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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I arrived at the hotel after spending nearly 24 hours of travel, when I arrived the reception staff, especially Pui, who made sure that after check in they all helped me to my room and then upon checking I had picked up the incorrect luggage! Over night they went back to the airport, collected the correct luggage, took the incorrect luggage to the the other person’s hotel and by breakfast time the correct luggage was in my room. As I was having difficulty doing walking they changed my room to another room room which was more accessible especially to the breakfast room.
It seems all the staff were informed of my predicament and every we’re I went (Even down to the beach) a staff member would appear and help me down steps etc and at night always accompanied me back to my room - I have travelled the world and have never come across such wonderful staff - even the sous Chef was was so helpful as was Dew and I wish I could remember all their names (especially one of the beach bar staff who always helped me to and fro) as it really made my holiday enjoyable. The hotel was very clean and tidy and fantastic bedrooms with massive en-suite were fabulous and the various restaurants Were all good with interesting menus. THANK YOU ALL AT MAI SUMANI an experience not to be missed. My new motto is ‘I AM at MAI’
all the staff were great and very helpful, including the staff at front desk, the head chef at breakfast, MJ and Jenny the evening entertainers and the yoga classes. Relaxing and out of the way place to stay with a beautiful pool and spa.
The pool, rooms and restaurants were beautiful . The staff were amazing and always eager to help you out. Special thanks to the head Chef for always attending to our needs at breakfast and taking us through a cooking class. We also want to thank MJ and Jenny for serenading us with beautiful music during our dinners