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Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked in for the afternoon only as we were on a cruise ship. It was pricey...$60 us a person, but this included a luxurious beach chair, fluffy large beach towels, and lunch and endless drinks. We were unable to use the magnificent pool, as is reserved only for overnight guests. Our service was excellent, and their private beach was heaven! So impressed, we grabbed brochures if we ever return!

Stayed for 10 nights here in Samui and the hotel accommodation was terrific. Stayed in a villa on the beach and was beautiful. Staff were extremely joyful and happy all the time and really mirrored the good atmosphere. Although the food inside the hotel for dinner was average for what it cost! I advise to try to eat outside the hotel at night and there are some very good restaurants too!

We stayed at Santiburi resort for five nights. We booked the golf package icluding three rounds of 18 holes at the Santibury golf course. The whole experience was 5 stars. The detailed attention to every aspect to make our stay pleasurable was incredible. I have stayed at many hotels but I have not experienced anything like this. There are just two things I can point out to improve the experience. As I said earlier we bought a golf package. The total for the whole package was bht 81.000. However, to play these three rounds we had to pay bht 9.000 extra for chart and caddies which are mandatory. It was not explained when I bought the package, stated only 3 rounds of golf. The second point is the feeling that you have to give tip for everything. The optimal I think for the guests if the resort was tip free (there is 10% service charge added to all bills at the resort). Bottom line: excellent resort and exceptional service.

We stayed at Santibury for the last 5 days of our vacation. The authentic friendliness of the staff was perhaps the greatest experience of Santiburi. But the resort in general is nice in every way. It was a perfect way to round off, and a nice way to say goodbye (and see you again) Thailand.

Had a 2 bedroom duplex. Bit unusual that the toilet is downstairs but hey ho. What is not good is the bathrooms are open plan so our sharing teenage kids had nowhere private to get changed except get into the shower or toilet. Food good and reasonably priced but please don't add 10% service charge then print a blank line asking for a TIP on top. Staff could not be more helpful. Pool is very large and pretty quiet with very comfy loungers always available. Free water in abundance in rooms and at pool. Happy 2hrs 241 4-6pm. Staff v guest football was good though the 'pitch' is a state which became a mud bath in the rain. Astro pitch please. Mrs said the spa treatments were fantastic. The snooker table and cues at the sports centre were on their last legs but the gym equipment top notch. Overall a very good stay. 500B taxi to Cheweng but plenty good restaurants around hotel. Special mention to the 'pizza' restaurant across the road serving pastas, thai and plenty more besides. Lots of Italians in there eating always a good sign and very cheap. Looks nothing but does the biz on food. Finally, another special mention for the wifi which was free, strong and reliable all over the resort.

We booked Santiburi for a family getaway. The family included 2 elderly grandparents and a 4 year old toddler. We had two villas that were adjoining but had adequate privacy from the remaining villas of the resort. santiburi provided us just what we needed for the 6 day stay we planned. We needed to just relax with some beach time and we achieved that with the beautiful garden surroundings, perfect beach access with swimming water access and friendly staff. A good program at kids club provided options for keeping the kids entertained. Great b'fast. very friendly staff.

The setting is very good with an excellent private beach and huge swimming pool. However, I would not class this hotel as 5 star. We stayed in the presidential beachfront villa which were great size but the fixtures and fittings are showing their age. The service from the staff was good. On our first night we arrived our initial rooms smelled of damp. There had been a lot of rain. The next morning we were moved to the villa. The choice of restaurant is restricted. The This restaurant was ok. But the beach front restaurant was vastly over-priced for basic food like lasagna. On the positive front the staff were very friendly and helpful and the Spa massages were great fro those who like real deep tissue treatments. All in all this is great setting but is let down by the amenities.

My first time here but a great resort . The facilities excellent and staff first class . Only a couple of restaurants by food very good . We played the golf course which has stunning views and a good test of golf ! I will definitely be back great value for money .

The highlight of this property is the most incredible, pristine beach - white sand, clear, warm water, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. My husband and I would go to the beach early in the morning, and some mornings, we were the only people on it. It was absolutely stunning! The property is beautiful - surrounded by tropical gardens which are so well maintained. The rooms were lovely - very clean and modern in the lovely Thai style. The rooms were also very large, and we had a private pool overlooking the river. It was great to look at all of the bird life while in our pool. The main pool was also lovely, although did become fairly busy on occasions. Having said that, we were always able to find a lounge in the spot that we wanted. My only negative comment was that the food was extremely expensive. We had a casual lunch at the pool bar one day - there were only the two of us and we only had some spring rolls and other small savoury items, a beer and a fruit juice and it came to over $150 AUD! After that, we ate out at other locations in Bo Phut which were much cheaper. The breakfast however was excellent - an array of good quality foods and drinks, and the loveliest staff.

This hotel has a great setting with an impressive beach front ( although more about that later ) and is essentially all on one level so no need for buggy transport as at Four Seasons, Banyan Tree etc. The villas are spacious and by and large well thought out - don't expect the wow factor and luxury finishes you get at the Four Seasons or Banyan Tree though. I would select beach front as opposed to garden ( the smell from the largely stagnant river that the some of the garden villas are close to was at times not pleasant) and don't bother paying for a plunge pool ( think oversized ineffective jacuzzi in a pink concrete setting). The beach is currently a problem - the government have decreed that one of the restaurant's beach structure is illegal and it is currently being removed. This means that there is a fair bit of temporary wooden screens and blocked access and when we were there a JCB working on the beach during the day. Restaurants are good value compared to Four Seasons etc - food is good if you tell them what you want to eat and they are very accommodating - the Thai restaurant especially so. Some of the standard choices are frankly a bit odd - surf and turf fettucine in a ragout sauce anyone? Drinks list is poor if you don't want novelty cocktails - the beach house offers only two types of gin and the wine list is limited and generic. There are some interesting Thai wines now but they don't feature on this list. The vast majority of the hotels guests are German and Russian on package holidays ( off the main reception there is a whole table filled with holiday rep brochures ). Some of the behaviour is poor - taking foods from the breakfast buffet to recycle as buffet lunches, changing babies nappies in the middle of the restaurant, turning up to lunch in speedos ( if you want evidence that the middle aged middle European male still wears speedos this is the place ) Spa treatments are good and fairly priced just don't expect the setting of a four seasons spa etc. Come here on the basis that it is a member of the leading hotels of the world and you will be disappointed. It is not 5 star luxury and can't compete with the other 5 star hotels on the Island ( but then to be fair it operates at a different price point ). Senior management is notably absent - there were no notes about the beach for example in fact when booking the beach house restaurant staff ask whether you want terrace or beach ( except that the latter is what is currently being removed by the JCB. However come here in the knowledge that it is a reasonably upscale package holiday hotel and you will be pleasantly suprised.

12/12 Moo 1 Mae Nam Beach Koh Samui Surat Thani

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Mae Nam within a short walk of Mae Nam Beach Pier, Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Lomprayah Pier. This 71-room, 5-star resort has a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. Bo Phut Beach and Fisherman's Village Plaza are also near this Koh Samui resort.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Enjoy dining at Rim Talay, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


The 71 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, refrigerators, and minibars are other standard amenities.

Property features

Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 1200 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Deluxe Garden Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Grand Deluxe Garden Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Garden Villa with Plunge Pool

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Beachfront Villa with Airport Round trip Transfer

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 750 reviews