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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 1772 Reviews
Long Weekend
Reviewed 1 day ago

A wonderful long weekend at the Banyan Tree where everything was perfect from the time we landed to our departure. The service and food were amazing . Our pool villa perfect and private . The attention to detail was amazing.

Honeymoon at Samui
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had good time, and enjoyed at Banyan tree Samui. :)
Room was clean, and the services were so nice.
The view was also nice.
However, it is a little bit far to visit other place outside of Banyan tree.

Marriage Proposal Weekend At Banyan Tree Samui
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned home from a special weekend at the Banyan Tree Samui, in Koh Samui Thailand, in which I proposed to my girlfriend. I booked an ocean view villa, and also booked the destination dining on the beach and the intimate moment bath. For the entire time, my fiancee and I were treated like royalty!

First, these villas are spectacular, both inside and out. We used our private pool often (very hot there), and sitting in the pool enjoying the night views was truly an amazing experience. Our Villa host, Dao, always checked up on us at breakfast, making sure we had everything we needed. The private beach area on this property is gorgeous and very peaceful.

Our destination dinning was set up on the private beach. They essentially, place several lanterns along the sand creating a pathway with rose pedals for us to walk to our table beneath a canopy. The table was beautifully staged and our server Min, really went out of her way to make sure our special dinner went perfect!

Finally, I also arranged to surprise my fiancee with the intimate bath. The time and effort involved in setting that up, and the other little romantic touches in our room were very much appreciated by us, and made our final evening there a night to remember.

The Banyan Tree Samui is the perfect place for an island escape, and especially one if you are looking for a very romantic weekend/week. Thanks to all the great staff at Banyan Tree Samui!

Welcome to paradise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay 7 nights at Banyan Tree Samui.

Our stay was perfect from the beginning at the end. Everything is made not only to respond to all request of the customer but to prevent them.

The surroundings are so nice and the villa so well integrated in the nature.

At arrival the check in is easy and comfortable. A private butler is dedicated to your needs and a mobile is given you can use all over the island if you need to,

The villa are beautiful, well furnished, beautiful view, nice pool.

All the staff is so helpful dedicated to réponse to whatever are your needs,

The food is so good, beach service terrific and even the shop is great.

Just a little negative point the prices of the restaurant and the spa are to high, 25% to high, so the restaurants are empty and they have to make dayly promotions. Even if the clients are wealthy they don’t like to be taken for..,,

We look forward to return very quickly and loved it

Total relax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel for total relax! Good snorkeling! High quality service! Friendly staff. Perfect location. Good breakfast and super dinner. Very green hotel. Highly recommended!
Thanks a lot to Banyan staff Anna!