InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
What We Love
- Many rooms have views of the Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park
- Holistic spa uses top-tier botanicals from Sothys and Harnn
- Glass-walled fitness center adds panoramic beach views to cardio and weight training
What To Know
- The Baan Thai spa will take walk-ins, but it’s primarily by appointment
- A roll-away bed for a guest staying in your room is extra
- The Amber restaurant hosts small Thai cooking classes for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Once the famous Baan Taling Ngam Resort, the 79-room InterContinental sits on 22 manicured acres along the western shore of Koh Samui. The island is known as one of the most beautiful in the world, and the hotel’s slew of amenities only adds to its appeal. Seven pools offer a daily alternative to the private beach, and four restaurants serve a selection of Thai, Southeast Asian and fusion flavors. The guestrooms are done up in polished hardwood floors, deep soaking tubs, Egyptian cotton linens, goosedown comforters and a beachy color scheme with pops of turquoise and violet. The cliffside Baan Thai spa provides ample relaxation for adults, with holistic treatments like the Siamese herbal body scrub and a healing tea ritual. And for the little ones, the Planet Trekkers kids club offers an array of activities, from cooking classes to environmental restoration projects.
In the Area
Koh Samui earned its reputation as a bucket-list getaway thanks to its untouched sand and undersea attractions. Beyond the resort’s private beach, there’s Lamai and Chaweng, two of the most popular sandy stretches on the island, or you can head inland to Namuang Falls for a short hike with a breathtaking payoff. Across from the resort, Ang Thong National Marine Park has a cluster of protected islands with hidden coves and first-rate snorkeling. Charter a half- or full-day boat trip through the hotel concierge and explore the area on your own.
How to Get There
The facility, view and service were all just perfect!
From the moment you enter the facility you understand why the hotel is included in the top 10 places you must see in Ko Samui. The 360 view from the lobby is breathtaking.
The rooms are huge and feel like you live in a luxury house in the middle of the jungle.
The food is high quality and offer a variety of tastes.
5 pools, private beach - what else can you ask for?
Wonderful location, gorgeous rooms, absolutely perfect service and great food.
We can definitely recommend this hotel and the super professional and friendly staff on highest level!! We can recommend the trip on the hotel owned Speed boat as well!!
Wow ! not cheap but you get what you pay for in this case. Brilliant from start to finish. Top draw pickup from airport, usual drinks, refresh towels, but also free wifi, ipad to use and welcome phone call from hotel. On arrival literally breathtaking views from the lounge on top floor - never get tired of looking at that. Room was one with bath tub in jutting out overlooking sea - fabulous. Service brilliant throughout, food excellent, loved everything about this place. Bad points? I guess being picky the hotel should tell you that sea urchins live under rocks on hotel beach so get yourself of free water shoes from watersports club. 24 hr buttler service not really as advertised due to poor lady having to look after others and pull shifts serving as well. Anyway these are really minor points, couldn't recommend this place highly enough, - heartfelt thank you to best hotel I've ever stayed in. Final top tips, happy that I chose half board and room giving access to exec lounge with stunning views, free drinks and food at certain times of day - otherwise very expensive to eat and drink at hotel plus other perks, few options near by. Look to other excursion companies advertised on tripadvisor rather than taking expensive hotel trips.
After weeks of research on destination, resort and type of rooms that will suit us with 2 very young kids, we finally decided on intercontinental Koh Samui Club Paranomic Ocean View Suite. Needless to say we were beyond disappointed when we realise days before our holiday that the reservation office in Bangkok messed up our booking and the room we wanted was all booked out.
However, Tuck, Seen, Aek and the resort management team more than made up for it. They provided a remedy by retro fitting a baby gate in a 2 story suite (I initially didn’t want that particular suite as it is a fall risk for my toddler). And went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were addressed.
Kids club was amazing with different activities every hour and not just TV baby sitting - my toddler made the best souvenirs from it. They even had ready beach toys for kids and an awesome play ground. Children’s menu is well thought out and offers great/safe options. Miss Amp whom we had as a nanny for my toddler had a genuine love and interest for kids.
We had the best sunsets at club lounge during happy hour. (Made us feel like adults and reminded us of life before kids, lol). Pools were awesome, private and not too rowdy despite being such a kid friendly resort.
Oh and I had one of the best massages in terms of technique I had in a very long time.
But it’s really the service over and beyond what was expected that made it such a 5 star stay.
It is the perfect resort for adults but yet taking care of the needs of little ones and families so everyone can have a good time.
Coming from Shanghai, we were really looking for a week of quietness, sun and relaxation. We got it all!
Great accommodation, phantastic food, very friendly staff and beautiful weather. A special thank you to Michael, the General Manager and Ms Fongbeer, the Guest Relations Director, who both went out of their way to make our stay memorable.
I strongly recommend to pay up for the Club access - the view, the sunsets, the afternoon tea, breakfast or cocktail hour definitely make it worthwhile.