Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

The Gulf of Thailand’s all-villa hideaway

The views from Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui are nothing short of postcard-worthy. Perched on a hill overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the luxury hotel puts its best asset to work, providing jaw-dropping vistas from its welcoming lobby, alfresco dining venues and spacious accommodations.

Thanks to its home within a lush coconut grove, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui affords its guests plenty of privacy without sacrificing on style. Smartly arranged by renowned hotel designer Bill Bensley, the property’s myriad thatched-roof villas blend beautifully into the hillside, creating a castaway-chic vibe that’s all but guaranteed to lull you into a relaxed state of mind.

But it’s not all about aesthetics at this ultra-luxe hideaway. Super-friendly staff, thoughtful touches (hello, poolside mini fridge) and carefully curated cuisine should skyrocket this Four Seasons outpost to the top of any bucket list for Asia travel.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Not all beaches on Koh Samui are swimmable, but Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui’s private stretch is a noteworthy exception. Soft white sands, shimmering turquoise waters and daybeds laid beneath swaying palms complete the serene scene.
  • Those who prefer to swim laps can spend some time in the property’s beachside infinity pool. As a bonus, small gratis snacks are served hourly both on the beach and by the pool so you don’t have to leave your sun-dappled seat until dinner.
  • The luxury resort’s open-air spa offers an array of treatments to suit any mood, from CBD-infused therapies to an immunity-boosting massage featuring rice bran oil. An array of rituals invoking the four classical elements are particularly indulgent, especially when enjoyed in the spa’s seaside treatment suite.
  • Koh Thai Kitchen offers mouthwatering local delicacies with a side of sunset views from its hilltop perch, while beachside Pla Pla serves up grilled fresh catches and a weekly barbecue on the sand that comes highly recommended. Spirits lovers can head to Koh Bar for a pre-dinner drink or the Rum Vault for a tasting session of international tipples.
  • Lazing on the beach not your thing? Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui offers marine biologist-led snorkeling tours, Thai language classes, muay Thai lessons and chauffeured Koh Samui excursions. A private yacht is also available to charter for those looking to explore a little further afield.

The Rooms

  • Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui’s 60 spacious villas feature stunning sea vistas, thanks to strategic placement on the steep hillside. Private plunge pools and furnished terraces provide extra space to sprawl out and soak up the island sun.
  • Sliding glass doors and high ceilings help the rooms feel extra airy, while king-sized beds and full-sized window-side desks fit comfortably within the 1,000-plus-square-foot accommodations.
  • Contemporary Thai interiors featuring dark woods and wicker furnishings are complemented by pops of turquoise and seafoam green that contribute to the villas’ beachy-chic aesthetic.
  • Bathrooms boast a rain shower and oversized oval bathtubs that are strategically placed by floor-to-ceiling windows so you can soak in the ocean views while you soak up some suds.
  • Those looking for extra privacy can opt for one of the luxury resort’s 11 residences. Ranging from one to five bedrooms, these sprawling hillside manors come complete with dedicated assistants, full-sized private pools and an alfresco dining pavilion for private meals overlooking the gulf.

Getting There
219, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, 84140 Thailand
USM (28-45 min)  
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