Luxury hotel holiday Santiburi Resort Koh Samui

Santiburi Resort on Koh Samui is a tropical paradise in an idyllic location, catering well for families with a range of activities and room types. Quaint private cottages appear traditional from the outside, but house spacious modern accommodation within, and a range of restaurants and bars ensure there is something for the whole family. Sports such as tennis and golf provide fun for all ages, of the Santiburi Kids Activity Centre can entertain the children while the adults enjoy the spa or a few hours on the beach. The Santiburi Resort is perfect for long holidays to this tropical Thai island.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bangkok and onward flights to Samui
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Santiburi Resort, Koh Samui

A distinctive and elegant luxury resort on the pristine north shore of Koh Samui.

Facts in brief

Location Koh Samui

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Samui International Airport

Distance from airport About 20 minutes' drive

Hotel facilities and services

Sala Thai restaurant (dinner), Vimarnmek breakfast restaurant, Taksin Lounge, poolside bar, Rim Talay beach bar, 18-hole golf course 10 minutes away, spa (open from 9am to 9pm), beauty salon (open from 10am to 7pm), fitness centre (open from 6am to 8pm), sauna, tennis courts, squash centre, children’s activity centre, boutique, one olympic-sized swimming pool with whirlpool and children’s pool. There is a 300-metre private stretch of beach available for guest use including complimentary sun loungers and hammocks, butler service offering fresh towels, water, ice cream and fruits, a supervised play area for children and a beach restaurant, Rim Talay.

Complimentary

Daily fruit plate and newspaper, daily afternoon tea, daily beach butler service, daily beach or poolside bottled water, WiFi, kids’ club, kayaking, laser sailing, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, football, volleyball, billiards, tennis with coach, gym access, squash.

Complimentary watersports

Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, Hobie cat and laser sailing.

Chargeable watersports

Snorkelling, scuba diving.

Land sports

Chargeable activities include fishing and golf (10 minutes away by shuttle service). Complimentary Fitness centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, table tennis, Thai boxing, mountain bikes, petanque, darts, volleyball, yoga classes, Daily football tournament, 1.2km jogging track, golf driving range.

Out and about nearby

The 18-hole PGA Championship golf course, Santiburi Samui Country Club, is a ten-minute drive from the hotel (served by the hotel’s shuttle bus), Chaweng Beach is 20 minutes away, Fisherman’s Village, golden buddha 15 minutes from the hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a One-bedroom equatorial duplex suite for 7 nights

From about

£7,170 low season

£8,180 high season

Holiday Code EXH1193

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Santiburi Resort, Koh Samui

Santiburi Resort on Koh Samui is a year-round tropical paradise boasting a much sought-after setting directly on the white sands of Mae Nam Beach, nestled amidst 23 acres of exotic gardens blooming with fragrant flowers and shady palms. One of the few hotels in all of Asia and indeed the only resort on Koh Samui to be blessed with a 300-metre-long private section of idyllic beach, Santiburi provides an attractive setting for a stay on arguably Thailand’s most beautiful and popular island. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, the resort aims to preserve an authentic Thai authenticity, from the traditional dress of the staff and exceptional standards of service to the cuisine, room decoration and massage treatments. Consistent in style, size and decoration, Santiburi's 96 suites and villas are located throughout the tropical gardens, each designed to resemble an authentic Thai house, with traditional architectural features and Siamese furnishings adding character. Ensuring a respectable distance between them to maximise privacy and tranquillity, the villas each feature a terrace overlooking the beach or garden, depending on its location. The Equatorial Duplex Suites meanwhile offer a downstairs living area with a master bedroom upstairs and are situated in the main building overlooking the swimming pool, one of the largest hotel pools in Asia. The relaxed atmosphere belies the Santiburi resort’s impressive range of sporting and leisure facilities, including sailing, tennis, a spa and golf at the 18-hole PGA Championship course situated just ten minutes from the hotel, accessible by the complimentary shuttle service. The private beach at Santiburi Resort benefits from a most welcome butler service, with a dedicated enclosed section for children, overseen by staff. The air-conditioned Sala Thai restaurant overlooks the palm-lined pool and tropical garden and serves beautifully presented traditional Thai cuisine, whilst cocktails and snacks are available throughout the day at the pool bar and beach restaurant, the Beach House. The Santiburi resort also features themed dinners, from Thai buffets to Mediterranean cuisine and a daily high tea is served in the lobby. Children are well catered for at Santiburi, with a play area offering all manner of creative and sporting entertainment from table tennis and martial arts training to crafting lotus flowers and batik painting. The Santiburi Resort on Koh Samui is a refined and exclusive hideaway in a beautiful setting.

