The beachfront restaurant, with its open-air gazebo
Snorkeling and scuba diving excursions and lessons
What To Know
Better for couples, although there are active pursuits for families
The infinity pool is open 24 hours and is better for swimming than the beach
Some rooms allow smoking
Parking on site
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All-villa tropical hideaway on Koh Samui's northern shore with a beach restaurant and a 24-hour infinity pool
Amid a grove of cashew trees and a wandering herd of water buffalo, Belmond Napasai is one of Koh Samui's top resorts. This lovely group of contemporary Thai villas dots tropical grounds full of plumeria and coconut trees. With a staff that graciously handles every request, it’s possible to check in here and then completely check out — as you spend days discovering the 24-hour infinity pool (with ocean views), two restaurants (one beachside), the full-service spa and the gorgeous, crystal-clear lagoon.
Bed & Bath
The resort’s 69 villas and suites are spread among lush, tropical gardens. Each villa is lavish, starting at more than 600 square feet, with contemporary Thai architecture throughout. Waterfall baths and outdoor massage rooms keep things relaxed. Some villas have ocean views, including the Seaview Hill Villas, which have a private balcony to enjoy them from. Oceanfront Pool Residences feature a separate bedroom and a private pool.
Right next to the resort’s 24-hour infinity pool is the casual Beach Restaurant, which is open daily and serves a fresh seafood barbecue. The Lai Thai restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine, and there are two bars for sipping cocktails, open from 9 a.m. onward (it's okay, you’re on vacation). For active types there’s an indoor gym plus two outdoor tennis courts and a golf course just five minutes away. Be sure to spend some time in the water; Koh Samui’s clear lagoon is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. The resort can arrange trips and lessons, but if lounging on a sun bed while someone gets you a tropical drink is all you require, well, this resort has that covered, too.