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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Nov 11, 2019 EsamM Amman, Jordan

The property is breathtaking. As are the views from pretty much everywhere. The villas are impeccably decorated and maintained. The staff is world-class. Never once did we hear a “no” or see someone not smiling. Our villa host anticipated our needs throughout our stay and facilitated every request. In-villa dining is superb. Stayed for one week at… Read more
The property is breathtaking. As are the views from pretty much everywhere. The villas are impeccably decorated and maintained. The staff is world-class. Never once did we hear a “no” or see someone not smiling. Our villa host anticipated our needs throughout our stay and facilitated every request. In-villa dining is superb. Stayed for one week at the end of October, and only left once to visit the Fisherman’s Village. No need to leave the resort, nor will you want to. A flawless experience. Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 Khenderson123 Los Angeles, California

LOVED our stay at the Banyan Tree. Not only did the hotel have a private beach and cove, but also multiple restaurants and a lovely staff who were always ready and available to assist in any way. We had cell phones in a shell bag that the hotel provided us that we could use to chat with any of the staff and request a golf cart pick up (since the… Read more
LOVED our stay at the Banyan Tree. Not only did the hotel have a private beach and cove, but also multiple restaurants and a lovely staff who were always ready and available to assist in any way. We had cell phones in a shell bag that the hotel provided us that we could use to chat with any of the staff and request a golf cart pick up (since the property is expansive and the villas are spread out) or ask about activities around the area. We also used the phone for calls and hot spot service for our personal phones since I didn't have service with my cell provider. It was a great perk! Oh, did I mention the infinity pool in our villa and the beautiful view? An excellent experience over all. Read less
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Nov 9, 2019 roie_naim Beersheba, Israel

A sweet dream come true resort that provides an experience of calm and tranquility service above all imagination and meticulous about the smallest things Our host Moss as well as the manager aun must be noted And of course appel To make sure we had an amazing and comfortable experience As for the resort itself We arrived at the resort after… Read more
A sweet dream come true resort that provides an experience of calm and tranquility service above all imagination and meticulous about the smallest things Our host Moss as well as the manager aun must be noted And of course appel To make sure we had an amazing and comfortable experience As for the resort itself We arrived at the resort after recommendations from family and friends but could not describe the experience being so good from Pilates and yoga classes to kayaks and snorkels that are always available to you. The huge villas are filled with all the good things, from small gifts that stay every night to the bathroom where nothing is missing and of course !!! The pool inside the room Say thank you !! Read less
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Nov 4, 2019 Abbas N Singapore, Singapore

Fabulous location; Excellent service - at all levels - our Villa Host - Oliver, Front Office, Restaurants, Room cleaning, Room service, Buggy availability. Special mention of our Villa Host and also the Chef and his assistant who conducted the complimentary cooking class for the 4 of us. All of them went the extra mile to cater for all our… Read more
Fabulous location; Excellent service - at all levels - our Villa Host - Oliver, Front Office, Restaurants, Room cleaning, Room service, Buggy availability. Special mention of our Villa Host and also the Chef and his assistant who conducted the complimentary cooking class for the 4 of us. All of them went the extra mile to cater for all our needs. The only negative comment that we have is that the the the dishes that we had at the restaurants were very average, but overpriced; we would have had more meals at the restaurants because of their location and superb service - but had to go out of the resort because of quality and price. Read less
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Oct 29, 2019 rachel s Tulum, Mexico

My recent trip to Koh Samui was with the purpose of reconnaissance as I am planning to move there in the spring. I chose Banyan Tree because of my familiarity with the brand and other BT properties. Samui did not disappoint. Both before my arrival and during my stay, the staff promptly and graciously handled every oddball request I made. ~Tour… Read more
My recent trip to Koh Samui was with the purpose of reconnaissance as I am planning to move there in the spring. I chose Banyan Tree because of my familiarity with the brand and other BT properties. Samui did not disappoint. Both before my arrival and during my stay, the staff promptly and graciously handled every oddball request I made. ~Tour of the island to explore residential neighborhoods: No problem. ~Interpreter to help establish banking and phone service: No problem. ~Please leave the A/C OFF in my Villa: No problem. ~Driver to an obscure location for a Friend's of Bill W meeting: No problem. Having use of a local cell phone with free domestic and international calls was a surprise plus. Saved me from burning data on my phone. The style and luxury of my Ocean View Pool Villa was perfectly attuned to my taste. The view from the bathtub was superb and the indoor/ outdoor shower was a delight. Now if I could only figure out a way to live at Banyan Tree Samui full time..... Special appreciation to staff who helped me and made my stay both memorable and productive: Ms. Julie, Villa Host Mr. Phan, Recreation Director Mr. Joseph, Tour Guide Supreme Mr. Pong, Driver who has the ability to make the gongs sing Thank you all. Read less