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
- 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
Excellent food, expect to pay around £15 or more for a main, 600-1000 baht. But that is to be expected with the views (particularly at sunset), live singing, great service, and brilliant food! Would certainly recommend for either guests of the hotel or not!
Beautiful well kept hotel on the southwest coast of Koh Samui. Amazing sunsets every night at this location. Hotel, pool and grounds were very well kept. Staff was very helpful and attentive. A bit out of the way to explore the rest of the island. We used Navigo several times to make our way around the island to see the other beaches and attractions.
We stayed for seven nights in this lovely hotel perched on the side of a cliff with incredible views . The fact that it is used as a wedding venue quite a bit may put some people off . However we found the whole place to be beyond reproach in any way whatsoever . We particularly recommend the hillside villas for peace and tranquillity . The seven pools scattered across the site make this hotel very appealing as we had our Orange pool to ourselves for most of the stay and the sounds of the jungle surrounding us made this such an experience . Would definitely recommend all the restaurants and the executive chef Gilbert made us gain extra inches to the waistline . Johnnie , the restaurant manager and his very efficient team made the whole experience of this wedding and our break wonderful
This hotel and the staff were amazing. We were offered a deal to ugprade to the Beachfront pool villa with private pool and huge, huge bath - so worth the upgrade. Resort grounds are very steep but it was no hassle to get a buggy every time we wanted to go somewhere.
Beautiful location but a bit far away from everything (min 40 minute drive to Bophut or Chaweng) so we moved to the other side of the island after my sister' wedding at the hotel. Everything for the wedding ran smoothly and it made for a very special and relaxing day.
Prices for food and drinks at our next hotel at Chaweng were half the price of the Intercontinental.
Thanks to Johnnie for going above and beyond with his service.
We had our wedding here last Saturday. The venue was amazing and Natthaya made sure that the day ran smoothly allowing us to relax. This was the best breakfast I have ever been to and the daily visits from Johnny was definitely a highlight. We went to the spa twice and they were so relaxing and professional. The whole resort is so luxurious and you leave feeling pampered.
We were caught out though with the prices not including the 10% service charge and the 7% tax. When talking about the cost of a wedding this makes a big difference. We were also caught out with the food and beverage increasing in prices from when we first booked resulting in the wedding costing a lot more. Overall it was worth it though.