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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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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.


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.


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.


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


4.0 Very Good 552 Reviews
Good Colonial style
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonial styled hotel has big rooms. A the negative points are;
We were shown the rooms on the ground floor which smelled damp but asked for the rooms on the 1st floor and they were spacious and confortable.

The beach and the pool that you access after crossing the road are Ok except for one thing. There is jellyfish in this part of the sea and you are warned by a sign on the beach. However the pool was good size and enjoyable.
Breakfast again was fine with the option of omlette cooked to your taste.
Hotel is slightly out of the way from nearest centre(Limai) where there are plenty options for eating and drinking out.
Staff were good and helpful.

Lovely Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for almost a week. The hotel was really nice and the location is okay, not the best for us. We did a couple of day trips and we were collected and dropped off by the the companies we booked through. We hired a scooter for two days to get around by ourself and explore the island, brilliant experience and far cheeped than getting a taxi up the road! The main pool is across the road from the hotel and is next to the beach. The staff were very friendly.

Good place and service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have travel in kih samui and I choose stay at Manathai Koh samui 10-15 November 2018 it's amazing place, big room and nice staffs. I come to samui with my friend, they're happy to stay there too. For next year I'll back here with my family for sure.

Amazing hotel with lovely staff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Manathai for 7 nights and had amazing time, first impression welcome service from reception staff, our kid absolutely love the swimming pool, good food at greedy pig restaurant, we will come back. Thanks for wonderful holidays.

Beautiful Property and Amazing Value For Spend!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for five nights during a month-long trip in October of 2018. Absolutely amazing value for the spend. This hotel would be at least $400 per night at home (Vancouver BC) but cost us less than $70. Gorgeous sprawling property with two pools, an exercise room, access to a terrific white sand beach and an excellent breakfast (which was included in the price). Nothing bad to say about the place. First class all the way.