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
From the minute we stepped foot in the hotel until check-out we were treated with the utmost exceptional service. Staff here really make your stay a vacation. Their attention to detail here was much appreciated. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, rooms were clean and bed was super comfortable. The view of the resort was also great and steps to Fisherman's Village!
The resort's location is very convenient to nearby facilities, walking distance to the fisherman's village, restaurants and spas. The staff are all very friendly! Room is clean and great sea view from the room. The most important is the beach is quiet, not so crowded nor commercialized. Will definitely visit this hotel again if we go back to Koh Samui.
The resost was beautiful, the room are very clean, nice, comfort and great view.
Breakfast was very good.
We recommend to order the room on the 2nd floor.
The staff were very polite and friendly.
It's a beautiful facility with attentions to details located in amazing location, friendly and helpful staff. I enjoyed every moment. Breakfast is fresh and delicious. Great cocktails and fruit juices by the pool. Very clean.
We have stayed at Hansar several times during the past three years, both in February and July. Spacious rooms with spacious and beautiful balconies. The staff is absolutely amazing. The pool is beautiful, and the restaurant serves excellent food. Not the best beach, but everything else is so good you forget about the beach. Also loved the spa!