Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, east of the Isthmus of Kra. Koh means island in Thai. Bordered by coconut palms and white sand beaches and covered in bougainvilleas, Samui used to live exclusively off fishing and the exploitation of copra. In the 1970s, the first European tourists were hippies in search of a wild natural environment. The island had no infrastructure, and they slept in villages with neither water nor electricity. In just two decades, this earthly paradise became famous throughout the world. In addition to attracting tourists who come here to party and celebrate the full moon, lazy beach vacationers, nautical sports lovers and visitors in search of authenticity are all drawn to the island.
Samui has a great many temples including Phra Yai with its famous big Buddha which is for several kilometres, the Wongkaram and the Khun Aram both of which possess the mummified bodies of renowned Buddhist monks, and the Sumret with its handsome collection of precious statues. And for those who want to see animals like tigers, elephants, crocodiles and monkeys, animal parks are open to the public every day. With architecture that never surpasses the height of the coconut palms, Koh Samui has preserved its idyllic environment which continues to enchant all of its visitors
A On the side of a hill
Far from civilization, on a hill in the Bay of Laem Yai, the Four Seasons Koh Samui Resort overlooks the mythical Gulf of Siam. The hotel consists of a group of villas spread throughout the hill, literally drowned in the jungle. The surrounding nature is so invasive, to the point that sometimes it even of enters into the rooms. In the lobby, a fountain in the form of column of water crosses the floor. The villas’ gray color with high roofs of tiles and thatch represent typical Thai architecture. Bathed in natural light thanks to large bay windows, the white walls highlight the dark wood furniture. The classical and contemporary décor is both sober and chic. The curtains and cushions are in caramel, beige and white tones as well as tender green and lagoon blue. Wherever one looks there is wood, net materials and lush vegetation.
Whether on the hill or along the beach, the rooms open onto a terrace and an infinity pool in the colors of the sea. Breakfast is served at the Lan Nia, atop the hill so guests can enjoy the view of the bay and the neighboring islands. After swimming a few lengths in the magnificent infinity pool on the beach, guests can have lunch just a few meters away at the Pla Pla. And after a nap they can choose between an open-air massage either Balinese style alongside the water, or on a hill in one of the spa’s five villas. After a Thai or an Italian dinner at Lan Tania, it’s time for a final drink at the beach’s sumptuous bar. And not to worry…if you have to scale the steep hills to get back to your room, a buggy will do it for you!
Koh Samui has a very special site known as Hinta-Hinyai which means grandfather rock - grandmother rock. They’re natural rock formations in the shape of masculine and feminine genital organs.
Five stars / Member Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts / Luxury / Holistic retreat / Private beach / Coconut groves / Two restaurants with Thai, Italian & light cuisine / Dinner on the beach / In-villa dining / Beach bar / Outdoor infinity pool / Spa / Fitness center / Library / iPod dock in rooms / Kids club / Babysitting service / Food carving class / Beach sports / Two tennis courts / Private cruises
Open all year
60 villas and 5 private residences with pool
Double occupancy from 820 euros
Koh Samui Airport (USM) - Koh Samui
FOUR SEASONS RESORT KOH SAMUI
219, Moo 5, Angthong,
Koh Samui, Surat Thani
Approximately 10 hours
+ 5 hours in summer / + 6 hours in winter
Tropical climate with two seasons : the rainy season (June to October), during which in spite of heavy but short rainstorms, the weather remains sunny. In the north of the country, rain is more abundant and temperatures much cooler.
During the dry season (March to May), temperatures are very high.
In southern Thailand, the seasons are less distinct, and it can rain at any time of year.
It’s advisable not to visit Thailand between September and October as these months are known for their typhoons.
Passport valid six months after return date.
No visa required for visits of less than 30 days (with a confirmed return flight)
No required vaccinations
The baht (B)
Thai, English and different regional dialects
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).