Samui Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand and due to its spectacular tropical surroundings, vast choice of surreal exotic beaches where you can book accommodation, an exciting atmosphere and endless array of adventure opportunities has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia. It is also one of the best destinations in Thailand to spend an unforgettable honeymoon for no small reason.
Of course, the mere thought of spending the first few days of your married life on a tropical island is already romantic, but the hotels and resorts on this spec of rain forest covered land has raised the bar on romantic experiences quiet considerably by combining a string of elements for an enchanting honeymoon. Not only are resorts situated amid jaw dropping scenery, but spoils you rotten with customized spa rituals for two, private candle light dinners on the beach, your room adorned with flower petals when you arrive and of course, a villa with your own private pool hidden away from the rest of the world.
Getting to Koh Samui is easy, since it has its own airport, but I suggest making your adventure more authentic by taking the over-night train from Bangkok to the port town of Surat Thani and then catching the boat from Don Sak Pier to Samui. Though the journey is longer, it is a much more fulfilling experience than simply flying there.
Where to Stay
The island has a vast choice of small coves and hidden bays which are sometimes for the exclusive use of the one or two 5 star hotels located on them making it perfect for a honeymoon away from the crowds. Some beaches like Chaweng and Lamai for example are bustling with activity with a cosmopolitan feel and offer a pulsating nightlife. All of them have one thing in common though and that is hotels and resorts which are masters in the art of creating memorable honeymoon getaways. If you are finding it hard to choose one from the many options, check out one of these which are some of the best resorts to stay in Samui for a romantic holiday.
Six Senses Samui
Six Senses has a location which is tough to beat. The setting is intimate and exclusive right at the tip of a small peninsula to the north of the island. No other resorts shares this space, the sweeping ocean views is only interrupted by a small island not far off shore and the degree of privacy is not often found elsewhere. Yet at the same time, the shops, famous markets, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy driving distance. The resort’s luxury villas has a rustic design to fit perfectly into the enveloping tropical greenery and most come with wooden outdoor sundecks and private pools angled in such a way that your privacy is never compromised.
KC Resort and Over Water Villas
KC Resort is located on a sloping hillside with unsurpassed views of Chaweng Beach. You are therefore guaranteed privacy and tranquility, but will also be in close proximity to all the enticements of Chaweng. What makes KC a unique resort in Samui is it’s over water villas; literally build on stilts over your own private infinity pool. You open your door and the stairs lead down into your pool which flows beneath your villa.
If you want to know where to splash out and impress your partner, W Retreat Resort in Samui is it. It is flashy, stylish, modern and sophisticated. It has its own private nine hundred meter long beach for the exclusive use if its guests, so you are assured unhindered peace and relaxation. The only people you will see here apart from fellow guests are W Retreat’s beach ambassadors ready at your beck and call. These guys and girls make sure you do not even have to apply your own sunscreen. The villas all have private infinity pools from where views over the Gulf of Siam merges with the horizon while the inside of your villa is the epitome if stylish flair, opulent luxury and modern conveniences.
The centre of Chaweng Beach is the activity hub of the island. Here the sun never sets and the island never sleeps. At night the beach is alive with DJ’s spinning their tunes, flaming torches surround cushions on the sand where drinks are enjoyed and a general happy atmosphere envelops the location. To the northern end of this long stretch of beach, outside earshot of disturbing noise and far enough to feel secluded, yet close enough for convenience, Anantara Lawana Resort offers the perfect location right on the beach and pool villas set in total privacy. The resort’s “dining by design” concept is the epitome of romantic dining by candle light with your toes in the sand.
Author: George Conradie
George is a consultant with a Thailand based hotel accommodation booking guide. He enjoys writing articles to share his knowledge and personal experiences which he hopes will provide the information travelers need to make informed decisions about their holidays.