Nora Beach Resort and Spa

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

You’ll wonder if you’ve been transported back to the Siam of old at the Nora Beach Resort & Spa, a beautiful resort that combines a traditional Thai-style design with modern luxuries. The luxurious villas at the Nora Beach Resort & Spa are very spacious and are spread throughout the grounds with stunning views of the lush gardens or across the beautiful ocean. When you can tear yourself away from your comfortable surrounds, head to the swimming pool with its own Jacuzzi and swim-up bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking a secluded bay just north of the famous Chaweng Beach. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

113 rooms. Rooms are located in a 3-storey building, with balcony, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone, WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms provide views of the gardens with either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds (on request only), sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Half Board option: includes set menu lunch at Prasuthon Restaurant.

Full Board option: includes set menu lunch, and either set menu or themed buffet dinner at Prasuthon Restaurant.

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms have partial ocean views with either 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Villas are more spacious with separate bedroom and are located in the gardens with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds (on request only), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Villas are closer to the beach and have a partial view of the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Family Suites are in the main building and are spacious with separate living area and Jacuzzi in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Family Pool Villa are located in the gardens and have a separate bedroom, living room with 1 sofa bed and private pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (over the age of 12).

Beachfront Pool Villa Suites are as Family Pool Villa but situated right on the beachfront with views over the ocean and with direct beach access, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (over the age of 12).

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Ideally located on the quiet, northern end of Chaweng Beach

Situated among lush, tropical gardens

Great choice of individual Villas, some with private pool

Beautiful beachfront swimming pool

Bar and restaurant overlooking the stunning beach

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • 15% discount from spa treatment menu at Anodas Spa
  • 15% discount at all outlets within the resort (excluding mini-bar)
  • Guests staying for 7 nights or more will receive a complimentary dinner at Prasuthon Restaurant (for 2 people, excluding drinks).

Prasuthon Restaurant (main restaurant serving Thai cuisine), Nora Sandy Barbecue on the Beach, Nora Lobby Bar and Lounge. Swimming pool with Jacuzzi and swim-up bar. Anodas Spa* with sauna and steam room. Themed evening entertainment on Tuesday and Thursday including Thai dancing and cultural displays. Room service* (10:30am-11:30pm). Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi Internet access throughout the resort. Central Chaweng is a short drive away and the hotel provides a complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service.

7 nights between 20 Dec '18-10 Jan '19 and 24 Dec '19-10 Jan '20.

Please note: interconnecting rooms will be available for room type Nora Villa and Nora Ocean Villa only.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service, amazing staff

Mar 21, 2020 JFasone Melbourne, Australia

We stayed in Villa Room and it was beautiful and the stunning seaview was perfectly awesome. We had the most amazing experience here. This is a super luxurious property and it is very nice and clean and what sets it apart is the excellent service we received from every staff member we interacted with, very polite, efficient, personable, prompt and… Read more
We stayed in Villa Room and it was beautiful and the stunning seaview was perfectly awesome. We had the most amazing experience here. This is a super luxurious property and it is very nice and clean and what sets it apart is the excellent service we received from every staff member we interacted with, very polite, efficient, personable, prompt and friendly especial mention to Ms. Nung(Nueng), who helped us fixed our day tour trip. To the receptionists fern, biw, kanoon, claire and standouts were BOY who drive us to some different tourist destinations around the place. We appreciate much. Thanks Boy! Excellent breakfast buffet with huge variety of items. Highly recommended to anyone. We definitely come back to this top notch hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Resort

Mar 19, 2020 J814XWlindag

This whole resort is beautiful. Hotel, grounds, pool and beach area are immaculate. Room cleaned and towels changed daily. Room spacious with large comfortable bed and good balcony. Good bathroom/shower facilities. Excellent air conditioning which is essential. Breakfast plentiful choice and good quality served 06:30 to 10:30. Good choice of… Read more
This whole resort is beautiful. Hotel, grounds, pool and beach area are immaculate. Room cleaned and towels changed daily. Room spacious with large comfortable bed and good balcony. Good bathroom/shower facilities. Excellent air conditioning which is essential. Breakfast plentiful choice and good quality served 06:30 to 10:30. Good choice of snacks and cocktails at pool bar. Good quality food in restaurant both Thai and Western and room service available. Plenty of sunbeds at pool or facing beach. Pool and pool bar open 07:00 to 19:00. The resort is situated at the quiter north end of Chaweng beach so peaceful and relaxing. Chewang is walkable but couple of minutes in a taxi. Good selection of shops at Central festival shopping centre. There is a well stocked supermarket a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. Weather was hot and sunny during the whole stay. All of the staff at this resort are very welcoming , pleasant and polite. This resort is a good choice for a relaxing stay with good facilities and still close enough to the action in Chaweng town, Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating DO NOT STAY HERE

Mar 14, 2020 davideY8623PP London, United Kingdom

Dreadful service! We were upgraded because their other hotel was a flee pit however, this complex was nice but food and service was horrendous. If I had payed the full amount for this complex I would be initiating a formal complaint and seek refund! Language barrier is extreme and duty of care for customers is appalling. DO NOT BOOK THIS COMPLEX
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well worth a visit

Mar 13, 2020 Ronald S Belfast, United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed at Nora Beach for 10 wonderful nights. On arrival we were offered a cool drink and towel which was very welcome and on checking in were told our ocean view room was being upgraded to an ocean view suite which was also very welcome! The hotel is kept spotlessly clean and every morning the gardeners were out keeping the gardens… Read more
My wife and I stayed at Nora Beach for 10 wonderful nights. On arrival we were offered a cool drink and towel which was very welcome and on checking in were told our ocean view room was being upgraded to an ocean view suite which was also very welcome! The hotel is kept spotlessly clean and every morning the gardeners were out keeping the gardens in pristine order. Our suite was both very large and very clean with magnificent sea views. The breakfasts were both varied and plentiful and the restaurant was so good we ate in most nights. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and courteous and Busa in the restaurant couldn't have done any more for us. She is an asset to the hotel. We enjoyed an afternoon in the Spa which was very good value. The hotel is situated a short distance from the centre of Chaweng which is about a 20 mins walk or a 50 Baht per person ride in one of the frequent truck type taxis which pass the hotel. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at Nora Beach and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent hotel, customer service lacklustre

Mar 12, 2020 FrequentFlyer918 London

We stayed at this hotel for 8 nights as a couple, part of a wider group for a birthday. The hotel itself is nice, the views of the beach are lovely and the rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is well laid-out and the beach seems private to the hotel. The TV in the room is good - there’s a good selection of news, sports and movie channels. The… Read more
We stayed at this hotel for 8 nights as a couple, part of a wider group for a birthday. The hotel itself is nice, the views of the beach are lovely and the rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is well laid-out and the beach seems private to the hotel. The TV in the room is good - there’s a good selection of news, sports and movie channels. The hotel is located close enough to the Chaweng strip if that’s your scene - a short taxi/took took (we paid 75 BAHT per person in a took took, and approx 150 BAHT per person for a taxi for 2). There were a few issues around the customer service but I think this is reflective of the island generally and is not specific to the hotel. For example, we mentioned our dietary requirements for breakfast on arrival and unfortunately we were not provided with any tailored options. Another example is that my husband was celebrating his birthday and they’d noted this on our file but unfortunately there was not anything special done for his birthday. Also, the room service closes at 11.30pm so not ideal for late-night requests. With that said, we received an upgrade on arrival to a better view (would recommend ocean view as a minimum) and we paid for 2 nights in the villa which was very nice (outdoor shower is very cool!). Overall, the experience was good and for the price, it’s pretty decent. Read less