Paradise Beach Resort
What We Love
- A beautifully restyled resort in a quiet location on the island’s northern shore, extras includedA visit to the on-site dive centre - the waters around Koh Samui are teeming with colourful marine life
- The newly updated interiors in the Villas and Grand Deluxe rooms - think calm white simplicity
- Relaxing poolside (there are two pools, in fact) with a cocktail
What To Know
- The hotel runs a free shuttle bus to and from Chaweng and Bophut
- Free WiFi is strong and even reaches the beach
- The pools have plenty of daybeds and umbrellas – you likely won't have to wait one out
Koh Samui may know how to entertain, but there’s a mellower side to the island that’s more about relaxation than raving. On the pale sands of Maenam Beach, you’ll find the aptly named Paradise Beach Resort: an elegantly designed property set in tropical gardens, lush with traveller’s palms and coconut trees.
Recently revamped, Paradise Beach Resort’s style is predominantly white and airy, with pops of sunshine yellow and ikat-print textiles. Watch intense sunsets tinge the sky from the beach bar (it just so happens to be happy hour around this time) and dine on fresh Thai flavours by the sea at Terrace Restaurant – from here, you can see Koh Phangan.
Of course no Thai island getaway would be complete without a traditional massage. Retreat to the resort’s on-site spa to choose from an array of locally inspired therapies, using indigenous natural products.
How to Get There
This resort is a bit out of the way from food and shops; however, they offer free bicycles for short trips and shuttle bus service to a few locations. The staff is exceptional. They went out of their way to help with everything..... from ordering pizza for us from outside the resort to calling different car rental companies for service (even though they offered the same services). The place is beautiful and right on the beach. We only tried the pool right on the beach (maybe 1.5m deep and long enough to get a good swim workout). The one closer to our room (pictured) looked like it was more for kids. The place was clean, quiet, and cute... beautiful gardens, which means more bugs, so be prepared.
We arrived in the afternoon at the resort and had a great welcome in the reception. We were guided to our rooms and our first breakfast was just in breathtaking scenery: open air restaurant at the beach overlooking the sea with view onto Koh Phangan.
The staff are so friendly and helpful, the food (we had breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) extremely fresh and happy hour offers a wide choice of cocktails.
There are two outdoor pools which are very well maintained, massage outdoor and indoor - the only improvement could be an air-conditioned gym facility.
The hotel offers free shuttle service to Fisherman village, Chaweng and Big C which we frequently used.
We met our world-travelling son before he moves on and this was the perfect place for all of us!
Thanks to all staff for their endless efforts to give us a great time.
Just had a really great week, we were upgraded to a bungalow near the sea which was great. Breakfast excellent as were all of the staff, really attentive and helpful. Didn't have any issues with sunbed availability but I don't think the hotel was very full. Only small criticism of the room is that the power was key operated so if you go out there is no power for the aircon, minibar fridge or outside light. Coming back late it's quite dark and hard to find the keyhole and very hot in the room. Apart from that this hotel is excellent but be aware you will be living in the jungle so it can rain quite heavily and mosquitoes are a problem. They do spray occasionally and there was a plug in mozzy killer in the room but despite regular deet spraying we got bitten every night.
I spent one week in bungalow room. The resort is pretty good with a nice view on the sea, and a nice swimming pool.
Regarding the room, you will have the modern confort of a 4 stars hotel with real king size bed, nice bathroom, and air conditioning.
Regarding F&B the breakfast is top, start at 6:30AM and finish at 11AM. The quality of meal is perfect with a lot of thai specialties. We also have cooking class at the hotel and we really enjoy this moment.
Regarding the staff, they are more than professional and helpful. big thanks to Benjamin, thomas and Laura for their help.
The hotel is based in the north of the Island with see view,so it is a very quiet place close to Fisherman village with a lot of good restaurant.
The hotel offer free transfert every hour for different places in the Island.
also, it is very close to Big Buddha.
I highly recommend this hotel
Delicious food, reasonably priced, staff excellent, very friendly and polite. On drawback is people reserving sunbeds from early morning at both pools. So all gone by 11am. Other than that, a superb location for a wonderful family Quiet holiday..