Plan Your Next Beach Holiday: Where To Stay In Surat Thani, Thailand - Updated 2021

Plan Your Next Beach Holiday: Where To Stay In Surat Thani, Thailand
Nur Dini
Nur Dini

Surat Thani Province is located in southern Thailand and is the largest of the southern provinces. This former capital of the Srivijaya empire still contains many traditional elements as well as Buddhist elements. Its coast is lined with many islands and its jurisdiction encompasses 19 different sub-districts including the beautiful islands of Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan, making it a perfect destination for vacationers who are looking to island hop.

Here are some accommodations for two of the most popular islands in Surat Thani.

Ko Samui

Ko Samui, the second-largest island in Thailand, is a cosmopolitan beach paradise where there is no shortage of things to do such as relaxing on beaches, enjoying a vibrant nightlife, and access to great shopping.

1. The Naked House (from USD 105)

Now don’t let the name scare you off! The name refers to the open concept of the villa, surrounded by a nature reserve on three sides. Seated on a hill, it offers a panoramic view of the ocean and receives a natural breeze without attracting mosquitoes typical of a tropical island.

Beautifully decorated by its architect and photographer owner, it boasts a saltwater lap pool, an open patio and a Bluetooth surround system if you wish to stay in and watch movies. This villa houses 11 guests at any one time so this accommodation is perfect for those travelling in a group or with a big family.

the naked house
Ko Samui, จั.สุราษฎร์ธานี, Thailand
142 reviews
Entire house 7 Beds 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is breath-taking and all rooms are perfect
we loved the open air bathroom on the top level
the pool is gorgeous and the aircon is good
i loved the outdoor bathroom with the amazing tub and view of the thailand sea
the view from the swimming pool was probably the best i have had from any hotel
everything is clean and the in-house maid (noy) comes and clean every day
everything was in excellent condition clean all around and appliances worked great
we appreciate the clean and well thought design of the naked house
p'noy was so kind to clean the seafood we bought from the hue thanon market
every time i tried to help clean she'd refuse
staff was quite attentive and responsive
staff and house manager were really kind and helpful
staff is very welcoming and helpful
they were very responsive to all our requests and the the meals p’noy prepared were delicious
jook the manager was lovely and very helpful
great getaway location right in the wild
wonderful quiet location for a peaceful week
absolutely amazing house in a stunning location
this location is amazing because it's peaceful and away from all of the touristy hustle and bustle
a fabulous beautiful house in a stunning location could not recommend staying here enough
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2. Philippa Villa (from USD 227)

The Philippa Villa has an open living area, is well furnished and equipped with an HDTV, air-conditioning, a private outdoor pool, and even a sleeper tub for those indulgent baths. The villa also has a cook on request if you wish to have traditional Thai food in the comfort of the indoors instead of in the tropical heat.

Airport pickup can be arranged with the Airbnb hosts and the villa comes with a car for your use. There are many nearby landmarks and activities that can be easily explored by car such as the beach, the safari, numerous temples and waterfalls, the nearby tiger zoo, and aquarium.

Beautiful tropical Seaview Pool Villa Philippa+car
Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
83 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the infinity pool allowed for some great photos and fun
the villa was outstanding and the pool and view were both stunning
view is fantastic rooms are fully meet all desires especially bath infront of window
the view over the gulf of thailand from the apartment terrace and pool is stunning
5/10 for the apartment - it really is gorgeous and comfortable with all the amenities you need
spotlessly clean and absolutely gorgeous
very well-equipped kitchen and clean room
everything was clean and perfect it looks even better than the pictures
we loved the pool and the rooms were spacious and clean
the villa itself is gorgeous and very clean
she was so helpful and kind
she was very communicative and helpful
the owners were very welcoming and available at any time
pranom is a great host
pranom and family are very kind and helpful - we loved their great service and warm hospitality
the location is a bit secluded but we enjoyed the tranquility
there are only 3 villas so there is plenty of peace and quiet and privacy
it's a quiet place where you can perfectly relax
a nice calm beach is within walking distance just a couple of minutes down the road
100% a perfect place to stay
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3. Resort Le Meridien Koh Samui (from USD 181)

The Le Meridien Resort is located on Lamai Beach for you to enjoy the many water activities available and if salt water isn’t your thing, you can swim in the outdoor and infinity pools instead. The resort also offers amazing spa services and numerous beauty treatments and massage therapies for you to pamper yourself or your spouse.

