Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast
- Buzzy beach club with an infinity pool overlooking Lipa Noi Beach
- Free use of kayaks, bicycles and snorkeling gear
- Events include weekly beachfront movie screenings and an award-winning Sunday brunch
What To Know
- Huge suites start at 753 square feet
- The beach club is open to non-guests and is popular with daytrippers
- There are four pools, including one exclusively for guests
- The hotel can arrange cooking classes and trips to local markets
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Overlooking Lipa Noi’s white sand beach on the ever popular island of Koh Samui, Nikki Beach is a glam all-suite party pad with a see-and-be-seen beach club. Inspired by traditional Thai architecture, the suites are large and light-filled, with recessed lighting, colonial-style ceiling fans and sprawling private balconies (furnished with a chaise for stylish lounging). The bathrooms come with walk-in rainfall showers, his-and-hers sinks and aromatherapy bath products. There are four pools in total (one exclusively for guests), but most of the action takes place by the infinity pool at the beach club, where the cocktails flow and the DJs spin into the night. There’s a weekly roster of events, from film screenings to live music and an award-winning Sunday brunch. When you’re not soaking up the rays with the bronzed and the beautiful, the hotel offers free kayak, bike and snorkel rental and can arrange cooking classes and trips to local markets; there’s also a massage pagoda that offers a long list of treatments.
In the Area
Take a motorboat tour of the spectacular Angthong National Marine Park — the setting for Alex Garland’s novel The Beach. About an hour’s ride from the resort, the park is ideal for snorkel and scuba excursions, with stingrays, whale sharks and barrel sponges in abundance. Take a trip to the “Big Buddha,” a 35-foot-tall golden statue, with a picture-perfect temple, excellent food stalls and a bustling market. Or enjoy a half-day elephant tour of the jungle, stopping off for a dip at Na Muang, arguably the island’s most beautiful waterfall.
How to Get There
We booked our holiday with Expedia only three weeks before departure date.
The flight going was with KLM from Aberdeen to Amsterdam (which is 1.5 hour flight), then Amsterdam to Bangkok (11.5 hours), then Bangkok to Koh Samui (1 hour flight).
When checking in at Aberdeen we were given boarding cards for all three flights. On the way back weren't.
We did have an issue with baggage. I did call Air France three days before we travelled to pay for my baggage one way. I was informed by Christal at Air France that no baggage was included in my ticket but on my ticket baggage was included on the way back. I even had an email from Expedia to confirm this. The lady wanted to charge me £170.
My husband called KLM (we were flying with two different airlines) on the same day I called and the gentleman said baggage was included on our ticket for all our flights.
In Aberdeen Airport we had to pay £90 for our baggage going there. My husband even called KLM at the desk and was told we had no bagge included on any of our flights and we could only pay for our baggage one way and we needed to sort it out on the way back. Very disappointing service from KLM and Air France as the woman was going to charge me £170 but that receipt in Koh Samui wouldn't of been valid.
On our way back the customer service team wouldn't accept the email from Expedia so we had to pay £120. Once we were home I contacted Expedia and they refunded the baggage for our return flight.
Amsterdam Airport has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to keep you busy till our next flight.
The KLM flight was OK for economy with plenty of flims to choose from. Food was good.
No issues in Bangkok Airport its got plenty of shops (even a boots) and restaurants. The airport does have WiFi but I couldn't get logged in. There was plenty of charging points.
Koh Samui Airport is beautiful. It didn't even feel like we were at an airport.
I contacted Nikki Beach by email to organise transfers. They responded very quickly. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs 1000 Thai bhat.
When checking in the reception staff were friendly. We were taken to our room by a golf buggy.
We stayed in room 205 which has a garden view. Which we really liked. It was nice and peaceful. The other view is over the pool which could be more noisy.
Each of the rooms have a private balcony with a comfortable sofa and lounger.
There is sliding doors into the very spacious room.
The room comes with a large TV with English speaking channels. There is a large and comfortable bed. There is air conditioning and fans in the room and on the decking.
There is a mini fridge which is fully stocked and has a price list.
There is also a good hairdryer and kettle.
The shower has a rain shower and normal shower head. The water is hot and powerful. So overall we were certainly well rested.
The hotel also offers a very good room service menu.
The hotel has a spa, a kids corner, 2 pools, free bike hire, free WiFi, fitness classes and a gym.
The gym is well equipped. It has 2 bikes, 2 treadmills, a cross trainer, various weights and yoga mats. The gym has towels, cleaning spray for wiping down the equipment, air conditioning and fans. Do wear bug spray just in case someone has left the window open.
The pool is 75 metres long so it's great for doing lengths.
There is a kids pool area at the top of the pool.
Some of the tiles inside the pool have come off so be careful not to scratch yourself the same also goes for getting in and out of the pool.
The hotel offers an excellent free WiFi throughout the hotel. The hotel also has app that you can download and you book Spa appointments, room service and ask questions.
There is the Nikki Cafe where you go for breakfast from 7am to 10.30am. They have a menu where you can order something cooked. I had the white eggs and spinach omelette and also the smashed avocado on toast. My husband tried the 3 egg omelette with pork sausages and bacon. With some of the dishes you get to choose two sides. So the bacon and sausages were the two sides.
He also tried the banana pancakes.
There is a selection of cereals, a salad bar, milk (whole, semi and almond), fruit and pastries. There is a selection of different teas, juices and coffee.
Breakfast was delicious. No complaints at all.
The hotel serves food at the pool or at the main restaurant.
The menu has a large selection of food. We were here for a week and managed to have a different dish every night.
I'm regards to restaurants nearby we didn't venture to any where else apart from when we did a day trip.
There is a Family Mart near to the hotel. Its less than a 5 minute to get there.
The hotel offers a free bus shuttle service. On the Thursday we took the shuttle to the shopping mall. The shuttle leaves at 11am and picks you up from the mall at 5pm. It takes about 40 minutes to get to the mall.
We located Hard Rock Cafe then took a taxi to the Big Budda. We hired the taxi for an hour and cost 700 Thai baht.
I do recommend going to see the Big Budda it's beautiful.
We got the driver to drop us off at the Hard Rock Cafe. We then walked along the stunning beach.
We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. There is outdoor seating area, with a pool.
Another place to try is Wine Connection. We only went for drinks but the prices are really good.
On a Sunday the hotel does a Sunday brunch. If you've done Sunday brunches in Singapore then don't expect the same type of package.
The package is for food and a bed only. We didn't do the Sunday brunch.
On a Tuesday its ladies day I received a complimentary glass of sparkling rose. They were also offering a complimentary shoulder massage.
The hotel is located away from the main streets. If your looking for lively and the choice of different restaurants then this is not the hotel to go to.
If you like a chilled out feeling with good service, great food then this is the place to go.
Stopped over to have drinks for my afternoon treats, once entered to the hotel entrance all staff actively greeted. During having drink and meal at the pool, I was taken care by K. Kwan (she is the best). Definitely come back with friends for another times.
Beautiful Resort in every aspect. The rooms are comfortable and have great pool access as you walk straight out in to the pool, which is great for laps.
The service is the best we have ever had at a Hotel. You call for something and it is there is minutes. Sunday is there pool session day and people come from every where to join in to the DJs music and parade in their swim suits. Overall I would recommend staying here if you like total seclusion as it is 45 minutes to anywhere by cab. The staff are the best.