Toast to romance while lounging by an infinity pool during a glorious sunset – live this dream at the most romantic resorts in Koh Samui.
This idyllic Thai island is paradise on Earth, but it’s not just the incredible views that make Koh Samui the island of love – it’s also the five-star resorts, the local culture and vibrant coral reefs that draw loved-up couples here from all corners of the globe. It’s hard to resist the romance of Koh Samui. From honeymoon suites to couples’ massages, sunset cruises to candlelit dinners, we’ve found the most romantic resorts in Koh Samui for you and your sweetheart.
Smiles all around at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort
One of our favourites is Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. Situated on the lush cliffside of Laem Nan beach, each room and villa has sweeping views of the deep blue ocean or tropical jungle surroundings. The beach is blessed with gleaming white sand fringed by palm trees, the perfect backdrop for a romantic beach stroll. Rooms and villas are bright and spacious, featuring traditional Thai decor combined with luxurious mod-cons. Chill out on your balcony or immerse yourself in nature in your private outdoor area. You can opt for your own infinity pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a cocktail by one of two gorgeous shared pools.
Enjoy some flirty, splashy fun with kayaking, paddle boarding or snorkelling, or relax with meditation or an indulgent treatment at the day spa. Explore the island on a day tour, island hopping or on a cruise. At the end of the day, enjoy a poolside cocktail at the Star rooftop bar and watch the sunset turn into a glittering star-filled sky, reflected over the vast ocean.
Rock your world at Rocky’s Boutique Resort
From the moment you arrive at Rocky’s Boutique Resort, you’ll be treated like royalty and spellbound by the surroundings. The resort’s bright and spacious rooms and villas range from beachfront, garden, pool or ocean views, and if your room doesn’t have a private pool, there are two picturesque resort pools available. Discover the main fine-dining restaurant perched atop a huge granite boulder with spectacular views and mouthwatering local and international fare. There’s also a café, garden pool bistro and trendy pool bar. For the ultimate romantic experience, opt for a private beach dinner at sunset.
There’s no shortage of couple-friendly activities in or around the resort, including watersports, snorkelling, island hopping, sunset cruises, limo tours and shuttle transfers to Koh Samui’s impressive historical and cultural sites. Alternatively, relax with a couple’s Thai massage at the day spa before heading back to your room for an in-room meal.
Feel the love at Banyan Tree Samui
Resting on a quiet stretch of beach along Lamai Bay, the fabulous Banyan Tree Samui evokes the feeling of being on a private island, yet is a stone’s throw from the popular Lamai Beach centre and Fisherman’s Village. You won’t want to leave your villa during your stay, with its private infinity pool, outdoor terrace and open-air spaces that create a comfortable, bright atmosphere. When you manage to tear yourself away from your villa, the resort’s day spa is focused on relaxation and rejuvenation with its range of treatments, including couple’s massage and a cutting-edge hydrothermal experience.
Active couples will love the well-equipped gym, yoga classes, watersport activities and healthy Thai cooking classes. Nature enthusiasts will fall in love with the island on the Sense of Nature Walk for two, or while snorkelling and turtle spotting at the resort’s private beach (laying and hatching occur between early summer to late autumn each year). To wind down a busy day, you and your partner can enjoy some stargazing while sipping cocktails poolside at the Pool Bar or Beach Bar.
Awaken your senses at Six Senses Samui
Perched atop a rugged headland on Samui’s northern coast, the spellbinding Six Senses Samui resort offers delightful views of the crystal-clear Gulf of Thailand. This eco-friendly resort is close to many of Koh Samui’s best attractions, without losing its sense of seclusion.
The luxurious pool and garden villas are styled with a combination of traditional ‘Thai fishing village’ accents and modern fittings. All the rooms offer superb views, while many feature private pools. The two main restaurants offer mouthwatering Thai meals or international dishes from hill or cliff-top decks, so you can enjoy your meal along with gorgeous ocean vistas. Or, sip a delicious cocktail by the infinity pool.
If you’re a parent, drop the little ones off at the kids’ club while you and your partner unwind at the phenomenal day spa with a couple’s massage, dry sauna or steam room session, or at a yoga lesson. For an active date, go for a hike, hire a bicycle, take a boat tour, enjoy a diving experience or get your thrills with a watersport activity. And for the foodies, taste local wines, or learn to cook like a pro at a Thai cooking class.
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