"Overall stay at the resort was great with a few kinks."
Padam - February 3, 2020
Location rating score
There were so much activities in the hotels, even we missed the snorkelling activity, but we still had a memorable experience.
TongTong | December 21, 2019
The staff provided us with a complimentary shuttle back to the airport to offset this which was much appreciated.
Padam | February 3, 2020
The pool, the food, the view and even the buggy service were well prepared and full of caring.
TongTong | December 21, 2019
Overall we are happy with the service and the special arrangement for my partner's birthday.
Teng S. | October 16, 2019
Overall the stay was very enjoyable, and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Chin T. | December 22, 2019
Amazing hotel in an amazing setting of a cove with private beach.
Gopiraj | February 8, 2019
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||10 km|
|Nearest airport||Samui Airport (USM)|
|Distance to airport||8.4 km|
Banyan Tree Samui has online, unmanned, or self-service check-in to reduce human contact and avoid cross infection.
Face masks are available for free at Banyan Tree Samui.
Banyan Tree Samui offers temperature checks for staff and guests as a service, but it is not a condition of check in.
A doctor or nurse is available on call for Banyan Tree Samui.
Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Banyan Tree Samui is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of THB 3900. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Banyan Tree Samui also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Banyan Tree Samui has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.
Banyan Tree Samui does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"Everything was perfect!"
February 10, 2020
"Staff are very helpful."
February 8, 2019
"Everything was great :)"
July 2, 2019
Come into a universe where water meets sky and cascading terraces are fringed with hill coves and an unparalleled view of the Gulf of Thailand. Swim within a blissful haven in Koh Samui. Surrounded by waters that invite, entice and serenade, Banyan Tree Samui is infused with a timeless air of delicious mystery. Overlooking the scenic Lamai Bay, this Samui luxury resort, featuring elevated structures designed to reflect traditional Thai architecture, is nestled in a series of cascading terraces on a private hill cove in the southeastern coast of Koh Samui. Retreat from the dizzying pace of modernity into secluded haven where the hours melt into each other gently and peace is within your touch at all times.
"We all enjoyed our time here."
December 21, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Banyan Tree Samui
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What dreams are made of”
i wanted to take my girlfriend on a holiday that would take her breath away. although i did keep the hotel a surprise (and may have even played it down on the way there!) the entire experience upon arrival; the location, hotel grounds, service, private beach/bay, and finally the awe inspiring villa itself ended up bringing her to tears of joy and gratitude - mission accomplished! you'll see why she had this reaction when you get there. value is everything to me. whatever i pay, if it's a little or a lot, i expect to get what i paid for. if it is a little, i expect little and i am happy with anything extra. if i pay more though, my expectations grow. i wanted to avoid all of the "fakes" that pretend to be 5 star, but was at first nervous about paying my way out of the nerves associated with poor quality...my bank account usually doesn't permit me to do so. having been to banyan tree bangkok, and now banyan tree koh samui.... i don't regret a thing. pros: everything. might sound over the top.. but it is everything you see in all of the pictures and more. we were in a villa that was almost at the top of the mountain and had uninterrupted views of the southern coast of koh samui. it was completely private (it was clearly designed to be this way), and very peaceful. every whim had been thought of and provided. the grounds are huge and you can get complimentary buggy rides wherever you need to go (breakfast, private beach, lobby etc). our host (butler?) was very helpful, and all staff speak english very well. hammock, 2 different sets of sun beds on either side of the villa, 3 separate divisions in the villa (lounge area, bedroom, and bathroom). fresh fruit every day. extensive menu for both in room or restaurant dining. "activities" every day!!! yoga at sunrise/sunset, snorkelling, kayaking etc etc... all complimentary!!! the breakfast was typical of banyan tree, completely decadent and wide ranging. everything you could want at an extremely high standard
Excellent Resort and Great Service”
We arrived at about 2pm at Banyan Tree Samui and was immediately attended to by my Villa Host, Mr. Thep. As our rooms were not ready, we were ushered to the Lobby Lounge to wait. As we were ahead of check-in timing, we could only have the villa ready by 230pm. Our host introduced us to the resort and the dining options. Perhaps it was raining, hence he did not bring us around. He was also attentive to our needs from start till the end of our stay. Service was warm, yet not overwhelming. Unfortunately the Ocean Pool Villa had only a glimpse of the ocean. As we understood, Banyan Tree group is active in conservancy of nature and hence trees were not cut down just to give any villa a good view. We decided to pay for a room upgrade to the Sanctuary Pool Villa. The view is breathtaking (180 degree unblocked view over Lamai Bay), the best among all the resorts I have stayed in. Our host also arranged for some decoration, flower bath, a cake and wine to celebrate the wedding anniversary for me and my wife. Amenities in the room and in the resort was also excellent. Sufficient activities provided for me to stay in for the 3 nights I was there. I felt that food at the resort can improve. Apart from the Samui Fine Dining menu I had at Saffron restaurant, all other meals were just average.
