Hansar Samui Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Huge saltwater pool right on the beach
- Plush daybeds on private room terraces
- Freestanding double bathtubs add to the romantic vibe
- Unexpected epicurean delights at H Bistro
- Oceanfront sunsets are viewable from almost everywhere on property
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- You have to cross a small road to reach the beach
- Glass shower rooms may not suit more modest guests
- Fishermen’s village closes down quite early at night
- Other resorts line most of the beach, but they don’t intrude
A short stroll from the fishermen’s village of Bo Phut, Koh Samui’s quaint but hip beachside strip, Hansar Samui is the coolest kid on the block. The flamboyant brushed red facade adds a little spice to an otherwise sleepy oceanside scene and interiors are rustic chic; think teak floors and handcrafted wooden furniture. Fresh white linens, local textiles and silk soft furnishings bring a sense of luxury to this barefoot beach sleep.
Bed and Bath
All 74 rooms enjoy sublime island views from the generous, fan-cooled private terraces, equipped with oversize daybeds. But slip inside and close the blackout curtains and you could easily be in a slick city hotel. Wall-mounted plasma TVs keep guests connected to the outside world, while notable touches like the freestanding double bathtubs make romantic indulgence mandatory.
Drag yourself from your sunbed to take dips in the beachfront saltwater pool, or for a refreshing alternative to sun and sand head for the Luxsa spa. An elegant three-story retreat with an impressive range of treatments, it has a private relaxation room for guests to drift in and out of between sessions. Evenings usually begin with sunset drinks and nibbles, reclining on beds in the chill first floor lounge. When hunger strikes, amble downstairs to H Bistro, where celebrated chef Stephen Dion has created a menu of global cuisine that surpasses typical expectations for a remote island in the Gulf of Thailand. Guests can indulge in such pleasures as imported cumin scented Australian lamb rack with porcino risotto and crispy wild rice.
In the Area
Heading out down a cobblestone street to the Village, as this part of Samui is affectionately known, takes you to yet more smart restaurants, funky bars and designer boutiques. Comprising a few traditional wooden buildings, Bo Phut manages to retain a certain old-school charm while at the same time offering visitors a diverse range of tastes and diversions. Snorkel the stunning uninhabited islands and shallow reefs of the Angthong Marine Park, ride on an elephant or get adventurous and fly through the lush canopies of the rain forest. Alternatively, stay closer to home and dine under the stars at the hotel’s beach with a romantic flame-lit supper (complete with barefoot butler service) or hit the deck with a sunset cruise for cocktails and oysters on ice.
How to Get There
Hansar is placed on the beach just a short walk from the Fisherman s village where it all happens. It’s got panoramic sea views, laid back but very comfortable . From our bedroom we could see the fantastic views of the sea . Rooms are large and spacious with ample cupboard space.
The beach too is lovely though the sea is slimy and not very nice to swim
In. Breakfast is basic .
The only negative thing is that there’s not much shade for people not wanting to be in the sun all day. The umbrella s are not enough to give shade.
It’s great for families too.
This is our 8th stay in as many years. We love everything about The Hanser, especially the beautiful staff.
Hansar is in the perfect position a few minutes walk to Fishermans village. The Seaview rooms all have a view of the beautiful ocean out the front. The infinity pool is amazing also with ocean views.
We ate a the restuarant on a daily basis & for lunch at the beach bar plus 3 dinners, all meals were of good quality and tasty. We also did the cooking class with Chef Oil which was fun & many of the staff from service dropped by for a look at our progress.
We attended the spa & loved our Hansar signature massage thankyou to the girls.
The best part of our holidays at the Hansar is the staff, from Yui (General Manager) who greets us like family & can't do enough to make our stay special. The gorgous Joy, (reception manager) & her staff are always on hand to help out with any queries or bookings. Dom & Pang, who look after us whilst we sit by the pool, as well as Noy, James & Mark. Beer made us amazing cocktails, Green & his coffee skills which we looked forward to every morning. And all the amazing staff at breakfast & dinner Phu, Orn, Chat, Pui Fon & Pim We thank you all sorry if l missed anyone.
My stay at the Hansar Samui was a truly memorable experience! The property itself is stunning, very close to Fisherman’s Village Bophut without being too loud or crowded. The pool is nice, and the private beach area is also perfect for relaxing in the sun or taking a dip in the ocean. The staff comes around with cold water during the day - a small but important detail!
The rooms are stunning, with beautiful views of the pool and seaside. The restaurant is good and there are some pretty nice happy hour deals available. The spa is also great, they have a wonderful selection of relaxing treatments. The massage therapists are skilled and also attentive to your needs, making sure to check on how you are feeling.
The staff at the front desk, especially Perry, are incredibly warm and attentive. They were incredibly helpful arranging transport and offering recommendations for things to do. They were also very helpful when it came to booking our day trip on a boat.
I cannot wait to go back to the Hansar and I would not hesitate to recommend it anyone going to Samui!
This is my 4th visit to this lovely hotel in the last 3 years and they did not disappoint. I was pleased that they acceded to my request for the room I stayed in my previous trip. The resort has been well maintained and staff is always polite and obliging. Slight improvement to the breakfast spread. I think the shower pressure could be improved but this is not critical. The location is excellent being next to Fishermen's Village. I will definitely return regularly and recommend this highly to other visitors.
The resort is beautiful, the rooms are perfect and the staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The food was delicious—highly recommend the Thai cooking class with local market visit you can book to do with the head chef! The location is ideal, since it is steps away from the Fishermen’s Village, with the never-ending shops and restaurants. I wish I could have stayed at the Hansar longer.