Meliá Koh Samui is one of Koh Samui’s most popular choices when it comes to a luxurious getaway. Its exclusive services, strategic location only five kilometres from Samui International Airport and world-class amenities are a testimony to the fact that it is recognized by this year’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards as among The Best Luxury Resorts in Asia.
The resort’s rooms and suites are a blend of Thai tradition and contemporary design. The Deluxe Rooms each have a standalone bathtub on their private balcony overlooking tropical greenery and a lagoon pool that “loops” through the resort’s grounds like a river. The Level Pool Access Rooms come with private terraces that give way to the lagoon pool. The Level Boat Suites are elegant two-story suites housed in converted traditional Thai-Chinese vessels that afford views of the beach or gardens, or direct access to the lagoon pool. The Family Suites, at 104 square metres, include sofas, a dining table and family games, and the Presidential Suite boasts 156 square metres of sumptuous living space on an exclusive floor with a private balcony.
The Level Lounge is one of the resort’s best venues in which to relax and unwind. In sync with the resort’s nautical theme, the executive lounge is shaped like a boat’s hull with an open kitchen, a dining area, a vast open terrace surrounded by a water feature and spectacular views of Choeng Mon Beach. Rooms and suites that belong to “The Level” – an upgraded level of service with an array of bespoke privileges – provide exclusive access to The Level Lounge. The Level experience is one of Meliá Koh Samui’s most exclusive features, helping the resort to win The Best Luxury Resorts in Asia award. Private check-in and check-out, daily à la carte breakfast, an all-day open bar with snacks and drinks, afternoon tea and cocktails from 5.30pm-7.30pm are but a few of The Level experience’s many benefits.
Its prime location and host of world-class amenities make Meliá Koh Samui the perfect choice for a destination wedding as well as seminars and conferences. Extensive conference facilities are on offer for event planners including seven multi-functional rooms such as a beachfront room with a spectacular sea view and a ballroom accommodating up to 200 guests. Scenic outdoor pool-side and beachfront function spaces have hosted gala dinners for up to 500 guests.
The resort’s array of recreational pursuits include morning yoga classes, Muay Thai boxing and kayaking. Budding chefs can try their hand at a Thai cooking class. Meliá Koh Samui is also a great place for kids, thanks to the Kid’s Club housed in a refurbished merchant vessel adjacent to a mini water park with a shallow pool, slide, mushroom fountain and giant tipping bucket. If the aim is to enjoy some self-pampering, then head to YHI Spa that offers a wide selection of blissful treatments including massages, scrubs, wraps and facials.