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
We found X2 a beautiful destination for our family holiday (ages 29 -70). Very peaceful and wonderful spa treatments to suit us all. Breakfasts were excellent and meals all prepared on site and of Thai influence. The resort is situated on the beach with no hawkers.
We just completed a fabulous 5night holiday at X2 Samui and absolutely loved our stay.
The location is great: it is in a secluded relaxing spot, just 5 mins scooter away from Lamai beach. Hot tip = the Sunday market at Lamai is incredible! Great street food and shopping – remember to bargain hard!
X2 has a small boutique resort atmosphere – enough rooms to have all the facilities you need (spa, big pool, shuttles to town , restaurant) but also quiet enough for serious relaxing. There aren’t lots of people competing for spots around the pool. It often feels like your own private resort!
The pool is massive, and even has a kid’s section for the little ones. Bigger kids can enjoy jumping off the raised deck into the deep end…again and again and again (great way to tire them out!)
The rooms are fantastic. New, modern, carefully-designed and all the amenities are provided – big TV, huge bathtub, a great coffee machine, and best of all, a private pool for splashing around. The bed is extremely comfortable.
The staff are very kind and helpful, always willing to go the extra mile. They certainly made our stay extremely relaxing. They helped us arrange a scooter to rent for a few days. The roads are great and well-signposted so it’s very easy to get around. We rode up to Fisherman’s village for some sightseeing and shopping.
Although we didn’t do a treatment at the spa, we heard many people raving about them in the restaurant, and looking extremely relaxed when they came out. The spa rooms look gorgeous too.
The restaurant offers a great range of food – lots of western food that you would expect (and very good for kids) e.g. pizza, pasta, burgers, as well as a wide range of Thai classics. It has delicious and very high quality food. The buffet + a la carte breakfast was included in our package and was excellent. Lots of variety, everyone in the family was catered for!
We had a perfect stay and look forward to coming back soon.
Very wonderful spa treatment and nice front staff especially K. Thorn and the lady with glasses and long hair.
The breakfast is overall OK but would be great if offer more variety of choices (in comparison to X2 Riverside ChiangMai)