Koh Samui, Thailand

Known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, dense, mountainous rainforest, full moon parties and luxury resorts, Koh Samui has broad appeal for everyone. Sitting majestically on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner, known locally as Wat Phra Yai, the landmark golden Big Buddha is the first to greet you upon your arrival.

The Small List

  1. The Library - A literary stay with secret chapters and mysteries to unfold. A minimalist beachfront resort with unmatched luxury. Subtle. Sexy. Refreshing.

  2. The Page Restaurant - Homey cuisine and flavorful tapas paired with the island’s best cocktails at the islands iconic hotel, The Library. Beachfront dining with a decidedly modern and creative presentation offering Thai and international fusion and a host of “Original Experiences” found nowhere else.

  3. The Ritz Carlton - A new, luxury resort on Koh Samui situated on a former coconut plantation which offers a mélange of the world’s top spa therapies integrated with local healing practices, taking personalization to a whole new level. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui also offers a one-of-a-kind temperate Swim Reef within the resort that teems with over 50 species of fish. It is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, and offers unique snorkeling and fish-feeding experiences.

  4. W Retreat Koh Samui - An ideal place to stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience and who want to take in the sights and sounds of Samui. A breathtaking hotel on Maenam beach, one of the finest beach locations in Thailand.

  5. Dining on the Rocks - Dining on the Rocks sits in the upscale Six Senses Samui Resort, and is dedicated to fusion cuisine. The setting of the restaurant is simply outstanding. Built on the rocks with an open-sided dining room overlooking the sea.

  6. Nikki Beach Club - Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lipa Noi Beach, the Beach Club & Restaurant at Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui has become known for their incredible events, cuisine, cocktails, accommodations and unsurpassed VIP experience since its debut in 2009. The ultimate serene and peaceful luxury beach resort destination with chic design and delectable cuisine.

  7. Le Jaroen Housed in the chic The Scent colonial boutique hotel, the restaurant was created to be the most romantic on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Located 5 minutes from Fisherman’s Village, Le Jaroen offers sublime French-Mediterranean Cuisine with classic and contemporary influences, breathtaking views, exquisite cuisine and wonderful wines. An evening at Le Jaroen on their peaceful beach is the perfect location for a private dinner.

  8. Karma Sutra Restaurant - An all out retro hippy chic restaurant flanking both sides of the entrance to Fisherman's Village by the pier. Karma Sutra has chunky Indonesian wooden furniture, cool sounds, Buddha images and muted lights making for a delightful afternoon.