There's a very simple reason why Samui has become an international byword for extraordinary holidays and that reason is the incredible range of experiences the 'coconut island' offers you. It's just so easily to move effortlessly from adventure and action to supine sleepiness, on a beach, on your own balcony, or floating through the warm waters of our pools. Beyond the resort itself, you can quickly reach the heart of Samui and Chaweng Road, with all of their eye-catching markets, eateries and must-have shopping – and it's all just 15 minutes from the airport.
Among the highlights of your holiday in Koh Samui are the island’s endless powder-sand beaches, including the 7-kilometre Chaweng Beach. Right at your doorstep, the fine sands and warm waters of palm-fringed Chaweng Beach offer the perfect setting for lazy moments. As the final rays fade, Chaweng Road invites you to join in the vibrant nightlife. Chaweng Road has dining options galore, from seafood restaurants to eateries serving casual fare, and the island’s largest choice of bars and clubs.
Found to the north of Koh Samui, Koh Nang Yuan is a world-renowned spot for snorkelling and enjoying lazy beachfront moments in a stunning tropical locale. This national park is made up of three green-blanketed islands connected by a sandbank, and its crystal clear waters are teeming with exotic fishes. The views from the top south-east islet are picture-perfect, however, the hike can be steep and challenging for some. A short boat ride away, Koh Tao is a haven for snorkelers and diving enthusiasts.
Like the nearby Wat Phra Yay, Wat Plai Laem is a modern temple which has become popular for its giant white 18-arm image of Guanyn, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. This active and living temple is surrounded by a lake that is teeming with fish, adding to its tranquil ambience. Those who make a donation to the temple are given a bag of food to feed the fish.
Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park is a protected reserve that spans over 100 square kilometres of land and sea. The archipelago is comprised of more than 40 islands with limestone cliffs, deserted beaches, unspoiled rainforests, lakes and hidden coves and lagoons, and white-sand beaches to explore. There is a narrow coral reef to the southwest of the park. Ang Thong Park gained popularity when it featured as the backdrop of Alex Garland’s novel The Beach.
Thailand’s rich Buddhist culture is apparent all over the island, and one of its most revered landmarks and must-visit destinations is Samui’s Big Buddha. The 11-metre high image can be seen from afar and from the air as you fly in to Samui. The Big Buddha is integral to Wat Phra Yay, which is reached in about 15 minutes from the resort.