Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations and has an incredible range of hotels and guesthouses. Here we’ve listed the best hotels on Koh Samui in three price brackets: luxury, mid-range and budget.
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Koh Samui is a large island with several popular beaches. Most of the island’s accommodation is located around Chaweng, Lamai and Bophut. The island’s smaller beaches also have a great selection of hotels, ranging from small boutique hotels to world class luxury resorts.
Accommodation prices in Samui vary based on the season. The high season, which lasts from December to February, has the highest prices for hotels in all categories. For value for money, you’ll get the best hotel deals by visiting Koh Samui between March and November.
If you’re travelling during the high season, make sure you book ahead, as many of Koh Samui’s most popular hotels can fill up with bookings several months in advance.
Best Luxury Hotels on Koh Samui
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- Six Senses Samui
Six Senses Samui is a beautiful five star pool villa resort on Choeng Mon Beach. The resort has a secluded location in the far north of Samui with incredible sea views. Great dining, ultra-luxury villas and the perfect setting make Six Senses one of Koh Samui’s best luxury resorts.
- W Retreat Koh Samui Hotel
Stylish and ultra-modern, W Retreat Koh Samui is an incredible resort in Bophut with a selection of spacious, luxurious private villas. Truly palatial rooms (even the smallest rooms are over 160 square metres with private pools) make this one of Koh Samui’s most exclusive resorts.
- Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Located on quiet Bang Por Beach in the north west of Samui, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is a luxurious resort hotel that’s right on one of the island’s best beaches. All of the rooms are private pool villas, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms.
- Santiburi Samui Beach Resort & Spa
Open since 1993, Santiburi Samui Beach Resort & Spa is one of Koh Samui’s most well known luxury resorts. Located on Mae Nam Beach, Santiburi Samui has a selection of luxurious suites and villas and incredible grounds and facilities with direct access to the beach for guests.
- Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui is a luxurious five star resort in the far north of Lamai Beach. Built in 2010, the resort has 88 private pool villas offering total comfort and great sea views. The Banyan Tree is situated on an isolated headland, giving it an exceptionally quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
- InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is located far away from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui’s east coast resorts in Taling Ngam. Isolated and peaceful, the resort has an extensive variety of luxurious suites, pool villas and access to a private stretch of beach.
- Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
The Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa is located close to the Banyan Tree Samui on a tiny peninsula separating Chaweng and Lamai. A selection of ultra-luxury suites and pool villas are available in this modern resort with direct access to one of Samui’s quietest beaches.
- The Library Hotel
With just 26 rooms and suites, The Library Hotel is one of Koh Samui’s smallest luxury resort hotels. Located right on Chaweng Beach, The Library Hotel has a selection of private luxury suites in a central location close to Chaweng’s best restaurants and bars.
Best Mid Range Hotels on Koh Samui
- i-Samui Lamai Beach
i-Samui Lamai Beach is a modern three star hotel located less than five minutes on foot from Lamai Beach. Spacious rooms, modern facilities and an outdoor swimming pool make this one of the best mid-priced hotels on Samui’s second most popular beach.
- The Siam Residence Boutique Resort
The Siam Residence Boutique Resort is a quiet, isolated resort on Koh Samui’s western coast, located far from the island’s popular beaches. Calm and peaceful, The Siam Residence has a selection of spacious private villas and excellent facilities for guests, all with modest pricing.
- The Nest Boutique Hotel Samui
Located on Bang Rak Beach, The Nest Boutique Hotel Samui is a tiny three star hotel with five private rooms and suites. Because the hotel is family owned and operated, the staff can provide amazing personalised service for guests.
- Laem Sila Resort
Laem Sila Resort is a quiet, peaceful hotel located on a hill between Chaweng and Lamai. This hotel’s excellent hilltop location gives it amazing views over Chaweng Beach. Guests can stay in a variety of mid-priced one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas in a quiet, secluded location.
- Secret Garden Beach Resort
Secret Garden Beach Resort is a small bungalow resort on Bang Rak Beach. Located a short drive from Bophut Fisherman’s Village, Secret Garden has direct beach access, a convenient location and excellent facilities that are sure to keep guests satisfied throughout their stay.
- Sans Souci Samui
Sans Souci Samui is a charming three star hotel located near the southern end of Koh Samui’s popular Chaweng Beach. Rooms are beautifully decorated using traditional Thai wood, with a selection of rooms offering stunning sea views and easy access to the beach.
- Palm Coco Mantra Resort
Palm Coco Mantra Resort is a three and a half star resort located at the northern end of Lamai Beach. Rooms are elevated from the beach on a small hill and offer great sea views, while the hotel’s beachside pool is a great place to relax and enjoy Lamai’s chilled out atmosphere.
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Best Budget Hotels on Koh Samui
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- 2W Beach Hostel
Cheap and simple, 2W Beach Hostel is a backpackers hostel on Bang Rak Beach. The hostel is a short walk from Bophut Fisherman’s Village and offers easy access to the area’s restaurants and bars, as well as one of the island’s best beaches.
- Anna Resort
Anna Resort is a quiet and peaceful two star bungalow resort on Bang Por Beach in Samui’s isolated north west. A selection of simple but comfortable private bungalows are available, all less than a minute from the beach.
- Chaweng Relax Resort
Chaweng Relax Resort is a two star resort hotel on the popular Chaweng Beach. Direct beach access, basic but comfortable bungalows and romantic dining on Chaweng all make this one of the best budget hotels on Samui’s most popular beach.
- Chaulty Towers Guesthouse
Chaulty Towers Guesthouse offers a great selection of no-frills rooms aimed at solo travellers and families less than 10 minutes from Lamai Beach. The guesthouse has a small jacuzzi and pool, giving it more of a resort feel than other budget guesthouses in the area.
- Ninja Place
Ninja Place is a small, simple two star resort that’s a short walk from Lamai Beach. Rooms are very basic but have all of the comforts required for a pleasant stay, while the hotel’s helpful and friendly staff make finding your way around Lamai easy.
- Ampha Place Hotel
Ampha Place Hotel is a modern two star hotel near Mae Nam Beach. Clean and comfortable double and twin rooms are available, all with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is about 300 metres away from Mae Nam Beach and a short walk from the Mae Nam Junction evening market.
- Pelegrin Hotel Samui
Pelegrin Hotel Samui is a small two star hotel located right at the beginning of Bophut’s famous Fisherman’s Village. Rooms are simple and spacious, with some equipped with air conditioning and others cooled by fan. The hotel is very close to nearby bars, restaurants and shops.
- Smile House
Smile House is a large budget resort located close to Bophut Fisherman’s Village. With two swimming pools, a selection of basic but comfortable private bungalows and a great location near one of the island’s best beaches, Smile House is a good budget accommodation option.
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Koh Samui Travel Guide:
- Koh Samui – A Very Quick Travel Guide
- Things To Do On Koh Samui
- Places To Eat On Koh Samui
- How To Get To Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Airport
- Where To Stay On Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Villas For Rent
- Koh Samui Nightlife
- Koh Samui Day Trips
- Koh Samui Weather
- Koh Samui Beaches
- Bang Po And Ban Tai Beach
- Big Buddha or Bang Rak Beach
- Bophut Beach
- Chaweng Beach
- Choeng Mon Beach
- Lamai Beach
- Mae Nam Beach
- Taling Ngam Beach
- Thong Ta Kian Beach