Ko Samui Honeymoon Guide

Blessed with long sandy beaches, tree-fringed tranquil bays and a choice of luxurious resorts, Ko Samui offers all the ingredients you need for a unique honeymoon holiday.


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Coral Cove Beach, Ko Samui
Coral Cove Beach, Ko Samui – Image courtesy of Fabio Achilli/Wikimedia Commons

Introducing Ko Samui

Ko Samui is Thailand’s second-most popular island (after Phuket) and a very popular honeymoon destination. The island is fringed with several white- and golden-sand beaches that nestle beneath lush green hills facing sheltered coves.

Marine life at Ko Samui

What to do and see in Ko Samui

Choose from several gorgeous white-sand beaches for sunbathing or swimming. Snorkel or dive the surrounding coral gardens and explore rocky headlands and offshore islands by kayak.

Offshore coral gardens are set in dazzling crystal clear waters offering honeymoon couples the perfect setting for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.

Inland, plantations of swaying coconut palms give way to a pristine, jungle-clad mountainous interior that peaks at 635m above sea level on the summit of Khao Pom. Experience the unspoilt rainforest on foot or by elephant, quad bike, mountain bike and ATV.

Pay homage to the Big Buddha at Wat Phra Yai, visit the Na Muang Falls and reflect on the curiously shaped rock formations at the end of Lamai Beach.

Ko Samui is Thailand’s third largest island (at 247km²) and the largest of some 80 (mostly uninhabited) islands in the archipelago, with more than half comprising the Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Once an isolated, self-sufficient community, Koh Samui now provides Thailand with one of its richest sources of tourism income.

Bayan Tree Samui

Where to stay

Ko Samui is renowned for its choice of luxurious resorts located on stunning beachfronts or hidden away in secluded coves overlooking private beaches and the Gulf of Thailand – perfect for a romantic honeymoon.

The island offers a large selection of 5-star resorts that typically edge pristine white-sand beaches, including the following…

Four Seasons Ko SamuiFour Seasons Resort Ko Samui
Location: Angthong, Laem Yai BAy
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD1,170 per room
Description: Surrounded by tropical gardens, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is situated on the island’s northwestern tip, a quiet oasis on Laem Yai Bay. Windsurfing, golf and a spa are featured. Each room is fitted with a private infinity pool, private bar and iPod dock. Guests can enjoy views of the gardens or Gulf of Siam on the outdoor day bed. The bathroom’s glass doors open onto the private deck for an al fresco bathing experience. Chilled towels are offered at Koh Samui Four Seasons’ beachside infinity pool. Guests can recharge with a game of tennis, a variety of beach sports or a workout at the fitness centre. A large book and DVD library is provided. The hotel’s SIAMSEAS cruising boat offers access to Marine National Park and a variety of other locations. The Four Seasons’ restaurant serves fresh local seafood seasoned with exotic herbs from nearby gardens. Both Thai and International cuisine are offered. The Beach Bar serves a variety of tropical cocktails. The resort is about a 30-minute drive from both Big Buddha and Koh Samui International Airport.

Bayan Tree SamuiBanyan Tree Samui
Location: Lamai Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD870 per room
Description: Set on an exclusive beachfront along Lamai Bay, Banyan Tree Samui offers 5-star villa accommodation with private infinity pools. It features a world-class spa, 5 dining options and free Wi-Fi. Spacious villas feature private balconies with sweeping views of the ocean or tropical greenery. Each comes with a flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and iPod dock. Large bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and twin vanities. Guests can indulge with relaxing body treatments and massages at The Rainforest. The resort has a well-equipped fitness centre, library and beauty shop. Leisure activities include diving, cycling and fishing. Buffet breakfast with a range of international dishes is available at The Edge. Authentic Thai dishes can be enjoyed at Saffron restaurant. Other dining options include the Lobby Lounge, Pool Bar and Sands, Banyan Tree’s premier beach grill. Banyan Tree Samui is a 20-minute drive from Samui International Airport. It is a 2-minute drive from Beach Republic Club and a 5-minute drive from the scenic Grandfather and Grandmother Stone.

