Santiburi Koh Samui
Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
Koh Samui, East coast beaches and islands, Thailand
based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a one bedroom equatorial suite on a bed and breakfast basis, including economy class private transfers
At a Glance
Excellent kids' activity centre
Located on Mae Nam, one of the best beaches on the island
Nannies on the beach to look after children during the day
71 rooms including suites and villas in the gardens and on the beach
Santiburi golf course 10-minutes away
Lots of facilities for activities such as tennis courts and water sports
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
The Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa is located on Koh Samui set amidst lush gardens bordering the beautiful white sands of Mae Nam Beach, combining a great array of fantastic facilities within a relaxed resort atmosphere, perfect for families of all ages.
Set in 23 acres of fragrant tropical gardens on one of Koh Samui’s finest beaches, the Santiburi offers a blend of contemporary Thai-style accommodation in villas and suites, excellent facilities and a relaxed resort environment. The 300 metres of golden sandy beach has no tides and is therefore excellent for swimming.
The spacious villas are dotted amongst the pretty gardens, with beautiful wooden floors, Siamese-inspired furnishings and a large terrace overlooking the beach or gardens. Choose to stay in a Duplex Suite in the resort's main building, close to the facilities with a living room downstairs and bedroom upstairs or stay in a freestanding villa with sunny terraces, some with private plunge pools.
The one and two-bedroom suites at the Santiburi are great for families, offering plenty of space and fantastic value and are complemented by a kids activity centre with golf, football camps, batik painting and beach activities.
Santiburi's dining options range from a snack at the Pool Bar to a sumptuous Thai Feast at 'Sala Thai' fine dining restaurant. Other favourites are a torch lit seafood barbecue on the beach and the in-room dining is also superb.
For those in need of a pamper, the spa's natural treatment rooms with Jacuzzi gardens are a sanctuary for indulgent treatments and holistic therapies designed to ensure guests leave the Santiburi feeling relaxed and refreshed from top to toe. Well-known for its superb catering for families, the hotel's spa even provides specialist treatments for children and teenagers.
Together with great restaurants, bars and a beautiful spa, there are numerous facilities for the more active, including a variety of watersports, cycling, a superb golf club and professional course as well as tennis and squash.
The luxurious suites and villas are all open plan in design with fresh, modern Thai style décor. All suites and villas contain entertainment systems, luxurious bathrooms and climate control.
|One Bedroom Duplex Suite||
These 53sqm suites are located in the main building with easy access to the resort swimming pool. There is a bedroom with a separate living area on the upper floor. There are French doors off the bedroom leading onto a private balcony with views of the gardens and pool.
|Two Bedroom Duplex Suite||
These 91sqm suites have one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms and one living room set over two floors. You will have a view of the resort swimming pool and the tropical gardens from your private balcony.
|Grand Deluxe Garden Villa||
These 60sqm one bedroom villas are located around the resort surrounded by tropical gardens. They contain a king size bed with adjacent living area. An outdoor terrace is located in the entrance.
|Grand Deluxe Garden Villa Plunge Pool||
These 105sqm one bedroom villas are surrounded by tropical gardens. They boast their own private courtyard with plunge pool. They feature a king-size bed with adjacent living area.
|Deluxe Beachfront Villa||
These villas are set in a prime position on the beach front, you can enjoy stunning ocean views from your terrace or from inside your villa. Measuring 60sqm these villas have a sliding door to separate the king-size bed from the living area.
|Deluxe Beachfront Villa with Plunge Pool||
At 65sqm in size these villas are ideally located at the front of the resort with direct beach access. They have a private courtyard with a plunge pool and integrated Jacuzzi bringing the total area to 116 sqm.
|One Bedroom Pool Villa||
Measuring 110sqm these villas offer ultimate privacy with a high surrounding wall opening up to the riverfront from the courtyard. The courtyard contains a swimming pool, sunloungers, outdoor dining table and sofa.
|Two Bedroom Presidential Retreat Villa||
These two spacious Presidential Retreat Villas measure 176sqm and are situated on the beach front with two bedrooms with en suite and a separate living room. There is a central courtyard with either a Jacuzzi or plunge pool.
|Grand Deluxe Pool Villa||
These villas are the newest room category at Santiburi, completed in March 2015. These spacious villas are located next to the newly opened Bhawa Spa. Each Spa Pool Villa is spread over 285sqm with it's own private pool and outdoor spa area with couple's treatment beds.
Families with children are thoroughly welcomed at Santiburi where there are a whole host of activities for the family to enjoy together as well as a Kid's activity centre. There is also baby and children's equipment available such as highchairs, cots etc, beach toys, children's menus, children's pool and children's in-room amenities. Up to two children can stay free of charge in their parent's room.
Santiburi has three restaurants and three bars serving a variety of meals, drinks and snacks in lovely settings. Most nights something special such as a Thai feast or beach barbecue is organised. There is an 18-hole golf course, intimate spa, 50m swimming pool, children’s pool, two flood lit tennis courts, squash court, dive school, movie and music library and children's activity centre.
Complimentary windsurfers and hobie cats are available at Santiburi, as well as squash, tennis, mountain bikes, hiking excursions, football camps, spa, golf, craft activities, boat trips and diving.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
Sanitburi has lots to offer its guests with an extensive range of facilities, to include a kids club, golf course, watersports, tennis courts, cycling - you name it! So it's a great option for those who find it hard to stay still on holiday. The service here is wonderful with staff around to attend to you every whim, however some of the rooms are a little tired so they are doing some renovations to bring them up to scratch.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
The beach is the highlight at The Santiburi and the property occupies a prime location right on the middle of this gorgeous long stretch of golden sand. We had lunch beach side and the Caesar Salad that I had with fresh prawns was so delicious!
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
In my opinion, the Santiburi is one of the best places in Asia for a family summer holiday. The hotel is very relaxed and informal, so maybe not for everyone but if you are looking for somewhere low-key with great activities for all the family and warm sunny days in the summer school holidays, then this is the perfect place. The staff at the Santiburi are fantastic with children of all ages. For little ones, they can provide toys on the beach and amenities such as bathrobes for kids. For older children, there is a great range of activities with everything from tennis and windsurfing lessons to batik painting and football tournaments. After a busy day of activities, or perhaps just relaxing on the beach, that is one of the very best on the island, I would highly recommend dinner at Rim Talay. This is Santiburi’s beach restaurant and we had a delicious meal there surrounded by lanterns with out feet digging in the sand – the perfect end to a lovely day.
Location & directions
Koh Samui, East coast beaches and islands, Thailand
The Santiburi hotel is situated on the northern coast of Koh Samui amongst 23 acres of beautiful lush tropical gardens, 300 metres of tranquil Maenam Beach.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Bangkok followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Koh Samui. Santiburi Resort is a 15-minutes drive from Koh Samui Airport