Need to know
122, including 44 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $163.90 (THB5,359), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates usually include buffet breakfast and free WiFi.
The spa has nine treatment rooms, six of which are for couples. Unless you're allergic to coconuts, try the signature Coconut Paradise therapy, which lasts for 200 blissful minutes and includes a floral foot ritual, a coconut scrub, a coconut body wrap and a coconut massage.
At the hotel
Beach, spa, library, CDs and DVDs for guests to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, DVD player, minibar, slippers, bathrobes, Anantara bath products.
Our favourite rooms
At 52sq m, and with their own private balcony with outside seating, it's hard to believe that the Deluxe Lawana rooms are the hotel's lead-in room category. Grey wood-panelled walls, Chinese paintings, hurricane lamps and beds with billowing white mosquito nets up the ante. If your budget permits, splash out on an Anantara Pool Villa. They're worth the price hike for their generously sized private pool set amid lush greenery, their big outdoor bath tub and the unusual ceiling, which mimics an inverted Chinese roof. These villas are massive, at 160sq m.
You’re going to have certain expectations from a beachside pool in Samui and Anantara Lawana won’t disappoint – picture swaying palms, soft white sand and a peaceful turquoise infinity pool. Twice a day, staff complete a circuit of the pool and beach, doling out fresh fruit skewers or ice lollies.
Shoes you can dance in (on a beach).
Smokers: only light up in the resort’s designated smoking areas.
Welcome. Extra beds (THB445 a night) and cots (free) can be added to all rooms except Deluxe Plunge Pools. Babysitting is available (THB335 an hour; minimum three hours).