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Santiburi Beach Resort - Luxury holidays on Koh Samui

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  • About this holiday

    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.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

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

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes return flights with British Airways from London to Bangkok, with onward flight to Samui via Bangkok Airways, private car transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a family holiday to Santiburi Resort, Koh Samui are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £7,170
    High Season £8,180
    Prices based on sharing a one-bedroom Equatorial Duplex Suite. Many other room types are available on request from us.

    Hotel code

    EXH1193

    Our opinion

    An island resort in Thailand that is both exciting and charming.

    Hotel description

    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 59 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, Rim Talay. 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.

    Location

    Koh Samui

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    20 minutes drive

    Closest airport

    Samui International Airport

    Room types

    Rooms: 59 villas and 12 Equatorial Duplex Suites decorated in traditional Thai style.
    Services: 24-hour room service
    Amenities: All rooms feature 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.
    Family rooms: Up to two children can stay in their parents’ villa. Equatorial duplex suites (unavailable from 1 May to 14 July 2013) offer one or two bedrooms plus a separate living room and bathroom with separate bath and shower. A certain number of River Villas connect with Santiburi two-bedroom villas, available on request.
    Children’s amenities: Cots and kettles are available on request.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Santiburi Beach Resort on Koh Samui include: 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.
    Swimming pool: One olympic-sized swimming pool with whirlpool and children’s pool.
    Beaches: 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.

    Water sports

    Chargeable snorkelling, scuba diving
    Complimentary windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, Hobie cat and laser sailing

    Land sports

    Chargeable 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.
    Other activities: Spa and beauty salon.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    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.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children under the age of 6 stay free of charge.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay 7 nights for stays from 28 December 2014 to 3 January 2015.

    Other information

    Children's club: The Santiburi Kids Activity Centre is aimed at children aged three years and above and facilities include table tennis, darts, a computer games room including PlayStation and library, a daily afternoon programme of activities includes Thai cooking, making gel candles and lotus flower chains and batik painting. Open from 9am to 6pm daily, entrance is free. Once a week during school holidays, family days are organised which can feature football competitions, Thai acrobats or elephant shows. On these days, complimentary refreshments are available for parents and a buffet for children.
    Babysitting: is available at a charge of THB 250 an hour and must be pre-booked.
    Baby listening: is not available.
    Children's entertainment: A range of massage and beauty treatments specifically designed for children aged 5 to 16 years are available at the spa. Beach toys, a DVD and CD library are also available. There is also a children's playground and bike hire.
    Medical services: An on-call doctor is available.
    Family dining: Highchairs and children’s menus are available. The breakfast buffet has a dedicated children’s corner.
    Family rooms: Up to two children can stay in their parents’ villa. Equatorial duplex suites offer one or two bedrooms plus a separate living room and bathroom with separate bath and shower. A certain number of River Villas connect with Santiburi two-bedroom villas, available on request.Children are permitted in the Pool villa but should not be left unsupervised. Electric sockets can be covered.
    Children's amenities: Cots and kettles are available on request.

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