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
This resort was a perfect getaway for our Koh Samui stay. It defined Koh Samui for us, because- LOCATION! Bang in the beginning of the gorgeous fisherman's village, this resort is nothing short of fantastic. Every night we would take long walks and take in all the sounds and lights of the fishermans village.
Our room was sea-facing and on the first floor- magnificent views of the sea throughout the day. The bed was slightly too soft- my husband ended up getting back pain and had to sleep on the floor the next few days!
They arranged for a crib for our baby too which was quite sweet. The in-room dining was excellent.
We loved the pool and the beach area. Perfect for just chilling all day.
Breakfast buffet was perfect with an even better view!
Definite thumbs up!
We had a great and relaxing experience. Everything was top class. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. The pool area was well designed and maintained. Our room was spacious and well designed. The bed was very comfortable and huge.
Will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Samui next year. This will be my yearly retreat sanctuary...4 thumbs up! My only complaint is that they should try and very their breakfast buffet spread as it was the same everyday. Other than that, I loved it! Will be back again..and again...and again!
I recently stayed at the Hansar for one night. It is not my first time staying in Bophut , but my first time staying at the Hansar. Open arriving I was impressed with the simplicity of the aesthetics. Chic. Elegant. Beautiful earthiness in the design and materials used . I was warmly greeted by Perry. He is the Guest Relations Manager. A wealth of information , very professional with full knowledge of his resort. Check in process was smooth and efficient . There is 3 levels at this resort and 3 types of suites. Standard, XL Deluxe and Beachfront. Perry was kind enough to give me some time to show me the other suites. Beachfront and XL Deluxe both have baths. Standard room does not. They all have the same beautiful interiors, Just different configurations. I chose to stay in the XL Deluxe suite and the room I was given was situated on the top floor. I was not disappointed . The suite really is quite beautiful , dramatic . My favourite part being the gorgeous big bath in the centre of the room. One bottle of bubble bath and an hour and a half later, I felt refreshed and relaxed. Bed was comfortable and view from the large balcony looks out over the pool, the beach and the neighbour island of Phangan. The pool is very large. Good for doing laps... or just floating around. . Plenty of loungers. I took a dip and found when I went back to my pool lounger , a staff member had placed an iced water there for me. Very thoughtful. Breakfast was very good. Buffet. Plenty of variety . Eggs menu. . I chose Eggs Florentine from the menu and was glad I did. Yum! There is also a very well equipped gym. And a day spa centre . Given my time frame I did not use either, but will definitely try the day spa next visit. There is a large bar at the front of the resort, near the pool. Mark was on bar duty the night I was there. I enjoyed our chat and loved the cocktails you made me. Professional , engaging, happy. Popcorn was a nice touch. Thank you Mark . I will see you next time and try a few new cocktails. Lastly. Location.! Location! The location of the Hansar is at the start of the Fisherman's village walk. Here you will find plenty of restaurants , a little shopping if you want. Several currency exchange, massages etc etc. There is the "Walking Street Market" every Friday night. This is great to have a wander. Buy a bargain, street food or even stroll with cocktail in hand. It's very busy. Overall my stay at Hansar was near perfect. I was made to feel like a VIP. Loved it! Highly recommend the Hansar if you're staying in Bophut. Great work, you guys! See you next time I'm in Samui. warm regards Marg
Great hotel, great location. All round another great stay. Lovely staff who can't do enough for you, good facilities (pool / beach etc.), good rooms. Hard to fault. I will always come back. Feels like home in Thailand!