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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place I've stayed so far!!

Jul 16, 2019 SimonTripping United Kingdom

I came here for a week with my partner with the intention to just relax and have a fairly chilled out holiday. I love exploring the world and have stayed in many types of accommodation including a variety of 5 star luxury resorts/hotels and have to say this is one of the best ones (if not the best) I've been to so far! The quality is what I would… Read more
I came here for a week with my partner with the intention to just relax and have a fairly chilled out holiday. I love exploring the world and have stayed in many types of accommodation including a variety of 5 star luxury resorts/hotels and have to say this is one of the best ones (if not the best) I've been to so far! The quality is what I would expect from a 5 star luxury resort and it is no different to other top end places around the world. However the service was incredible and really made our trip more memorable. Everyone was extremely accommodating and friendly at all times and you don't always see this in 5 star hotels. Everything had been thought through so well and there were so many little touches that made it seem above the rest. Privacy seems to be key for them and they go out of their way to accommodate each guest to give you a personalised experience just for you. They know what people want from the place and they provide it perfectly. It is a great place for couples and if you are looking for something special then Banyan Tree is definitely the place to go! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Stay

Jul 14, 2019 JABSanFrancisco San Francisco

Perfect ending to a much needed vacation. Only wish I could have stayed even longer. the Villas are beautiful and ours was very private. I almost never wanted to leave the room! The service and the staff are wonderful too! Very responsive. I loved the rainforest part of the spa. It was one of the most relaxing treatments I have ever had.
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Jul 10, 2019 Ducky_Jason Singapore River, Singapore

My 3rd time there, still as beautiful as ever. Very well maintain property after many years. Their Rainforest is very good, they introduce the whole process before u went in. Safron dinning is a great experience, they have elevate their standard
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Fabulous

Jul 6, 2019 PigletWinnieAndRoo London, United Kingdom

We had a 2 bedroom villa as high in the resort as possible. You could stay there for your whole visit. We did use the pool, the beach, spa and the restaurants. We were warned about the dependence on buggies, but the service is fast and the staff were without exception helpful. The restaurants are all good and they do have different things… Read more
We had a 2 bedroom villa as high in the resort as possible. You could stay there for your whole visit. We did use the pool, the beach, spa and the restaurants. We were warned about the dependence on buggies, but the service is fast and the staff were without exception helpful. The restaurants are all good and they do have different things going on most evenings. You are supplied with a smart phone with a very detailed app that shows you what's happening where. Yoy can xontact your villa host, reception, dining, guest services etc using the mobile. It was really helpful when our daughter went back to the villa and we had the key with us on the beach. A call to the villa host and housekeeping let her in. Saffron is the premium restaurant and serves Thai food with a difference. The Edge is breakfast, but keep an eye on the events because it has "pop-up" restaurant on some evenings. Sands is the beach restaurant and serves food in the day and every evening. Would we go again? YES Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very enjoyable stay

Jul 4, 2019 Goodvibe4U HK

The resort is set in a lovely bay with jungle all around. The villas are quite special with high ceilings and an incredible view which is quite magical at night. The restaurants are very nice, our favourite was Sands by the beach. Buggies are available to transport you around, our villa was a pleasant 10 minute walk from the lobby. Service was… Read more
The resort is set in a lovely bay with jungle all around. The villas are quite special with high ceilings and an incredible view which is quite magical at night. The restaurants are very nice, our favourite was Sands by the beach. Buggies are available to transport you around, our villa was a pleasant 10 minute walk from the lobby. Service was of a very high standard and our villa host Sai was top notch. Would highly recommend and and we will return. Read less