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
I never write reviews but our stay here was so wonderful I feel impelled to write one. My husband and I have been staying here at the Intercontinental Koh Samui for 7 nights and we have been completely blown away by the beautiful ocean views and the high standard of service we have received by this hotel. The staff are great and are a great credit to this amazing place. Jah, Fresh, Buay, Kwan - in fact everyone serving breakfast including the chefs behind the omelette counter (Raj made amazing dhaal!), the ladies at the beach restaurant and all the friendly and helpful faces at the lobby - the guys who ride the buggies - thank you! Also great thanks to our cleaner who was very thoughtful and made sure our room was always pristinely clean. My favourite hotel is the Westin in Langkawi but after my stay here I am not too sure. We were given a very spacious room on the same floor as the lobby with the same stunning and imposing ocean view. Room 106. The food on the beach as well as the restaurant inside the hotel was delicious - again the service too good. The prices of food and drinks are very expensive but that’s expected at a 5 star hotel. We are Muslims but the hotel kindly provided halal food. In fact contrary to tripadvisor and what the internet informs - the island actually is very Muslim friendly. We hired a car (the drive to the hotel is through the forest which is okay during the day but at night can be a bit scary) and so ventured out of the hotel where food prices were lower depending on how much you are willing to pay. If you go into Chaweng you can get very cheap food (most restaurants offer halal chicken) and there are expensive ones as well with good hygiene and fine dining. But our favourite was the Cliff bar and grill (certified halal with no pork served) on the beach on the way to the hotel. Great views of the sunset and beach. There are also amazing beach front restaurants at the Fisherman’s Village as well as cafes. Most of them are halal.
We did two excursions - an island trip to Koh Tao and Jungle safari with Mr Ung - both very good (cheaper if you book via places in Chaweng)
Back to the hotel - great hotel! Well done to everyone who makes this an amazing place!
There are stunning views from every angle and vantage point here. Breathtaking. We had a fabulous 7 nights here. Very lucky with the weather. No rain during the day at all! We loved having a swim at the infinity pool straight after breakfast then down to the beach pool for the afternoon. Great service at every turn. Stayed in a Club Oceanview room which was lovely. As some other reviews have mentioned the resort is ageing. Apparently a renovation was planned for last year, then delayed to this year and now will be 2020. It does need it. But overall considering it has held up very well. We only had breakfast in club lounge once and went to Amber for the rest. More choice. Afternoon tea and evening cocktails & canapés were nice but got a bit repetitive. But you can never get tired of the view!! We ventured out once to the night market at Nathon which is a must if you love authentic street food without the tourist traps. There is a hotel shuttle to Nathon and Cheweng. We also walked along the beach one day and had lunch at I-Talay which was completely amazing. Thai rustic charm and great food.
Overall we really loved our holiday here. Very relaxing. Attentive friendly and quite personal service. The staff were so fantastic. When I head back to work tomorrow I’ll be dreaming of lying by the beach pool gazing at the view and listening to the water lapping at the shore.
I just loveeee my room where I could see the ocean from my bed. Such relaxing stay! The food is awesome and deliciously prepared and the breakfast is above my expectation.
Ask for bedroom facing the beach. Mine was room 310. There are also villas which are bigger but might not have beach view or further from the beach.
This resort is 1 hour drive from Chaweng where the shopping is and night life activities are