The rooms come with built-in features such as Trivoli music system and iPod docks and features open-air bathrooms. Selected rooms boast private pools and balconies.

Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa

Address: 146/24 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

4. Bandara Resort and Spa (from USD 64)

This hotel has three pools including a stunning outdoor pool and if that’s not enough, the pool villas have a private pool for your personal use. On top of that, it is located on Bophut Beach and is conveniently close to Bophut Fisherman’s Village.

Besides water activities, the resort also boasts a fantastic spa facility and a fitness center. It also has two on-site restaurants that serve many different types of cuisine such as Chinese, European, and fresh seafood.

Bandara Resort & Spa

Address: 178/2 Moo 1, Tambol Bophut, Koh Samui
Price: from 64 USD

VIP room facilities Parking Live music/performance Kids' outdoor play equipment Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Library Family rooms Ironing service

5. Livia's Luxury Villa (from 195 USD / 6,706.05 THB)

Located in a secure complex and nestled in lush greenery, this villa offers assured security and private access to its pool. It can house 6 guests and a baby bed is available for infants. The villa also comes with a motorbike for you to explore the island.

The manager can also organize different activities for guests including fishing trips, renting of private boats and yachts, and a visit to Angthong Marine Park. A resident cook can also be arranged if you wish to dine indoors.

Livia's Luxury Villa

Address: Ko Samui, Suratthani, Thailand (see map)

Price: from 195 USD / 6,706.05 THB

Number of Guests: 6

Access: Airport pickup for 14.54 USD / 500 THB

Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan is home to the boisterous Full Moon Party. However, not all the beach is privy to the party scene, so don’t worry if you’re there for peace and quiet. The northern coast is home to quieter beaches for you to enjoy in peace.

6. The Glass Cottage (from USD 45)

Stay in a quirky cottage made of reused local wood that offers a fantastic ocean view. Nestled on a gentle hill, the location gives privacy and the illusion of being away from civilization whilst still remaining accessible to shops and the town of Khang Sala.

Facing the west, this cottage is perfect for you to catch the ocean sunsets in the comfort of your residence. This cottage also boasts a luxurious bathroom with a rain shower and complementary herbal soaps.

The Glass Cottage - Koh Phangan
Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand
98 reviews
Entire cabin 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a's coffee shop has renewed my love for cold coffee and the breakfast is amazing
the air conditioning is very good and there is also a fan
great stay at the cottage the view is amazing and the place very comfortable
really cozy little cottage with a stunning view
the place itself is absolutely beautiful breathtaking views and the comfiest bed ever
the house itself was clean and the bed was very comfortable
the house is very clean and the bed is comfortable
the house is super clean und you have everything you need
the bed was comfortable and my room was cleaned everyday as an added bonus
there were complimentary drinks stocked daily and the house keeper came every day to clean up
mike is a great host
mike was a great host
mike is a great host and he is very helpful
can't fault it mike is an outstanding host
very hospitable always willing to help and show us around the island
loved this little cottage great location close to town
it has a great position close to a good center but still well isolated from noise and crowds
location: right on the west side of the island very quiet very a very picturesque beach
within 5 minutes walking distance fromthe glass house there's a choices of several good places to eat breakfast
the location is great and if you're comfortable i recommend renting a scooter
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7. Koh Phangan Bayshore Resort (from USD 29)

The Koh Phangan Bayshore Resort is located on Haad Rin Beach, host of the famous Full Moon Party. Party your nights away on those full moon evenings and retire safely in your villa afterwards! However, even with the parties, the hotel does not get too noisy and the staff are well versed to address your stay and party needs.

