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: 15 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.

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

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Jan 21, 2020 FlowEG Los Angeles, California

I loved our stay at Six Senses. The staff are fantastic, friendly, polite and accommodating. The villas are beautiful! The secluded views and beach make this the most peaceful getaway. The only downside are the mosquitoes but it’s Thailand after all. We visited a few other hotels while on the island and kept concluding that the Six Senses was the… Read more
I loved our stay at Six Senses. The staff are fantastic, friendly, polite and accommodating. The villas are beautiful! The secluded views and beach make this the most peaceful getaway. The only downside are the mosquitoes but it’s Thailand after all. We visited a few other hotels while on the island and kept concluding that the Six Senses was the best. I’m not sure where the food reviews are coming from because we had 2 dinners, breakfast and lunch there almost every day ... the food was really good but I’d definitely stick to the Thai food! Breakfast was delicious every morning and their eggs come right from their farm which we had the pleasure of visiting. Not only was the Six Senses a lux experience but their conservation efforts are admirable. They don’t just preach sustainability, they practice it every day ... not something we thought about until we had an enlightening tour by the GM. Overall we can’t wait to go back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing resort, amazing staff... left with the biggest smile!

Jan 16, 2020 Jess894 London, United Kingdom

My husband and I had the most amazing 8 nights at six senses Koh Samui and we will never forget it. From minute one we were treated like the most important people and there wasn’t anything too big or small that they wouldn’t do! Prang, our GEM, was a super start and gave us excellent recommendations on what to do around the island as well as being… Read more
My husband and I had the most amazing 8 nights at six senses Koh Samui and we will never forget it. From minute one we were treated like the most important people and there wasn’t anything too big or small that they wouldn’t do! Prang, our GEM, was a super start and gave us excellent recommendations on what to do around the island as well as being there whenever we needed her! The resort manager Gary was also brilliant giving us some local tips on how to get around the island as well as taking us to the opening of a brand new elephant sanctuary!! This place is just epic Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 davetilbury51 portsmouth

We have just returned after spending 5 nights at the Six Senses Ko Samui, what an amazing place and fantastic staff, nothing was to much trouble and our GEM Bo looked after us so well. The room was magnificent with everything you will ever need and more besides, the food was amazing and fresh, the pool and faculties first class as was the beach… Read more
We have just returned after spending 5 nights at the Six Senses Ko Samui, what an amazing place and fantastic staff, nothing was to much trouble and our GEM Bo looked after us so well. The room was magnificent with everything you will ever need and more besides, the food was amazing and fresh, the pool and faculties first class as was the beach and staff. Congratulations to all, this is how holidays should be, but very few places in this world manage to pull it off with such a level of detail. We are relaxed, rested and fed, what possibly more could you want from a luxury holiday. If you’re looking for a great place to stay with great views and a great beach, with staff and food to match and fantastic accommodation, then this really has to be the place to go. Also for those worried about there carbon footprint take a look at the on site farm at Six Senses and the carbon neutral work they doI gotta, it’s worth a visit to see we’re some of your food comes from and we’re you’re waste ends up, all turned into useable products. Well done Six Senses, and to Gary the GM and Bo our GEM and all who made our holiday, very special indeed 10/10🙏 Read less
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Jan 8, 2020 A S New York

