If a beautiful beach with easy sea access, good quality rooms, a low rise mature tropical estate and a proud Asian flavour are all important to you, then Santiburi is a very attractive choice. Elegant luxury.
Santiburi is one of the most established and popular luxury resorts. A superb beachfront location at Mae Nam on the north coast, 15 minutes from the airport.
Santiburi has 77 attractive suites and villas, all designed in a traditional Thai style and 17 more contemporary Residence villas .
You have a choice of :
Duplex Suites – These have either one or two bedrooms and are located overlooking the main pool , closest to the low rise main building . Split level with separate living area . About 110m to beach
Deluxe Garden Villas – Located on the garden area , between the main pool and the little river that flows through the resort . Single storey , with integrated living area . About 90 m walk to beach through the tropical gardens .
Grand Deluxe Garden Villas – Same as Deluxe villas , but closer to the beach , about 40 m walk .
Grand Deluxe Garden Villas with plunge pool – same as above but with plunge pool on the terrace area .
Deluxe Pool villas – As above but with larger swimming pool – located on the extreme left or right of resort , about 60 m walk to beach
Grand Deluxe Pool Villas – Located in a quiet garden area on the left of the resort , about 90 m walk to beach .
Deluxe Beach Villas , some with private plunge pool – Same interior as the regular deluxe villas but just a few strides to the beach . Probably the most in demand villas , the place to be seen – literally . You also have a couple of villas with two bedrooms .
The Reserve is a selection of new One Bedroom Pool Villas. Opened in May 2018, these are much more contemporary in design style, extremely spacious with large private swimming pool and garden area. They offer an interesting accommodation option for those seeking a more cutting edge design style in contrast to the traditional style seen elsewhere in the Resort. They are set within a private estate area , on the right of the resort , about 120 m to the beach
The facilities are excellent, including several restaurant options in differing locations including attractive beach front option, particularly nice at night
Within the immediate area you have a number of alternative restaurant options
Spa ,Fitness and Sports centre
Huge Swimming pool plus smaller splash pool for infants / young children
Santiburi Championship Golf Course close by
A selection of water sports can be arranged and there are several Dive centres in the area
Great beach, stylish accommodation and good facilities ensure Santiburi has attractions for all the family. Always popular, and the recent enhancements we have recently (and happily) experienced are very pleasing.
Santiburi is one of the most established and oldest hotels on Samui, but that by no means is seen as a disadvantage. It meant it had the pick of the very best beach locations on the island. 300 m long with soft sand and easy sea access, generally at its best March to October. During the winter months the beaches in Samui can be affected by higher waves and some erosion .
The resort design style is proudly Thai, rather than funky New York. In our view that rather adds to the appeal. It might not have the jet-set WOW of some of the more recent additions, which certainly have great views and superb villas, but their beaches simply cannot compare.
Within the Mae Nam area you have several simple Thai dining options . The Fisherman’s Village restaurant area is about 10 minutes drive . The lively and proudly raucous resort of Chaweng is about 25 minutes drive away , fun for night out but very different world .
In recent years there has been a subtle more contemporary design introduced to the accommodation, without detracting from the very Thai style. If a beautiful beach, easy sea access, good quality rooms, a low rise mature tropical estate and a proud Asian flavour and highly personalised attention are all important to you, then Santiburi is a very attractive choice. The style is very much old money, affluent of course, and very comfortable in their success without the need to display it every minute.
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