Conrad Koh Samui is a one-of-a-kind resort. Situated on a hill on the privileged South-western edge of the famous Thai island Koh Samui, the luxurious pool villa resort is surrounded by lush rainforest and the almighty ocean. The resort is located about a 45-minutes’ drive away from the Koh Samui Airport, on a secluded plot of land, making it ideal for romantic or rejuvenating getaways. The proof is in the pudding, and this property even won the ‘Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort’ by the World Travel Awards in 2015.
The island of Koh Samui is a one-hour flight away from Bangkok, and the perfect destination for the luxury traveller. And that is exactly where the Conrad resort delivers. Indeed, the Conrad Koh Samui is one of Asia’s most unique and innovative luxury resorts, which blends technology with artistry, resulting in a timeless Thai experience. To top the experience, the hillside location makes the impressive ocean views even more dramatic. This stunning location definitely is one of this resort’s biggest assets and assures views that the guests will never forget.
Conrad Koh Samui features 81 freestanding villas, with one up to three bedrooms, spread out over 25 acres overlooking Aow Thai Beach. All of the villas have private pools and spacious balconies with breath-taking views over the Gulf of Thailand and the exotic surroundings. Guests have the choice between:
18 ocean pool villas (130 sq meters)26 waterfront pool villas (130 sq meters)21 ocean view retreat pool villas (130 sq meters)14 ocean view two bedroom pool villas (297 sq meters over two levels)1 ocean view three bedroom pool villa villas (766 sq meters over two levels)1 Conrad Royal ocean view pool villa (434 sq meters over two levels)Marble bathrooms with spa-quality amenities such as an oversized soaked bathtub, a very spacious glass-walled rain shower, luxurious vanity sets and the latest technology are the standard here. The infinity edge pools range from 10 meters up to 22.5 meters at the Conrad Royal villa, and they all offer jaw-breaking views on the ocean and the neighbouring islands.
The design of the villas is timeless and warm. Lots of wood is used, and this is combined with high ceilings, light colours and original artworks. The ensemble results in an intimate yet luxurious setting, with a warm atmosphere day and night. Contemporary Thailand at its finest.
With those incredible pool villas and those mesmerizing views, it is in fact quite hard to leave your villa. However, you should! The Conrad Koh Samui has much more lot to offer. One of the resorts most important assets is the Conrad Spa Koh Samui, which offers a wellness experience that focusses on quality and personal attention. The treatments unite modern luxury with traditional wellness and in doing so, the Spa received many award like the s ‘Asia and Thailand’s Best Luxury Wellness Spa 2013 and 2014’ by the World Luxury Spa Awards. One of the signature treatments is the ‘Five Elements Balancing’, where the therapists use massage techniques in combines with hot volcano stones. An experience that calms the soul, the body and the mind.
Other activities at the Conrad Koh Samui include the beautiful infinity pool, yoga, fitness, water sports, trips to the neighbouring islands and Nature Park, and much more. The resort also is an ideal venue to organise weddings or business events.
The Conrad Koh Samui would not be a Conrad property if gastronomy wasn’t important. Indeed, this property offers a great range of restaurants and bars to fulfil even the most demanding foodie. To do so, the resort’s restaurants only use fresh local, imported and organic ingredients, prepared with respect for nature and the producers.
Restaurant JAHN is the culinary highlight at the Conrad Koh Samui. The 28-seat restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Thailand but guests might even forget the stunning view when tasting the chef’s creations. Thai classics like Plaa Pla Bai Bua, Tom Yam Goong or Kai Oob Fang get a contemporary interpretation, resulting in one of the island most finest dining experiences. For more information, please consult our separate review.Restaurant Zest is the place to go for Thai food and Western inspired dishes, topped by dazzling ocean views in an in-and outdoor setting.The Azure bar & grill is located next to the resort’s infinity pool and offers more casual dining.Wine connoisseurs will love The Cellar, a unique dining option where you can combine wine tasting sessions with a dinner tailored to your needs.At Aura Lounge, guests enjoy premium cocktails and great spirits in an exclusive outdoor setting, perched high above the resort. The ideal spot for a memorable sundowner.If you can’t get enough of these wonderful cocktail/sunset sessions, don’t forget to try KO lounge, another amazing bar with premium drinks and unforgettable views.If you’re looking for a real taste of Thailand, make sure to visit Asadong Beach Bazar, a unique night market which features arts and handcrafted items, a Salad Shop, a Wok Hawker, a Rustic BBQ Grill, a Dessert Tuk Tuk, Thai Herbal Drinks, Local Beer, a Fire Dance Show, and Traditional Dance “Pong Lang”. This event takes place every Sunday from 18:30 – 21:30 hrs.Besides these options, guest can also chose for ‘destination dining’, which offers dining experiences on amazing locations for up to 5 couples, or ‘in-villa dining’, which is available 24 hours a day. Make sure to have at least one in-villa breakfast experience – the food is amazing and the views make it even better.Why Go?
At the Conrad Koh Samui, the question really isn’t “Why Go?”. Instead, it is “Why not Go?”. Every moment at this resort is unique and memorable. From the moment you arrive, the views and atmosphere overwhelm you and together with the incredible pool villa’s, this results in one of Thailand’s most amazing and luxurious holiday destinations. Don’t ask, just go.
Azure Bar & Grill
Breakfast (in Villa & At Zest)
All images except for hotel drone pictures: Courtesy Conrad Koh Samui
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Written by Sven