Six Senses Samui
- Style Rustic luxe retreats
- Setting Hilltop tip of Koh Samui
A rustic rainforest retreat in Koh Samui, the boutique hotel Six senses Samui offers luxurious and private wooden villas, each with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the sea and outlying island tropics. This seductive resort also features one of the finest restaurants on the island and an ultra-pampering signature spa.
Need to know
- Rooms 66 villas, including 52 with private pools.
- Rates Double rooms from $359.42 (THB11,584), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
- More details Rates include breakfast and private butler service.
- Facilities Spa, water sports centre, gym, boutique, butler service, wine cellar, library, speedboat. In rooms: TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, minibar, fridge.
- Poolside A bamboo-lined wooden walkway leads to a huge aquamarine infinity pool with a row of ocean-view day-beds and vast white parasols.
- Check–out Midday. Later check-out is available by prior arrangement (subject to availability).
Children Extra beds are available for THB 2,100 a night, and cots are free. Babysitting can be arranged for THB350 an hour and the restaurant provides a children’s menu.
- Also All villas are assigned a private butler to look after each guest’s wishes and whims. No pets. Smoking is not allowed in any of the villas. There's a minimum seven-night stay between 22 December and 7 January.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Nab yourself a Pool Villa so you can splash about in your own private pool and dry off on your sun-deck. The higher up the hillside you go, the better the view, so ask for villa number five if you’re after postcard panoramas. To minimise bedroom-to-beach travel time, go for villas 43 or 42, which are situated right on the water. Plush Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite 38 also comes recommended – it’s got some delightfully shady trees ornamenting the sun-deck.
- Packing tips Insect repellent is a must – creepy crawlies come out at night.
- Also If you’re stuck for something to do – unlikely, we’ll admit – the Life centre takes all the hassle out of arranging island tours, snorkeling trips, Thai cookery classes or just borrowing a DVD for the night.
Food and drink at Six Senses Samui
- Hotel restaurant Dining on the Hill on the sunset side of Six Senses offers a classic Thai menu in an open-air pavilion. Book ahead at Dining on the Rocks – nine terraces down to the sea – it attracts gourmands from all over the island with its ingenious fusion fare.
- Dress code Loose, laid-back and lightly linened.
- Top table Head straight for table 99 at Dining on the Rocks – it’s set on its own private terrace and has a backdrop built for proposals, indecent or otherwise.
- Last orders 10.30pm for food in the restaurants; the bar stays open until there’s no one left to serve.
- Room service You can dine in-villa 24 hours a day on an assortment of Thai and international dishes.
- Hotel bar Each restaurant has an elegant cocktail bar attached – Drinks on the Rocks for pre-prandial aperitifs and Drinks on the Hill for frozen cocktails and a jazzy Café del Mar-style soundtrack. There are also regular tastings at Wines on the Hill.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details