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10 Best Hotels in Koh Samui

Belmond Napasai
5 out of 5
65/10 Moo 5 Baan Tai, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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13.57 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
Great peaceful hotel for relaxation and activities

"Great hotel, really peaceful place. Lots of things to do and great to just relax by the pool and beach. Service excellent. Rooms beautifully done in very classic wooden features. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2020

Belmond Napasai
Escape Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
5/1 M.1 Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
The price is NZ$30 per night
11.99 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (484 reviews)

"It was really to staying there, great view nice stuffs."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Escape Beach Resort
ibis Samui Bophut
3 out of 5
Bophut Beach Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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11.22 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (494 reviews)
Nice pool area

"Reasonably priced hotel with adequate rooms and a nice pool area next to the beach and sea."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2019

ibis Samui Bophut
Melia Koh Samui
5 out of 5
83 Moo 5, Choeng Mon Beach, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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The price is NZ$342 per night
14.63 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Upea koko hotellialue ja superystävällinen ja auttavainen henkilökunta! Siisti valkohiekkainen ranta hotellin edustalla aurinkotuoleineen sekä suuri allasalue. Yövyimme 6 yötä, oikein rentouttava kokemus kaikinpuolin."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Melia Koh Samui
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
5 out of 5
9/123 Moo 5 Tambon Borphud, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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The price is NZ$451 per night
15.3 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
First class resort

"Absolutely incredible hotel and staff."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel
4 out of 5
37/97 Moo 3 Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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8.32 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (300 reviews)

"Large clean rooms, quiet, great staff, good buffet breakfast, beautiful swimming pool, good WiFi. The hotel is not directly on the beach, and about a mile south of the most popular Chaweng Beach area, but it’s a good value. Easy to get around if you rent a scooter, available directly across the ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2020

Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort
5 out of 5
208/66 Moo4, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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The price is NZ$334 per night
7.42 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (449 reviews)

"This was great holiday for our us with young kids. The staff and service was excellent, we highly recommend this place for a family holiday or even as a getaway with friends or partner!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort
W Koh Samui
5 out of 5
4/1 Moo 1, Tambol Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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11.94 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"W Koh Samui February 2020, 2 nights VILLA: LOVED IT! So modern and spacious with lots of personality. Pops of color and fun details. Comfortable, clean, great living space and bathroom; great toiletries and linens; clean, big pool and green space. LOCATION: golf buggy avail for movement around property. ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

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SALA Samui Choengmon Beach
5 out of 5
10/9 Moo 5, Baan Plai Lam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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The price is NZ$151 per night
14.63 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (399 reviews)

"Superb in every respect! Location, staff, restaurant, accommodation all perfect!"…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2020

SALA Samui Choengmon Beach
The Briza Beach Resort, Samui
4.5 out of 5
173/22 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
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11.38 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (549 reviews)

"The view and our room was great. However the two complaints we have were that the hotel was very accommodating when we arrived early and there are not beach chairs, all the chairs facing the ocean were basically shaded by trees. Would stay again but was disappointed by those two things."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

The Briza Beach Resort, Samui
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Accommodation in Koh Samui

In the Gulf of Thailand is Koh Samui, the second-largest Thai island and a major tourism destination in Asia. Within just over 200 square kilometres of land, Koh Samui is home to some of the world's best beaches, lush rainforest, and endless restaurants serving up delicious and authentic Thai cuisine. The busiest part of the island is undoubtedly Chaweng, a beach boasting clean white sand, calm blue waters, endless attractions, and a variety of nightlife options. Nearby Lamai beach is similar, albeit on a smaller scale, and it is also home to the historic Wat Lamai Temple and the Wat Khunaram. Top pastimes to enjoy while in Koh Samui include surfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving, with some of the best diving spots being the tiny islands of Ko Kra and Koh Losin. If you've had your fill of the amazing beaches on Koh Samui, head to attractions like the Laem Sor Pagoda, the Big Buddha Temple, or the iconic Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks. For those travelling with children, don't miss the Samui Aquarium, the impressive Butterfly Garden, or the Bophut Elephant Camp. Definitely buy a fresh coconut to drink right on the beach, and dig into amazing Thai culinary specialties like grilled satay, fresh curried snapper, and Pad Thai.

Hotels and Accommodation

You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking out the perfect Koh Samui accommodation. The island is full of accommodation options, and here at we offer deals to help you afford the right hotel for your budget. A family resort in Koh Samui might be one in a more quite area like Mae Nam, while many of the boutique Koh Samui resorts are in secluded spots like Choeng Mon and the South Coast. Cheap Koh Samui beach hotels close to all the nightlife are also an option, and most are concentrated in the Chaweng Beach area.

Best time to Travel and Getting There

While you could opt to get to Koh Samui by boat from the Thai mainland or one of the other outlying islands, most visitors choose to fly directly into the Koh Samui Airport (USM), which is just six kilometres from the hotels on Chaweng Beach. Taxis, hotel shuttles, and songteows, or group taxis, are available for airport transfers at affordable rates. Getting a rental car in Koh Samui might be a good choice for those staying further from the airport. The temperature in Koh Samui remains at a steady average of 25 degrees year around, but there is a distinct rainy season in October and November each year.

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Right here at, we work hard to find the right accommodation for your Koh Samui trip. With our wide range of lodging options, we can arrange a family-friendly resort in a quiet part of the island, a bustling hotel in the heart of the Chaweng nightlife, or a beachfront resort with indulgent spas and world-class amenities. To make booking and planning your holiday even easier, our website also offers car rental opportunities as well as airfare to Koh Samui. If you have always wanted to explore the beauty of Thailand's islands, pack your bags and explore Koh Samui. Full of stunning beaches, amazing cuisine, vibrant culture, and fantastic wildlife, Koh Samui is the holiday destination you will never forget.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Koh Samui?
Bo Phut Resort & Spa is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star resort offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Bo Phut Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Celes BeachFront Resort - Koh Samui and Code as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Koh Samui, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Koh Samui.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Koh Samui?
Based on reviews, Cheeky Monkey’s Samui is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Chaweng Budget Hotel and Samui Green Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for families in Koh Samui?
Chaweng Regent Beach Resort is a top 4.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for your family trip include Thai House Beach Resort and Bandara Resort & Spa. Also, attractions such as Samui Butterfly Garden and Coco Splash Waterpark are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday to Koh Samui?
Nora Buri Resort & Spa is a favourite 5-star resort for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and comfy beds. Other good options for your romantic getaway include SALA Samui Choengmon Beach and Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Koh Samui?
@ Samui Haus is a top resort for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Baan Napoli Luxury Villa and At Samui Boutique Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Koh Samui?
Bo Phut Resort & Spa is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good options to stay near the beach include Nora Buri Resort & Spa and Hansar Samui Resort & Spa. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Lamai Beach or Chaweng Noi Beach.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Koh Samui?
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui is a 5-star resort with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Bandara Resort & Spa and Banyan Tree Samui are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Koh Samui?
The Scent Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a beach bar. Buri Rasa Village and The Sea Koh Samui Beachfront Resort & Spa are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Koh Samui?
Santiburi Koh Samui is a top 5-star resort that has an adjacent golf course and features Separate living rooms. Another good option is Saree Samui Natures Finest Resort if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Santiburi Samui Country Club during your trip.
What is the best spa hotel in Koh Samui?
Deva Beach Resort Samui is a top beach spa hotel featuring 3 pools, a restaurant, a beach bar and a fitness centre. Other popular spa hotels in Koh Samui include Amari Koh Samui and Chaweng Regent Beach Resort.

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