Six Senses HidewaySix Senses Hideaway
Location: Choeng Mon Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD497 per room
Description: On the northern tip of Samui Island, the luxurious Six Senses Samui enjoys panoramic views of the Gulf of Siam. Boasting a beautiful infinity pool, it has a spa and private beach. Air-conditioned villas feature large open spaces and wooden flooring which give rooms a bright and airy feel. Fitted with a cable/satellite TV, villas also come with a DVD player, free internet and large daybeds. The elegant Six Senses Spa provides relaxing massage therapies and yoga classes. The hotel's tour desk can help organise jungle treks, island boat trips and diving excursions. Dining on the Rocks offers a modern interpretation of Asian cuisine with stunning ocean views. Dining on the Hill features authentic Thai dishes and fresh barbecued seafood. Six Senses Samui is a 10-minute drive from Samui International Airport. It is around 800 m from Bo Phut Pier and Fisherman's Village.

Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
Location: Mae Nam Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD496 per room
Description: Santiburi Beach Resort, Golf and Spa is located along beautiful Mae Nam Beach in Koh Samui. Featuring luxurious villas and suites, it offers a tropical outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Surrounded by greenery, the spacious accommodations at Resort Santiburi Beach feature polished wooden floors and traditional Thai furnishings. In-room entertainment is provided with the flat-screen cable/satellite TV and DVD player. Guests can relax in the hot tub or indulge in a pampering massage at the spa. An 18-hole championship golf course is just a 5-minute drive from Santiburi. For a good workout, water sports facilities are also available. Authentic Thai dishes and Mediterranean food can be enjoyed under the stars at Santiburi Beach Resort’s restaurant. Refreshing evening drinks are served at the cosy Taksin Lounge. Santiburi Beach Resort, Golf and Spa is about 8 km from Samui Airport.

Belmond NapasaiBelmond Napasai
Location: Mae Nam Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD447 per room
Description: The luxurious Belmond Napasai offers a 5-star tropical getaway in Ko Samui, with its very own beachfront, beautiful sea view infinity pool, and pampering spa services. Overlooking Ban Tai Beach, it has 4 dining options. Spacious air-conditioned villas feature modern Thai decor and large patios with views of the sea. Equipped with free Wi-Fi, each has a DVD player, TV and a Thai-style sofa. En suite bathrooms present a terazzo bathtub and rainshower. Napasai Belmond is located along Mae Nam Beach and is about 25 minutes' drive from Samui Airport. Free parking is available. Guests can take PADI-certified diving and snorkelling lessons, or even take part in elephant trekking tours. An 18-hole championship golf course is just a 5-minute drive away. Boasting 180° views of the ocean, as well as outdoor seating, Lai Thai Restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine all day. Fresh seafood barbecue and international dishes are offered at the casual Beach Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the 2 bars.

SALA Samui Resort And SpaSALA Samui Resort And Spa
Location: Choeng Mon Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD545 per room
Description: Located along Koh Samui's Choeng Mon Beach, SALA Samui Resort and Spa offers modern facilities complemented by traditional Thai architecture. It boasts an 80 m private beach and 2 beachfront pools. Rooms come with private balconies or terraces and outdoor bathrooms. Amenities include cable TV, a DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Some villas feature a private pool with a sundeck. Guests can enjoy a massage in one of the spa pavilions, or exercise in the fitness centre. SALA Samui Resort also has a tour and activities desk, a library area and a business centre. Both SALA Samui Restaurant and Pangaea Restaurant & Bar serve Thai and international dishes. The beach bar offers indoor, outdoor and beach seating. In-villa dining is also available. SALA Samui Resort and Spa is a 10-minute drive from both Samui Airport, Fisherman's Village and Chaweng Centre.

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Best time to honeymoon in Ko Samui

The dry season from late-December to April is the best time to honeymoon on Ko Samui. The island can be visited year round, but it’s probably best to avoid November – the wettest month of the year.

Short tropical downpours occur from May onward, leading up to the rainy season that lasts from October to mid-December.

For more climate info: Ko Samui Weather Guide

Ko Samui airport

Getting there

Ko Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand around 84km northeast of Surat Thani, and is easily reached by air with up to 20 flights daily from Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore.

Information on how to get to Ko Samui

Latest update Ko Samui honeymoon destination: 22 May, 2017

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