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Ko Samui Luxury Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Ko Samui for Luxury enthusiasts


Luxury Holidays in Ko Samui, Thailand

Ko Samui is a distinguished luxury holiday destination off the east coast of Thailand; a beautifully tropical island, with emerald waters, and luxury resorts and villas by the beach. 

Let alone the exotic palm-fringed beaches, serene coves, and laid-back ambience that make no wonder why thousands of couples choose Ko Samui for luxurious romantic vacations or even honeymoon trips! 

Moreover, if you are travelling in Asia, it is easy to get there with a just one hour and ten minutes direct flight from Bangkok, while Kuala Lumpur and Singapore have also short flights to Ko Samui that last less than two hours.

The seaside town of Chaweng is the most developed area in Ko Samui, with vivid nightlife, diverse restaurants and bars, shops, and luxury hotels. The rest of the island is more secluded with beachfront villas and 5-star resorts catering to your desires with exceptional service and high-end accommodation facilities.

In this Ko Samui Luxury Guide, you will find the best luxury hotels and exclusive resorts by the beach, and popular areas to do your shopping during your holidays in Ko Samui!

The best Luxury Hotels and Beach Resorts in Ko Samui

Ko Samui is world-known for its extensive ray of luxury hotels, elegant resorts, and private villas most of which is situated in serene seaside locations. Besides providing you with direct access to private yet organised beaches, the luxury resorts in Ko Samui are also known for their excellent concierge service, exotic spa facilities, grand wedding venues, as well as for their lavish collection of gastronomic restaurants and exotic lounge bars.

The resort area of Lamai Beach is known as one of the most tranquil locations to unwind in Ko Samui, and Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa is arguably the best luxury resort to stay in Lamai Beach. Not only it provides you with direct access to the beach, pools, and upscale restaurants, but its spacious suites and villas are surrounded by tropical gardens allowing you to enjoy all the privacy and comfort you deserve.

While right on Chaweng beach you will find the outstanding Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, a luxury resort in Ko Samui where you will be able to relax while enjoying the conveniences of island’s most lively area. This beachfront setting provides you with spacious suites overlooking the ocean, many dining options, and luxury spa treatments while it is located very close to Central Festival for shopping and the bustling Chaweng Road.

See our collection with the best luxury hotels, resorts, and exotic villas with pool in Ko Samui!

The best places for Shopping in Ko Samui

The shopping scene of Ko Samui ranges from street markets, and local shops, to department stores, while the most popular shopping areas are ChawengLamai and Nathon.

Especially in Chaweng town you will find the huge shopping mall Central Festival Samui. It is the largest shopping complex in Ko Samui with a plethora of brand-names boutiques including Adidas, Camel, Esprit, and Geox, just to name a few.

While the resort town of Lamai is known for its local shops selling cheap souvenir and beachwear as well as for its small boutiques offering quality handcrafted products from jewellery to clothing.

On the other side, Nathon town is popular for having the cheapest deals in Ko Samui. By visiting its two main roads you will encounter many local shops and street stalls selling everything from food, to clothing, to shoes, to excellent copies. 

Moreover, Ko Samui has an excellent food scene with street markets and elegant resorts to dine under the stars, see our Ko Samui Food Guide and discover the best places for traditional and gourmet food experiences in Ko Samui.

Find below the best shops, malls, and popular places for luxury travellers in Ko Samui.

Luxury Tips

If you are a couple on honeymoon, keep in mind that most of the luxury hotels and resorts in Ko Samui have a wide diversity of spa programs specifically created for couples!

For shopping, keep in mind that Chaweng area hosts several boutiques as well as the large shopping complex Central Festival Samui, offering many international and local fashion options.

Koh Samui, popular for its luxurious resorts, exotic spas, and elegant nightlife, is the perfect destination for relaxation and serenity as well as the ideal getaway from the fast rhythms of the city.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By ferry
  • By air

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving
  • Local gastronomy
  • Couples holidays
  • Water sports
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & safari
  • Art & culture

Destination Type

  • Island

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 What can I find in this Luxury Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated luxury travel guide, to help you easily plan your next luxurious holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top shopping venues, gourmet restaurants, as well as 5-star Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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