Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui is a luxury beach resort in Thailand that excels in every possible aspect, from superlative service to well-equipped facilities and an outstandingly beautiful backdrop of lush gardens and topaz sea. This Koh Samui hotel really is faultless, offering guests a serene experience from start to finish, ensuring that every moment spent here is one of comfort, indulgence or pure relaxation.
The Four Seasons Group are experts in handpicking only the very best locations for their heavenly hotels, and this Koh Samui refuge is a prime example, found propped up above a curved beach in the northwest of the island, looking out over Leam Yai Bay. Luxury villas and residences are staggered up the forested hillside to promise far-reaching views of the Gulf of Siam, and tall, slim palm trees wave gracefully in the breeze all around. This is a place that radiates peace and tranquillity, a fine display of nature that soothes the soul.
Then come the delights of Four Seasons Koh Samui’s design, a modern take on traditional Thai styles with thatched roofs, open-air pavilions and a heavy dose of rich wood. The villas and residences all display this same elegant look across expansive bedrooms, living areas and outdoor spaces, which feature private pools for added decadence. They are exclusive hideaways angled to face the sea, though with plenty of foliage around to ensure privacy and a closer connection to nature. Although the entry-level Pool Villa is stunning, a haven fitted with a deep-soak tub, huge windows pouring in sunlight and outdoor cabana, higher villa categories bring yet more luxuries like larger pools, room for the kids and direct access to the beach. Or, you could go all out with one of the residences, for butler service, multiple bedrooms and a wine bar to boot.
You can always opt to dine in the privacy of your villa or residence, though the Four Seasons’ restaurants and bars come highly recommended. Koh Thai is set high up on the hills for stellar sea and tree canopy views, a sight that is accompanied by lip-smacking Thai food, while Pla Pla is down on the beach and covers Mediterranean favourites. The three bars all offer something different to the next, whether that’s cocktails with a Thai twist at Cocorum, smooth sophistication at the indoor Koh, or rum-tasting experiences at the Rum Vault – we suggest you try out each of them.
Elsewhere in Four Seasons Koh Samui you’ll find a vast infinity pool by the private beach, fitness facilities like tennis courts, a gym, watersports centre and even an open-air Muay Thai boxing ring. Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and meditation sessions all take place here too, and there’s no leaving the hotel without having succumbed to the Secret Garden Spa. Enveloped by verdant gardens, this tranquil wellness centre focuses on typical Thai practices and even uses ingredients from the gardens for their treatments; there’s also a massage corner on the beach.
Families and couples alike will love the open-air movie nights at Four Seasons Koh Samui, the beachfront games room, fun classes like Thai language, cookery, kite making and more – for grown-ups, cocktail mixology lessons are a real highlight. Children are spoilt too, with a kids’ club and free gifts to take home, though we’re certain it’ll be the memories of Four Seasons Koh Samui that will be the most treasured of all.
Four Seasons Koh Samui Facilities
60 villas and 13 Residence Villas of up to 4 bedrooms.
Koh Samui, 30 minutes transfer from Koh Samui International Airport.