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
First I have to point out that the resort itself is beautiful, located directly at the beach.
Also the rooms looked great and were clean.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately the location isn’t great though. Outside of the resort there is not much to do in walking range. There are a couple of restaurants on the Main Street but let’s be honest when in Koh Samui you would rather eat at the beach.
We tried the Hotels Restaurant, it was ok but the Thai food was very westernized which was a bit disappointing.
All in all I can definitely recommend this Hotel to anyone staying on Koh Samui.
This is a lovely place to stay to enjoy Koh Samui. I’d put it aa a 3-4 star rating rather than a 4-5 star rating, but still very nice. The rooms and en-suite bathrooms are very spacious and well equipped - fab. The bungalows looked lovely too. Breakfast is good, egg station, fruit, etc. We only ate one evening meal there and it was good, not amazing, but very nice. The biggest down side for me is that the communal areas are quite cramped - we were there in low season, so the hotel was only half full but even so, all it takes is one noisy family to invade the ‘sun longer area’ and your peace is spoiled. That said there are also two lovely pools to enjoy as well as the direct access to the beach. The free shuttle bus is a great bonus as taxis aren’t cheap on Koh Samui.
Beautiful resort. Perfect beach.Nice rooms, Wonderfull staff!
We were here a few times before and we can not wait to visit again.
Very relaxed part of Samui but with a shuttle to bring you to Fisherman village of Chaweng.