Koh Samui hotels
Koh Samui's hotels can accommodate every type of traveler. Once blanketed in coconut plantations, the island is now covered with inexpensive hotels, like the cheap and cheerful Cactus Bungalow on Bophut Beach; other affordable Koh Samui hotels line Chaweng and Lamai beaches along the eastern shore. Five-star options are relatively new to Samui, but an elite handful like Karma Resort, the Library, and the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui have attracted a posh crowd to this laid-back isle. Now, Koh Samui has found itself awash in hotel construction; anticipated beachfront openings include a W Hotel and a Banyan Tree resort. Travelers seeking value on Koh Samui without sacrificing luxury ought to consider some of the island's private villas, available overnight or for long stretches of pampered relaxation. Most villas on Koh Samui come with full-time staff, sublime views, and chefs trained in both Thai and Western fare. Visitors seeking Koh Samui's best massages should take refuge at a spa resort like Six Senses Hideaway Samui or a life-changing wellness sanctuary like Kamalaya, which has helped earned Koh Samui its reputation as a detox destination.