Six Senses Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

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.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (750)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A magical stay at Six Senses Samui

May 23, 2019 Ilse d

We felt so welcomed from the moment we arrived at Six Senses. Our GEM (Guest Experience Maker) Zoe was incredibly helpful and the overall hospitality of all the other staff was so great! We loved our Ocean view Pool villa and enjoyed every minute we spend there. The sunset and sunrise at Six Senses is incredible. So good they have two sides where… Read more
We felt so welcomed from the moment we arrived at Six Senses. Our GEM (Guest Experience Maker) Zoe was incredibly helpful and the overall hospitality of all the other staff was so great! We loved our Ocean view Pool villa and enjoyed every minute we spend there. The sunset and sunrise at Six Senses is incredible. So good they have two sides where you can watch both. We had a wonderful sunrise from our villa and loved the breakfast by the pool. Also the main pool is huge and the view from the infinity pool unbelievable. The cold water they serve at the pool is a perfect refreshment and we both LOVED the free ice cream between 3 - 5 pm! Overall and unforgettable experience. Thanks Six Senses Koh Samui for making our dreams come true! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A secluded oasis, relaxing and beautiful

May 21, 2019 Jimborumble

We just finished a 5 day stay at Six Senses Samui and I left wanting many more days there. The property has a relaxing feeling with great views, well attended grounds and a staff ready to help. Our designated staff person was Faii. She was attendant to us, offering suggestions and ensuring we were getting the most out of our stay. Gary, the GM,… Read more
We just finished a 5 day stay at Six Senses Samui and I left wanting many more days there. The property has a relaxing feeling with great views, well attended grounds and a staff ready to help. Our designated staff person was Faii. She was attendant to us, offering suggestions and ensuring we were getting the most out of our stay. Gary, the GM, was wonderful to talk to and personally led the sustainable garden tour. Our villa, with it's private pool, was fantastic. And dinner at Dining on the Rocks was a perfect way to end our stay. Thank you Six Senses. We will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommended

May 16, 2019 Carsten_Sparr Lomma, Sweden

This is our 4th visit on SixSenses Samui and as always it’s amazing. Even if it have been 7 years since last time on this location it’s like coming home again. We travel a lot to luxury resorts like this both for holiday and professional as a part of our work but even if there are more luxurious alternatives, Six Senses are truly special. Few if… Read more
This is our 4th visit on SixSenses Samui and as always it’s amazing. Even if it have been 7 years since last time on this location it’s like coming home again. We travel a lot to luxury resorts like this both for holiday and professional as a part of our work but even if there are more luxurious alternatives, Six Senses are truly special. Few if any resorts provide the same atmosphere of total relaxation and mindfulness. Also we highly value the sustainability focus at SixSenses. No plastic bottles, their own water and a minimum of disposables, straws made out of lemongrass, a Six Senses farm with herbs, vegetables and eggs and the new waste disposal facility to control waste cycle is a great example for others to follow. We stayed 6 nights in a sea view pool villa, number 51 near the beach. Like all villas, this one was completely integrated with the surrounding greenery and nature with a great view over the bay and ocean. The interior is light wood with a very comfortable bed facing the ocean through large glass windows. The bathroom have a indoor bathtub and a nice outdoor shower under a roof with bamboo walls. The outdoor areas beside the pool have a large terrace with very comfy sun beds, dining table with chairs and a Sala with a daybed under a bamboo roof overlooking the sea and nature. To be awakened by birds and view the sunrise over the ocean from bed makes every day a good day. The resort have 2 restaurants and we did take all our meals on these during this visit. The spectacular Dining on the rocks with several wooden decks over the sea and nature are serving set menus from 3 dishes and up. I bit pricy but it’s an unique experience with great food and well worth at least one visit. Most of our meals we had in the Thai Restaurant, Dining on the hills. Great Thai food even if we had to ask for making it more authentic as the spices ware a bit to tuned down at first try. This is also the breakfast restaurant and we really enjoyed this - especially that a new menu for order was available every day beside the buffet and egg station. The juices are fantastic. If anything we think that 7 is a bit late to open for breakfast. But we got served before this so this time was a bit floating. The main pool area with a large infinity pool have a fantastic view over the bay and neighbouring islands. High level of service and very comfy sun beds. We spend almost all days here but managed to forget the free ice cream served at afternoons. The spa is great as always on Six Senses, well worth the little higher price level. It’s located downhill next to the sea and staff are very professional. My wife also enjoyed the morning sessions of yoga and thai chi and the gym.just one small thing here is that we would appreciate if morning activities had been a bit earlier then 8:30 to use the lower morning temperatures and give more time for breakfast after activities. This truly is a resort for relaxation and charging your batteries. For anyone that likes more action it’s easy access with shuttle to nearby fishermen’s village or Chaweng beach but that’s not the reason to stay here. Party people can probably find other alternatives more suitable for their needs. The service is great and personal at all levels, from pickup at airport, at checkin/out and on all facilities. Our personal butler Peter was very helpful and booked restaurant, spa and other activities. Also hotel management are very available and we appreciated a lot the farm tour with both the hotel and sustainability manger. We highly recommend SixSenses for anyone searching for a unique high level experience and it will not be 7 years before we return again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great relaxing getaway

