Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Traditional Thai design at a luxury beach resort, with breakfast, discounts and more
- The knockout location, right on the powder-white sands of Laem Yai Beach
- The indulgent pampering treatments in the tranquil Mai Samunprai Spa
- The daily breakfast, dining and spa-treatment discounts and perks for longer stays
- Hitting the poolside bar for light lunches, but mostly for ice-cold cocktails
What To Know
- Make time for a Thai cooking class with the resort's head chef; you'll go to a local market to buy ingredients, return to the resort to prepare your meal and then eat it afterwords
- Drinks can be pricey but daily happy hour at the pool's swim up bar means cheap cocktails from 1pm to 6pm
- There are two pools, one of which looks out on the Andaman Sea
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
This luxurious hideaway is right on the sugar-white sands of Laem Yai Beach, on Koh Samui’s west coast – a 1.8-mile stretch, backed by glittering turquoise waters. Designed to delight sun-seeking heavyweights, it is deserving of its five-star status, not least for its three come-hither outdoor pools, well-supervised kids club and fitness center.
Most alluring is the Mai Samunprai Spa, a Zen-like wellness destination, complete with sea-facing treatment rooms, a double spa room with a Jacuzzi and an extensive spa menu for top-to-toe pampering. Equally impressive is the selection of signature restaurants showcasing Thai and international fare, plus the laid-back spots that serve tapas, light bites and cocktails.
For style-savvy guests, the Thai-inspired exteriors set the tone for the chic design that follows in the rooms. All accommodation is suitably spacious, with pleasingly on-trend décor; expect lots of dark wood and rich tones. Luxurious extras include en-suite bathrooms with spa baths and separate walk-in showers, plus private balconies for day-to-night lounging.
Adorned with stylish Thai design touches, each of the rooms features dark wood, contemporary fittings and wonderfully rich colors. Deluxe rooms feature a king-sized bed with scatter cushions, a private balcony and a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with a spa bath and separate walk-in shower. Thoughtful touches include a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels and nightly turndown service.
You’ll be spoiled for culinary choice, thanks to several restaurants, all of which focus on well-presented Thai and international cuisine. Wake up to buffet-style breakfast spreads and spend the remainder of the day savoring seafood, specialty salads and fine wines at The Fine Dining Sala or sharing plates of tapas at the laid-back MAI Pub & Restaurant. For light bites, drinks and cocktails, head to the Beach BBQ Club, Sand Bar and Pool Bar – all of which open daily from 11am to 8pm. There is also an excellent in-room dining menu that offers Thai dishes served with steamed rice, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more.
Mai Samunprai Spa is a soothing sanctuary, complete with sea-facing treatment rooms and a double spa room with a Jacuzzi. Signature treatments include aromatherapy and ancient Thai massages, coffee and aromatic salt scrubs and purifying facials. Hairdressing, manicures, pedicures and special couple’s treatments with his-and-hers massages and facials are also available. The spa opens daily from 11am to 8pm.
The hotel is set on the white sands of Laem Yai Beach on Koh Samui’s west coast. You’ll be perfectly placed to check out the area’s star attractions, marvel at the unusual and rather suggestive rock formations Grandfather and Grandmother Stone (known in Thai as Hin Ta and Hin Yai), be awed by the Big Buddha Temple and visit Ang Thong Marine Park – the pristine archipelago of 42 islands made famous by Alex Garland’s The Beach.Other musts include Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram, Na Muang Waterfall, Wat Khunaram and the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Show, where you can get up close with all sorts of marine life and wildlife.
How to Get There
Mai Samui has a great location if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chewang. It’s right on the beach, it’s clean, peaceful with plenty of fun activities. The barman KK was the best! Suni and the breakfast crew are champions. In fact, all the staff are super friendly and helpful. It’s paradise. Highly recommend!
We enjoyed an 8 night stay at mai Samui and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot to like about this resort including a wonderful expansive breakfast, very kind and attentive staff, complimentary water in your room daily and reasonably priced alcohol at the bars and restaurants. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed sampling all the different dishes. We also used the spa which was wonderful! We would also highly recommend the pool access room (it was so lovely!!!).
Yes the resort is isolated and you are generally required to have all your meals at the resort as there is not a lot nearby but the resort offers complimentary bus shuttles into the main town.
Our only criticism would be towards housekeeping, we continued to have to call to request our room to be made up at the end of the day as they continued to miss it for whatever reason. The pool also was not always clean, we can totally understand this to be a difficult talk with the beatific lush gardens surrounding it but it was sometimes off putting to be swimming with dead bugs and leafs ect.
This resort was a lovely restful place out of busy areas.Massages were absolutely fantastic,breakfast was great with wonderful staff,beach area was so restful as not too many people there as rainy season about to begin. Pools looked abit green but seemed to be clean -no chlorine but we preferred to swim in lovely warm sea.Our only disappointment was roon was very dark-not good lighting and also floors never seemed to be swept as sand was always on it and taps & hand basins not cleaned at all-even when we arrived
What an amazing place! This resort was beyond our expectations. The staff at this resort are so kind and caring, always having smiles on there faces. The buffet breakfast (thank you to the FB staff for being so sweet and caring to my little nieces) , massage and cooking class is a must!! The pools are an absolute winner and finishing the day off with a cocktail in the pool, watching the sunset over the ocean was magical. Anyone wanting a relaxing family holiday in a kid friendly resort this is the place for you. Remember to use the friendly taxi service just before the hotel (these guys were reasonably priced and were very helpful) they had a board with set prices which made it much easier. To Mai Samui resort thank you for an amazing holiday that we will never forget! Missing you all already. We will be back :) :)
Love Jerri and Tristan xxx
We enjoyed our 10 nights at Mai Samui very much. Our room (A205) on the second floor was large and clean. The Resort is about 40 min. from the Airport and we enjoyed the free Shuttle pick up, the driver was very nice and caring.
It is not a 5 star hotel like Hilton etc, but a very nice 5 star Thai style Hotel.
The best part of our happiness is the beautiful and caring staff.
Daa Da the AGM is a very caring and beautiful person, nothing was too much trouble and always smiling. We got a beautiful surprise for our Anniversary, they filled our bath with nice floating flowers, made a beautiful swan couple out of towels and some nice chocolate cake from the chefs.
We enjoyed the daily breakfast, the Asian section changed every morning. Two very nice and special people made our time in the Restaurant very special. Kamnuan the Chef, what a kind, friendly and professional person, every day he went beyond his duties. Then we had the pleasure to meet Lach Mee, what can we say about her, nice words could not describe her, she is one in a million! If I would open a Restaurant we would offer her a job today. She was and is very special and we looked forward every morning to see her beautiful smile, care and her outstanding professionalism!
To Saknarin Ruansri, we can't thank you enough, you made us feel very special every day. Last but not least Zar Zar from the fine dining restaurant , another very caring and friendly person, we only had dinner there once, but every night when we came back to the hotel and she saw us, she would make the effort to say hello. Just such fantastic people working at the Resort.
A very big thank you to the Housekeeping staff, every day a fantastic job cleaning our room, we thank you all so much.
There is a super large pool with a swim up bar and a children's pool. There are some maintenance issues, but the Hoteel is working on it, which is good to see.
Overall we highly recommend Mai Samui if you want to relax and enjoy your peaceful holiday.
Thank you all.