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What We Love

  • Spacious contemporary villas
  • The beachfront restaurant, with its open-air gazebo
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving excursions and lessons

What To Know

  • Better for couples, although there are active pursuits for families
  • The infinity pool is open 24 hours and is better for swimming than the beach
  • Some rooms allow smoking
  • Free WiFi


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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All-villa tropical hideaway on Koh Samui's northern shore with a beach restaurant and a 24-hour infinity pool

The Look

Amid a grove of cashew trees and a wandering herd of water buffalo, Belmond Napasai is one of Koh Samui’s top resorts. This lovely group of contemporary Thai villas dots tropical grounds full of plumeria and coconut trees. With a staff that graciously handles every request, it’s possible to check in here and then completely check out — as you spend days discovering the 24-hour infinity pool (with ocean views), two restaurants (one beachside), the full-service spa and the gorgeous, crystal-clear lagoon.

Bed & Bath

The resort’s 69 villas and suites are spread among lush, tropical gardens. Each villa is lavish, starting at more than 600 square feet, with contemporary Thai architecture throughout. Waterfall baths and outdoor massage rooms keep things relaxed. Some villas have ocean views, including the Seaview Hill Villas, which have a private balcony to enjoy them from. Oceanfront Pool Residences feature a separate bedroom and a private pool.


Right next to the resort’s 24-hour infinity pool is the casual Beach Restaurant, which is open daily and serves a fresh seafood barbecue. The Lai Thai restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine, and there are two bars for sipping cocktails, open from 9 a.m. onward (it’s okay, you’re on vacation). For active types there’s an indoor gym plus two outdoor tennis courts and a golf course just five minutes away. Be sure to spend some time in the water; Koh Samui’s clear lagoon is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. The resort can arrange trips and lessons, but if lounging on a sun bed while someone gets you a tropical drink is all you require, well, this resort has that covered, too.

How to Get There

Belmond Napasai
65/10 Moo 5 Baan Tai
Koh Samui, 84330 Thailand


4.5 Very Good 1051 Reviews
for the money is ok

The hotel is outdated. better to be advised as 4stars. the parquet floats and makes very loud noise Celaning needs to be impoved the food is canteen they have to change the chef. Beach is ok and private

Perfect! Even without beach and prices like in Iceland

Everything is absolutely perfect !!!! Rooms (old fashioned but very organic with surrounding), staff, amount of activities, spa. Absolutely amazing!!! Beach is private and therefore small with rocks determining end on both sides - so you can’t walk along the beach. We were not lucky and came during low tide. Very low tide - ankle deep. At buoy it was knee deep. But most of “beach” before buoy is covered by rock, so it’s not particularly nice to swim either way (I would assume. Not much we could go with 10 cm of water). Was cute to see people walking in warm sea water up to their ankles though - trying to at least feel the sea.

In other reviews people complain about prices - yes, they are right (9$ for a cup of coffee) - although the room prices are fine - everything else in the hotel is insanely expensive ( 2 lunch main course with a bottle of water and 1 salad - 100$). Massages - 6-8 times more than outside of the resort. You go outside and food is a quarter of hotel price, but .... you go outside and you are not sure of a quality (we ventured once and although steak was nice, sweet and sour chicken was awful, so we did not experiment more. Too many tourists and tourists places so I think quality of food drops of significantly, plus to us the restaurants seemed much dirtier than in the hotel). In the hotel everything is beautiful, super clean (although at Iceland prices :)) - outside not so much.

Magical Experience + 25th Wedding Anniversary Special by Housekeeping ????
Mujeeb B

We cannot thank-your entire staff enough for making our 25th wedding anniversary so magical. We loved spending time in your exquisite spa for massages; and of course relaxing on your private beach & infinity pool. The Saturday evening “Thai Dancers” were so adorable too! ... and the food buffet breakfast (daily) made our eventful day treks much easier to recharge. We look forward to staying with you again, and also we “discovered” the #Belmond franchise through our stay with you.

With much thanks!
The Basha’s
(Chicago ????????)