Room descriptions

Santiburi Resort has 96 suites and villas, including 12 Equatorial Duplex Suites decorated in traditional Thai style, all with a private terrace with views over the ocean and garden, bathroom and wc, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD and CD player and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Equatorial Duplex Suites offer one or two bedrooms plus a separate living room and bathroom with separate bath and shower
Deluxe Garden Villa
Grand Deluxe Garden Villa
Grand Deluxe Garden Villa with plunge pool
Deluxe Pool Villa
Grand Deluxe Pool Villa
Deluxe Beachfront Villa
Deluxe Beachfront Villa with plunge pool
Two Bedroom Grand Deluxe Beachfront Villa
Two Bedroom Grand Deluxe Beachfront Villa with pool

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a One-bedroom equatorial duplex suite for 7 nights

From about

£7,170 low season

£8,180 high season

Holiday Code EXH1193

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Santiburi Resort, Koh Samui

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Santiburi Beach Resort, we include flights to Bangkok with British Airways and other airlines such as Thai Airways or Emirates, depending on where you are coming from in the UK and the overall holiday route you want to take, and onward flights to Koh Samui. Upon arrival in Koh Samui we include a private car transfer. The hotel is about 30 minutes from the airport.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay 7 nights for stays from 28 December to 3 January.

Children: Children under the age of 6 stay free of charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a One-bedroom equatorial duplex suite for 7 nights

From about

£7,170 low season

£8,180 high season

Holiday Code EXH1193

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Santiburi Resort, Koh Samui

About Thailand

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Thailand is the chance to explore a stunning part of the world. More people visit Thailand than any other country in Southeast Asia. With beautiful beaches and stunning cuisine, historic towns and colourful cities, it’s not hard to see why. Throw in national parks full of wildlife, rainforests and mountains to take the breath away, as well as a welcome so warm you can’t fail to be beguiled, and Thailand is a country you could spend a whole life exploring without growing tired. Bangkok is the country’s spectacular gateway, and what an introduction. A modern giant with gleaming shopping centres and dazzling nightlife, the City of Angels is also a place of timeless wonder, with ancient markets and temples, centuries-old palaces and monks in saffron robes. Thrusting, modern capital it may be, but everywhere the city is interwoven with a devout Buddhist tranquillity and warmth. In the north, Chaingrai province – aka the Golden Triangle – offers a wealth of river tours and hilltribe treks, ruined cities and cookery holidays, with Chiang Mai its stunning capital. In the south, idyllic islands are sprinkled into the Andaman Sea, with Koh Samui and Phuket merely the best known. Sliding down the coastal tail are the evergreen limestone islands of Ko Tao and Kho Phi Phi Don, filled with tall palms angling over pearlescent sand. With idyllic beaches in the south and mountainous rainforest in the north, Thailand is blessed with a rich variety of landscapes – and a range of attractions and activities to match. Whether you’re here for bone-white beaches or cookery schools, snorkelling and diving or hillwalking and kayaking, Thailand has it all.

Highlights of Thailand

Luxury resorts in the islands of the Andaman Sea; rail trip to the original Bridge Over the River Kwai; Catuchak weekend market in Bangkok; the giant reclining Buddha in Wat Pho; the Skytrain to Bangkok’s glitzy shopping centre; floating markets all over the country, with the best at Damnoen Saduak, some 65 miles southwest of Bangkok; fabulous massages; delicately spiced local food; the bus journey from Kanchanburi to Sangkhlaburi, a spectacular road through rugged karst mountains to the misty, romantic lakeside border outpost and base for many outdoor adventures; the Mae Sa-Samoeng loop, dipping and twisting along the peaks outside Chiang Mai; diving and snorkelling with whale sharks off coral-fringed islands such as Ko Tao; Chiang Mai, the beautiful northern hilltown, home to many Thai cookery courses, thanks largely to a wonderful local market; elephant trekking, Chiang Mai; the tangle of limestone mountains and rainforest in Khao Sok National Park, home to snakes, monkeys and tigers, and the incredible Rafflesia kerrii flower; Mae Hong Son province, remote crossroads of many cultures, jungle-treks to hilltribes; Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park, with its lush jungle, postcard-perfect bays, fiery sunsets, and a craggy mountainous interior sheltering a veritable Jurassic Park of flora and fauna; Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand’s former capital, now an atmospheric site of ruins; Ayuthaya’s historical and architectural gems; the mountains and waterfalls of Khao Yai National Park; the beaches of Hua Hin; the little visited forested mountains and hilltribes of Nan province; seafood curry on Songkhla pier.

Travel around Thailand

Thailand’s rail network is very well run, with four main lines running north, south, northeast and east from Bangkok. The train is most convenient as an alternative to buses for the long, scenic journey north to Chiang Mai or south to Surat Thani.

Facts in brief

Capital Bangkok
Airport Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
Size 198,000 sq. miles
Population 69 million
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