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
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach

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 Slice of Paradise

Jan 25, 2020 harrycM8740GI

Beautiful in sooo many ways. Staff extremely helpful, kind, gentle. There were 5 of us as a family and we booked 2 beach front villas, they were just perfect. Drink on arrival and much needed cold towel a really lovely touch. Fresh bottles of water in room given daily. Views amazing. They were cleaned everyday and the staff really could not have… Read more
Beautiful in sooo many ways. Staff extremely helpful, kind, gentle. There were 5 of us as a family and we booked 2 beach front villas, they were just perfect. Drink on arrival and much needed cold towel a really lovely touch. Fresh bottles of water in room given daily. Views amazing. They were cleaned everyday and the staff really could not have been any more helpful. Breakfast offered a really good selection of Western and Thai with a great fresh Egg Station which was delicious. We has great fun at Happy Hour which was twice a day 1 & 4 pm again the staff were amazing. The pool was clean and beautiful, of course the weather helps hugely. The Spa was top quality, (but if you are saving money then a lot cheaper places in town for same services but maybe not quality). We really could not fault this place in any way. It was approx 5 min ride via taxi into main town, we even walked it once more than doable as long as not too hot ! Hotel had a lovely energy , not too busy at all so feels very special. We really loved being there and will remember this place forever - thank you Nora Beach. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nora Villa 10 days - okayisch

Jan 10, 2020 Montoll23

We booked a Nora villa, to stay 10 days. We reached at 12:30 and it was not possible to enter the room before 14:00, not nice, but ok. Very sadly is, that the room 7310, 12,14,16 are so close to the main building, which has 3 floors, that everybody can watch in your garden with the outdoor shower and inside your bathroom if you don’t lower the… Read more
We booked a Nora villa, to stay 10 days. We reached at 12:30 and it was not possible to enter the room before 14:00, not nice, but ok. Very sadly is, that the room 7310, 12,14,16 are so close to the main building, which has 3 floors, that everybody can watch in your garden with the outdoor shower and inside your bathroom if you don’t lower the sight protection. But this kills the flair of the room then, because the villa then is just a normal room with bathroom :/. So our stay did not start happily and changing the room was not possible. The garden of the hotel where the rooms are located is very nice, but there are barely enough sunchairs for the guest and the area around the pool ist quite small and crowdy. We had a lot of Russian guests which liked to hear Musik or watched tv at the pool, so reading and chilling was quite hard. Pool paar is playing music too and there is no real beach. Breakfast ist very Good, Dinner and Lunch was okay, but going out in the evening serves better food and prices. The pool villas at the „beach“ looked very great. These would be worth the trip. All in, hotel and ko samui itself is quite expensive for Thailand and I must say there are better places to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Could be so much better

Jan 8, 2020 RSJ73 Bedford, United Kingdom

Our stay at Nora Beach was somewhat of a disappointment ! Even though the resort itself is set in tropical, lush grounds which are beautiful, the facilities are dated and showing their age. On our arrival we were greeted by the reception staff who were quite frankly curt and bordering on being rude. They were more like robots going through the… Read more
Our stay at Nora Beach was somewhat of a disappointment ! Even though the resort itself is set in tropical, lush grounds which are beautiful, the facilities are dated and showing their age. On our arrival we were greeted by the reception staff who were quite frankly curt and bordering on being rude. They were more like robots going through the motions instead of being front line, customer focused staff. We booked a sea view villa which was quite frankly a joke. Yes it was in the front row of villas but the sea view was literally invisible through the overgrown vegetation and palms that were in the way. The room itself was ok but again very dated with dark wood finishes, the only good think about the room was the air conditioning worked well. Our biggest disappointment came with our visit to the restaurant. We used it on one occasion and were extremely disappointed and to say the food was below par is actually being kind. My partner order the seafood chowder for his appetiser which was barely lukewarm, and quite frankly disgusting, it contained one muscle, one piece of very tough, rubbery squid and one prawn that you couldn’t even cut with a knife. He sent it back and decided to wait for the main course instead. He had ordered the sea bass with again was inedible, the fish itself was undercooked and slimy. The risotto it came with was just a pile of overcooked mush which had clearly been reheated and not cooked fresh and therefore again he sent this back. I had ordered the Tom Yam soup for appetiser and the Massaman beef curry for my main dish and even though I didn’t send these dishes back they were quite frankly very average. The surprising part of the meal was when we received the bill, they hadn’t deducted my partners meal (even though he didn’t actually eat) and when I queried this they said that because he had started to eat they couldn’t make any deductions !! We complained and eventually after much debate they took the items off the bill. Our evening was ruined but they were quite blasé about the whole experience and didn’t seem to care. This resort could be amazing but they seriously need to concentrate on providing a better customer experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved this Resort!

Jan 5, 2020 vztravellers Perth, Australia

I cannot say enough good things about this resort! The staff made us feel very much at home, with smiles on their faces and great conversations. Nothing was ever too much for them and were able to cater to everything we required. The resort overall was very clean and maintained very well every day, the rooms were perfect, cleaned and maintained… Read more
I cannot say enough good things about this resort! The staff made us feel very much at home, with smiles on their faces and great conversations. Nothing was ever too much for them and were able to cater to everything we required. The resort overall was very clean and maintained very well every day, the rooms were perfect, cleaned and maintained everyday as well, we had a deluxe sea facing room and the view was absolutely gorgeous to wake up to every morning. We stayed for 7 days and we will definitely be back to this resort!! Sad to have missed the great new years party and definitely missing the resort and amazing people there! More than just a home away from home, it exceeded every expectation that we had, including the buffet breakfast every morning. Thank you for catering to our dietary requirements (vegan & Vegetarian) and we would love to suggest that these meals become a standard on your menu's due to it becoming popular as lifestyle choices! all in all thank you for the memorable stay its definitely at the top of our list of favourite holidays ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best place to stay near Chaweng

Jan 2, 2020 junglegod

Located about 2-3 kms. away from the airport, Nora Beach Resort & Spa is a scenic and tranquil site. The villa rooms are cleverly designed to ensure guests get a glimpse of the ocean, while ensuring privacy. The hotel staff were polite and diligent. This was demonstrated when there was a power failure in our villa and a member of the staff… Read more
Located about 2-3 kms. away from the airport, Nora Beach Resort & Spa is a scenic and tranquil site. The villa rooms are cleverly designed to ensure guests get a glimpse of the ocean, while ensuring privacy. The hotel staff were polite and diligent. This was demonstrated when there was a power failure in our villa and a member of the staff resolved the problem quickly at 1:30 in the morning. Breakfast was complimentary and had a wide spread pan east Asian as well as continental dishes. The à la carte menu decent, but a bit expensive. I'll be definitely be visiting this place again. Cheers! Read less