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
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
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
In a word Belmond Napasai is AMAZING. We spent 5 nights here as part of our honeymoon and most certainly it exceeded our expectations. From the moment we stepped out the airport the magic begun. We were met by a friendly driver and car, complete with cold towels and bottles of water to take us to the resort. We have never had such a smooth transfer to a hotel/resort. Check in was excellent and you are immediately struck by the beauty of the resort and the wonderful Thai architecture that forms the open air lobby. Whilst reception did the formalities of scanning documents we were presented with another refreshing towel and the most delicious coconut ice cream. The lady dealing with us was incredibly informative and gave us a map detailing all the amenities at the resort (and there is a lot). We were shown to our sea view villa (there are several options available with some huge villas with private pools) and couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, such an attention to detail and you are even greeted by fresh fruit on arrival (and every day for that matter). We have read the previous reviews of this place; yes, the floors squeak and yes the place isn’t brand new, but trust me these are minor points, the villas are beautiful. The resort has a large infinity pool followed closely by a private beach with free use of kayaks etc, which many resorts don’t include for free. There are two restaurants on the resort of which only one was open at a time during our stay due to it being low season. All the food we tried was delicious including the cocktails from the bar, and we were so impressed that there was a vegan menu. It’s all well having a beautiful resort with great amenities, but by far the best part about staying here has been the staff. They are absolutely incredible; they are friendly, chatty, knowledgable, extremely hard working and above all professional. They did everything they could to make sure we had a pleasant stay and nothing was too much trouble, we were made to feel like King & Queen. We want to thank everyone at Belmond Napasai for such a pleasant stay, it will be difficult to leave :) P.S we will miss margarita the cat, she’s a little sweetheart.
We have just returned from a fabulous 6 day stay with our children aged 12 and 14. We stayed in a very comfortable spacious garden villa, the kids had sofa beds in the the large lounge area and their own bathroom. The resort is beautiful with gorgeous white sandy beach, warm sea and there is some good snorkelling, free kayaks, paddle boards and a very friendly beach man. The infinity pool is a good size with a nice pool bar. Both beach and pool had plenty of sun beds and parasols, though we were there during low season.
The spa treatments are superb, our daughter even had a free manicure, one of the daily kids activities on offer. The staff at this resort are lovely and cannot do enough for you, we particularly loved the tennis and thai boxing coach he was great fun for the kids.
There is a good range of food both Thai and western and the breakfast buffet is the best We have ever had, fills you up for the whole day! Ok the food is more expensive than outside the resort but you don’t feel you are taking any risks, the service is brilliant and all the restaurant staff were lovely. Beware of the mosquitos during the rainy season they appeared to like our ‘jungle formula’ insect repellant, good idea to cover up in long cool clothes even early in the evening at this time of year. The insect repellant the staff gave us seemed more effective.
Thank you Belmond Napasai xxxx
It was a great little hotel! We wanted a place to chill and relax and certainly the Belmond ticked all the boxes here! We did as little or as much as we wanted and it was just what we needed.
It started perfectly by the hotel driver picking us up at the airport with a cold towel and cold water. The check in process was smooth and nothing beats a check in while looking out to the sea!
The hotel restaurant was good. Best Thai green curry we tried on the island!
But the best part of the service was the assistance we had booking cars, trips, dinners or excisions. Everything was easy and simple!
The daily diet of fresh coconuts was just perfect. This together wth the little touches in the rooms, mosquito traps set every night, the complimentary fresh fruit, the simple hellos and smiles were great!
I have stayed in lots of different hotels around the world and this one ranks as the highest for service and staffing.
Yes the rooms could be a little more polished, the floor made a noise as you walk on them. But really these things do not matter when you are there just to relax and be with your loved ones.
Thank you for the memories!