We stayed here at the end of a multi week trip through the region, and were just looking for a straight beach holiday: pools, beaches, drinks, and comfortable stylish rooms one could hole up in. We were pleased with our whole experience. Our villa was spacious and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Our pool temperature… Read more
We stayed here at the end of a multi week trip through the region, and were just looking for a straight beach holiday: pools, beaches, drinks, and comfortable stylish rooms one could hole up in. We were pleased with our whole experience. Our villa was spacious and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Our pool temperature was quite pleasant, refreshing but not cold. We loved the outdoor shower. Housekeeping did an excellent job, and the laundry service was good and fast. The resort's grounds were all always neat and tidy. There are mosquitoes, they are abundant in the region. The resort does a good job controlling them, and as long as you are conscientious about applying repellant, you should have little trouble. Six Senses provides repellant cream in the room which did a good enough job most of the time, and if we thought we needed more we used our own. The beach was nice with easy water entry, and the amenities and service at the beach bar were very nice. There were lots of cool places to lounge (very stylish for those cool instagram pictures), and you could easily be in the sun or in the shade. The pool at the beach is super cool, and I wish I discovered it earlier in our stay! The managers at the property are very friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and service across the board is solid. Our GEM Phang was lovely, and the few things we requested she took care of immediately. The service made everything feel easy, which it should when on vacation. We were very happy with each of our spa treatments (massages, rituals, pedicures) and our experience in the spa generally. We enjoyed the food. Unusually, the western food on the menu is as good as the Thai food (not usually our experience in Asia)- so if you need a night off from Thai or have picky eaters, you are in luck. We recommend the gluten free gnocchi, in particular. We did an 8 course tasting at Dining on the Rocks and enjoyed it very much- if you are a foodie, you'll enjoy the execution of the techniques and the combination of flavors and textures. There was a ginger chicken consommé that we are still talking about. Finally, I want to mention their commitment to sustainability and reducing waste, including single use plastics. If you are a values driven traveller, you'll appreciate knowing that the resort has been redesigned to dramatically reduce what ends up in a landfill. Grey water is recaptured, filtered through a natural process and used for irrigation. Food waste is used for compost or given to the animals raised on the property. Animal waste is used for fertilizer in the garden. You won't find plastic straws, or gifts given in single-use plastic bags. No paper napkins, and as has been mentioned before, water is in glass bottles. The staff regularly participates in beach clean up events on the island. Electricity is conserved such that when you aren't in your room, appliances (lights, AC) aren't running wastefully. A film on the window prevents the rooms from getting superheated in a greenhouse effect, but the film in no way hinders the experience of taking in the views. This commitment to sustainability and the environment is one that I wish more hotels would take on. Read less
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Jan 7, 2020 658frederich Hove, Belgium

After having spent a week at the Six Senses Yao Noi in 2015, this stay at the Samui Six Senses has not met our expectations. First the positives : a beautiful location, very confortable, charming rooms and above all a very dedicated staff (thank you Sandy, our Gem). Our room (Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite - nr 9) offered a very secluded feeling.… Read more
After having spent a week at the Six Senses Yao Noi in 2015, this stay at the Samui Six Senses has not met our expectations. First the positives : a beautiful location, very confortable, charming rooms and above all a very dedicated staff (thank you Sandy, our Gem). Our room (Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite - nr 9) offered a very secluded feeling. Unfortunately its North orientation excluded any sunshine on the terrace and the pool, consequently a bit cold water. The proposed alternative didn’t offer this seclude feeling so we kept ours. Landing planes and frequent passages of boats are a bit annoying but not that bad. Rooms at the East side of the property, close to the little beach are offering a view which is partly ruined by an ugly villa estate. Difficult to understand why Six Senses has not bought that piece of land to secure the beauty of its property. Mosquitos are part of the daily nuisance. We were warned and protected by repellent and mosquito nets but it could not prevent a couple of bites a day. Part of the game in such a jungle located hideaway. Main pool is wonderful : big and breathtaking view. Room prices are not minor (>50000 bath in our case) which is a known fact when deciding to go for this location. Being charged for non alcoholic drinks or a snack in the room gives a petty feeling. But when being charged 4500 bath for a 90’ massage, it gives the feeling of being financially milked. A consequence of private equity owners of the Six Senses concept ? Anyhow not contributing to a good feeling holiday. The food is not up to standards : breakfast is average and menu dishes are in no way in line with the expectations of such a hotel. Largely tasteless and in strong contrast with the Thai food culture. Luckily plenty of good restaurants in the neighbourhood at a 10’ drive distance. Transport by hotel is very convenient. A few advises - for the management : improve the food or reduce prices to lower expectations, add a few ‘magic’ touches towards your guests like a flower in the room - for owners : sell this property which is not in line with Six Senses standards Despite above negative points I would like to thank all those who contributed to our stay. Read less