Superb scenic view and best customer service”
banyan tree samui is located on the hill where you can see the great view of the ocean. for those who seek for privacy, banyan tree villa is perfect as it has all you want,including the swimming pool and jacuzzi. even the villa offers privacy, for those who come with their families, the hotel offer wide variety of activities as well as the rain forest spa, which is the signature spa f banyan tree, which i highly recemmended for the visitors to try. finally, things that i can never forgot is the service. all the staffs are very friendly and helpful. i definitely recommend banyan tree.
Amazing Hotel and Great Staff”
My fiancé and I had the most amazing time at the Banyan Tree Samui. The rooms are incredible. We stayed in a Royal Banyan Tree Villa and it was completely worth the additional expense. The views are incredible and the staff was fantastic. This is the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. There is a beautiful private beach, the spa is excellent and the rooms are unforgettable. This is a place for total relaxation and not for a big nightlife but the main strip is only about 15 minutes away so easy enough if that is what you want. Our villa host anticipated all our needs. It was truly a memorable stay.
Perfect for Honeymooners”
we spent three amazing nights at banyan tree for our honeymoon. it was an unforgettable experience. the staff makes you feel like royalty. the villas are amazing with the private pool and jacuzzi. each is tucked away in it's own private oasis with the palms swaying above you, we felt we were in paradise just like adam and eve. the breakfast was the best we've ever had with so many options we couldn't try them all. highly recommend banyan tree samui for honeymooners, as it is not your ordinary stay at a hotel. we'll definitely be back to try there other properties.
Loved the tropical paradise surroundings of our romantic getaway to this island. Our host "Bird" made sure that all our request were taken care of even making reservations at a restaurant outside the Banyan tree resort. Lovely dinner at the Edge and Saffron Dinner expensive compared to other restaurants in Koh Samui. Loved the daily shuttle to Chaweng beach - but would prefer shuttle to return at a later time or have more trips in and out of the Resort. Overall experience absolutely wonderful.
Highly recommended romantic getaway”
Booked as a romantic week away for Mr wife and I, we weren't disappointed. This is the second Banyan Tree resort we've stayed at, having already tasted the delights of Phuket. For me, Samui just edges it of the two resorts. Whilst Phuket has larger garden and pool, Samui has a better view, being on a hillside overlooking the sea. The island of Samui as a whole is less seedy than Phuket also. The villas are very luxurious and clean and the staff are splendidly friendly. Not cheap, but why would anyone wasn't to take their loved one on a cheap romantic getaway?
A Private Paradise”
Firstly, I would like to really thank the staff of Banyan Tree Samui. Their service level was nothing short of impeccable. A special thanks to the host Patrick. He made sure all my request were carried out and things exceeded my expectation. From the decor of the villa to the arrangements made for transport to airport. He even arranged me to extend my stay at Bayan Tree. The Private Beach's view was breathtaking. The villa was a little old thou as you could see that stains in the bathtub and Mirrors. Food was ok. Nothing to shout about but priced on the high side. Overall it was a wonderful stay and Banyan Tree did not disappoint once again.
Perfect Hotel for Our Honeymoon”
We absolutely loved everything about our stay at the Banyan Tree Samui. The villas offer the utmost privacy and from what we could tell they all have amazing views. The property boasts a private beach along with kayaks, snorkels, ping pong tables, soccer field etc right on the beach. Saffron restaurant was gorgeous and delicious. Breakfast had so many options! The staff are so friendly. They are always smiling and courteous. Our butler even set up a driver for the day who took us to all the tourist spots and recommended activities. The private infinity pool and jacuzzi were definitely a plus. The view is priceless.
