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
Wonderful hotel! Beautiful setting, wonderful facilities and fantastic staff. The pool villas are great - spacious, clean and your own private pool. The included spa treatments are lovely to have and the pool area is lovely too. Located on the beach and the restaurant overlooks the sea.
Food is really good quality and menu is varied. Some orders did take a long time to prepare but were always freshly made.
There are events every day such as free yoga class, cooking class, shuttle to Lamai market. The hotel also has a taxi service.
The location is good, although the island is small so it’s easy to get to anywhere. The hotel is about 30minutes from the airport.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff to help you with and they are really passionate about making your stay a fantastic one. Would really recommend this hotel.
Our honeymoon was made extra special at x2 resort, everything was just perfect, I would highly recommend this place if your looking for a quite retreat. The staff at the resort were very friendly and always at hand when we wanted anything they really made us feel welcome and special,I would go back to X2 resort and spa anyday, Thank you everyone !!!
We had the best time at this spa retreat.
Such a beautiful, relaxing place. With gorgeous, accomodating staff.
Nothing was an issue. Super friendly and helpful.
Definitely recommend the X2 Koh Samui!!