Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

Set within lush, tropical gardens, this luxurious sanctuary occupies a prime location overlooking one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches. Capturing the laid back essence of living beside the sea, the infinity-edged swimming pool practically merges with the ocean and the beautifully appointed suites and villas give the impression of being open to the elements with sliding glass doors leading directly onto furnished terraces.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

Directly along the beach in north Chaweng, a comfortable 15-minute stroll to town. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

122 villas. All with air-conditioning, terrace, satellite TV, DVD player (upon request), telephone, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). Deluxe Lawana Rooms have garden views and luxurious bathrooms with extra large tub, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and set menu dinner in OceanKiss Restaurant.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner in OceanKiss Restaurant.

Guests can opt for other dishes however, a supplement will be payable.

Deluxe Plunge Pool Rooms have a private outdoor pavilion and a private 4m x 4m pool, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Pool Access Rooms offer beautiful design and access to a shared pool, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Anantara Pool Villas offer total privacy with a 3m x 6m private pool set in the private tropical garden. They also benefit from spacious bathrooms with outdoor rain-shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Sea View Pool Villas feature a sun deck, outdoor seating, 3m x 6m private pool and semi-detached living space, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

OceanKiss (all-day dining with a mix of local Asian and International dishes), Tree Tops (French and Mediterranean cuisine). Infinity-edge swimming pool. Anantara Spa*. Fitness centre. Water sports* including snorkelling, scuba-diving, kayaking and fishing excursions. Spice Spoons*. Library with DVD/CD’s and PCs with Internet access. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. Various activities available* including waterfall visits and boat tours. Babysitting* (on request). 24-hour reception. Laundry service*.

4 nights between 28 Dec-1 Jan.

No check out permitted on 31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating a wonderful 7 weeks sandbox stay

Jan 24, 2022 Paul M

We had a great week during our sandbox stay of 7 days. The hotel was quite empty at this time of the year. The hotel ground is quite extensive and the design of the premises are great. We felt in very green, relaxed, intimate environement. The room on the second floor have a very large balcony where you can relax, work, read and spend some great… Read more
We had a great week during our sandbox stay of 7 days. The hotel was quite empty at this time of the year. The hotel ground is quite extensive and the design of the premises are great. We felt in very green, relaxed, intimate environement. The room on the second floor have a very large balcony where you can relax, work, read and spend some great family time. We could close the curtains around the balcony, protecting us from the sun or from the mosquitos during the evening. The service was quick, efficient, professional. The location was great between Chaweng and Bophut at 5-10 min drive. On the low side, the breakfast menu was the same every day. It was served per order because of the low number of people. We would have appreciated to have some more variety. The beach is beautiful but rather small, water was rather clear. Sand was a bit coarse but still ok. I would like to thank Khun Nat who helped us to get info for the PCR tests, arranged the car rental in a very efficient way and showing a lot of dedication to help us. I felt that we were in good hands. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Honeymoon Spot!

Jan 17, 2022 Brittany G

We spent a few days here on our honeymoon and absolutely LOVED IT! The hotel staff are wonderful! Friendly and very attentive. They went above and beyond for us throughout our stay. The food was great, amazing breakfast buffet, and definitely dine at Tree Tops at least once. The facilities are beautiful and very well maintained. We cannot say… Read more
We spent a few days here on our honeymoon and absolutely LOVED IT! The hotel staff are wonderful! Friendly and very attentive. They went above and beyond for us throughout our stay. The food was great, amazing breakfast buffet, and definitely dine at Tree Tops at least once. The facilities are beautiful and very well maintained. We cannot say enough good things about Anantara Lawana, and we would definitely go back if we got the opportunity. Thank you again so much for an amazing experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Festive afternoon tea

Jan 14, 2022 whyphat Bophut, Thailand

Festive afternoon tea for two review 1. Exaggerated location We booked this afternoon and hope for enjoy at the tree top restaurant. During that time, there is no guest and they only allow us to eat at the lounge. After arguement for a while, finally they serve us at the tree top. 2. Same kind of foods and desserts. Six pieces of sandwiches… Read more
Festive afternoon tea for two review 1. Exaggerated location We booked this afternoon and hope for enjoy at the tree top restaurant. During that time, there is no guest and they only allow us to eat at the lounge. After arguement for a while, finally they serve us at the tree top. 2. Same kind of foods and desserts. Six pieces of sandwiches in picture and four macarons 3. Forgot ice-cream They have ice-cream and didn't serve at first. Because of it will melt quickly. But lastly they forgot to serve it. 4. Scone or Cookie The scone is hard like a rock. It's taste like a cookie without flavor. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful but pricey

Jan 9, 2022 Marycke G

Loved it here, very cool resort. Makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a jungle with how the rooms and walkways are set up. Great view of beach and relaxing. Loved the pool and staff was amazingly friendly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing stay not a kid/ family friendly hotel as claimed

Dec 29, 2021 abdullahaV9603RX

We booked the family villa at this hotel our stay was disappointing to say the least. At first we were greeted by our “dedicated host” assigned by the hotel in which he exchanged numbers claiming that he will be our point of contact for any bookings and activities during our stay no welcome drink was offered. Our host has forwarded through… Read more
We booked the family villa at this hotel our stay was disappointing to say the least. At first we were greeted by our “dedicated host” assigned by the hotel in which he exchanged numbers claiming that he will be our point of contact for any bookings and activities during our stay no welcome drink was offered. Our host has forwarded through text message kids activities schedule for the week and informed that we should book with him the activities one day in advance. He then drove us in a buggy on to the room. Room had a private pool with a broken fence door full with dead leaves, very dirty deck with dead leaves and bird poo ( deck and chairs where never cleaned during our stay or was the door fixed.) Room service was very poor room dishes were not removed cleaning was minimal toilet was still dirty after room service and the rooms are full of insect mostly mosquitoes. The beach was nice and calm and the staff at the beach were very nice. On the activities schedule we had noticed a face painting activity for the kids, so we booked for that through our host one day in advance. He had assured us that he made a booking for our daughters and should go to the kids club as per schedule. The next day we went with our excited kids to the kids club for the face painting. The kids club attendant had no idea of the hotel activities schedule and said that there is no face painting activity due to COVID. Despite of our host’s booking. That was respectfully understood by us hence we never raised the issue. Next day we made another booking for the kids a second activity “paper making”. And were assured by the host all is well and activities are available as per the schedule forwarded to us as check in. We went again to the kids club which was empty no attendant. We spoke to the manager, which informed us to wait at the kids club. 15 minutes later an attendant came saying “can I help you ?” With an attitude. We explained that we had booked an activity. She heads out, after another 15 meeting she comes back with scrap paper. Sits the kids down opens a video from youtube about paper folding (origami). 5 minutes later they were done. Truly below the expectations of a 5 star resort. We asked to go to Anantara Bophut for a day so the kids can enjoy the kids club, however the host was quick to say “the other hotel is too busy and unable to accept day visits from a sister hotel” . Seems weird, since on the first day they offered us a visit to that same hotel on check in. But we had to sit through their “Anantara Club presentation” which we refused. Ordering room service is a hassle, as room service are not aware of their own menu. We spoke to 3 different people on the phone just to get our order through. Inner shower keeps flooding and outer shower smells of sewage. Upon checkout no one asked about our stay nor was the host available, we had to walk in the rain no buggy was offered. We have been to many 5 hotels and don’t believe we got a 5 star experience here. This hotel is the most overrated we’ve been to. Read less