Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui: hotel of the week

Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand - hotel of the weekFringed by shady palm trees and graced with turquoise ocean views, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa in Koh Samui is a boutique beachside corker. It’s time to say ‘sawadika’ to this picturesque island escape, which has a completed renovation under its belt…

Style Thai tranquility
Setting Bophut beachside retreat

Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand - hotel of the weekWhy this week? Reopening its doors after a six-month renovation, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa sparkles from its face-lift: communal areas such as the lobby, Eclipse bar and High Tide restaurant have been spruced up with a contemporary Thai-inspired design. For those fancying a poolside feast, the Full Moon restaurant offers a finger-lickin’ good gourmet grill, complete with a gorgeous ocean outlook. Each of the lavish Anantara Beachfront Pool Suites boasts a private 24sq m swimming pool, taking you from bed to watery bliss in only a few barefoot steps. To sweeten the deal, and to celebrate its improved good looks, the hotel has a special boutique hotel offer for Smith members: 30 per cent off stays from now until 20 December 2013.

Our favourite bits… Who could ever tire of the come-hither infinity pool, treatment huts where strong hands work massage magic and fruity cocktails, sipped as the sky turns vivid shades of oranges, pinks and red – the hardest choice you have to make here is which bikini/beach shorts to wear. Families will enjoy the kids’ club and golden beach.

Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand - hotel of the weekMr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Anantara Bophut suits a night-time arrival, which Mrs Smith and I discovered when she slammed on the brakes of our 4X4 and exclaimed ‘Wow! This must be it.’ In daylight we would have missed the avenue of flame torches that guided us over the ancient drawbridge and past the tropical gardens that led to Anantara’s main entrance – featuring a well-lit Hanuman fountain guarding the foyer. ‘We can always go back to those beach huts and “keep it real” like you suggested,’ I said wryly. Too late. Mrs Smith was already making a beeline for the tray of welcome cocktails in the doorway.

Much is said about Thai people’s friendliness, but it’s hard to appreciate the level of warmth and generosity until you witness it first-hand. While we wouldn’t argue with the complimentary lemongrass cocktail, 15-minute foot massage and instant room upgrade, it was the broadest of smiles from reception that made us feel the most welcome. ‘Does our room upgrade still have a sea view?’ I asked ungratefully…’ Read the full anonymous review of Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa.

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There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Anam Parvez at 9:07 am

    Its an Amazing property!!!!!!!!!!! lovin it

  2. Iris at 4:19 am

    “Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa” is a wonderful resort! The rooms are amazing as well.

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