Located on a pristine stretch of coastline on the Thai island of Koh Samui sits the luxurious and quintessential beach resort Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa.
Boasting just 77 rooms, this resort has a beautiful boutique feel to it allowing guests to wallow in the tranquillity and serenity of the region. It is located on Mae Nam beach on a 23-acre site filled with tropical gardens and a white-sand beach. The feel is contemporary chic with a touch of traditional Thai.
Each of the suites and villas is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and indigenous ancient trees – the décor is sleek and modern with a touch of contemporary Thai. All the mod-cons you would expect from a luxurious resort are present too. Some of the villas boast a private pool whereas others offer direct access to the pristine beach.
The other amenities on offer for guests include an indulgent spa where a plethora of indulgent treatments await. Each of the rituals are carried out by fully-qualified therapists.
For those wanting to keep active, the resort offers water sports, tennis, Muay Thai boxing, football, jogging and cycling, a large free-form swimming pool, and access to the rolling hills of the golf club.
There is a wide variety of dining options on offer with a range of cuisines. Guests are treated to hot cooked breakfasts at Breakfast Room, lavish seafood buffets and beachside ambience at Beach Restaurant and Bar, authentic recipes at Sala Thai, and alfresco cocktails and snacks at Poolside Bar.
53sqm in size, these suites are located in the main building, with views of the pool and the tropical gardens. The living room is on the ground floor and the bedroom is upstairs.
Individual One Bedroom Thai villas each 60sqm in size with a private terrace. River Villa Suites are located in the back row of villas, close to the small river that runs through the resort. Orchid Villas are located in the middle of the tropical gardens. The Dahla Villas are located in the front row of the tropical gardens.
These villas are similar in decor and furnishings to the Orchid Villas (above) but are more spacious (105 sqm) with a living area and private outdoor plunge pool.
Beachfront Villas are 60sqm in size and similar in style and decor to the Garden Villas, but are the closest to the beach. The private terrace directly faces the sea with views of Koh Phangan on the horizon. Beachfront Villas with Plunge Pool are 116 sqm in size with a living area and outdoor plunge pool
The most private of the villas, Pool Villas are 136 sqm in size with generous outdoor space and a private swimming pool. Because of a high wall at the entrance and the view at the river in the living area the villa features a perfect privacy!
Two deluxe beach front bedroom villa one with a whirlpool the other with a swimming pool facing the ocean. There is a seperate living area, the beach is just 15m from the villa
91sqm in size, these suites feature two bedrooms (one of which is upstairs and one on the ground floor) and a living room. Views are of the swimming pool and gardens from both balconies.