I was here at Christmas and loved this hotel so much I am returning to write a review. If you seek hotels with luxury, incorporate local architecture and flavor, good service that is unobtrusive and ever available, and can't decide between a beach or the pool, this place will meet all of your expectations and more. I stayed at the Ritz in Bali many years ago, and never thought I'd find a comparable experience until now. This is a much smaller hotel, but no less romantic, the grounds and property are impeccable, the level of comfort is sublime and the staff is extremely attentive. The breakfasts and poolside lunches (& cocktails - try a 'tender love') are great - our only complaint to management was that dinner service (and we tried all three restaurants) was very unreliable. That said, I wouldn't let this issue deter my choice to return here for one minute. We went to some good local beach restaurants that they recommended and this was preferable.
There really isn't that much to see or do on the island , so if you're the type who doesn't like to spend time relaxing by the pool or beach, this isn't really the place for you. We didn't have a car and called for taxis or a driver when we wanted to leave the property (almost once a day) and this was fairly easy.
I find myself looking for similar hotels all over the world and if Thailand wasn't so far away I'd stop looking and just return to here. Absolute paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond Napasai exudes an irresistible, traditional Thai charm. Stand-alone villas sit within 17 acres of tropical gardens, rich with cashew and coconut trees, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Tempting aromas of fresh local cuisine drift through the air, and staff greet every request with a warm smile. Life is as quiet or as lively as you desire. Spend all day beside the infinity pool or in the relaxing Napasai Spa. Alternatively plunge into the vibrant island scene with our wide range of action-packed resort activities. The resort is a haven for sports, sea and action lovers. Enjoy a number of on-site facilities, from table tennis and badminton to windsurfing and Hobie Cat. Swimming pool nestled in our tropical garden, the infinity-edge freshwater pool. Family friendly features Whether spending quality time together or letting little ones run wild with supervised activities, Belmond Napasai is an ideal choice for a Thailand family holiday. Children can meet our resident animals while touring the secret countryside. They can get involved with different sports and excursions or go for a splash in the dedicated children's pool. They will also receive special menus in our restaurants. Babysitting services can be arranged on request so parents can unwind and savour the romance of the resort. Savour the delights of Thai cuisine at our Lai Thai Restaurant. Our executive chef offers a delicious array of local specialities alongside refined Mediterranean and oriental dishes. Take a seat indoors and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, or eat al fresco on our outdoor balconies. Stunning views across the resort accompany breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining in Belmond Napasai Beach Dining: Take a seat at our beachside restaurant which offers a mouth-watering variety of barbecued and grilled dishes. Savour the delights of Thai cuisine at our Lai Thai Restaurant. Our executive chef offers a delicious array of local specialities. Take a seat indoors and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, or eat al fresco on our outdoor balconies. Stunning views across the resort accompany breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel offers a variety of villas from Sea view hill to sea view and beach front, One bedroom Villa Suites (beach front or in the Gardens) and Private Pool Residences from 2 to 4 bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Napasai By Orient-Express Hotel Mae Nam
- Napasai Koh Samui
- Napasai Hotel Koh Samui
- Belmond Napasai Ko Samui, Thailand