Surrounded by the Gulf of Thailand's crystal-clear waters, Koh Samui is a world-renowned island paradise that boasts turquoise waters, perfect-white beaches with a more laid back and authentic lifestyle. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui - nestled within the private bay at the island’s northern tip and set in 58 acres of a former coconut plantation – features various suites and private pool villas suit every guest needs. It is perfect for well-being and leisure with its unique facilities, guest activities, and experiences embracing the southern Thai culture and tradition within the resort. Highlights include Muay Thai boxing class, local-inspired treatment at Spa Village Koh Samui, and a vibrant culinary journey at restaurants and bars, as well as southern Thai cooking class.
Resort Features & Amenities - 175 exquisitely designed suites and pool villas, 9 distinctive dining experiences, 2 secluded beaches, Resort pool with a kids area, Swim Reef with tropical fish, Spa Village Koh Samui with 8 treatment suites, 3 outdoor massage pavilions, Yoga pavilion, Lap pool with cabanas and Health Bar, State of the art fitness center with a kickboxing ring, On-property recreational activities include tennis court, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, snorkeling, jogging and hiking., Ritz Kids program, Transportation service, Full-service wedding and vow renewal, Electric golf buggy for inter resort transfers.
Suites & Villas - Resting beneath the shade of swaying coconut trees, 175 exquisite suites and pool villas echo local architectural aesthetics, welcoming the island environment inside. Contemporarily designed interiors with soothing color palette tones are transformed into light, airy private havens complemented by views of landscaped gardens or panoramic ocean scenes over the Gulf of Thailand.
Dining - Restaurants at this Koh Samui resort mirror the island’s offerings: chili-spiked southern cuisine, bustling food markets, and an impressive bounty of local ingredients. Each restaurant offers its own unique interpretation of gastronomic delights, transforming a meal into an unforgettable journey. "Baan Talat" - Feast like a local on much-loved Thai street food favorites in a unique al fresco market-style atmosphere, delivering a dining experience that is brimming with kinetic vibrancy. The cozy space features ceiling-hung lanterns and wood accents. "Sea Salt" - An elevated take on the traditional poolside experience, this casual yet stylish venue serves lunch featuring international comfort classics along with Thai favorites. Selected evenings see a vibrant beach barbecue and entertainment unfold by the ocean."Pak Tai" - Guests can enjoy their own personal space at this al fresco dinner venue. The menu features a southern interpretation of Thai cuisine prepared with ingredients from the local market.
"Tides" - Bathed in the light of the glowing sun, this poolside bar offers refreshing cocktails and citrus-cured specialties from the cevicheria. The centerpiece bar is the perfect spot for an afternoon drink. "One Rai"- Designed to provide an incredible view, this circular bar and lounge features intimate pod seating, Asian-inspired appetizers, and mixologist-crafted cocktails. "Shook" - A stylish and interactive dining space serving up innovative Asian and Western breakfast creations, from healthy to traditional Thai to freshly baked pastries.
The Spa - Inspired by the therapeutic properties of natural local ingredients and age-old healing practices of the region, Spa Village Koh Samui respects the environment, culture, and traditions to create holistic and rejuvenating spa programs. Experience the Songkran Shower, the signature pre-spa ritual inspired by the annual Songkran festival involving the joyful throwing of water, as a prelude to selected spa treatments. The finest local ingredients are sourced and utilized for customized treatments and the health bar. Seek to restore balance to your mind, body, and soul through uplifting traditional Thai healing practices that incorporate coconut, healing herbs, water therapy, and fresh flowers.
Local Area & Activities - Situated along Southern Thailand’s spectacular coastline, Koh Samui offers the best examples of beach culture. 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. Samui was a remote haven for fishers, sailors, and sea traders sheltering from storms and high seas in the late 1800s. Mainly of Chinese and Malay origin, these early settlers speak Pak Thai, a unique dialect in the south that still survives to this day. Discover the legendary hospitality of its people through recreational and cultural immersions that afford glimpses into the vibrant local life, culinary journeys, and wellness programs that honor the region's healing traditions.
Swim Reef - Discover the largest swim reef in Southeast Asia within a resort for unique snorkeling experiential moments. The Southern Gastronomic Journey - Experience a cultural and gastronomical journey through a local market visit to source seasonal produce and discover the secrets of traditional southern-style Thai cuisine in the culinary class. The Art of Muay Thai - Learn the art of eight limbs through a revered skill-based sport for a total workout with trained instructors and be a part of an exclusive community. Big Buddha Temple - A major landmark with great views, it is home to a 12 meter high gold Buddha built-in 1972. Fisherman’s Village - Bophut Charming coastal town lined with old wooden shophouses and a walking street market every Friday evening. Chaweng Beach - Popular tourist town with powder white sand and a bustling nightlife.