Banyan Tree Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

As you’d expect given its spectacular hilltop location, the surroundings are quite literally incredible. Overlooking Lamai Bay, this exquisite hotel occupies a stretch of totally unspoilt coastline, and each of of its 88 luxurious villas also comes with its own plunge pool, so you’ll have the whole thing all to yourself. Soak up some rays as you relax by the outdoor swimming pool or kick back with a hand-crafted cocktail at the pool bar and simply watch the world go by. Much more than just your typical island retreat, Banyan Tree Samui is the very definition of luxury. In fact, the whole place is so perfect it’s hard to believe you’re not dreaming.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Villa / private house

Where is it

On a hilltop overlooking Lamai Bay, on the south-eastern coast of Koh Samui. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

88 spacious villas. All with a living room, flatscreen TV, IDD telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, complimentary WiFi, 1 king-size bed and 35 sqm private infinity pool. Deluxe Pool Villas with open-concept bedroom, living area and garden views, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Partial Ocean View Pool Villas are eco-friendly and located amongst the jungle foliage, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View Pool Villas offer stunning views of The Gulf of Thailand from an outdoor terrace, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Spa Sanctuary Pool Villas are set within the resorts gardens, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Royal Banyan Ocean Pool Villa with private sala offering panoramic ocean views, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Saffron (traditional Thai cuisine), Sands (fresh seafood and meat dishes), The Edge (local and International à la carte dishes). Lobby lounge and pool bar. Swimming pool. Banyan Tree Spa Samui*. The Rainforest. Gym. Yoga Room. Kids' Club. Banyan Tree Gallery. Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting*. Room service*.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Jan 25, 2020 mikebenson1966

Best holiday so far. People were so helpful. Our host View was an angel. We will be back without a doubt. We were as a couple but families there too. Boat trip to national park on hotel boat was amazing. Lek was a great guide.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very happy with our stay.

Jan 22, 2020 scottmartynbloodworb

Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night at Banyan house, if we were staying longer on Samui we would definately stay here. Our room was spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The breakfast was modest but tasty. Tok and Michael were great hosts, they gave use some useful local info and helped us to book our onward journey to Koh… Read more
Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night at Banyan house, if we were staying longer on Samui we would definately stay here. Our room was spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The breakfast was modest but tasty. Tok and Michael were great hosts, they gave use some useful local info and helped us to book our onward journey to Koh Tao. I would happily recommend the banyan house and if we find ourselves on Samui again I hope they will have an empty room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning hotel, wonderful staff, highly recommended

Jan 19, 2020 jrcarton London, United Kingdom

We usually go to the Caribbean in January for some winter sun but decided this year to try Thailand instead. We stayed 8 nights in a Horizon Hillcrest Villa. The resort is outstanding and suffice to say we are unlikely to go back to the Caribbean again and will now come to Thailand instead. Rooms: the villa is highly private with stunning view… Read more
We usually go to the Caribbean in January for some winter sun but decided this year to try Thailand instead. We stayed 8 nights in a Horizon Hillcrest Villa. The resort is outstanding and suffice to say we are unlikely to go back to the Caribbean again and will now come to Thailand instead. Rooms: the villa is highly private with stunning view over the gulf of Thailand. There is no overlooking from other villas and no noise other than from the wildlife in the surrounding trees. Rooms are large with high ceilings and separate living area with large TVs that have chromecast allowing streaming from your own devices. All non alcoholic drinks are complimentary from the in room bar which is a really nice touch. Housekeeping was superb, always done when you are out of the villa and done to a high standard. The little gifts left at turndown is a lovely idea. Staff: staff are very friendly and eager to please. Villa hosts give you a point of contact to organise any trips or reservations you need. Food: excellent choice at the breakfast buffet; wide choice of western and Asian food at Sands and Edge restaurant and superb Thai cuisine at Saffron. Food and drink is of high quality and good value for a 5 star island hotel. Activities: plenty of trips on offer, we did a cultural tour and a private boat tour (both with guide Joseph who was knowledgable, friendly and very professional) and also a Thai cooking class which was amazing (they even give you personalised aprons with your name on!). The Banyan Tree spa was also amazing. The concierge also recommended some nice restaurants to visit outside the resort. Beach and pool: lovely private beach and nice pool area both of which were quiet when we were there. We would have liked a more proactive beach and pool service - staff immediately laid towels on the loungers and brought water on arrival but then didn’t really walk around after that to check if we needed anything. A minor quibble though. Thank you everyone at Banyan Tree Samui for a wonderful and memorable stay! Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 cjomiji

Its been an amazing experiences to stay at Banyan Samui.Since our first day, we received 10 star treatments from all the staff especially from our villa host Ms View.She was very helpful and friendly to us.She attended to all of our needs and provides us with many useful informations.Amazing hospitality and well trained staff! Moreover, all the… Read more
Its been an amazing experiences to stay at Banyan Samui.Since our first day, we received 10 star treatments from all the staff especially from our villa host Ms View.She was very helpful and friendly to us.She attended to all of our needs and provides us with many useful informations.Amazing hospitality and well trained staff! Moreover, all the other staff is polite and friendly.The facilities there are top notch.All the little details like the night treats cookies, make up room 2 times daily, welcome drink and farewell drink was amazing.We will surely come back again!Thanks you so much for making our trip so memorable! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A classic hight level Banyan tree service and atmosphere . A little old the hotel .

Jan 9, 2020 MarcelloPianosi Milan, Italy

A/C system to change. No possibility of any music in villa . Food not so hight level for this hight price. Very professional and friendly all the services and employers very nice. Magic place and location. Beach and pool very good.