Six Senses Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 1036 reviews

The hotel

When you arrive at the Six Senses Samui the view is at once exhilarating and strangely familiar. The sweeping vista of palm-clustered islands and shimmering seas brings to mind all the fantasies we have of the Orient's beaches. The resort is made up of a stunning collection of bamboo-clad villas looking out over the Gulf of Thailand. At Six Senses there are only villas, most with a private swimming pool with polished wooden floor interiors. Following the renovation, all villas are fully enclosed and air-conditioned so there are no "open-air spaces" as such and the bathroom and bedroom have a sliding door that separates them. The restaurants and bars are open pavilions, deriving their aesthetic from the communal longhouses of traditional river communities. The view, the architecture, the style and even the temperature intentionally immerse the guest in the location. This is back to nature – without a hint of roughing it. Six Senses Samui gives you everything, including a comprehensive spa that offers every conceivable treatment in Asia.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie Cats

Where is it

Located on the northern tip of Koh Samui in a secluded cove, 20 minutes from Chaweng Beach. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

66 villas, some of which have private infinity-edged swimming pools. All villas include TV and DVD player, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, Philips bluetooth sound bar, mini-bar* and safe. Hideaway Villas have partial ocean views, a living space complete with entertainment system, outdoor shower, day-bed and private plunge bath, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half Board/Full Board options: available at a supplement.

Pool Villas are located on the resort's hillside with a private pool and partial ocean views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean View Pool Villas have spectacular ocean views and a private pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Front Pool Villas are located at the front of the resort and have ocean views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Front Pool Villa Suites have ocean views and a private pool in the garden. They also have a separate dining room and lounge area, sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The Retreat Room is located on the beach and features an infinity pool and sundeck, panoramic views over the Gulf of Thailand and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

  • Honeymoon offer: stay a minimum 5 nights and receive fruit, chocolates, bottle of sparkling wine and one dinner for two at Dining on The Hill (food only) per stay. Copy of marraige certificate may be required upon check in. Valid for stays 23 Dec '18-22 Dec '19.

  • Early booking offer: book 30 days or more prior to arrival and receive 15% off room rate (excludes meal rates). Valid for stays between 6 Jan-22Dec '19. 

Award-winning restaurant Dining on the Rocks. Dining on the Hill (regional and International cuisine). Infinity swimming pool. Spa* with outdoor treatment rooms and activities on offer including pilates and yoga. Water sports centre*. Land based and ocean excursions*, Thai cooking classes*, Family Experience Library*. Cinema Paradiso at Cool by the Pool. WiFi is complimentary throughout the resort.

3 nights between 23 Dec-8 Jan.

No check out on 31 Dec-1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 1036 reviews

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Feb 15, 2019 raws_91 Kuwait City, Kuwait

Hey, My husband and I visited this luxurious resort during the last 6 days of January 2019. Arrival: - Around 15 minutes from the airport. Airport taxi costs around 500 THB. - Greeted with cold towels and refreshments. - We were greeted by the General Manager, Mr. Gary, who was very charming and made us feel welcomed. - CON: We arrived at… Read more
Hey, My husband and I visited this luxurious resort during the last 6 days of January 2019. Arrival: - Around 15 minutes from the airport. Airport taxi costs around 500 THB. - Greeted with cold towels and refreshments. - We were greeted by the General Manager, Mr. Gary, who was very charming and made us feel welcomed. - CON: We arrived at 10:30 AM and check-in was at 14:00. So we had to wait until 14:30. We had a long trip coming from Kuwait and were extremely exhausted. Waiting was no fun. On the other hand, we were offered drinks at the bar and we napped in the library (the AC was on). GEM (Guest Experience Makers): - So each guest is assigned to a GEM, we were lucky to have Summer. - She made it her mission to fulfill our every need. Most of the time without us having to ask! - For example, we once had a day excursion with a company outside the hotel. We came back to find cold refreshments in our room with a side note. - She made sure everything was personalized, as if she can read our minds and know our needs somehow. - Amazing how caring she is, even during her day off she informed us beforehand and another nice lady came instead. - Summer came in every morning to say hello during breakfast and made small chats. - She made our experience ten times much enjoyable! Thank you Summer, you are a true gem. Room: - We took villa 56 (Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite), it was spacious and private (recommended for hijabis!). - Housekeeping twice a day. During the day they made sure sunshine came in, your personal belongings aligned perfectly (for a person with OCD sounds great!), during the night they open the bed nets, and curtains were down. Lights were dimmed. They can seriously read my mind! She once added a bookmark to my book that had a nice piece of advice on it and that was lovely. Thoughtful. - Cleaning took too long though, we didn’t mind it most of the time. - They had everything we needed in the room, including aloe vera and insect repellants. - There was a book with basic Thai phrases and manners (do’s and don’ts)and that was useful. - The pool was very clean, water was a bit cold but easy to get used to. Not bad at all. - We only saw 3 insects during our 5 nights (nothing dangerous) but that’s normal in Thailand. - I made sure that the villa didn’t have any trees obstructing the sea view, and they fulfilled their promise. Thank you! Food: - Choices: Dinner by the rocks, dinner on the hill, drinks by the pool, drinks next to the ocean (I don’t know what it’s called exactly), and they had the dine in menu. - Dinner on the hills: Food was okay, very thai-ish (not a fan of thai food). Not a lot of options for people like me. But it wasn’t that bad. Maybe needs more options. - Dine-in: Not bad, we ordered pizza and pasta. Not very delicious, it lacks “flavor” I guess. - Breakfast: Not my favorite buffet tbh. A lot of thai food again. But they had options like pancakes, waffles, omelette, sweet potato hashbrowns. I guess they’re trying to stick to the whole “Thai experience”. Overall, I’d say it was good because I was fine with the other non-Thai options. - Keep in mind that most of their food is organic and grown locally and they have their own farm and chicken. - Halal: Chicken, yes. Beef, no. But double check with chef. - Cost: A bit expensive $$. Hotel in general: - So many options! - Yoga class: The place is amazing in front of the beach. The view was breathtaking during sunset. The instructor was patient since it was my husband’s first time. Extra cost ofc, I think around 2000 THB. - Gym: Cardio and muscle building. We had a quick look. - Biking: In and outside the resort - Movie under the stars - BBQ by the pool with movie of your choice - They had a pamphlet with weekly activities in the room (photo attached if interested). - Golf cart to and from your room (you can still walk the distance. The place is amazing even at night). - Safety: I’d say yes. Security guards walking around and staff at all times. - They had day trips as well but were more expensive than places outside. Twice the price, sometimes more. - Their car was available at all times if you need a ride. They do not have taxi numbers so we sort of had no choice. Five-hundred THB per ride. The taxi was the same price for some places. Location: - Fifteen minutes away from airport - Fifteen minutes away from Fisherman’s Village. - Excellent restaurant for a date night: Salefino restaurant (Italian). Thank you Six Senses Samui for truly making this trip memorable. Read less
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Feb 13, 2019 margota69 Great Neck, New York