Great resort with the largest private in villa poo”
The ocean view villas had sold out and thank god for that because we opted for one grade higher to the hillcrest pool villas. We got lucky and was assigned one of the highest villas in the resort (I05 - would highly recommend requesting this suite). We had an amazing view and the in-villa pool was just outstanding. Our suite did not have a Jacuzzi, however, so it's important to ask in advance what amenities would come with your suite. Also, I had no idea the room was equipped with a blu-ray player and so I didn't get to bring my movie collection over to watch - as a suggestion, I would highly recommend that Banyan tree add a list of basic amenities to villas section of their spartan web site. On another note, a nice little surprise was that the washroom had both a man and woman's amenities pouch filled with little goodies. The staff were friendly and responsive but of course the buggies that transport us everywhere would take a little longer to arrive since we were at the ends of the resort so that was expected. Did a 90 min treatment at the Spa which was also amazing and it pleases me that there is great quality control with the masseuse(s) there because they are all trained under the banyan tress spa academy. The food from Thai restaurant inside the resort, Saffron, was absolutely mind-blowing. It was authentic Thai food and so well prepared for my sensitive palate. I am no good with spicy hot foods but they're able to remove the heat and still keep all the other flavours intact. It was truly a gastronomic delight - the best Thai food I have ever had in my life. Our villa host was the only room for improvement since he didn't show up proactively till 2 days into the trip but once we got in touch, everything was great. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience and few resorts would top this experience. After coming to Banyan tree, I worry about how my future trips will live up to this experience!
Secluded resort for couples”
we had a very relaxing stay at the banyan tree samui. this is a very secluded resort where you can make the most of their facilities. exceptional breakfast. three other dining options for lunch and dinner. private beach location. villas are well appointed in keeping with banyan tree style. a most enjoyable stay if you want to stay int he confines of your resort and relax!
Our little paradise at the 2 bedrooms villa”
Most enjoyable stay. Loved our own pool that we can splash in. Magnificent view from our villa. Amazing villa hosts that are most friendly and helpful! Wonderful spa treatment at the Rainforest and the Banyan Tree Spa. Thai food from Saffron is world class. Banyan Tree Samui is a paradise and is flawless!
Great location to relax with the family”
We spent 4 days in the Banyan Tree Samui. Our 10 years old daughter loved all the activities in the Kids Center, the pool in our villa, where she swam every morning and evening, and the resort's beach. It is a great place for snorkeling beginners. Other than that, our stay was very relaxing. We enjoyed the food and the staff was incredibly friendly.
definitely a first class hotel. great villa, great service but food also come at ' great ' prices to go anywhere in the hotel, they take you in a caddy. when we go, it was low season, only fifty percent occupant. so it is very quiet. there is no swimming in the beach as the waves are high and water muddy, and no watersports allowed. as the beach at banyan is a private beach on an inlet, it is very rough. but the outside beaches are bigger and open, they are actually swimmable and can do some other watersports like kayaking. so i think that is a biggest negative for banyan tree. we did the spa in the rainforest thinking it should be renowned but turned out to be very mediocre.
The best getaway place to go, all the staff are extremely helpful and friendly”
Staying in Banyan Tree Samui, you basically can free your mind and soul, thoughtful staff make all kind of arrangement where you only need to go with the flow and be a Free Bird :)
Perfect Resort for Honeymoon and Anniversary”
we picked banyan tree after careful selection process, and we were really happy with our choice. from the personal butler, the check-in process, daily activity to house-keeping, it was great experience all the way. after you checked in, your personal butler will give you a cell phone in case you need to call for assistance anywhere in the island anytime. also, housekeeping will clean up the room twice a day, and a souvenir (pastries or pastries) will be offered every night. all the small details make the magic and we are really impressed!!! definitely will go back again in the future!
we loved our stay in samui. banyan tree absolutely surpassed our expectations of a luxury resort. just gorgeous. cant wait to go back again.
Be aware that you may not get the villa you thought you've booked! We booked the hillcrest pool villa, which is supposed to have great ocean view, however, what we were assigned to a room high up among the jungle!! After complained to our villa host, only permitted room switching the next day to a villa with bay view. Compared with what we experienced in Conrad Koh samui, I think banyan tree is definitely over priced for what you got. No matter the overall environment and seriveces provided.
Fanrastic and beautiful”
We loved Banyan Tree. The grounds are lush, staff are friendly and helpful. We felt totally relaxed during our stay. We enjoyed our private pool and outside space at the villa so much, there is no need to go anywhere. The spa is the best I have ever experienced in Thailand,and will certainly return in the near future!!
Second visit--still the best. ”
Second year in a row, and we'll be back next year as well. Truly the best spot on Samui. Everything is thought out, perfectly executed, and frictionless. They even gave us a late checkout, a huge plus that allowed us to board our flight to Bangkok freshly showered. Staff is really outstanding, villas are spacious (as are their private pools), and "public" beach and pool facilities are absolutely stunning. My favorite vacation destination (still haven't been to Maldives...)
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!