and your own spa and pool if you desire.

The Bhundhari Spa Resort and Villas Samui is a short walk from the beautiful Chaweng Beach, offering spectacular ocean views while providing the best in luxury service. Relax at the spa, drink cocktails by the pool and dine at the delectable Pearl restaurant onsite.

Then there’s Rocky’s Boutique Resort. This gem is located in a tranquil cove, with beach access, great swimming pools and rooms with gorgeous views. Take a sunset boat trip or enjoy a spa treatment – you’re spoilt for choice on how to spend your time.

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is an extremely exclusive, opulent resort. It’s located on the hidden beach of Laem Nan and is private and ready to pamper you. Book an oceanfront pool villa suite where you will have your own infinity-edge pool, terrace and fine service at your fingertips. Its honeymoon package is also incredible, featuring sparkling wine on arrival, a complimentary candle-lit dinner and aromatherapy session, and more!

Then there’s The Library. This is an extremely stylish location, perfect for couples who love the arts, with books and movies available for your leisure. It features a striking scarlet-coloured pool and if you really want to be pampered, opt for the Exotic Suite or the Bookmark Suite. Indulge in a starlit dinner on the beach for the perfect holiday.

Finally, check out what’s on offer at The Tongsai Bay suites and villas. Here, each villa has a terrace bathtub so you can relax in comfort and look out at the beautiful view. For the ultimate indulgence, book the Nang Gong Villa, which has even more breathtaking views, a private pool, rear garden and sun loungers, with an absolutely heavenly four-post bed. Dine at the restaurant or in comfort on your terrace for a holiday you won’t forget.

Treat yourself to a world-class holiday at one of these sumptuous destinations and enjoy the laid-back pace of life at Koh Samui. One thing’s for sure – it’ll be hard to tear yourselves away.

For more information on finding the perfect accommodation on Koh Samui, Thailand, visit our Where to Stay directory.