Apr 30, 2019 Dawei2014 Bangkok, Thailand

Spent a few nights there to relax and wasnt disappointed at all Our GEM was very nice and helpful Its in a secluded part of Samui, rather private the hotel manager gave good restaurants advice (outside of the hotel) which were quite nice we appreciated the chance of having a private pool, best way to start and end the day... the beach is rather… Read more
Spent a few nights there to relax and wasnt disappointed at all Our GEM was very nice and helpful Its in a secluded part of Samui, rather private the hotel manager gave good restaurants advice (outside of the hotel) which were quite nice we appreciated the chance of having a private pool, best way to start and end the day... the beach is rather small, but not many people anyway the infinity pool is very beautiful at night, direct sunset view outside shower is quite cool the breakfast is great. the view from the restaurant is great and they change the food selection every day (partially a la carte but you can choose as much as you want) there are bikes to use for free during one hour which we took to buy some stuff nearby, but beware as its rather hilly, not a good idea to venture too far without water free kayak, you can use these to explore the nearby island in front of the hotel.(even though nothing to see there, its rather dirty and full ot plastic trash,; very sad) Gym is OK. You can"t really go wrong choosing that place. Contrary to other comments I think the price at the main restaurant was very good for dinner, every day a new set menu is available, and if you are tired of it you can take a Grab and go to the fisherman village to try something else. The afternoon there is a deal for three drinks at the price of two which reduces a bit the damage- 900 thb for three drinks. only con is apparently the mosquitoes, I didnt get a single bite during the 4 nights of my trip however that wasnt the case for my gf which suffered a bit. For this reason we may unfortunately not be coming back. But I'll try to convince her... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable and welcoming resort

Apr 27, 2019 OnAir727447

This is a really comfortable and welcoming resort. As you fly in you can see it’s clearly greener than the other hotels in the area and when on site it does have a relaxing leafy feel. The staff were generally excellent. As they don’t wear name badges and my memory is terrible there are some staff I’d like to mention but I’m not sure I remember… Read more
This is a really comfortable and welcoming resort. As you fly in you can see it’s clearly greener than the other hotels in the area and when on site it does have a relaxing leafy feel. The staff were generally excellent. As they don’t wear name badges and my memory is terrible there are some staff I’d like to mention but I’m not sure I remember or could spell their names properly. But there were some staff who made our stay particularly lovely due to their friendly nature and the assistance they gave us who I can mention. The guys (including Yale) looking after everyone by the pool were great. Only once were all the dozen or so loungers by the pool occupied after breakfast but we only had to relax on a day bed on the terrace above the pool for a few minutes before Yale let us know when some loungers became available. The pool is massive, a lovely temperature, and has a gorgeous view especially at sunset. At Dining on the Rocks the delightful Tum was always a pleasure to see as were Cartun and Ann. The dining experience here was lovely. Very relaxed pace and wonderful food. It’s a lovely breezy spot for a restaurant which is welcome on a hot evening. Many staff were nice at breakfast and welcome faces to start our days, including Jan and Eiw. Nes was likewise a friendly face at dinner at Dining on the Hill. This restaurant overlooks the pool and so has the same gorgeous sunset views. We are vegetarians, who try wherever possible to be vegan and had told the hotel in advance. When we arrived our very helpful Guest Experience Manager, Margie, told us the chef was aware of our dietary request and would meet us soon. We met Sandro at our first dinner. He came to introduce himself and explain the special vegan menu he had put together for us. He had already made service and kitchen staff aware. There were lots of options and we were never made to feel difficult. Sandro is a lovely guy who looked after us very well all week. We chose different meals at each sitting which is a rarity for vegetarians who often just get some token pasta options on a menu. We do occasionally eat eggs from happy chickens and Sandro showed us the eggs at breakfast laid by the hotel’s chickens. Margie organised a visit to the little farm by the entrance where Nita kindly showed us around and explained many of the sustainability initiatives of the resort. A luxury resort can never truly be sustainable but as someone who has a degree in Environmental Management, I was impressed by the measures they are taking to reuse resources and manage waste within the hotel. We also met the chickens which looked very healthy and well cared for. Lemongrass straws were a simple solution to reduce plastic use and taste lovely. The villa (30) was beautiful. It was a bit shadier than we had hoped for most of the day (sunny only in the morning) and less private being right beside two other villas staggered on the hill with little vegetation between them, but it still felt like our own space with a nice decked area around the pool. Probably we’d ask for a sunset room next time. Instead we spent long afternoons lazing by the main pool. The room had a very comfortable bed, plenty of space and a large safe in the closet with room for all our valuables. We slept very well all week. The gym at the spa is well equipped, and complimentary massage (great to clear a head and relax after a long flight) and yoga classes at the spa were lovely. All the staff work very hard in the heat but always with a smile. We were there during Thai New Year and there was a cocktail party above the pool. It was delightful to see the staff laughing and having fun while mingling with the guests and involving us in their celebrations. There were nice little complimentary touches such as sample cocktail shots by the pool and ice cream in the afternoons along with a constant supply of ice water that meant you always felt looked after. Lots of options for snacks and drinks at different places around the resort. Garry the F&B director introduced himself on our first night and was a pleasure to chat to during the week as he checked on us during meals or when bumping into him around the resort. A lovely guy. Lots of wildlife around the resort - cicadas, butterflies, geckos, lots of birds including Kites and Eagles circling above the pool and bats above the rocks at night. The gardens feel like a healthy environment with plenty of life in them. We didn’t use the beach much as the pool was so lovely, but I did borrow a kayak and visit the little island of Koh Som that features in the view from the pool. A relaxing 20-25 minute paddle from the beach around the headland. Overall it was just as we’d hoped. A relaxing holiday in a comfortable resort that we’ll remember fondly until we return. Read less