Koh Samui in the south of the Gulf of Thailand is the main island in the Angthong archipelago and the country’s third largest island. Koh is the Thai word for island. This tropical paradise of white sandy beaches and coconut palms has become an important tourist destination over the last two decades. Its most famous beaches, Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam and Bophut, the animated night life of Chaweng and Lamai, the small markets, the bougainvilleas which perfume the atmosphere and the friendliness of the local inhabitants have made Koh Samui a serious competitor of Phuket.
Before being discovered by tourists, it was an island of fisherman and coconut plantations. To this today, the coconuts continue to be gathered with the help of monkeys. You can observe them climbing into the trees at their master’s order to pick them. This ancestral practice has become one of the island’s favorite tourist attractions.
Samui is also an authentic island with a great many cultural treasures. Art lovers will be anxious to visit the numerous temples spread throughout the island like the Phra Yai with its Big Buddha which is visible for miles around, the Wongkaram, the Khun Aram and the Sumret with its handsome collection of precious statues. The interior of the island is ideal for walking and visiting the animal parks in order to admire, from close up, tigers, elephants, crocodiles and the famous coconut gathering monkeys.
Luxury, calm and sensual pleasure
On a promontory at the extreme northwest tip of the island, the Sila Evason Hideaway & Spa Koh Samui stretches over eight hectares of plantations with an incomparable view of the sea and the neighboring islands.
Sixty-six two-story villas are spread throughout the hillside in the midst of lush vegetation. Built with exotic wood and recycled materials in accordance with the Six Senses hotel group’s ecological principles, they blend in perfectly with the environment.
Guests reach their villa via a buggy, accompanied by a personal butler. All the accommodations are organized in the same way and respect the local style with immense terraces, huge bathrooms, an outdoor shower and a swimming pool whose blue color is almost part of the horizon. In the rooms, teak furniture and linen are predominant. The ecru villas have soft green and azure blue cushions as do the reception area’s chairs, and the staff’s outfits are in yellow, green or white. The doors to the villa and the main swimming pool area are decorated with bamboo.
Breakfast is served under a wooden pergola at the top of a small hill overlooking the bay and the north of the island in the Dining on the Hill restaurant. The dinner restaurant, Dining on the Rocks, serves excellent and innovative Asian cuisine. Built on different rocky terraces as its name indicates, this unusually designed restaurant has spectacular views of the neighboring islands. The disposition of the villas throughout the property and the extraordinary location of the two restaurants give one the impression of being isolated from the world in a sort of tropical paradise.
The philosophy of the hotel can be summed up in two words: “can do.” The staff explains to its guests that anything is possible, whatever the request, and that although they should feel at home here, they are the guests of honor.
Five stars / Member Six Senses Hotels & Resorts / Luxury / Breath-taking views / Two restaurants with international & regional organic cuisine / In-villa dining & BBQ / Two bars / Outdoor infinity pool / Spa / Gym / Water sports center / Butler service
Open all year
66 villas including 52 villas with private infinity pool
Double occupancy from 249 euros
Koh Samui Airport (USM) - Koh Samui
SIX SENSES SAMUI
9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem
Bophut, Koh Samui
Approximately 10 hours
+ 5 hours in summer / + 6 hours in winter
Tropical climate with two seasons : the rainy season (June to October), during which in spite of heavy but short rainstorms, the weather remains sunny. In the north of the country, rain is more abundant and temperatures much cooler.
During the dry season (March to May), temperatures are very high.
In southern Thailand, the seasons are less distinct, and it can rain at any time of year.
It’s advisable not to visit Thailand between September and October as these months are known for their typhoons.
Passport valid six months after return date.
No visa required for visits of less than 30 days (with a confirmed return flight)
No required vaccinations
The baht (B)
Thai, English and different regional dialects
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