Chaba Cabana Beach Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

In arguably the prettiest spot on Koh Samui, the Chaba Cabana Beach Resort is a bright and cheerful island escape on the soft white sands of Chaweng Beach – studded by palm trees. From rooms to reception, it’s been designed with a tropical tribal flavour. Cashing in on its beachfront spot, its pool stretches out towards the sands and its restaurant windows open up to reveal infinite views of the sea. But, if you can tear yourself from the vista, it also puts you just a walk from the shops, bars and restaurants of lively Chaweng itself, making it ideal for relaxation and recreation.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the northern end of Chaweng Beach, within walking distance to the bars, restaurants and shops. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

80 rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, in-house movies, telephone, mini-bar*, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and bathrobes. Deluxe Rooms are located in the hotel building to the rear of the resort and have a balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens, with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes beakfast and lunch or dinner.

Full Board option: includes beakfast, lunch and dinner.

Deluxe Building rooms as above but are located in 4-story building, few minutes walk to the beach.

Deluxe Villas are the same as Deluxe Rooms but located on the ground floor closer to the beach, with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

C-Front Restaurant (International and Thai dishes), Cabana Beach Club (serving light meals, snacks and drinks). Beachfront swimming pool and garden pool with kids' section. Beachfront Chaba Masage Centre*. Thai cookery classes*. Kids' playground. Barbecue grills. 24-hour reception. Concierge services. Complimentary newspapers. Babysitting service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Complimentary shuttle transfer to and from Chaweng Centre as per schedule. Samui Airport transfers* (advance booking and supplement required). Complimentary WiFi available.

5 consecutive nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

A deposit 2,000 THB is required for accommodation deposit per room upon check-in process and will be returned by check out.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quirky Thai style hotel ....... great location, friendly staff ....... we would stay again if we return to Koh Samui

May 15, 2019 mahon49 Dublin, Ireland

Just returned from a month long vacation in Koh Samui - this was our 5th time in Samui but first in this property. If we return to Samui we would definitely stay here again .......... the staff we met were all very friendly and helpful, especially Jaypin, the beach boy, who within a day or two of our arrival carefully moved our umbrella (often… Read more
Just returned from a month long vacation in Koh Samui - this was our 5th time in Samui but first in this property. If we return to Samui we would definitely stay here again .......... the staff we met were all very friendly and helpful, especially Jaypin, the beach boy, who within a day or two of our arrival carefully moved our umbrella (often within having to ask him) to accommodate my need for shade during the peak heat of the day and my hubby’s desire to lap up the sunshine all day☀️ The lady chef (I’m sorry your name escapes me!) at the egg station ensured each day started with a smile - not to mention tasty omelets, scrambled and fried eggs🍳 Our room (deluxe building - top floor) was quite spacious, with a small balcony with a table and 2 chairs, extra large double bed (typically hard but comfortable - my experience they are everywhere in Thailand) The room was cleaned daily with fresh beach/pool towels neatly left on our bed ready for the next day. If we stay again I would ask for a top floor room close to the restaurant / beach as the main building does suffer at times a little from its close proximity to the road - but I am a light sleeper so this may not be an issue for most people. Do take note there is no lift in the hotel ......... however while we enjoyed a cool drink & refreshing towel on arrival our bags were taken to our room by the attentive staff - they were just as helpful as we departed. The hotel may not be what some people would see as 4 star and certainly not if you want the typical (in my opinion somewhat “soul less” clean lines, floor to ceiling glass windows, marble floors etc) ...... this hotel has a quirky charm and a more authentic Thai feel which we personally love when traveling. The beach-side pool area is great, plenty of sun loungers / umbrellas with a nice snack / bar area, with happy hours daily from 1-3 and again 5-7 with a good selection of beers and cocktails🍸 The location worked really well for us - it’s right at the northern end of Chaweng so it’s away from the hustle and bustle. There are a few local bars / restaurants within 5-15 mins walking distance (we ate lunch in a local family run restaurant Lecker Schmecker most days - amazing value and lovely owner & staff). At night you can pop into central Chaweng (busy bars, lots of restaurants, nightlife) via “tuk tuk van” - 100 baht each way and readily available at top of road, turn left from hotel and up the slight incline. Other option is to walk along the beach as the tide is out at night - about 20 mins. For beach lovers, the sandy area directly aligned to the hotel itself is quite small but you have easy access to the ocean and can easily walk out quite a way as there’s a sandbank. The water was mostly quite clear and clean though after the odd stormy night there was some debris ......... however the hotel staff cleared the beach area directly in front of hotel daily (as did the adjoining properties) so this wasn’t an issue. Nearly forgot ......... there’s a poolside sala offering various types of massage, manicures, pedicures throughout the day ...... very enjoyable and great value too ...... hour long massages from 300 baht!!!! All in all we had a great holiday and would definitely stay here again. Thanks to everyone at Chaba Cabana Resort👍 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it!!!!

May 9, 2019 Dblake67 Witham, United Kingdom

Debated over which of the many hotels to stay in but decided we loved the look of the pool so close to the beach- we weren’t disappointed- lovely traditional hotel with great staff really not far to walk along the beach into town of an evening Would definitely come back 😍
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic family holiday

Apr 9, 2019 311beverleyg Plymouth, United Kingdom

This was such a fantastic place to stay. Rooms were spacious though clothes storage was a little short but used one of the cases to store some clothes so was not really a problem. The rooms were kept very clean daily. Breakfast was adequate and plentiful. Ideally situated as in quiet area of Chaweng beach area. Very friendly staff. Pool was… Read more
This was such a fantastic place to stay. Rooms were spacious though clothes storage was a little short but used one of the cases to store some clothes so was not really a problem. The rooms were kept very clean daily. Breakfast was adequate and plentiful. Ideally situated as in quiet area of Chaweng beach area. Very friendly staff. Pool was fantastic overlooking the beach. We will return again. Read less
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Mar 8, 2019 AlexLovinger Kfar Saba, Israel

Nice resort on the Nord part of the Chawang beach in Ko Samui. The rooms are big enough and had all the necessary to feel conformable. The bath room looks a little old fashion. The resort is nice clean and perfectly situated in a quiet place of the beach. The personal is very friendly and helpful. Don't expect too much for his 4 stars but… Read more
Nice resort on the Nord part of the Chawang beach in Ko Samui. The rooms are big enough and had all the necessary to feel conformable. The bath room looks a little old fashion. The resort is nice clean and perfectly situated in a quiet place of the beach. The personal is very friendly and helpful. Don't expect too much for his 4 stars but definitely is a good resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic experience

Mar 7, 2019 diddi2 Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Chaba Cabana was a wonderful experience for first time travellers to Thailand. All the staff were so friendly, they could not do enough for us. We spent a lot of time around the bar and pool area and the bar staff always waited on you, always prompt, friendly and happy. The grounds were immaculate. The room was spacious and always clean. On… Read more
Chaba Cabana was a wonderful experience for first time travellers to Thailand. All the staff were so friendly, they could not do enough for us. We spent a lot of time around the bar and pool area and the bar staff always waited on you, always prompt, friendly and happy. The grounds were immaculate. The room was spacious and always clean. On arrival we were greeted with a cool drink and towel. Our bags were carried to our room and explained everything in our room in detail. A fruit basket was also left for us on our first day complimentary. The location was excellent, we walked most places. I would definitely stay again if we went back to Koh Samui. Read less