Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand

Virgin rating

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

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

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.

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*. Various activities available* including waterfall visits and boat tours.

Library with DVD/CD’s and PCs with Internet access. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. 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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great short layover

May 26, 2024 tahizzy-t

Very pleasant stay. We were only at the resort for one night since we were using it as a layover on the way to Koh Tao, so we can’t comment on the daytime activities, but the room was comfortable with good AC and amenities. The bar on the beach had good vibes for a late evening drink. What stood out is how nice the staff were: they arranged… Read more
Very pleasant stay. We were only at the resort for one night since we were using it as a layover on the way to Koh Tao, so we can’t comment on the daytime activities, but the room was comfortable with good AC and amenities. The bar on the beach had good vibes for a late evening drink. What stood out is how nice the staff were: they arranged transfer taxis for check in and check out, packed us breakfast to go since we were leaving too early to enjoy the complimentary breakfast, and even exchanged USD for us. This resort also looks family friendly; we wouldn’t hesitate to stay there in the future. One note is that the resort is huge, so I bet it is busy during the high season. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Failed to meet expectations

May 20, 2024 jamie l

Arrived this morning at 11am. Was told room would be available at 2pm as per check in policy. Came back promptly at 2pm, assigned room was leaking and was told replacement room would be ready at 3.30pm. Service and facility is not what I would expect for the price paid. I booked a pool access villa. First and likely the last time at Anantara… Read more
Arrived this morning at 11am. Was told room would be available at 2pm as per check in policy. Came back promptly at 2pm, assigned room was leaking and was told replacement room would be ready at 3.30pm. Service and facility is not what I would expect for the price paid. I booked a pool access villa. First and likely the last time at Anantara property. Hotel has no air-condition, so it was a hot wait for 3 hours and property is mosquito infested. Was bitten twice in the 5 mins it took to check in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing resort for an Amazing destination.

May 19, 2024 whatzeeloves Kuwait

Amazing experience at the resort. Great hospitality, very welcoming staff and very friendly. Thank you to Pupae and Fruit, as they were very sweet with the guests. The rooms were very clean, the food at the buffet had many dishes, and the spa was very relaxing. Thank you Anantara
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEWARE

May 16, 2024 Mark H Chesterfield, United Kingdom

BEWARE - holds deposit for 7 - 14 Business days!!! I have stayed in hundreds of hotels across the world, and whilst many have taken a deposit at check-in, none have retained the deposit for as long a period as this hotel. Basically, I paid a 5,000 Thai Baht (£109) deposit, but when I checked out and paid my near £400 bill for incidentals during… Read more
BEWARE - holds deposit for 7 - 14 Business days!!! I have stayed in hundreds of hotels across the world, and whilst many have taken a deposit at check-in, none have retained the deposit for as long a period as this hotel. Basically, I paid a 5,000 Thai Baht (£109) deposit, but when I checked out and paid my near £400 bill for incidentals during my 5 night stay, the original deposit wasn't taken from this. After contacting the hotel, they advised that I would need to wait for a period of 7 - 14 business days before the deposit would be released back to my account. I am now on business day 11 since I checked out and have no sight of my deposit returning to my account as yet! I challenged why the deposit had not been taken from the overall bill at check-out but have not yet received a response to this email (but, to be fair, this was only a couple of days ago). I am not desperate to have the deposit returned, but this is a matter of principle. As such, I won't be returning. Surely, other customers have also been impacted by this poor practice! PS: The hotel itself was very nice and would have received a very high review score without this frustration!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fine place!

May 12, 2024 maringhepure

Excelent place. Nice people, good service especially spa treatments. Mrs Mint the best therapist ever. Nice view, nice rooms/villas.