Koh Samui, Thailand
The 300-metre stretch of secluded beach lies in the shade of a coconut grove, with sunloungers and umbrellas reserved for exclusive guest use. With swaying palms, bright-blue seas and a gentle breeze off the bay, it's the quintessential island paradise.
Surrounded by verdant gardens, sheltered by indigenous trees and plants, the villas and suites offer ultimate tranquillity and privacy. Fully refurbished in late 2014, each of the luxurious villas features sleek, modern design, blended with warm, contemporary Thai decor.
All modern conveniences are accounted for, including state-of-the-art entertainment systems, luxurious bathrooms and quiet, adjustable climate control. Some villas feature their own private pool or Jacuzzi, some enjoy absolute beach frontage and the brand-new Spa Pool Villas offer more than 285 square metres of contemporary luxury accommodation.
Santiburi Resort & Spa pride themselves on delivering outstanding dining experiences, whether that means a hot, cooked breakfast, a lavish seafood buffet or signature cocktails on the beach. There are a wide range of dining venues on-site that will keep all guests more than satisfied for the duration of their stay.
As you wander around the resort you'll constantly discover something new to delight in, from the shimmering ponds to the enormous freeform pool - this is a place that combines relaxation with playfulness to create a laid-back haven.
At Santiburi, there are experiences and activities for guests of all ages and energy levels. There is water sports equipment so more active travellers can take advantage of Mae Nam's beautiful waters. A tennis court, a modern, fully-equipped gym, bicycles, a soccer field with fun matches every afternoon, even a petting zoo with rabbits and chickens!
All restaurants at Santiburi enjoy a refined yet relaxed atmosphere, with guests of all ages welcomed. Cuisines include global favourites and authentic Thai recipes and the locations are cosy and comfortable, many with stunning views over the resort gardens or beach.
Vimarnmek is the stylish breakfast venue, located in the main building behind the pool, next to a garden with a koi pond. Sit indoors or out on the garden patio.
The breakfast buffet offers a vast range of items, including freshly baked bread and pastries, cereals, fruit, nuts, cold cuts and cheese, cooked Asian dishes and a selection of live cooking stations where guests can enjoy eggs, bacon, omelettes and waffles to order. A fresh juice station is located just outside, offering raw vegetable and fresh fruit smoothies.
Appreciate the art of oceanside dining at The Beach House. Offering an irresistible menu of delicious delights sourced from the land and sea, with signature dishes specially created by Thai celebrity Chef Art and an appealing choice of cocktails, perfect to toast Koh Samui's spectacular sunsets.
Select your personal seafood feast from the fresh market display and have it prepared to your taste, or indulge in a succulent cut of imported steak, cooked exactly as you like it and washed down with a fine vintage from the restaurant's well stocked wine cellar.
The sophisticated but laid back ambience and elegant palm-shaded surroundings make The Beach House a popular choice for lunch and dinner - accompanied by a soundtrack of lapping waves with a backdrop of soothing island-peppered views. There are themed buffet dinners every night on the beach at The Beach House.
Located in the main building on the first floor, Sala Thai serves up authentic Thai cuisine each evening in casually elegant environment.
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow guests to enjoy views over the garden, while outdoor seating gives diners a glimpse of the stars. Set sharing menus are a highlight, allowing guests to dine in the traditional Thai manner, sampling from a wide range of classic recipes. Chilli level is adjusted to the individual's tastes and a long list of Old and New World wines is available.
Santiburi also offers a changing programme of events, from cooking classes to special buffet nights. Included events are: Royal Thai Kitchen, a chance to sample the best of Thai cuisine, enjoying classic dishes as prepared for Thai nobility; Rim Talay Beach Barbecue, a diverse array of grilled meats and fish, served up directly at the beach; Mediterranean Kitchen, a pop-up cafe in the garden, serving a variety of delicious and healthy Mediterranean meals and the Thai Buffet, in which all of the provinces of Thailand are represented. Guests can sample dishes from the Northeast, South and Central Thailand - all distinct in flavour and level of spice. A traditional Thai dance performance is staged during dinner.
