Conrad Koh Samui is the most luxurious hotel I have stayed up to now. This is the most exclusive and quiet hotel to stay, relax and enjoy your precious time. Conrad Samui is a 5-star luxury resort that sprawls over a 25-acre property situated on a mountain-side. The resort features 65 one-bedroom villas, 14 two-bedroom villas, and 1 Royal villa – all villas with their own private pool.
Conrad Koh Samui offers a luxurious and private beachfront getaway overlooking the Gulf of Thailand
The Conrad’s location on Samui’s little-developed southwest coast is suited in a hidden area, away from the crowds, overlooking the whale-shaped Five Islands and the luminous Gulf of Thailand. The resort lays on a complimentary 4 times per day shuttle bus to the street markets and beach Chaweng (expect a journey time of about an hour). It takes 45-minutes to reach from the airport.
This large modern resort is made up of cube-shaped villas, each one with its own swimming pool, positioned above a small stretch of private beach. The look combines clean lines with subtle Thai touches and breathtaking gulf views. The hotel is appealing to all the guests, who come from all around the world – Asia, Australia, Europe, the US, and the UK – mostly honeymooners.
Once we arrived at the hotel, they offered us a welcome drink, an amazing cold lemongrass tea drink. Once everything was sorted out a golf car took us to our villa room. Really, you need a golf car to go around the resort if you are planning to walk long distances (especially if its raining).
The villas are large and each one has their private swimming pool. The interior design is very modern, comfortable and the rooms are extremely spacious. I won’t write anything more about the rooms since my photos below show you the best of the villa and its facilities.
Breakfast is great really. They provide you with a variety of fruits, pastries, an egg station for the omellete of your preference and numerous a la carte options. The menu at the Azure Bar and Grill was delicious, serving Mediterranean and Thai dishes.
The exception was Thai restaurant Jahn, which is very expensive. It presents Royal Thai dishes in theatrical style and its the signature restaurant of the resort. You need to book a table before going there.
If you come to Samui to make the most of its silky white sands, you may be disappointed; the Conrad’s beach is small, the sand tightly-packed and the seashore strewn with the kind of pebbles that feel like you’re treading on Lego, making it impossible to wade in without beach shoes. As an alternative, the hotel offers complimentary snorkeling trips three times a day to the nearby – and absolutely beautiful – island of Koh Mugsum.
Other complimentary entertainments include daily classes – aqua aerobics, Thai boxing, beach volleyball, yoga, tai chi, pilates, – as well as the use of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Other nearby activities include golfing, sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling.
The Conrad Koh Samui Spa is a must do activity – although a bit pricey but its worth the money. Make sure to book in advance since it’s very popular. Check out the menu which is available in the TV Room and look for the daily offers. There’s a separate building on the other side of where our room was and had to take the buggy car to go there. The building is extremely clean and well decorated
Before you think the place is expensive, think twice. It’s a luxury place and most couples would go there simply for a very special reason. Here you pay for what you receive, the service, the luxury, the relaxation.
Access for guests with disabilities
There are two villas suitable for wheelchair users whilst ramps can be set-up to allow access to the majority of the resort.
Although I would personally not suggest you going to Conrad with your kids, simply because its the perfect place to relax. So if you want to take your kids with you, the place is family friendly. They have a children’s club, Turtle Kids’, which is open from 10 am – 6 pm and it is free for children age six to 12 years old.
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