Surat Thani, Thailand
Four Seasons Koh Samui
What it is
An all-villa retreat facing the Gulf of Siam (each with a private infinity pool), with five bars and restaurants and a forest spa with locally inspired treatments.
What it isn't
Boring. Experiences for guests are unforgettable, and range from private yacht jaunts to nearby islands to snorkeling Sail Rock, where you may spot whale sharks, bat fish, and more.
What we think
If you’ve ever wanted to see what life in a screen saver is life, this is the spot. The villas here face pristine sand beaches and turquoise water that stretches all the way to the horizon, interrupted only by the occasional yacht or verdant island rising from the surf. The most basic room category here is anything but: a 1,108-square-foot “One-Bedroom Pool Villa” with soaring open beam ceilings, a mosquito net canopy over the bed, and a serene color palette of sky blues and cloud whites that echoes your glass clear private infinity pool. It’s worth treating yourself to a Panoramic Ocean-View Pool Villa for (you guessed it) views for days; the 1,345 square foot Beach Villa with Pool is ideal for anyone who wants to stroll from their room rightout to the sand and gently lapping surf.
You're here because
You’re bringing the kids on a trip that will no doubt put their future honeymoon to shame, and proud of it. Families love the Kids For All Seasons program where little ones can attend Thai cooking classes and even hit the spa for facials tailored just to them.
You never imagined that you’d salivate over a hotel breakfast, but in the palm tree-shrouded, open-air KOH Thai Kitchen, that’s exactly what you’re doing. You skip the Western fare (pain au chocolat, asparagus scrambled eggs) and go straight for the good stuff: wok-fried hot basil prawns, tom yum soup, and a dim sum basket with black vinegar dressing. Bliss.
Restaurants & Bars
Pla Pla - Mediterranean cuisine
KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar
The resort is just 45 minutes from Koh Samui International Airport; staff are happy to arrange your transfers (and via Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d, no less).