The Ritz-carlton, Koh Samui embraces the island’s laid-back way of life
The Ritz-carlton, Koh Samui affords guests opportunities to embrace the island’s laid-back way of life.
During the latter part of the 19th century, the island of Samui provided a safe haven for the sea traders, fishermen and sailors who sought refuge from frequent storms when plying routes across the Gulf of Thailand. Two centuries later, the island has transformed into a different kind of refuge, one that opens its arms to world travellers seeking tropical escapades with sophisticated luxury accents. Today, Koh Samui’s main draws are its stunning beaches and the southern Thai warmth and graciousness of its people.
The island’s latest fabulous gem is The Ritz-carlton, Koh Samui, situated in a sprawling 58 acres of an alcove stretching from beach to hilltop on the north-eastern part of the island. With its 175 luxuriously appointed suites and pool villas, the property embraces the Samui way of life, complemented by The Ritz-carlton’s signature hospitality.
The resort, an exceptional blend of The Ritz-carlton and Thai cultures, sets the scene for creating new memories in sought-after locations. Design elements pay homage to the property’s island location, marrying traditional and modern elements. Materials such as finely honed wood and statement lighting nod to its location as a former coconut plantation. The Arrival Pavilion is a picturesque setting with
DESIGN ELEMENTS PAY HOMAGE TO THE PROPERTY’S ISLAND LOCATION.
shimmering ponds that reflect sky and sea.
Accommodation options embody fine living. A modern design, palettes of creams and beiges as well as subtle Thai craftware adorn the spacious suites, which have separate seating areas, creating opportunities to both rest and relax. Beds are plush and guarantee an excellent night’s rest, while standalone bathtubs are ideal for relaxing in after a busy day on the beach.
The resort’s exclusive Ocean View Pool Villas are all about luxury trappings. Each villa has its own pool and deck area where one may read a book, catch some sun or enjoy a romantic dinner. The Ultimate Pool Villas boast stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand that capture the essence of an idyllic tropical getaway.
The resort’s elevated Sala Thai that looks out onto the shimmering Gulf of Thailand waters is just the spot for an outdoor wedding to remember. The impressive open-air location enjoys cool sea breezes and is the perfect venue for couples to exchange their lifetime vows in an intimate setting with family and close friends.
The Ritz-carlton, Koh Samui’s medley of bars and restaurants offers the best of Thai and international dishes. Shook! – the resort’s prime open-air breakfast and dinner venue – serves a handpicked selection of dishes from East and West. For pre-prandial drinks, the adjacent circular bar One Rai and its well-trained bartenders come highly
THE RESORT, AN EXCEPTIONAL BLEND OF THE RITZ-CARLTON AND THAI CULTURES, SETS THE SCENE FOR CREATING NEW MEMORIES IN SOUGHT-AFTER LOCATIONS.
recommended. At Pak Thai, southern Thai dishes are traditionally prepared, while at Baan Talat, an outdoor food market, guests have their pick of the best street food stalls as well as chances to experience vignettes of traditional Thai culture. During the day, the outdoor Sea Salt is just the place to grab a feta cheese and tomato salad or sip on a fresh coconut, while pool bar and cevicheria Tides offers delicious speciality cocktails served in ceramic Tiki tumblers and citrus-cured seafood dishes flavoured with a tropical vibe.
From outdoor adventures to cultural discoveries, a host of activities awaits. Learn the art of Muay Thai, explore the intricacies of southern Thai cuisine or embark on a cruise aboard a luxury yacht. Located on the property is an outdoor temperate Swim Reef brimming with over 50 unique species of fish. As the largest in Southeast Asia, the Swim Reef is where guests can snorkel, feed the fish or merely admire the marine life.
The Ritz-carlton, Koh Samui, with its sparkling azure waters and sandy shores, is just the place to create inspiring memories in a location one may find hard to forget.
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THE RITZ-CARLTON, KOH SAMUI’S MEDLEY OF BARS AND RESTAURANTS OFFERS THE BEST OF THAI AND INTERNATIONAL DISHES.
The prime location of the Ultimate Pool Villa means that you’ll enjoy unbeatable Instagramworthy views of the Gulf of Thailand. Facing page: enjoy immersive snorkelling discoveries and scheduled supervised fish feeding at the Swim Reef.