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
The swimming pool is green nobody should swim In it .the beach is dangerous under foot and littered with oil cans glass tress old fishing line .food average. Lady bar manager/captain rude and miserable . Bath in the room filthy
It’s not the picture we painted of clean white beaches and friendly people.
Now I’m not saying all 12 months of the year are the same as our experience. But as a couple of active oldies we had a lovely time here in November 2018 as it was only 1/3 full and very quiet. The beach is right next to the opulent pool with a swim up bar. Cocktails always on special and very cold beer. Breakfast is free and a choice of venues for other meals. The resort is spread over a road and one side has a shallow pool and the gym, beauty parlour, steam room etc.
the main central area has a number of little bridges which span the meandering pool toward the beach and as such I think it would be restricting to less mobile people. There are however access paths along each side of the blocks of rooms.
Many varieties of accomodation but we had a large double bedroom on the 3rd floor.
There is a cute jetty and various water sport activities are catered for.
If you follow the beach toward a little cafe ( really authentic meals cheap) and a massage business next to it that has great prices and does a great massage. It is a long way into the main town but a bus goes in and out twice a day and is free although don’t forget to book it the day before..we enjoyed the new shopping g area in the town and paid a visit to the Irish pub Tropical Murphys a couple of times.
Really loved it and very much enjoyed our stay at Mai Samui!!
Great room with direct Pool access. Different Restaurants with an absolutely delicious kitchen and the most friendly and helpful stuff ever!
Will love to come back!
My wife and I in our early 50’s booked an 8 night holiday here over new year!
Having read some reviews we were aware that this hotel was bordering on 5 star and needs an update!
We were charged a new year supplement because of the time of year, but this I think worked against the resort as it was only 25% full if that! The room wasn’t ready on arrival even though they new for 3 months our arrival time, and we wanted to upgrade to a pool access room. This at over £50 a night was a waste of money, the sun loungers where made of mosaic tile and submerged under water, so not allowing for a towel, this made lying on them uncomfortable as tiles missing and surface sharp!
The room was larger and very comfortable but not worth the extra. Food in the resort was available at 4 locations, one buffet. breakfast with egg station good, beach bar for snacks good and Thai pub, limited and closed by 9pm! Fine dining again good but closed by 9pm. No where else to go unless a taxi to another resort or local beach area about 15 mins away.
Massage available on site and was reasonably. Pool and beach ok and clean,
Complementary bus service to Chewang worth a trip but is limited in its times.
If I was to be there 3 nights to relax after getting of a long plane journey it would hit the spot, but longer you would be pulling your hair out unless you were happy to eat, sunbath and sleep!!!
Sorry if this doesn’t agree with everyone but it’s a true reflection on our experience!
Won’t be returning.
Amazing hotel and the pools give it a total wow factor. They think of every little detail at this resort. Stayed as part of Luxury Escapes Voucher and would highly recommend. The only downfall is the resort is a little out of the way and the beach is a bit lacklustre. The pools and regular free shuttles more than compensate for this though.
Stayed in 2013