Hotel Six Senses Samui Hotel 5 star
Moo 9/10 Moo.5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut,Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
Amy Adejokun Section editor

In Thailand, service is a culture. At Six Senses, it's a religion. Tucked away in the middle of Koh Samui's forest and with a unique panoramic view of the island, this perfectly situated hotel also plays host to one of its best restaurants. A small village of peace and luxury provides exceptional levels of luxury which we'd rather keep secret.

The Six Senses Samui is an eco-resort which effortlessly combines luxury and well-being.

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      Six Senses Samui   -   © Kiattipong Panchee / Six Senses

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      Six Senses Samui   -   © Kiattipong Panchee / Six Senses

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    Location 9.5 /10

    The Six Senses Samui is situated on an outcrop to the far north of the island of Koh Samui. The resort extends over eight hectares, including artistically organised forests, gardens and plantations. It is perhaps one of the best locations the island has to offer, with breathtaking views from all points and even a 270° panorama. Wherever you stand, you'll always have the sea in sight, as well as catching glimpses of neighbouring island Ko Phangan. Villas, terraces, bar and restaurants are all positioned in the direction of the water. The hotel is also particularly isolated, located roughly 15 minutes by shuttle away from the nearest town.

    Accommodation 9.80 /10

    The Six Senses Samui offers 66 villas, all with unique architectural structures stretching over two floors. Built on a slight incline and surrounded by green vegetation, all have a wonderful panoramic view of the sea. With the exception of the Hideaway Villas, all have a private swimming pool, most of which are infinity pools to blend seamlessly into the horizon. The villas each have their own terrace, with an open bathroom to provide maximum space and natural light. Amongst other perks, they come equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, CD and DVD players, and a selection of films available on demand. A butler is assigned to each villa, which allows for discretion as well as instant service when needed.

    Overview 8.80 /10

    The complex is composed of 66 private villas; all situated a good distance from one another. They have all been completely renewed, including renovated and redecorated bathrooms and bedrooms in calmer tones of green and light wood. Almost all the villas come with private infinity pools, also newly revamped. The hotel also provides a main swimming pool, facing towards the sea and accessible via a suspension bridge. The villas themselves are nestled away in the forest, some with a sundeck, some without, but all with an exceptional panoramic view onto the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding islands. The eco-resort is situated just 20 minutes from Samui's airport.

    Food and drink 9.50 /10

    The Six Senses also provides two restaurants. The ?Dining on the Hill', as its name suggests, is situated at the top of a rise, overlooking the entire complex. It is usually used to serve breakfast and lunch with a sea view. Guests may also choose to eat here in the evenings but a second restaurant, only open for dinner, gives another option. At ?Dining on the Hill', you'll find local or Mediterranean-style cuisine, whilst guests can also select their choice of wine from the adjoining cellar. ?Dining on the Rocks', which only opens in the evenings, has several tables on a large terrace facing the island of Koh Phangan. The view is exceptional and the peaceful atmosphere lends itself perfectly to a romantic couple's dinner. Here the menu is fusion, with international influences and extremely high standards. You'll find meat from Argentina and New Zealand, along with wines from South Africa, Chile and Europe. The fish is carefully selected and the seafood is always fresh. The chef is a master in the art of combining different elements, guaranteeing a unique meal with Asian influences, as well as from all over the world. It will come as no surprise that the restaurant is one of the most popular on the island, with many coming to dine from outside the hotel.

    Spa 10.0 /10

    Visitors to the Six Senses Samui come for its rustic luxury, its peaceful atmosphere and its isolated feel. They come also for the hotel's spa, which defines excellence with its large terrace facing the sea. You'll find a pretty welcome area, filled with flowers and a tea service. On arrival, guests are directed to one of several villas, where excellent professionals offer a large range of treatments. The massages here are reputed to be some of the best in Thailand, with numerous other options so that clients can choose their own programme according to their own personal needs.

    Beach 8.20 /10

    The beach is not one of the Six Senses' main attributes. Due to its location at the north end of the island, it is small and not particularly wide. Some deckchairs are placed at the disposition of guests for those who prefer a little sea bathing, as well as a small nautical centre from which you can organise snorkelling, sea kayaking and windsurfing. The sand is white and fine, though not as white as you'll find on the beach at Chaweng, roughly 15 minutes away by car. To sum up, you'll find an ordinary beach for an extraordinary hotel.

    To know

    Each of the 66 villas has its own butler service, exclusively dedicated to the comfort of individual guests and able to respond to all requests. The establishment has recently been completely renovated and redecorated, opening its doors to the public once more in July 2015.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aqua gym, aerobics, beach volley, jet ski, sailing, kayak, canoe, surfing, windsurfing, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Ski zone
    • Barber
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Limousine service
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Private beach
    • Meeting room


    • Superb spa
    • Unique location between forest and sea
    • Exceptional views
    • Top quality restaurant
    • Each villa has its own infinity pool


    • Little contact between guests
    • Shuttle required to reach the hotel

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