The Poolside Bar offers a menu of light meals, snacks and delicious pizza, plus a wide selection of beverages, including cocktails, tea, coffee and beers. This is the perfect spot for a casual lunch outdoors for guests enjoying a day by the pool.
The Lounge in the main building is a stylish venue, perfect for a cup of tea or a cold fruit juice in the afternoon. Comfortably furnished in a modern Sino-Thai style, take an aperitif before dinner or just retreat with a magazine or book in quiet, air-conditioned comfort.
Naturally, for guests who prefer to dine in privacy, we offer a delectable room service menu, available 24/7.
As you can see by the name, Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa is all about the beach - and what a beach! It's a state of mind, a state of grace, your place in the sun; true north, far from the madding crowds and tourist hordes, a place of peace and quiet.
From the private paradise of our half-moon bay to the full expanse of champagne sands dappled with the shade of 600 towering coconut palms, Mae Nam's warm, calm waters and gentle sloping beach are ideal for fun and frolics and intimate moments for romantic couples and its balmy breezes are ideal for sailing.
Santiburi's Water Sports Centre is all about natural energy. They eschew noisy motor craft or the scourge of jet skis. But take your pick from a wide array of water sports, with kayaks, catamarans, windsurfing boards, Laser sailboats, a selection of different Hobie cats and a Starboard GO free-rider.
Guests can paddle out on a kayak to watch the sunset or take a sailing lesson with our Watersports Instructor, a championship catamaran sailor. All water sports are complimentary and high-quality life vests are provided with all equipment. Please note, they don't do motors. Wind and waves are the mantra.
As beautiful as Mae Nam Beach is, Santiburi is also renowned for its meandering freeform swimming pool, a vast swathe of refreshing blue amidst the resort's thick tropical greenery and established gardens. Measuring 50 metres by 25 metres, to say it's one of the biggest resort pools in Asia is no idle boast.
It's big enough to do laps and accommodate games, without one impinging annoyingly on the other. This is a pool where you will find space to do your thing. And you won't have to race out to reserve your sun lounger before the sun is even up. The pool attendants provide each guest with towels and cold bottled water.
Santiburi's brand-new Sports Centre has everything guests need to maintain their workout routine while on vacation. Spacious and air-conditioned, it's equipped with high-tech cardio machines, free weights, weights machines, yoga mats, fit balls and more. There is a qualified personal fitness trainer onsite to assist or advise and plenty of clean towels and cold water.
The fitness centre is located at the entrance of the resort and includes a dartboard, a pool table and separate air-conditioned workout room for yoga classes. Use of the gym is complimentary for all guests of Santiburi.
The floodlit tennis court is available free of charge for guests. There are professional trainers on-site for complimentary tennis lessons, as well as rackets, tennis shoes and balls. The tennis courts stay open in the evenings so guests can enjoy a match in the cooler hours.
Santiburi is pleased to offer lessons in Thailand's most famous sport - muay Thai boxing. The professional muay Thai coach is happy to share his expertise with anyone who wants to try and can adapt his lesson to suit guests of any age. All equipment is provided free of charge.
Santiburi's expansive gardens have a half-sized football field, complete with goal posts, located on a wide grassy lawn near the main building. Guests can join in on daily tournaments with Santiburi staff or just spectate and cheer as the competition heats up.
Santiburi's tropical gardens and winding walkways provide a truly serene setting for jogging. There is a 1.2 kilometre jogging trail that weaves through the resort and along the beachfront - perhaps the most picturesque route on the island.
Asia's Most Spectacular Golf Course, a stunning highlands course set amidst a preserved coconut palm plantation. It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful setting - rolling greens marked by painted coconuts, sunlight streaming through a canopy of palms, views stretching out to Koh Phangan Island.
