The Lamai - Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

Koh Samui’s luxury hideaway, The Lamai offers guests unrivalled comfort in a spectacular location with breathtaking views over the Gulf of Thailand. Discover your own piece of paradise from the scenic surrounds at Lamai Beach. Suites and villas are beautifully appointed, offering every mod con the discerning guest could wish for. Choose between a Verandah Suite with garden views, a Terrace Suite overlooking the pool or a Plunge Pool Suite with private plunge pool right in the centre of your room! Amenities include a world-class spa where trained therapists expertly combine ancient and contemporary cultural practices to revitalise mind, body and soul. As well as a relaxing massage, a coffee scrub by Illy Coffee is highly recommended! There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness centre or relax by the oceanfront swimming pool instead, topping up your tan. There are various dining options at Le Meridien, including in-villa barbeques and dinner on the beach. You can also dine under the stars on the resort’s unique 224-metre floating Ocean Pier or simply kick-back with a drink on bean bags and cushions. Latest Recipe is the resort’s signature restaurant with an exciting menu that blends East and West. There’s also Latitude 9 for delicious world cuisine. Every night, at precisely 19.19, join staff and fellow holidaymakers in releasing khom loys (bags of luck) into the air. A wonderful Feng Shui ritual, the purpose is to say thank you for the day just passed whilst looking forward to another day to come!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Villa / private house

Where is it

Overlooking Lamai Beach. A complimentary daily shuttle service is available to all attractions including Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach and the local village. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

77 suites and villas All with air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, satellite TV, telephone, high speed internet access, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Verandah Suite with daybed seating, garden views, separate lounge area, king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Terrace Suite with private open-air terrace overlooking the swimming pool, daybed seating, separate lounge area, king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Plunge Pool Suite with private plunge pool in the centre of the room, an enclosed verandah and daybed seating, king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Pool Access Suite offers direct access to a private pool complex with its own open terrace and furnished decking, open-air bathroom with rain forest shower and double bath tub, separate lounge area, king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Pavilion Pool Villa, sleeping max 2 adults. Ocean Front Pool Villa, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Latest Recipe (all-day dining venue, Asian and international cuisine), Latitude 9 (lunch and dinner), Ocean Pier (floating restaurant), Plunge Bar (snacks and drinks). Oceanfront swimming pool. Fitness centre. Le SPA*. Complimentary WiFi throughout resort. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort just maybe four stars not five

Jan 16, 2022 landryjoe Ottawa, Canada

Tough one to review. Hmm first the good - staff are super friendly, pool is amazing and the grounds of the hotel are quite pleasant. All amenities are there and the fitness center is well equipped. With that said I wouldn't really call this a proper five star resort. The reasons are relatively subtle but to start with the rooms are dated and for… Read more
Tough one to review. Hmm first the good - staff are super friendly, pool is amazing and the grounds of the hotel are quite pleasant. All amenities are there and the fitness center is well equipped. With that said I wouldn't really call this a proper five star resort. The reasons are relatively subtle but to start with the rooms are dated and for example we had one of the pool rooms and it was quite musty smelling. Hard to maintain in this climate I know but something should be done as it's the first thing you notice every time you step in the room. What's more is that the food including breakfast really isn't up to par. We stayed in several four stars before coming here and the breakfast was better (freshness, selection) at the aforementioned hotels. Overall the place is fine but I guess we expected more compared to what we paid. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyed so much we’re returning a week later!

Jan 4, 2022 johndog Leeds, United Kingdom

Superb hotel, lovely rooms set in lush grounds, beautifully decorated lots of wood and stone, quaint indoor/ outdoor showers, very comfortable beds. Right on the beach, good size pool, kayaking available, unique pier dining/bar (very cool), nice restaurant/ bar area excellent buffet breakfast. Excellent attentive staff, especially Thorn and his… Read more
Superb hotel, lovely rooms set in lush grounds, beautifully decorated lots of wood and stone, quaint indoor/ outdoor showers, very comfortable beds. Right on the beach, good size pool, kayaking available, unique pier dining/bar (very cool), nice restaurant/ bar area excellent buffet breakfast. Excellent attentive staff, especially Thorn and his front of house colleagues they couldn’t do enough for us. Use of WhatsApp both before, during and after our arrival to communicate ref Covid tests and general info so useful and efficient. Covid precautions taken very seriously and EVERY guest respecting this. Location, ambience quiet and so relaxing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding hotel

Dec 27, 2021 jeffwH2038HA Gosforth, United Kingdom

FANTASTIC! Could not fault this hotel at all, the room was amazing we had an private pool ocean view bungalow. The staff were superb especially Tree the Restaraunt manager. The food and views are outstanding. Will definitely be back with my gf.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice and relaxing place to stay😎

Nov 16, 2021 Macco62 Fallanden, Switzerland

A hidden paradise! We have spent a couple of days here and should we come back to Samui: our first choice! See enclosed pictures and you might understand us. Due to the current Covid situation everything is on lower level, not the people here, they try their very best for an unforgettable holiday, thank you!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel , we recommend

Aug 18, 2021 Explorer74674

We spend one week in this hotel for Samui extra plus .we highly recommend this hotel. The design is very nice , the view perfect … rooms are very clean , large and confortable . The staff is very professional , attentive to our every wish. The manager is very does everything to help us with kindness and professionalism . The restaurant is very… Read more
We spend one week in this hotel for Samui extra plus .we highly recommend this hotel. The design is very nice , the view perfect … rooms are very clean , large and confortable . The staff is very professional , attentive to our every wish. The manager is very does everything to help us with kindness and professionalism . The restaurant is very good too , especially the shellfish barbecue. In two words : we had a dream week .., Read less