Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brisbane

Fantastic Resort

Posted 13-Aug-2014
The resort is in a private location and it's easy to get to Lamai and Chaweng with their shuttle bus or by taxi. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the Villa and views were incredible and the food delicious. An exceptional place to stay.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Ross from Cairns, QLD, Australia

Wow - Great hotel, in private bay in Koh Samui.

Posted 19-Jun-2014
Pros: Read above - just everything
Cons: They tended to be "too helpful". Ring your unit phone before coming in for turndown and or morning servicing - and if they haven't heard from you or
Location: Continuing from above, too many phone calls when I am trying to relax... but amazing. Koh Samui is small, so everything is close. Try the Cliff Rest!
We all know that Asia can be rather dirty in public places. This place is so far from the reality of Asia it is incredible. Amazingly kept grounds. Wonderful friendly staff. Private concierge who only look after a couple of units, who can do everything from book your trips, to organise a buggy for you, to organise your online checkin & seat allocations for your trips if you want. Nothing was too much trouble. So friendly. Love Thai people, they are so friendly, but these staff were just amazingly wonderful. Food wasn't badly priced. Wine & Champagne is just scary pricing, so consider picking some up at a corner store prior to arrival. Shops & motor scooter hire within a couple of hundred metres of the entrance to the Banyan Tree. Canoe hire, beach, coral, snorkling, three restaurants (Wow, Saffron) amazing breakfasts, rooms re enormous, and each with it's own private pool attached to your bungalow (wet edge) heated spa incorporated. Their spa was incredible. Wow. Do one of their spa packages. Sounds like we should be on commission for them, but it really was that good......... and we have travelled the world extensively & expensively .......... this is in the top handful of ours for indulgent relaxation. Do it.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by dep from p

One of a kind experience!

Posted 15-Apr-2014
Wonderful hotel & great hotel staff! very well thought out details & pampering spa & breakfast. Awesome for families! Well worth the price!!I If you have one island getaway - make it this one - You won't regret it! Special mention to our personal concierge Ms Rayna- she made our stay extra special ! Thank you !
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by matt from brisbane

One of the best beach resort holidays of all time.

Posted 13-Apr-2014
I don't usually bother to write up reports but I have to for this one. The Banyan Tree chain is great but the Banyan Tree Samui is a standout for us - incredible designs, incredible food, hosts etc. We will be back for sure.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by steve from Bishops Stortford

a truly 5 star experience

Posted 03-Apr-2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Pest control. too many mozzies.
Location: the location is perfect. The hotel staff gave excellent recommendations for local food and entertaiment. Our favourite place is Fishermans Village
the comfort, luxury and service are second to none. a real indulgence with the staff always being one step ahead. you just did not need to ask. Standard of accommodation is exceptional and the food equally as good. This really is paradise.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

The best

Posted 19-Feb-2014
I will cut short all words i can say in one Sentence ( it was the best hotel i ever visit in my life )
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by Arnold from Guildford, UK


Posted 11-Feb-2014 on Hotels.com
This resort hotel is set across an entire small bay between Chaweng and Lamai beaches with about 80 or more pool villas set in lovely tropical gardens. It's a quiet resort away from the Ibiza like Chaweng with it's own private beach. It's as 5 star as it gets, with huge villas all with their own pools. Golf buggies are at hand to get round the resort which is needed due to its size and the fact that many villas are on the hillside. My only criticisms would be that the style of architecture isn't very Thai....more wood and thatch would have been nice, and it would have been nice to have a pool nearer the beach surrounded by a bar/restaurant. But these are perhaps subjective preferences.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Mark from Singapore

Paradise in Thailand

Posted 05-Feb-2014
Pros: Location, architecture, planning, ever smiling and ueberfriendly staff, birds singing, the Saffron restaurant (at least on one Michelin star level)
Cons: Management is a bit light; staff needs some training on regular base. Buggies (transportation) sometimes coming after long while; spa is overpriced.
Location: Next to Chaweng and Lamai. Muay thai boxing shows in Chaweng are worth a visit as well as buffalo fighting. Otherwise stay in the hotel.
The hotel is spread on the beautiful peninsula close to Lamai beach. It's villas only hotel and they are nicely situated an the hills overlooking the bay with private beach (not shared with other resorts). The resort is relatively new, all facilities in excellent condition and expenses on very good planning and architecture as well as quality construction were not spared. The effect is great: villas are secluded, most having beautiful view, all bordering rainforest. The best are villas on the top of the hills; airy with almost constant breeze and unobstructed vistas. We were upgraded to one of the two top villas, truly great, however the reason for upgrade was my Banyan loyalty card not Expedia Elite which I hold. The hotel was full due to Chinese New Year but management did its best to give us late check out.
5 out of 5
by Adam from Birmingham

Amazing hotel!

Posted 23-Dec-2013 on Hotels.com
Everything is perfect~
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Shahid from Pakistan

Excetional Hotel and great experience

Posted 04-Dec-2013
Pros: Every thing, it was almost perfect from the word go
Cons: May be more activity at Beach like Para Gliding and water games
Location: Excellent location and many exciting places near by
Exceptional hotel with great rooms, location, views from hotel, and service par excellence