X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive
What We Love
- The property fronts a deserted beach; unlike much of Samui, the area is not overrun by tourists
- The cube-like villas are completely private
What To Know
- The buzzwords here are rest and relaxation; you might want to look elsewhere for a lively scene
- WiFi is free
- While the service is friendly and the rooms are spotless, some of the outdoor areas would benefit from improved upkeep
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Part of the X2 micro-chain of Thai hotels, this 27-villa beachfront retreat is in a secluded spot on the south side of Koh Samui. When you arrive, the five-acre plot looks like a public art project. The open-air lobby is constructed from concrete slabs and pillars and has wood walls and swing seats. Squares have been cut into the floor and roof, permitting trees to grow near the check-in area. From the lobby, a boardwalk traverses the property, running between two concrete walls that are decorated with climbing plants and white rectangular projections that look as if they should frame portraits but instead reveal doors that lead to each villa.
Bed and Bath
Each villa is neatly split into two squares containing a bedroom and a full bathroom. The popular Deluxe Pool Villas come with petite pools and wooden decks with loungers and private cabanas. Inside, a kingsize bed sits in the middle of the room on a chunky wooden frame that incorporates a work desk behind the headboard. Everything, from the ultra-modern artwork to the white-cream-gray color scheme to the egg-shaped chairs and huge stone tubs, creates a sleek, Zen vibe.
While most villas have private pools, the X2 also has an outdoor pool (the deepest on Koh Samui) that overlooks the beach. Orange beanbags are scattered around the wooden deck, and towering palms provide shade. The oceanfront restaurant, 4K (pronounced “fork”), serves classic Thai dishes. Like any quality Thai resort, the X2 offers an assortment of spa services (and a couples massage pavilion) at the other end of the boardwalk. For guests who need a break from the isolation of the villas, the resort hosts two or three daily group activities, such as moonlight kayaking or a signature Saturday Seafood Barbecue Buffet and Cocktail Madness. But even the mad libations are laid-back affairs at this secluded sleep.
In the Area
Koh Samui is popular with tourists. Those interested in shopping for kitschy Full Moon Party T-shirts or renting equipment for water sports will be well served. If the plan is to visit any other region in Thailand, it’s best to get your culture or shopping in elsewhere. Time on Samui is best spent on tropical beaches and in turquoise waters. Near the X2 is Ying’s Thai Cooking School and Atma Jnana Yoga. If salubrious is not your style, Samui serves as a good base for the full moon festivities on the nearby island of Koh Phangan. It takes 30 minutes to cross by speedboat. The event, however, does require a full moon.
How to Get There
Big bath tub and clean pool.This month not good for travel to samuiThe hotel is nice but we cant go divingAnd there have water flood when we go back to the airport took time2-3hoursSo we miss the flight.
The hotel is beautiful. Thank you « Boat », you are very professionnal, and it was a real pleasure to be accompanied during all our stay by your great service and your smile. You made our stay feeling better. Thank you for this best quality service.
Staff is helpful and the arrangement is very on-time. Nice spa and restaurant with excellent view. For the room, the shower water is a little bit weak and there is some noise from machine outside- may be air-cond which distrub sleeping a little bit.
Stayed here for 5 nights early december and I am so pleased. Nice, friendly and helpful staff. Nice comfy beds in the lovely modern and private poolvilla. Fresh and lovely breakfast with an extra menu to order from if necessary. The food lunch and dinner also tasted really good. Quality all way through. It's about 10 min to Lamai where you have a lot of shops, bigger beach and a wide range of different restaurants. 400 Baht with the hoteltaxi or you can use the free shuttle on specific times. For honeymooners or couples that wants a private calm and relaxing hotel this is perfect! If you book all inclusive spa, preebook. Its hard to get spatime otherwise. I hope I will have the opportunity to get back!
We chose X2 as our honeymoon destination and if we had to do it all again we would not change a thing. The staff are funny knowledgeable, inviting and attentive to our every need.
Even outside the resort when we ran into staff they still knew us by name and invited us into their activities. We would also like to send a big Thankyou to all the staff especially Boat and Tim in the resturant for letting us sample and name their new cocktails "Honeymoon Sunset" and "Surfmist" (highly recommend) also a big shoutout to the guys and girls on the front desk!
Thankyou all for making our holiday so special.