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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 932 Reviews
Relaxing hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful hotel on the water on north shore of Samui. Lovely and sizable infinity pool facing the ocean. My wife and I really enjoyed the restaurants (Thai and Western) that they have (great cocktails too!). Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beautiful villas as well facing the water - very charming and well appointed. Beach not great but you don't really mind that too much with nice chairs and amazing pool. Views are great from the property and the ground are immaculate.

Great place for a completely relaxing break in a quiet part of the island.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a quiet location for a complete escape type of holiday. We opted for a beach front villa which was very well appointed and extremely comfortable. The main hotel facilities were within a three minute walk of our villa and there was a decent range of water sport type activities available. The hotel restaurants served excellent food and the staff could not have been more attentive and helpful. We were not looking for any excursions but it was clear that these could have been arranged for us if we had wanted them. The hotel was very quiet - which suited us perfectly.

Best. Hotel. Ever.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness. Where do I even begin? We stayed here for five nights during our honeymoon of 2.5 weeks in Thailand. The service was incredible and beyond personalized.

Upon arrival, we were seated with beverages and refreshing towels while the staff took care of our payment, etc. They then brought us ice cream, and I asked about the ingredients due to food sensitivities and dietary restrictions and they right away brought us nondairy sorbet to accommodate our food needs! Further then that, at each meal, they accommodated whatever food need we had- whether that be using a new and clean frying pan or modifying of the menu. Their service definitely surpassed anything imaginable.

The location is a bit far from things, but that also meant the beach was pristine and clean, privacy was fantastic, and there were enough activities (complimentary cayaking, DVD borrowing from the front desk, pool table, library, etc) to keep us entertained.

The resort is beautiful and quiet. So beautiful, we even did a photo shoot!

There were other families and couples there, but it never once felt crowded. It felt like so much attention was given to us, I can’t fathom how they give that service to each of their customers.
Lastly, my husband had emailed them prior to our stay informing them it was our honeymoon. They upgraded us to an oceanfront villa and it was AMAZING!!! We were right on the beach and it was incredible. We were also gifted a fruit platter and bottle of wine. All in all, the Belmond Nepasai played a wonderful role in our honeymoon and I can only hope we return one day.

Tropical bliss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the most amazing stay I had while in Thailand. Breathtaking views, amazing and friendly staff, spotless villas and a beautiful beach. Refreshing pool and great cuisine on offer. Relaxing spa also amazing.

One of the best in Koh Samui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop during a 2 week stay in Ko Samui and Koh Phangan. We stayed here for 6 nights in Villa 101 directly at the beach and next to the pool.
This is a small hotel where. One has individual Villas rather then rooms.
The reason for rating it a 4.its due to. The absence of kids facilities. There is a tiny kids pool and thats about it. There is also a garden at the front to the hotel where the kids can see some goats, chicken and buffalo's.. A small playground would change the entire story. They also have 1 kids activity per day. This was clearly not enough for my 7 yearl and 1 year old.
The hotel is away from the busy beaches and streets.. I consider that as a plus.

The rooms are lovely and the cleanness not too bad. They provide lovely daily local fruit in the rooms which was interesting especially for exploring new varieties.

We opted for half board, this gives one the chance to choose from either 2.of the restaurants i the property for dinner. One restaurant is Thai based the other one.is more Italian/International oriented. Being open to traditional new flavors, we were very happy with what was on offer.
The beach is lovely as well, yea there is sea grass in most of the shallow bits but not completely.

Outstanding here is the personalized care and attention. Especially from the ladies working at the restaurants. Lovely experience overall.