Centara Reserve Samui: Personalized Luxury in Koh Samui, Thailand

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Centara Reserve Samui invites guests to discover a world of personalized luxury in a sanctuary of colonial splendor with contemporary flair

Designed to offer uniquely tailored escapes, Centara Reserve Samui invites guests to explore a specially reserved world at the tranquil end of Chaweng Beach in Samui, Thailand.

The award-winning resort opened its doors to guests of Koh Samui on December 1, 2021, featuring 184 luxury rooms, pool suites and beachfront pool villas with lush garden or unparalleled ocean views, exclusive amenities, and six celebrated dining venues and bars.

Nestled in lush gardens and with  breathtaking views of the turquoise waters edged by powdery white sands, this beachfront resort is an idyllic destination for those seeking a meaningful escape with curated experiences crafted with a personal touch.

Each stay at Centara Reserve Samui is exclusively crafted with a personal touch, indulging guests in intimate luxury and thoughtful in-room touches made personal to each unique traveller.

The resort offers curated experiences for all ages. Guests can experience Thai culture with “Follow the Chef”  for Thai Cooking classes where guests can enjoy hand-picked ingredients from the organic herb garden. Young guests have their own technology-free Children’s Zone with wet playground and engaging activities to stimulate their imagination.

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The resort is the perfect backdrop to celebrate life’s milestones with a variety of event spaces and outdoor venues, from the beach to the gardens, the poolside to the villas, all of which can be turned into a deeply personal backdrop for special moments.

Centara Reserve Samui has an impressive environmental focus being 100% plastic free. The resort is home to specialised water treatment facilities that bottle in-resort still and sparkling water, food waste is transformed into biogas for use in the heart-of-house kitchen, and wooden key cards reflect the resort’s plastic-free commitment.

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Centara Reserve Samui has garnered several awards in 2023. It was recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner. Winners of the annual Travellers’ Choice Award 2023 were calculated based on the quality and quantity of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on the world’s largest travel platform, placing winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.

It is also one of the “Top 10 Beach Island Resorts in Thailand” in the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, and the Winner of the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023 in the category of “Best Luxury Beachfront Resort in Samui, Thailand”. Furthermore, it is a Finalist in the Destination Deluxe Awards 2023 in the category of “Hotel Design of the Year” and “Spa of the Year”, as well as a Nominee in the DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA) in the category of “Best Resort in Thailand”.

The luxury rooms, pool suites and beachfront pool villas at the resort fuse contemporary comfort and Thai heritage. For the 19th annual HD Project Awards, Centara Reserve Samui was selected as the winner for the Guestroom category. The HD Project Awards celebrates the best of the best in projects and products, and honors the creative teams behind them. 

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The world’s first Reserve Spa Cenvaree is a serene sanctuary that boasts its own organic herb garden, in line with its philosophy of sustainability.

Spa Cevaree is a multi-award-winning operator delivering exceptional spa journeys inspired by traditional Thai healing with over 35 spas in South-East Asia and the Middle East.

At Reserve Spa Cenvaree, skilled therapists escort guests to personally select and handpick fresh ingredients for their beverage concoction and spa treatment elixir, which are then blended and infused in oils and clays for their own inspiring spa journeys that pamper and cultivate a deep sense of wellbeing.

One example is the Fresh Garden Therapy spa treatment where guests take a gentle walk through the aromatic organic herb garden with a therapist and select  from over 20 therapeutic herbs whilst learning about the benefits of Thai medicinal herbs.

With seven treatment rooms complete with steam and sauna facilities, the 100% organic spa menu includes body treatments, scrubs and wraps accompanied by matching bites and organic drinks.

Guests can also revitalise body, mind and soul at the first-class 24-hour fitness centre and a Yoga Pavilion.

See also: 8 Family-Friendly Resorts in Koh Samui

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Aside from Reserve Spa Cenvaree, produce from the resort’s organic herb garden is also harvested for gastronomy creations at Act 5, one of the resort’s six distinctive culinary venues.

Here, guests can expect a masterful performance in taste, presentation and delivery as they discover modern high-end cuisine at an intimate restaurant befitting of a beachfront luxury resort on Chaweng Beach. Centre stage is taken by the contemporary high-end seasonal cuisine, which is served with theatrical flair and complemented by fresh herbs handpicked from the resort’s organic herb garden.

Other dining venues include Salt Society, where guests can enjoy an extensive selection of fresh seafood; the elegant Thai tapas restaurant Sa-Nga, where authenticity meets innovation; The Terrace offers relaxed piazza-style dining and comfort food from around the world; soak up the island vibes at the Pool Bar with creative cocktails and light bites; and uncover best-kept secrets of gin at The Gin Run in a sophisticated ambience.


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