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Banyan Tree Samui

Banyan Tree Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Located on the hillside overlooking Lamai Bay, Banyan Tree Samui has some fabulous views on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. The sophisticated villas, all with their own pool, provide an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

At a Glance

  • The villas has some of the biggest private pools on Koh Samui

  • A very slick resort with a new feel to it

  • Really great pool area but the beach can be quite rocky

  • There is a kids club

  • A variety of dining options to include fresh seafood, Thai and other international dishes

Beach, Couples, Honeymoon, Family

Insider's View

Have at least one meal at Saffron, their signature Thai Restaurant.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Give the Rainforest Treatment a whirl!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Make time for a cocktail at sunset at the Pool Bar - just beautiful!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Visit their award winning spa, and while you are at it, enjoy a yoga class with their yogi who has traveled from the Himalayas to teach you!

Katie Kennard

Insider's View

The villas in 'A-Zone' are the most private and get the best afternoon sun, however they are the furthest from the beach and pool.

Lucy Bailey

Insider's View

Housekeeping light a different scented candle in the villas at turndown every day, which is a lovely extra touch

Lucy Bailey

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Banyan Tree Samui or take a look at our itineraries to East coast beaches and islands


Banyan Tree Samui has been built with a contemporary Thai outlook in mind. The villas resemble traditional Thai architecture with pillars and staggered roofs and from their elevated position they have fantastic views of the surrounding area.

It has a very serene and peaceful setting as the resort occupies both sides of the cove so there are no other resorts in sight. The service here is impeccable, every member of staff from the gardeners to housekeeping and reception give 100% at all times so your stay feels completely effortless. The three restaurants, the bar and lobby lounge have a great atmosphere and Saffron in particular is renowned for its wonderful Thai menu.

All the villas are stand alone so have quite a private feel to them. They feel incredibly luxurious with extravagant bedding and thoughtful amenities. The private pools are some of the largest ones in Koh Samui and their infinity edges means you can make the most of the views.

The beach at the bottom of the resort is furnished with sun loungers, umbrellas and attendants so you can stay there all day should you wish or you can make your way to the pool which is also serviced.

Koh Samui itself is a delightful island with plenty of powdery white beaches, boat tours to nearby islands and inland trekking to waterfalls!


Accommodation is in the form of villas at the Banyan Tree Samui and each comes with its own private pool. The villas vary in terms of their size and their views but each has a similar contemporary finish and they feel very spacious.

Deluxe Pool Villa

This villa has master bedroom, living room, bathroom, pool and outdoor area. It is located in the gardens so has a lush green outlook.

Ocean Pool Villa

The Ocean Pool Villa has a master bedroom with a double bed, a living room, bathroom, pool and outdoor area. It looks out to the ocean below.

Hillcrest Pool Villa

This villa has a master bedroom, living room, bathroom, pool and outdoor area. It is located high up in the hills so has wonderful views out to the ocean and of the surrounding scenery.

Royal Banyan Pool Villa

This villa has a master bedroom, living room, bathroom, pool and outdoor area. The location of this villa means that there are views from all the rooms of the surrounding area.

Sanctuary Pool Villa

This is a two bedroom villa with both bedrooms in separate buildings. Adjacent to the master bedroom is the living room. There is a large pool and outdoor area and there are views out to the ocean.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Banyan Tree Samui and there is a kids' club for children age 4-12 years which is open on weekdays. Babysitting services are also available with prior notice.


There are three main restaurants at the resort. Saffron is their signature restaurant where you can enjoy some delicious Thai flavors with a view of the resort. The Edge has a varied menu which reaches across the globe and it is also here where you will tuck into your breakfast with arguably the best views from the resort. Sands is located on the beach and appropriately focuses on fresh seafood.

There is an award-winning spa which is not a surprise as it has amazing facilities which include The Rainforest which is a unique hydrothermal experience. There is also a gym and yoga room for fitness fanatics.


The resort offers a nice range of activities, including kayaking, windsurfing, volleyball and table tennis.

Koh Samui is an island to be explored. The best way is by boat or on foot. Head out to sea on the resort's private speedboat, Sense of the Sea, to explore coves and take in the sparkling sea or head inland for a jungle trek. Ang Thong National Marine Park is home to many untouched islands with some great snorkeling opportunities. It is also worth taking a trip to see the Big Buddha Temple to the north of the island. Or you can just make the most of what makes Koh Samui a great destination - the idyllic sandy beaches!

Location & Directions

Koh Samui, Thailand

Located on the hillside overlooking Lamai Bay on the southeast coast of Koh Samui.

When to go

Koh Samui has a tropical climate and the best time to visit is from February to September, which is relatively dry but there is some rain every month. February to April are the driest months. October to January are wet with the monsoon coming from the northeast across the Gulf of Thailand.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Banyan Tree Samui or take a look at our itineraries to East coast beaches and islands

Banyan Tree Samui

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