Nora Beach Resort and Spa

Koh Samui, Thailand

Virgin rating

The hotel

You’ll wonder if you’ve been transported back to the Siam of old at the Nora Beach Resort & Spa, a beautiful resort that combines a traditional Thai-style design with modern luxuries. The luxurious villas at the Nora Beach Resort & Spa are very spacious and are spread throughout the grounds with stunning views of the lush gardens or across the beautiful ocean. When you can tear yourself away from your comfortable surrounds, head to the swimming pool with its own Jacuzzi and swim-up bar.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Overlooking a secluded bay just north of the famous Chaweng Beach. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

113 rooms. Rooms are located in a 3-storey building, with balcony, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone, WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms provide views of the gardens with either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds (on request only), sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Half Board option: includes set menu lunch at Prasuthon Restaurant.

Full Board option: includes set menu lunch, and either set menu or themed buffet dinner at Prasuthon Restaurant.

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms have partial ocean views with either 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Villas are more spacious with separate bedroom and are located in the gardens with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds (on request only), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Villas are closer to the beach and have a partial view of the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Family Suites are in the main building and are spacious with separate living area and Jacuzzi in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Family Pool Villa are located in the gardens and have a separate bedroom, living room with 1 sofa bed and private pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (over the age of 12).

Beachfront Pool Villa Suites are as Family Pool Villa but situated right on the beachfront with views over the ocean and with direct beach access, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (over the age of 12).

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Ideally located on the quiet, northern end of Chaweng Beach

Situated among lush, tropical gardens

Great choice of individual Villas, some with private pool

Beautiful beachfront swimming pool

Bar and restaurant overlooking the stunning beach

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • 15% discount from spa treatment menu at Anodas Spa
  • 15% discount at all outlets within the resort (excluding mini-bar)
  • Guests staying for 7 nights or more will receive a complimentary dinner at Prasuthon Restaurant (for 2 people, excluding drinks).

Prasuthon Restaurant (main restaurant serving Thai cuisine), Nora Sandy Barbecue on the Beach, Nora Lobby Bar and Lounge. Swimming pool with Jacuzzi and swim-up bar. Anodas Spa* with sauna and steam room. Themed evening entertainment on Tuesday and Thursday including Thai dancing and cultural displays. Room service* (10:30am-11:30pm). Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi Internet access throughout the resort. Central Chaweng is a short drive away and the hotel provides a complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service.

7 nights between 20 Dec '18-10 Jan '19 and 24 Dec '19-10 Jan '20.

Please note: interconnecting rooms will be available for room type Nora Villa and Nora Ocean Villa only.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding hotel!!!

Jun 9, 2022 Bethany0202

We had a great time and we really enjoyed our honeymoon in nora hotel!!!! We have got a house just on the beach and we did had our own pool private. Breakfast was so tasty!!! Drinks amazing. We recommend this hotel for sure. Thank you very much for all
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not the hotel for you if you have a toddler

Apr 19, 2022 stacey l Stockport, United Kingdom

I have just stayed at this hotel for 10days with my family and have to be honest and tell all parents with a baby that can move to a toddler, who has yet to transition to a bed that this hotel isn’t suitable. The cot we were provided with was at least 40years old. My son could climb out of it and the only option the manager could suggest was a… Read more
I have just stayed at this hotel for 10days with my family and have to be honest and tell all parents with a baby that can move to a toddler, who has yet to transition to a bed that this hotel isn’t suitable. The cot we were provided with was at least 40years old. My son could climb out of it and the only option the manager could suggest was a mattress on the floor, which wasn’t suitable as we hadn’t transitioned him to a cod bed yet. Thankfully I had my dad with me (a joiner) who could alter the cot but if I didn’t have my dad I don’t know what we would have done. A common theme across Thailand was the lack of child safety, we rarely found a high chair with straps or in done places no high hairs at all 🙈 The hotel staff were amazing around the restaurant and bar but many facilities were shut due to Covid staffing, which is a real shame. A nice hotel but I wouldn’t rate it at 4star Read less
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Feb 1, 2022 sinead s ireland

I hate leaving a bad review but we booked this hotel in 2021 hoping that things would be better (naively) after the vaccine rollout. We found out that our holiday was going ahead with little notice and we were having multiple issues getting a Thai pass. Thankfully Emirates were understanding and allowed us to transfer our flights but this hotel… Read more
I hate leaving a bad review but we booked this hotel in 2021 hoping that things would be better (naively) after the vaccine rollout. We found out that our holiday was going ahead with little notice and we were having multiple issues getting a Thai pass. Thankfully Emirates were understanding and allowed us to transfer our flights but this hotel kept our money and wouldn’t let us amend the dates - basically we lost thousands of pounds. I would understand if we asked for a refund but we were happy for them to keep our money (and even pay an extra fee) if we could go another time but they refused. We will hopefully go to Thailand in the future but will have to choose a different hotel - plenty of options for free cancellation on booking.com. We travel all the time and will definitely not be considering this hotel again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, disappointing stay

Jan 4, 2022 vaishali j Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel did not have our booking and we spent over 30 minutes waiting in the lobby for them to get us a room. Rooms was great with stunning views and gorgeous beach. The room itself is tasteful and big but definitely showing signs of age. The breakfast was the most disappointing part of the trip with no real choices.
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Apr 21, 2021 jodyh910 Sidmouth, United Kingdom

We had this hotel booked for a stay in 2020 and had to postpone due to covid. We rebooked for February this year and yet again had to cancel sure to the ongoing pandemic. This hotel has ignored lots of emails from me and I have lost £250. This was one of the hotels I had booked for my holiday of a lifetime trip and is the only one not to issue a… Read more
We had this hotel booked for a stay in 2020 and had to postpone due to covid. We rebooked for February this year and yet again had to cancel sure to the ongoing pandemic. This hotel has ignored lots of emails from me and I have lost £250. This was one of the hotels I had booked for my holiday of a lifetime trip and is the only one not to issue a refund. It is disgusting customer service to just ignore correspondence, completely unacceptable 😡 Read less