Exuding contemporary luxury with Thai and Chinese design elements, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort stretches down a hillside to the sea with over 100 villas and rooms in two-storey houses. The perfect beach resort that’s close to, yet far enough from Samui’s nightlife, Anantara Lawana is ideal for couples and families looking for a tropical holiday with amazing dining options as well as wellness experiences.
Tucked away on the tranquil northern end of Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui island, and a stone’s throw from Fisherman’s Village, Anantara Lawana lies steps away from the beachfront, and offers spacious luxurious villa accommodation and delicious dining options. Furthermore, the airport is just a 10-minute taxi ride away.
The famous Tree Tops restaurant, which, as the name already suggests, has you enjoying sweeping views of the stunning Samui coast. The intimate restaurant with just eight tables in their own salas, is one of the island’s most romantic dining experiences. Surrounded by lush foliage and connected by a wooden walkway, this restaurant takes date night to the next level. Serving up Mediterranean and French dishes, it offers great food too without being overly fancy. Book in advance to avoid disappointment and come early to enjoy a drink a the adjacent Tree Tops bar with impressive views across the Gulf of Thailand.
Ocean Kiss on the beach offers local Thai favorites with a modern twist. Once a week there’s a Thai buffet, with a live band and fire jugglers, and the breakfast is extensive and even features a cold room with meats, cheeses, salmon and dairy products.
Prepare to get messy at Crab Shack, where you can tuck into a delectable finger-licking seafood feast. Choose from scallops, king crab legs, oysters, lobster, or irresistible blue shell crab, and steamed mussels with chef’s American or Asian sauces.
See also: Koh Samui Wellness Guide
Complete with infinity pool, clear blue skies and pristine ocean vistas, Anantara Lawana offers an intimate 5-star experience with its spa and wellness journeys, as well as its range of outdoor fitness activities such as Muay Thai, sunrise yoga and tai chi. Guests can also choose from water sports, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and wind surfing.
The resort also organizes cultural tours where you will get to see unique local handicrafts, Thai silks, and you will get to bargain for jeweled and textile masterpieces. Opt for an island safari through the lush mountainous area of the island, and explore unique sites and parts of the rainforest in a Land Rover, or embark on a temple tour into the spiritual heart of Koh Samui and find that inner calmness with the prayers and blessings of Thai monks.
Embark on a healing journey of mind, body and spirit with a series of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments delivered with a soothing touch. Pick between stress-releasing full-body massages, revitalizing scrubs, herbal steams and baths, and retreat into the peaceful wellness haven and enjoy spa treatments in one of the nine ensuite rooms for a transformational wellness experience.
In addition to the great facilities and experiences, which will make your stay truly unforgettable, Anantara Lawana also offers 1-Day, 3-Day and 5-Day wellness retreats to reset your body’s rhythm.
During our stay, we were treated to a customized 4-Day wellness retreat that incorporated a number of wellness classes, spa treatments, fitness activities and even a cooking class on the beach.
Some of our favorite activities included peaceful morning walks along the beach, sunrise tai chi and yoga sessions overlooking the ocean, while taking in the fresh breeze and soaking up the first few rays of the day. We also unleashed our inner warrior in the Thai boxing ring with sweeping views of Chaweng Beach, where we were treated to a sweaty and satisfying muay thai session with a personal trainer.
1-DAY YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT
Perfect for the person who lives a hectic life and needs to give themselves a little break, this one-day program offers deep relaxation through yoga and meditation, followed by a Thai herbal steam, and a stress release massage at the spa, encouraging you to leave all your stresses behind. The wellness day also includes a 3-course healthy cuisine menu and raw juice.
3-DAY REJUVENATE & REVITALISE PROGRAMME
Ideal for guests who can set aside at least a few days to recharge and dedicate time to themselves, this program is perfect to kick-start a healthy way of living or to give yourself timeout from a hectic lifestyle. Refocus your mind and stretch and tone your body with a daily choice of yoga, Pilates, Thai stretching or Thai boxing. Then let yourself be pampered with a series of herbal steams, a foot massage, a Swedish massage, an Indian head massage, a mini facial, as well as a raw juice, and a 3-course healthy cuisine menu, spaced out over the three days. This program will give your body a chance to de-compress and enable you to get back in touch with yourself and your needs.
5-DAY RELAX & DE-STRESS PROGRAMME
This wellness retreat is ideal for guests who have made the commitment to give themselves the space and time to let go, transform and recharge, physically, as well as mentally and emotionally. Each morning starts with a choice of outdoor yoga, Thai stretching, Pilates, or Muay Thai, followed by a Thai herbal steam or a milky bath. The rest of the day is filled with soothing treatments, such as a Balinese massage, foot massage, facial, and a traditional Thai massage. Guests will also be treated to two 3-course healthy cuisine menus, complete with raw juice, which will encourage you to eat healthier, yet still give you the freedom to order freely the rest of the time. Let your spirit blossom under the expert touch of the spa therapists and revel in the healing and nurturing powers of this tropical island.
Guests can choose between Deluxe Lawana Rooms with balconies overlooking stunning views, or intimate Plunge Pool Villas. Think oversized bathtubs for two, tropical decor, and stunning views and terraces to connect you with nature.
Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
92/1 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand. Tel: +66 77 960 333