We spent four nights at Six Senses Samui, and I actually shed a tear when we left. I knew it would be all downhill from here. We were in villa 17 with a lovely view of the sea and a well appointed and meticulously clean room. The outdoor, double shower was great despite my trepidation about showering outside. The bed was comfortable and the… Read more
We spent four nights at Six Senses Samui, and I actually shed a tear when we left. I knew it would be all downhill from here. We were in villa 17 with a lovely view of the sea and a well appointed and meticulously clean room. The outdoor, double shower was great despite my trepidation about showering outside. The bed was comfortable and the menu of essential oils to have before bed was a unique and wonderful touch. Our GEM, name Bouy, was thoughtful with every need from taxis to reservations for meals. I loved the big pool and swam her daily. The staff in the restaurant was so attentive. If I just turned my head, they were there asking if they could help or get me something. We love this hotel and will be eager to return. Read less
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Feb 7, 2019 SI3104141 Hanoi, Vietnam

Great pool villa and totally enjoyed the hideaway from busy daily life. We paid “that amount per night” so we expect all we were excellent. Indeed, we saw a bit old pool villa was very cozy, clean and well-maintained. Nice sea view, and very hospitable staffs (e.g. cleaner, gardener, beach persons). It was one star short because of food. The… Read more
Great pool villa and totally enjoyed the hideaway from busy daily life. We paid “that amount per night” so we expect all we were excellent. Indeed, we saw a bit old pool villa was very cozy, clean and well-maintained. Nice sea view, and very hospitable staffs (e.g. cleaner, gardener, beach persons). It was one star short because of food. The breakfast was not authentic as comparators. We saw the effort to organize different daily recommendations in the restaurant, but the quality can be much more authentic Thai and better (the price can be higher). We come to these places to “pay” and not to save. Read less
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Jan 31, 2019 patric_sc Hong Kong, China

Villas and facilities are fantastically designed and in a beautiful, natural setting, but suboptimal maintained. Wood deteriorates over time, which shows at the villas and common facilities. At the villa, sound bar and outdoor lights didn't work. Tiles at the large and beautiful infinity pool were lose. Service is either hyper attentive or not to… Read more
Villas and facilities are fantastically designed and in a beautiful, natural setting, but suboptimal maintained. Wood deteriorates over time, which shows at the villas and common facilities. At the villa, sound bar and outdoor lights didn't work. Tiles at the large and beautiful infinity pool were lose. Service is either hyper attentive or not to be seen at all. Food in general is a lot more expensive than outside of the resort, but taste and quality are both outstanding (great breakfast). The fine dining restaurant is excellent, but very expensive for what it is (5-course menu, 1 bottle of wine for 2 persons - US$400). Once at the resort, it's not easy or convenient to get to the main beach (Chaweng). Every little activity or service is charged extra (also short-distance shuttles), which would be ok, if this wouldn't be a resort for which you pay almost UD$ 1,000 / night. - All in all: a beautiful, but well over-prices resort. If you visit Samui, take it price-wise a nudge down and enjoy more of this beautiful island and it's activities. Read less
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Jan 21, 2019 Ragna S Reykjavik, Iceland

Wonderful place with the lovliest people. Far beyond my expectations. So beautiful, nice, clean, good food and beautiful people. Many activity options. Difficult to leave the resort to check other things outside. Quite expensive the food and drinks and the spa. But top quality everywhere.