One of the most exclusive resorts in Koh Samui, the Four Seasons comprises beautiful pool villas and an array of facilities for couples and families alike, offering a peaceful and luxurious hillside retreat on Thailand's Gulf of Siam.
The view upon arrival is unbeatable
The villas all have private pools
The renowned Four Seasons service lives up to its high standards
The white sandy beach is postcard perfect
Hidden in a quiet bay on the north west of Koh Samui, the Four Seasons is one of the most luxurious hotels on the island. Built around the coconut groves, the resort is an exclusive and peaceful retreat offering the extensive facilities and phenomenal service typical of the Four Seasons group.
The villas at the Four Seasons are cleverly built into the hillside and offer unparalleled views of the ocean and the secluded beach below and, for the ultimate luxury, some are just steps away from the sand. Each villa is lavishly appointed, has chic alfresco living spaces and is accompanied by its own private infinity pool with astonishing views out over the bay. The incredible in room technology, ample indoor and outdoor living space and impeccable in-villa dining facilities mean that you may chose not to leave your villa at all.
Dine on Thai specialities at Koh's hillside terrace, cooled by the gentle sea breezes or have freshly caught seafood on the beach at Pla Pla. Elsewhere, Cocorum is the only rum bar on the island, with a tropical and laid-back atmosphere. With inviting lounge beds and idyllic views, the 50m long pool makes for the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail or even enjoy a shoulder massage in the shade of the palms.
For more in depth spa treatments, the Four Season's Spa offers a genuine immersion into the authentic peace of Samui - chose from a multitude of pampering options enjoyed in serene Thai salas, complete with outdoor bathtubs and steam rooms. A yoga pavilion is also available for guests' use and a complimentary morning yoga session is a wonderful way to greet the day.
Activities abound for both children and adults, with swimming, tennis, water sports and boat trips as well as a fantastic children's club with a range of fun activities to make any adult jealous.
Whilst none of the beaches in Thailand are private, the secluded location of the Four Seasons ensures that the beach is unlikely to be accessed by non-hotel guests. There is also an adult-only section, making this a good hotel option for both couples and families.
When to visit
I was totally blown away by the stunning views from reception area - such a memorable first impression of the property.
Four Seasons Koh Samui Hotel is located on the coast in north west Koh Samui, Thailand, 11km from Koh Samui city centre.
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Koh Samui International Airport. Four Seasons is 30-minutes from the airport.