Four Seasons Koh Samui is located on the secluded northwestern tip of Laem Yai Bay. Designed by the incredible Bill Bensley (I am slowly working my way through all the properties he has designed globally), he made sure there was minimal intervention to the landscape. When building the stunning cliff side retreat, he didn't cut down a single tree, building around them, which means that now we have an incredible lush green vegetation providing absolute privacy between villas and coconut trees while offering a picturesque landscape where green hues meet the blue of the ocean.
The 60 pool villas are all raised on stilts and ocean facing .
The one bedroom villas are extremely spacious with a infinity pool and deck for outside dining.
One is immediately greeted by the grandeur of the king-sized bed which is under a high gabled ceiling. This opens up onto a double vanity bathroom and wardrobes that then lead into a huge bathroom with rain shower and an oval shaped tub. The floor to ceiling windows open up on to the deck bringing the outside in. The villa is complimented by teak furniture, quietly eclectic art and moody lighting. The little touches in your room at turn down service have the quintessential and trademark wonderful FS touch.
If your looking for the higher rooms go with numbers 200/300 as they are close to the spa and the main hilltop restaurant.
There are 10 large residences with 3/4/5 bedrooms which are simply stunning. Huge infinity swimming pools, with separate buildings for the bedrooms and kitchen and dining areas, all located around the heart of the property; and all always overlooking the majestic ocean vistas.
I noticed around the property there were these stunning authentic doors, especially in the residences acting as the double doors opening up into the bedrooms.
For multi generational families traveling together, these are perfect, as you can all be together yet still manage to have your own space. A private chef is on hand at all times, so all you need to do is relax and take in the incredible views.
Koh Thai Kitchen is the restaurant on the hilltop where they serve breakfast and then in the evenings Thai cuisine.
Pla Pla is the beach restaurant offering scrumptious seafood and meat dishes.
In villa dining is a great option as they will set up your villa terrace so you can relax and enjoy your own private views.
Cocorum is the pool bar with great snacks and easy dishes. Once a week there is a bbq dinner on the beach, which is beautifully lit so you can still manage to stargaze.
“Kids for all Seasons” have a tree house located on the beach with a jungle gym inside and arts and crafts. For the older kids the Beach House is a great chill out area with a pool table, table football and table tennis table.
Like most first class resorts, many water sports are on offer from SUP to Kayaks. The on site marine biologist will assist with snorkeling tours and educate on the surrounding coral and marine life
The pretty Secret Garden Spa has five treatment rooms, there are two tennis courts, the gym is well equipped and there’s a Muay Thai boxing ring and a yoga platform, both with stunning views.
The concierge will book a boat tour so as you can visit the neighboring islands which is a great way to spend the day.
The beach is small, untouched with white powder sand. Day beds are scattered around in front of the main swimming pool which is elevated and has a bar area. You will also spot a couple of massage beds on the beach, book a treatment while listening to the sounds of the ocean waves.
All over their global portfolio, Four Seasons motto is Luxury is our love language and this is emphatically amplified at Four Seasons Koh Samui. Staff greet you by name, nothing is too much to ask from the friendly staff and if you don't fancy walking down to the beach and back up to your villa, the golf carts are on hand and very quick.
Having stayed at Four Seasons Seychelles the Koh Samui version has a similar look and feel, which ticks every box for me. Breath taking views, incredible villas and impeccable service. There’s nothing quite so beautiful as cliff side properties that merge the lush green hues with the blues of the ocean. That combo is hard to resist.
A great way to experience, Thailand, The Land of Smiles is by staying at each of the three Four Seasons sophisticated resorts. Explore the diverse cultures, landscapes and experiences as you journey through a lush valley of rice fields and an incomparable glamping destination in the North, to the white sand beaches of the South.
As different as they are, these three resorts in Thailand will fill your soul, clear your mind and leaving you wanting more.
Start at Four Seasons Koh Samui then move to the Chiang Rai staying at the Four Seasons Golden Triangle in a luxury tent in the jungle where you can enjoy nature and get up close and personal with elephants, then move on to experience traditional accommodation set amongst the paddie fields at Four Seasons Chiang Mai.
Thailand, through the lens of Four Seasons, is quite clearly the perfect vacation solution.To book your stay please contact: