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What We Love

  • Direct pool access from all villas
  • The resort’s fleet of golf buggies, which swiftly transport you across the large property
  • Your private butler, who handles everything from locating misplaced key cards to securing beachfront dinner reservations
  • In-villa dining, where a personal chef will fire up a private barbecue

What To Know

  • The resort’s modern Thai restaurant is only open for dinner
  • The hydrotherapy spa is the first of its kind in Koh Samui
  • Your villa’s sprawling bathroom contains four rain-style showerheads
  • The stilted dwellings here are a hat-tip to Thai architectural traditions


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Palm-lined, all-villa getaway with unbeatable Gulf of Thailand views on Koh Samui’s serene southeastern coast

The Lowdown

Sprawled on a steep and hilly cove, this exclusive beachfront gem gracefully executes a near impossible balancing act: its 78 standalone villas, sunset-colored escapes, are consistent with Koh Samui’s well-manicured reputation, decked with mod cons like twin vanities, iPod docks, and private infinity pools. But it’s also an exquisite reflection of its Southeast Asian homeland, evident in the spice-and-herb fueled treatments at the spa, or memorable meals at Saffron, where the sweet and sour prawn curry (which the chef can heat up or down depending on where your tolerance fares on the Scoville scale) is accompanied by four types of traditional rice. And even though the family-friendly offerings are abundant here, ranging from an exceptionally curated kids’ club to a children’s-only pool, rest assured they don’t take away from the romance quotient, which you’ll discover in the moonlight seaside dinners your butler can engineer, the sunken daybeds on your private balcony, and your eucalyptus-scented refuge, thanks to a thoughtful turndown service that scents your room with a rotating selection of essential oils.

In the Area

Though the hotel’s private beach is a fantastic base for kayaking and paddle boarding—all equipment is complimentary—its pebbly waters mean that swimming isn’t ideal. Either claim one of the daybeds on the sand and settle for a succession of daytime cocktails, or hop on the free ten-minute shuttle to nearby Lamai Beach instead. Your butler can craft an itinerary that includes the temple of Wat Phra Yai, on the tiny island of Ko Phan, presided by a 39-foot golden Buddha statue, and Tarnim Magic Garden, a mesmerizing sculpture park atop Pom Mountain, one of Koh Samui’s loftiest peaks.

How to Get There

Banyan Tree Samui
99/9 Moo 4 Maret Koh Samui
Koh Samui, 84310 Thailand


5.0 Excellent 1631 Reviews
Perfect holidays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing resort. We stayed in a Family Ocean Pool Villa with an extra second bedroom. What a great experience to have your own Pool and Jacuzzi in front of your bedroom.Service and attention was impeccable. We were looked after very well. Choice of dining options could have been more as only 2 restaurants were open for dinner. Food and drinks prices are a touch on the high side but I guess this is the price you have to pay when you are staying in paradise ;-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

By far one of the best hotel experiences we had. We had a partial sea view villa and the view was just incredible. The resort is constructed very beautifully, so coupled with an infinity pool, the sea, lots of mountains and greenery, it is extremely pleasing. We tried the destination dining at sunset by the beach, the food was delicious and the service was very good. Our host for dinner was Mimi. The spa massages are also great! Banyan Tree are renowned for their spas. Our masseuses were Amber and May. We tried the Thai classic massage, it was fabulous; some cracking and stretching along with the massage - just the perfect combination. Our villa host, Moss, was beyond helpful, sweet and always smiling! Generally, the service is amazing - from the girls at the front desk, to the buggy drivers moving you around the hotel, to the spa staff, the beach staff, the hosts, all of them are beyond sweet and assisting. Definitely recommended. Very good value for money.

Holiday in paradise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our villa hosts, View and Amy, were amazingly friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make our wedding anniversary holiday a memorable one. The meals are delicious, the villa was superb, all of the staff (from gardeners through to hospitality staff, buggy drivers, spa workers and management) were delightful, friendly and helpful. The environment was stunningly beautiful. We highly recommend Banyan Tree Samui!

Wonderful Experience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Banyan Tree was a total surprise for us.It's a beautiful five star hotel in a great location.Nice breakfast, we enjoyed it,we had very good time there and we will back again.But shuttle service can be better,we spend half an hour waiting for buggy service.(three times in two days.) 2.Swimming pool

Stunning View & Excellent Staffs!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are 3 lady travellers and would like to recommend Banyan Tree Samui as a perfect place for relaxing. It was wonderful three days two nights stay on September 1-3, 2018.

Stunning view when we were checking in at the lobby lounge privately. Staffs are polite and friendly. Mr. Patrick is our villa host and we appreciated his welcoming and always assistance. Welcome drinks are good taste as well.

Villa & Bedroom:
The Deluxe Pool Villa was a luxury pool villa with one extra bed (additional charge) in living room as our request perfectly. The room was very clean and well prepare from the excellent maid. Their turndown services with aroma essences and essential oil were wonderful. We had a nice relaxing time with their bath menu in our villa.

Breakfast &Room Services:
The breakfast was various buffet line, food station and egg station. Food quality was good and delicious. Moreover, we ordered room services for our dinner and their delivery was fast. The professional staff set dining table for us nicely.

We done 60 minutes of body massage and the rainforest treatment for the first time. It's so exciting. You must try!

Buggy Services, lifeguards, All Staffs:
They are excellent, friendly and helpful.

We had a great experience and enjoyed the stay here at Banyan Tree Samui.
It would have been better if we had stayed more than two consecutive nights. We hope to repeat and stay here again :)

1. Use their smartphone to see more information and food menu for room service.
2. Don't forget to recheck their dress code and shoe when you plan to visit their restaurants.
3. The bottles of bath amenities are made of pottery (not plastic ) so please use it carefully.
4. If you enjoy spa here, you can visit Banyan Tree Gallery to buy their spa products as your souvenir.