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What We Love

  • A stylish beach retreat on the island of Koh Samui, with breakfast includedLamai Beach, with its sugar-white sands and crystal-clear waters
  • Savoring home-cooked breakfasts and contemporary Thai dinners
  • Staying in a room with your own balcony or terrace

What To Know

  • The resort is centrally located, only a 10-minute drive from the center of town
  • The resort has two pools – a larger, main pool along the beach, and a smaller, courtyard pool that offers more privacy
  • Free WiFi throughout

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

An elegant sanctuary on Lamai Beach, with breakfast included, plus a set lunch or dinner for longer stays

The Lowdown

Experience laid-back luxury at its finest at Manathai Koh Samui, a four-star sanctuary on the peaceful shores of one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. Old-world charm is in abundance at this tranquil resort, which prides itself on colonial elegance and world-class service and features designer-led interiors and fantastic, gourmet cuisine.
The incredible beach is the real showstopper here, though. Its sugar-white sands are perfect for lounging, cocktail in hand, as you gaze at the swaying palm trees and impossibly clear waters. If you’re more of a pool person, you’re also in luck – the property also has two swimming pools, one of which overlooks the Gulf of Siam. 
If you can drag yourself away from your TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning resort, there’s much to do in the surrounding area. Hit the bars and clubs in downtown Lamai, marvel at the rock formations Hin Ta and Hin Yai, get up close with wildlife at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Show, and visit Ang Thong Marine Park, the pristine archipelago of 42 islands made famous by Alex Garland’s The Beach.

Rooms

This retreat has 148 rooms and suites, each of which features Thai-inspired décor; expect plenty of dark wood, a marble en-suite bathroom, crisp white bedding and wall hangings by local artisans. Deluxe Balcony rooms offer French doors that open up to your own private balcony, while the much roomier Deluxe Garden rooms offer a private terrace, overlooking the lush gardens.

Dining

Gourmet-lovers are spoiled for choice at the resort’s three restaurants. Colours serves up delicious home-cooked gourmet breakfasts with local specialties (open daily from 6:30am-10:30am), while Pad Thai servesclassic Thai fare for lunch and dinner (open daily from 11am-11pm). Waterline, a stylish spot right on Lamai Beach, with rustic wood-beamed ceilings and large windows that frame the ocean, showcases delectable seafood and local signature dishes (open daily from 12-10pm). For laid-back lounging, head to Coffee World for roasted coffee, ice-blended frappes topped with whipped cream and a good selection of light snacks. Alternatively, enjoy beers on tap and comfort food at Mulligan’s Irish Pub. In-room dining is also available.

Location

The retreat boast an unbeatable setting on the powder-white sands of Lamai Beach, the second-largest Samui resort destination after Chaweng. Hit the bars and clubs in downtown Lamai, rent a jeep or motorbike to explore the local area, marvel at the rock formations Grandfather and Grandmother Stone (known in Thai as Hin Ta and Hin Yai), and visit Ang Thong Marine Park, the pristine archipelago of 42 islands made famous by Alex Garland’s The Beach. Other Samui attractions include Big Buddha Temple, Na Muang Waterfall, Wat Khunaram, and the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Show, where you can get up close with all sorts of wildlife.

How to Get There

Manathai Koh Samui
173/41 Moo. 4 Robkoh Road
Koh Samui, 84310 Thailand

Reviews

Mixed feelings
BridgetN6

Love the resort from room, pool area and beach. Unfortunately I did not have a great welcome. Arrived at 8:30pm after arranging and getting confirmation from hotel that this was in order. My child tired and hungry after 9 hrs of traveling to be told we don't have a booking. After showing confirmation and confirmation of late check in. My travel agent eventually had to call them who also struggled with getting them to accept responsibility for them losing my booking after it was all paid for upfront. Hour later finally got checked in. Hotel empty so not sure why this took so long. Disappointing start to my stay. Not very apologetic staff staff for their mistake.

beautiful hotel
s_szulz

this hotel is lovely the breakfast are fantastic cater for all the staff are very friendly and happy to help you ! the staff at reception are very friendly and professional will to help if needed the staff around the pool area are great service is second to none our bedroom was massive and very comfortable ! if i ever go back to Thailand i would stay at this hotel .

Very good impression!
Butter V

First time there. The resort was really nice! It is really beautiful, the location is great, the service is nice, and the food is really good! They are very welcoming! It really gave me a peaceful rest there. Looking forward to go there again! ????