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

Nur Dini
Published May 24, 2017

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.

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1. The Naked House (from 224 USD / 7,703.36 THB)

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

Address: Ko Samui, จั.สุราษฎร์ธานี, Thailand

Price: from 224 USD / 7,703.36 THB

Number of Guests: 11

Access: Airport Pickup available

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2. Philippa Villa (from 224 USD / 7,703.36 THB)

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.

Philippa Villa

Address: Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

Price: from 224 USD / 7,703.36 THB

Number of Guests: 6

Access: Airport pickup available

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3. Resort Le Meridien Koh Samui (from 134 USD / 4,608.26 THB)

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.

Resort Le Meridien Koh Samui

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

Price: from 134 USD / 4,608.26 THB

Access: 20 min drive from Samui Airport

Contact: +66 77 960 888

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4. Bandara Resort and Spa (from 88 USD / 3026.32 THB)

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 and Spa

Address: 178/2 Moo 1, Tambol Bophut, Koh Samui, 84320 Bophut , Thailand

Price: from 88 USD / 3026.32 THB

Access: 15 min drive from Samui Airport

Contact: +66 77 245 795

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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

Price: from 195 USD / 6,706.05 THB

Number of Guests: 6

Access: Airport pickup for 14.54 USD / 500 THB

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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.

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6. The Glass Cottage (from 98 USD / 3,370.22 THB)

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

Address: Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Price: from 98 USD / 3,370.22 THB

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Koh Phangan Bayshore Resort (from 57 USD / 1,960.23 THB)

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!

Koh Phangan Bayshore Resort

Address: 141 Moo 6, Rin Beach, Bantai, Koh Phangan, 84280 Haad Rin, Thailand

Price: from 57 USD / 1,960.23 THB

Access: 30 mins drive from Thongsala Pier

Contact: +66 77 375 227

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8. The Hideaway (1,977 USD) (from 1977 USD / 67,989.03 THB for 7 nights)

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

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9. Baan Manali Resort (from 36 USD / 1,238.04 THB)

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.

Maan Banali Resort

Address: 210/20 Moo 1, Ao Nai Wok, Koh Phangan, Suratthani, 84280 Thongsala, Thailand

Price: from 36 USD / 1,238.04 THB

Contact: +66 77 377 917

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10. Narivana Koh Phangan (from 155 USD / 5,330.45 THB)

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

Address: Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Price: from 155 USD / 5,330.45 THB

Number of Guests: 8

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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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