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
It was ok. The staff were very nice and polite. Only downside is the lack of hot water supply for a nice bath and showers. Otherwise it was a good stay. Also, don’t miss out on their pool and beach, it’s beautiful!
The best place to stay in Samui, your far enough away form every thing to just relax if you want but all so just a 10 min free shuttle bus to all the action that the island has to offer. It's just something you have too do suits young and old !!!!! Thanks again to all staff because it takes you all to make X2 what it is... Regards James and Tara ..
the staff should inform more about all the services the have, like motorbiike rent etc.
beautiful villas, spacefull and cozy but they need to change the tvs for smarttv.
the Windows and glass from the hotels were pretty dirty
breakfast good but some days mising fresh food. looked like was reused from day before.
We've offen been on Koh Samui.But X2 is a awesome place. Extrem friendly staff, The same on reception, spa or restaurant. There is a varied, very, very good spa menu. We loved the treatments every day. The main pool ist very clean, big enough an with many sunbeds around.
Our pool villa was a calm an very private place. Only the aircondition was to noisy.
For our next stay we will choose again X2 resort
Excellent Staff !!!!
Delicious Breakfast with a stunning view
Spa Treatments are extremely relaxing and therapists are very skilled
Pool Villas are very private and spacious
Courtesy Coach to Chaweng and Lamai are an added benefit