Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
What We Love
- Infinity-edge pools in every suite overlooking the resort’s private beach
- Free classes in the fine art of fruit carving
- Neck and shoulder massages administered beachside under the shade of palm trees
- A 66-foot luxury boat for exploring the bay and surrounding islands
What To Know
- The resort is a 30-minute drive from the airport
- Children 18 and under can stay free of charge in a parent’s villa or residence
- Villas for non-smokers are available upon request
- The beach is a bit of a walk down a steep path from the villas
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Design blurs the line between outside and in, opening up villas, restaurants and spas to views of Laem Yai Bay and the Gulf of Siam. The overall look is rustic luxe—think teak loungers, rosewood side tables and Thai silk linens, curtains and throw pillows. At the bottom of the hill, guests lounge poolside under the shade of coconut trees, and waves lap the four-mile long powdery white sand beach. Treatments at the spa take place in open-air salas with outdoor showers and tubs. The guest villas are perched on the side of the hill or right on the beach among swaying palms. Each is furnished with a southern Thai touch that blends modern teak and rosewood furnishings with silk accessories in azure, turquoise and copper. The enormous bathrooms are equipped with his-and-her vanities, terrazzo shell-shaped tubs big enough for two and separate glass-walled rain showers. Sliding glass doors open onto patios or decks for al fresco bathing. The living area extends outdoors to wooden decks furnished for lounging, dining and, with private infinity pools, skinny-dipping. You won’t have to go far for a great Thai meal. The casual beachside Pla Pla focuses on fresh-caught seafood and traditional dishes. For something a little fancier, dine at Lan Tania where Thai cuisine meets Italian perfection—try the larb tuna, which is marinated in local herbs and served with cracked rice and chili powder. Sign up for an elephant trek into the jungle and a dip under a tropical waterfall. Back at the resort, let a masseuse work out all the kinks in your sore legs and back at the Spa, where treatments rely on century-old healing techniques and holistic remedies.
In the Area
Nearby is Koh Samui’s chic beachside town of Chaweng, where you can shop for souvenirs or grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes. The concierge can arrange a day trip by private car to Na Muang 2, a 260-foot waterfall where you can splash in the pools. For more traditional culture, take advantage of the resort’s Buddhism Experience. A guide escorts guests to Wat Phra Yai—home to the golden three-story Big Buddha—and two other temples. Back at the resort, you can book a private sunset cruise aboard a 66-foot boat. Or take a cocktail class under the tutelage of the resident mixologist.
How to Get There
everything is perfect, from the limo transfer at the airport to the villas, our view was just perfect above the beach. the gym and spa are very good. both restaurants are excellent. the spa setting is beautiful. we used the FS private boat and although expensive is well worth it for a full day with lunch to check the islands. .
Brilliant stay at Four Seasons Koh Samui with my family where we experienced brilliant hospitality and personalised care w major attention to minor detail. The location, landscape, room, food was all wonderful and topped w brilliance in service from all staff.
Things we loved:
- Bar and breakfast spot
- Beach bar and pool
- Amazing rooms!
- Staff communication
- Gym and Thai boxing ring
Things we didn't like:
- During February there was a lot of seaweed in the sea, which made swimming a bit awkward. Otherwise everything was perfect.
We had a family holiday and met up with two other families at Four Seasons Koh Samui, and had a fantastic experience from start to finish. Firstly the resort is stunningly beautiful, including the villas and the best breakfast venue that I can think of (and I’ve seen some really gorgeous ones).
The staff from managers to gardeners are very polite, everyone smiles and says hello as you pass, and always seem to know your name, where you are and what you need before you even ask, which makes for a very effortless and relaxing experience.
Food is top quality and I loved the fact that the resort is plastic free: No plastic water bottles, yogurt jars, plastic straws, nothing. For a luxury resort to go plastic free is a very admirable step. The only plastic we saw were sand toys they brought for our kids to play with as soon as we got to the beach.
Talking about the beach, it is very clean and well maintained. As soon as you arrive cold water is brought. Sunscreen is already there (reef friendly of course) and stand up paddle boards and kayaks available. The only thing was at low tide it can be hard to get into the deeper water. But then the main pool is right there so you are never far from a plunge, and the shallow beach makes is very safe for young kids.
Or kids loved the kiddy club, even though it was pretty basic but well kitted our for young kids. They always seemed to be doing something fun. Next door is also a beach house with games like table tennis and air hockey and fussball, great for bigger kids and adults alike.
The spa is expensive but well worth it. I am now ruined for life, I never felt so pampered, and my therapist was excellent. The spa style is rustic but very luxurious and they house lovely natural home made products.
We had a two bedroom villa which was perfect with two young children. They had their own bedroom and the private pool was fenced. We visited our friends’ villa which didn’t have a pool fence and was higher up and had even better views.
The food at all the different restaurants was very good. Kids under 4 or 5 eat free, which helps with the bill. I highly recommend the beach barbecue (on certain nights) and a private dinner on a little secluded beach for a romantic experience or special occasion. The breakfast was also superb, even the coffee!
We all had the best time and felt very well looked after. After 7 nights it was sad to say goodbye.
The Four Seasons Koh Samui resort has an excellent location, we were overlooking the bay at great height, and with ease of access to the beach! Service & Staff and second to none, as expected will the majority of FS we have stayed at. From arrival at reception through to buggy services, restaurants, bars, concierge ... the staff were brillaint, and the food excellent.