Banyan Tree Samui


A small slice of heaven, nestled into a private hillside and overlooking the sparkling waters of Lamai Bay, this is an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Why you'll love it here

  • A tropical sanctuary located in the private bay of Lamai overlooking the Gulf of Thailand
  • All villas come in a range of configurations and sizes, all with private pools and decks
  • Children will love the Kids’ Club, spacious Kids' Pool, and dedicated beachfront lawn to play on
  • Try The Rainforest, a fusion spa experience combining signature spa treatments with state-of-the-art hydrothermal facilities
  • Indulge in a floating breakfast, join a cocktail class, and savour dinner at the Chef’s Table

Best For

  • Family, Toddlers (0-3), Kids (4-12),


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Nestled into its own private bay in the south of Koh Samui, this luxury hotel revives the tranquillity and beauty of traditional Thai hospitality.
Spread out over a cascading hillside that gently slopes down to the resort’s secluded beach, each one of the stilted villas offers a taste of old-style Thai architecture. Nothing has been overlooked and the entire resort is beautifully camouflaged with the natural landscape. Each of the 88 villas boasts its own private infinity pool along with amazing vistas across the bay or gardens. The décor is neutral with dark wood beams reminiscent of a traditional Thai village.
Aside from the white-sand beach, the resort has a plethora of amenities including an excellent spa that offers a range of treatments by highly-qualified therapists. There is also The Rainforest, Samui’s first and only hydrotherapy spa experience to opt for. For a more energetic stay, spend some time in the fully-equipped gym or yoga studio.
The resort’s restaurants range from authentic Thai at the signature Banyan Tree restaurant, Saffron. The Edge offers an international breakfast buffet and for more casual dining head to Sands right on the beach for wood-oven specialities.

88 villas exhibit a plethora of views, sizes and styles.

Deluxe Pool Villa

Deluxe Pool Villa

Deluxe Pool Villas are incredibly spacious with high ceilings and contemporary Asian decor. They feature a separate living room and bedroom, a private pool and decking area with views over the resort towards the ocean.
Ocean View Pool Villa

Ocean View Pool Villa

The same in size and decor as the Deluxe Pool Villas but offering sweeping ocean views.
Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa

Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa

Sanctuary Pool Villas feature a second bedroom with twin beds, spacious sundeck and outdoor jet pool (in addition to the private pool). It also comes complete with its own private spa treatment room.
Horizon Hillcrest Pool Villa

Horizon Hillcrest Pool Villa

The same in decor as the Deluxe Pool Villas, but with a slightly larger outdoor deck area. The Hillcrest Pool Villas are located higher up the hillside offering maximum privacy and impressive views.

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  • Time zone: +7 GMT
  • Flight time: 11-15 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Thai Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways
  • Currency: Thai baht
  • Tipping guideline: Tipping is not customary in Thailand, but small tips for good service are appreciated.
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of altitude illness when travelling to destinations of 2,500m or higher. There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a low risk of malaria in the rural, forested borders of Thailand with Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. There is a very low risk of malaria in the remaining areas of Thailand. There is no risk of yellow fever in Thailand, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Population: 71,885,799
  • National languages: Thai, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type A, B, C, F, & O, 220 V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage with several mobile service providers available.
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for Thailand if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 30 days

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