The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Located on a former coconut plantation in a private cove in the north of Koh Samui, the Ritz-Carlton’s large, minimalist-styled rooms and villas, together with its impressive collection of facilities and restaurants, provide a tropical escape in a natural Thai island setting.
A feeling of space and light is immediately evident on arrival and suites and villas enjoy sweeping views of the Gulf of Thailand. Terrace Suites feature a spacious lounge area, while two-bedroom suites offer a well-sized terrace with ocean or garden views and are ideal for families. Bright and sleek resort villas include plunge pools, large decks and Thai-style furnishings, and as the name suggests, the Ultimate Pool Villas combine spectacular private pools with a clifftop location.
A choice of six restaurants provides a wonderful variety of venues and cuisines, including Thai, pan-Asian, seafood and international choices; there’s even one specialising in traditional Thai street food. Resort facilities include a large Spa Village with a lap pool and the only ocean swimming pool in Thailand, as well as a swim reef where guests can snorkel within the resort. If you manage to resist the pull of the beach and resort facilities, then Fisherman’s Village, Chaweng Beach and other popular Koh Samui sites are just a short hop away.