The Library is a 'conceptual resort', at least that's how it presents itself. The definition may seem a little pretentious, but it is not without justification. This design hotel in the centre of Chaweng has indeed been built according to a concept, an idea, you could almost say a philosophy. The story could be that of a film: the current owner, a native of Samui, grew up watching his parents manage small bungalows on the beach in Koh Samui at a time when there were still relatively few tourists. The child grew up, went away to study, and then returned to his island with only one idea in mind: to open a resort where tranquillity is the mantra, where you can finish one (or several) books, comfortably installed on cushions on the beach or in your room.
Moreover, the name of the hotel gives a clue as to its concept, and it is more than just a subtle hint. For once, the concept has been carried through to fruition. The Library Hotel is very stylish and modern, with its clean lines, limited number of cube-shaped guest rooms reminiscent of Le Corbusier, and its peaceful garden. Plus, small details give it a somewhat city chic design atmosphere, in stark contrast with the surrounding area. So, this is an address to remember, one that is very trendy and that will attract those who cannot live without modern amenities, even by the sea.
There is one surprise that you really won't be expecting though, and no, you're not dreaming, the water in the pool is red! Due to geometric optical principles and the rules of how light reflects, the purple colour of the water is really just due to the red tiles lining the pool. Whatever the reason, the overall effect is impressive, and don't worry, the water is simply made up of H2O molecules and a bit of chlorine for good measure.