Santiburi Samui Country Club's 18-hole championship golf course has been an essential stop on the PGA Asian Tour for many years. Only 10 minutes from the hotel, these undulating fairways offer mountain breezes and spectacular ocean views. Guests of Santiburi receive priority tee times and can enjoy the convenience of a complimentary shuttle bus from the resort.
Santiburi by Bhawa Spa is a stylish oasis of serenity in the middle of the resort gardens. Lose yourself in this vibrant world where Buddha hands wave from orange tables, magical birds flit through carvings and mosaics, water bubbles from rainbow coloured fountains and bursts of blossoms in bright pinks and yellows peek through intricately carved wooden screens.
A world where the best of contemporary treatments and therapies meet the wisdom of Southern Thai spa and massage traditions, their reputation for excellence and heritage is unrivalled in Thailand â€” the original Santiburi Spa was one of the first in Thailand to be certified by the Ministry of Public Health for quality of service, staff skills, management and organisation, product, equipment, care and ambience.
Facilities include a Turkish massage table and shower therapy room, indoor baths, outdoor deep soaking tubs, traditional Thai massage rooms and a special photographic studio where guests can have a souvenir photo taken in traditional Thai dress. All Bhawa treatments are designed to restore a profound sense of balance, drawing from natural therapies, modern and ancient massage techniques.
With a private terrace facing the tropical garden. The living room is adjacent to bedroom. The en-suite marble bathroom has two vanity sinks, a bathtub and a separate shower.Room Facilities & Features
Located in the garden, with private terrace. Master bedroom and living room are separated by a sound-proof, wooden sliding door. The en-suite marble bathroom has a spacious walk-in closet, two vanity sinks, a round bathtub and a separate shower.Room Facilities & Features
Located in the midst of tropical gardens with a large terrace and an outside private plunge pool surrounded by walls for privacy. The Master Bedroom and living room are separated by a sound-proof, wooden sliding door. The en-suite marble bathroom has a spacious walk-in closet, two vanity sinks, a round bathtub and a separate shower.Room Facilities & Features
A one bedroom villa with a large veranda and private swimming pool and sun bathing area, surrounded by walls for privacy. The living space is adjacent to master bedroom and the en-suite marble bathroom has a rain shower and separate luxury bathtub.Room Facilities & Features
With a private balcony facing the pool and garden. Two storeys including the living room on the mezzanine floor above. The Master Bedroom with King bed and the 2nd bedroom with twin bed are connected to each other on the ground floor. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with bath tub and separate rain shower.Room Facilities & Features
Located in the main building at the centre of the resort with quick access to the swimming pool and views over the central courtyard and gardens from the private balcony. Inside, guests enjoy a spacious bedroom and a separate living area on the upper level.Room Facilities & Features
These elegant villas take up prime position along the beachfront, just steps from the sea. Guests can enjoy ocean views from their terrace. A sliding door separates the living area from the bedroom.Room Facilities & Features
Each villa features an outdoor area with garden shower, private pool and relax zone. A spacious bedroom, separate living room and modern bathroom with a deep, free-standing tub.Room Facilities & Features
Located right at the beachfront with private terrace and plunge pool surrounded by walls for privacy. The Master Bedroom and living room are separated by a sound-proof, wooden sliding door. The en-suite marble bathroom has a spacious walk-in closet, two vanity sinks, a round bathtub and a separate shower.Room Facilities & Features
Elegant and beautifully appointed, this villa comprises three separate buildings â€“ two one-bedroom villas, each with ensuite and living room, plus a swimming pool in an enclosed courtyard.Room Facilities & Features
Located just steps from the beachfront, this sprawling two-bedroom villa provides optimum accommodation for larger travelling parties. Luxurious and spacious, it comprises three separate buildings â€“ two one-bedroom villas with en suite and one living room. There is a central courtyard between these buildings with a Jacuzzi.Room Facilities & Features