Located a minute away from the beach, the hotel sports an 80 meter (262.5 ft) beachfront. Sun loungers are provided by the poolside if you wish to work on your tan!

Phangan Bayshore Resort Koh Phangan

Address: 141 Moo 6, Rin Beach, Bantai, Koh Phangan
Price: from 29 USD

Fire extinguishers Safety deposit box Tour or class about local culture Outdoor pool Airport shuttle CCTV in common areas Airport shuttle (additional charge) Children television networks

8. The Hideaway (from USD 130)

Situated on a waterfront cliff, this residence offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand and an infinity pool for you to swim and enjoy the view at the same time. Although it is secluded, travellers can still enjoy activities, such as diving and snorkeling, as well as nearby landmarks like the Tharn Sadet Waterfall.

The villa is fully equipped with a kitchen and it comes with in-house entertainment such as a PS3, iPod docks, and satellite TV.

The Hideaway

Address: 22/12, Moo 5,Ko Phangang, Surat Thani, 84280 Thong Nai Pan Noi, Thailand

Price: from 1977 USD / 67,989.03 THB for 7 nights

Access: 26 km / 16 mi drive from Samui Airport

The Hideaway

Address: 22/12, Moo 5,Ko Phangang, Surat Thani
Price: from 130 USD

Luggage storage Non-smoking throughout Safety deposit box Free WiFi Pool with view Parking Garden Airport shuttle (additional charge)

9. Baan Manali Resort (from USD 25)

Located on the private Nai Wok Beach, the Baan Manali offers a peaceful respite to guests. Water sports, such as sailing and kayaking, are available for guests and if you wish, you can catch a 15-minute ride to the Full Moon Party. Each bungalow comes with its own private balcony and hammocks for you to relax in and catch the beautiful lilac skies telling of the sunset.

Baan Manali Resort

Address: 210/20 Moo 1, Ao Nai Wok, Koh Phangan, Suratthani
Price: from 25 USD

10. Narivana Koh Phangan (from USD 81)

Located on the quieter side of the island above Thong Nai Pan, this luxury villa boasts a spectacular 15 m (49 ft) infinity pool with an amazing ocean view. This residence hosts eight and all of its bedroom villas are nicely furnished and decorated, and come with outdoor rain showers to cool you down. Surrounded by lush greenery, the second “Jungle” villa leads you to the national park.

The manager is also available to help you plan and book various excursions and organize bike and car rentals.

Narivana Koh Phangan
Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand
102 reviews
Entire villa 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous view from the pool
the pool and the view are unbelievably cool
very nice view silence and nice rooms
the view and pool was even better than pictured
great place to relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful view of the bay (and amazing sunrise)
the cleanliness of the apartment during the stay was acceptable but could have been better
the private pool the rooms the scenery beds and every inches of this villa are very nice and clean
the host also very helpful
perfect swimming pool and great staff
the manager reed was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay
the manager of the property was very helpful
the host was so accommodating and even took us to the full moon party for a small fee
great place to getaway from city life
fantastic location for couples and for a peaceful getaway
we really enjoyed the pool and close access to nice beaches
the pool is big and perfect in this location
the location is great close to 2 quiet but attractive beaches and shops
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Prepare to island hop!

Whether you choose to stay in beachfront resorts or luxury villas, you can be sure to make your island hopping memorable by staying in any of these accommodations. If you do choose to attend the beach parties, do remember to stay safe and abide by local laws and customs. Otherwise, choose from the vast array of water sports and activities that Surat Thani has to offer, and enjoy your next summer holiday!

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A Global Studies graduate and a language enthusiast, Dini speaks English, Malay and Korean! She is passionate about learning new languages and culture and aspires to be sitting amongst the many...Read more

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