With its many beaches Koh Samui can delight the expectation of every sun seeker. If you prefer seclusion, head for the west coast areas such as Taling Ngam or Maenam in the north. But if you prefer a combination of luxury, nearby nightlife, shops and eateries ranging from traditional Thai to Kentucky Fried Chicken we suggest booking your accommodation at the best 5 star hotels on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui.
Make no mistake, the area's centre is busy, cosmopolitan and the atmosphere is charged with an electrifying vibe. Just off the main road in a curving horse shoe lane is Samui's primary party scene with each night club's neon lights promising a better party than the next. On the beachfront you can have a fab time chilling on a bean bag, ordering cocktails, listen to cool tunes and get immersed in the carefree mood.
However, don't let the "busy town status" cause any misconceptions. Too often visitors who prefer luxury resorts close to conveniences, but still wish to retain a level of private tranquility are discouraged from booking great hotels and luxury villas in Chaweng due to concerns of too much noise and activity. Fact is that accommodation along this long swath of coastline offer many different settings. At the southern or northern ends you can enjoy 5 star accommodation, peaceful tranquility and still easily access Chaweng's conveniences and nightlife.
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With a perpetual tranquility settling over surrounding tropical gardens it is hard to believe the buzz of the town centre is a mere 3km away. Rooms and villas evoke the island's Chinese history, some are complimented with plunge pools or sea views, and private boat charters adds the final touch to a romantic getaway.
Near Central Festival Mall Centara Grand is one step from the lapping waves in the quiet north of this 5 km strip of sand. It has elegant colonial features, many rooms enchant with ocean views from private balconies while some suites feature a plunge pool. It has beachfront pools, tennis courts, a kids club and a dive centre.
Moments from the beach KC Resort is perched on a hillside with views of an outlying islet. However, with suites featuring light therapy Jacuzzis and villas elevated above private pools you may not ever want to leave this sanctuary of the hotel. Enjoy views from the rooftop lounge and a spa with VIP suites and hydrotherapy baths.
Looking toward Ko Na Thian island, Muang Samui is a boutique resort near the centre of Chaweng. Its villas showcase exquisite Thai interiors, bathrooms with Jacuzzis and terraces enveloped by lush greenery. Within its landscaped gardens with stone sculptures and ponds is a pool with a waterfall, open-air restaurant and spa.
Featuring rooms and villas with traditional Thai interiors surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, and some villas equipped with pools they terrace down a hillside with exceptional ocean views. Bordering on a quiet patch of sand the resort has 2 pools on the beachfront and hillside with integrated Jacuzzis and bars.
Featuring luxury suites with a choice of a spa bath on the terrace overlooking the sea, your very own pool, or access to a pool exclusively passing by ground floor suites Sareeraya showcase contemporary Thai chic on an eye searing ribbon of sand 5 minutes away from the mainstream crowds.
Vana Belle scores the best reviews for service, facilities, location and its polished accommodation. All its suites come with a pool and many open to liberating ocean vistas. The resort is situated in Chaweng Noi Beach, a smaller and more intimate extension cut off from the primary beach to offer unhindered seaside relaxation.