Top 10 luxury beachfront resorts on Koh Samui; larger size
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When selecting ‘large’ luxury beachfront resorts on Koh Samui the evaluation is within the context of an island where hotel sizes are all rather small. Compared to hotels in other famous beach destinations, like those in Mexico, Hawaii or Australia’s Gold Coast, the majority of Samui hotels are almost tiny. Samui has no high-rise buildings, and only a handful of Samui's 270+ true beachfront hotels qualified by this website have more than 100 rooms.
This list of the top ‘large luxury’ resorts includes only two with more than 100 rooms, Centara Grand Samui (203) and Anantara Bophut (106). All others range from Santiburi’s low of 71 rooms to Impiana’s 98.
This site includes another list of Samui's Top 10 Small Luxury Beachfront Resorts , for which there is a huge number of worthy nominees. Samui now offers more luxury hotels than it does budget ones..
The criteria used in appraising these larger luxury resorts includes rooms (naturally they must be quite luxurious), hotel interiors, the beachfront of each, swimming pool and overall resort ambience. The full experience of guests in each hotel depends on a combination of many such elements, though there is one important, yet less tangible factor I have not been able to include; service. As the photos of each hotel show, I have visited and photographed each hotel – in most cases twice or several times over years – but have not stayed as a guest. Giving an opinion on service is thus not an option. But, as inscrutable and changeable as service can be, it is generally safe to say that service levels in Thai hotels are exceptionally good, and here in Samui it is the same.