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
Stayed for the weekend and the hotel was so perfect. The rooms, the pools and the food was all unbelievably great. And then Sunday Brunch was just chilled and fun. The vibe and always happy and helpful staff are just so wonderful. Already planning my return and cant not wait.
Thank you Nikki Beach Koh Samui
Enjoyed dinner and an evening by the pool at this beautiful resort. Food was superb. Had the sushi platter as starter and pulled pork tacos as main. Whole group loved there meals. Great live band, beautiful pool. Excellent service.
Fun pool bar to hang out with nice beat from DJ musics that he play and a lot of Booty shake,
Mr. Que and his bar team was very friendly and Mr. Andy the bartender surely made his drinks pretty fast.
Will be back with more friends and dip into the pool next time.
The good: it's a private enough resort most days, and the actual villas are well appointed, albeit a little dirty. There isn't much of a beachfront to speak of- but the views are good- oh, and i guess the price is fine, for the location.
The meh: The toothbrushes they provide in the room are extremely cheap, to the point that even with light brushing, i kept finding the bristles coming out and in my mouth. Likewise the razors they provide are not worth the time trying to use them- i thought they were cutting my skin, but i guess all that was happening was my facial hair was getting plucked out.
Spa services: i checked in on a friday afternoon, and after a long flight figured I'd settle in with a massage. A few friends of mine already noticed how hard it was to get a spa appointment, but when i checked in, i asked again if I could schedule a session. I was told that due to a staff party, the spa was closed early. Fine, I asked if they could recommend one nearby, OR if they could find some third party to come to the hotel. They stated i would have to go to fishermans village (an hour away), and no, they couldn't call a third party.
I then called later on in the evening to ask if i could book one for the next morning, as i had a wedding to attend in the late afternoon. I was told that i'd have to call back in the morning to the spa. After pressing, they said they could leave a note and someone would call me in the morning. I woke up around 9.30AM and promptly made a call to the spa center to see if i could make a booking. I was told the earliest appointment was 2pm, which wouldn't work for me as I had a wedding to attend/get ready for. I then asked again if there were any other options to which i was told there was none. At this point i had the floor manager get on the phone with me, and only after complaining was i told that someone was coming but i'd have to get the massage outdoors. I was also told that it would be paid for by them for the trouble- this didn't happen, but I didn't care as long as i got my massage in.
On the final morning, I got to the breakfast area at 10.35, 5 mins after they officially stopped doing breakfast. Since I saw the food still there but being cleared away, i asked if i'd be able to get eggs, even so much as stating i'd just pay for it. The lady asked what i wanted, and i simply said two eggs and some bacon. She told me sure, take a seat. about 20 mins later I went inside and asked if they were being made. She said yes, they're working on it. finally after 40 minutes I walked back in, and the chef said- yes 5 more minutes- I was wondering how long it took to cure bacon, and convince a hen to lay eggs, but i digress.
After looking at the chef scowl at me for asking (after 40 mins delay), i decided it better to not eat after arguing with kitchen staff. I walked to the front, and told them it was ridiculous that i waited 40 mins, and if they weren't going to serve me, then just say so. I went back to my room to get ready to go look around for food. About 5-10 mins later someone shows up with eggs/bacon/pastries- and while I usually wouldn't eat from a place i just had a disagreement with, my hunger got the better of me. Now here is where the story takes a turn for the worst. I've had food poisoning before, and i've had stomach viruses before, the former being a quick throw up type situation. After about 1 hour of eating the food, I started having the shivers, nausea, and the inability to breathe easily- and my stomach was blowing up. I suspected the chef did something with the food, but that's something I cannot confirm. What i can confirm is that i had food poisoning, and i had a flight in the afternoon that i could not miss. Luckily i had some friends and family members there to help me out, and the staff did their best to try to help me get better (called a local doctor who offered to come and inject me with some kind of medicine to ensure i'd make the flight), but I figured the best thing was to just make myself throw up. With that, I ended up throwing up at the hotel, and by the time i got to the airport threw up again. The flight was fine, and by the time i landed back at my destination I was dehydrated, but I wasn't throwing up anymore.
The manager came as i was boarding the car back to the airport, and offered to comp a meal/drink that our friends had at the pool the day before. There really wasn't much he could do to make things better, but at least he/team tried.
So, there you have it, i most likely would not go back, but if there was another wedding in the same area, then sure, i might stay there again. Just don't expect a high end resort (in terms of service, or food quality- even though, sure it might've been a fluke)
We stayed for 5 nights after a 4 night city break in Singapore. We had a garden villa room which was very private and spacious. Would definitely pick this for privacy rather than the rooms by the pool.
Beach front was small but accessible via steps and sea swimming was excellent. Unfortunately weather was poor (warm but overcast and raining most of the time!).
We ate in the hotel one night - food was lovely but expensive - particularly wine.
We ate out 2 nights and hotel arranged taxi's for us.
Famous Sunday Brunch slightly dampened by rain but food was plentiful and excellent.