Koh Samui, Thailand

Sala Samui Chaweng Beach

Rates per night from$194.76

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (THB5,950.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Whitewashed wonder

Setting

Coconut groves by crystal waters

A crisp, modern marvel of white walls and palm-shaded lounge chairs, Sala Samui Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui offers laid-back minimalist style on the island’s most popular stretch of sand. Each room has a private pool and unique style, and all are designed to turn attention to the sparkling Gulf of Thailand. The hotel makes the most of its beachy setting, serving casual Thai meals in the open-air restaurant, the Tent, and mixing up tropical cocktails that taste best with toes in the sand. Nab sunloungers by the moon-shaped pool or rent paddleboards and take off…

Smith Extra

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Free airport transfers; stays of five nights also get 15 per cent off food and drinks; stays of seven nights get all of the above and 15 per cent off laundry

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

82, including suites and villas.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $194.76 (THB5,950), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.

More details

Rates include a buffet breakfast of pastries, juices, fruit and eggs.

Also

Pick up tips from the masters with a private cooking class hosted by the restaurant’s chefs. The class is available daily, and includes recipes, an apron, a few cooking tools and a full lunch for two.

At the hotel

Parking, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, minibar, coffee-maker, beach bag, home-made bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The Oceanfront One-Bedroom Pool Suite is open and bright, with an over-sized plunge pool ideal for cooling off on hot island days. The Sala Pool Villas are ideal for privacy, set on the wings of the property off to the sides of the main building, with an outdoor shower.

Poolside

There's a large pool with sunbeds and lounge chairs in each of the two wings, both with smaller child-friendly pools.

Spa

A haven of swooping modernist curves and soft spherical lights, Sala Spa is inspired by our solar system. Step through the circular doorway and you'll find six treatment rooms, each themed after a planet and housing a bath tub, rainfall shower and twin treatment beds. The menu is wide-reaching, including blissful body scrubs, aromatic herbal wraps and limbering massages. The therapists only use products from two leading Thai beauty brands, I Plus Q and Dii Skincare.

Packing tips

Stock up on beach wraps and woven sandals at the night markets that pop up around the island, including nightly at Chaweng Beach.

Also

The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Children

Children of all ages are welcome. The hotel has a children's pool, lawns suitable for playing and dedicated kids club. Babysitting can be arranged with a day's notice. Foldaway cots and cribs are available, along with baby baths and high chairs.

Best for

Over-4s, who'll be able to make the most of the kids club and facilities.

Activities

The kids' club is open daily from 9am to 6pm, and is open to children from four to 12. A range of supervised art, craft and playtime activities run throughout the day, and the playroom is well stocked with toys and games.

Swimming pool

There's a child-friendly pool attached to the main pool in each of the hotel's wings.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available with 24 hours' notice.

Eco‐friendly

The hotel uses organic and seasonal products wherever possible, and tries to minimise waste and plastic by using reusable hand towels, glass water bottles and paper straws.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Take a table close to the water for breezes and silhouettes of palm trees as the sun sets.

Dress Code

Bright, beachy sundresses and linens are ideal for this laidback setting.

Hotel restaurant

The Tent is an open-air beachfront restaurant serving fresh-caught seafood and a variety of Thai and international dishes. The canvas-topped minimalist setting draws the focus to the beach, just steps from the tables – plan on a moonlit stroll in the sand after dinner. Open for lunch, the Treehouse has a pitched roof, pale-wood furniture and soft sofa-style seating in a deep ocean blue. The menu has western and Thai sections, spanning salads, pizzas, fragrant curries and seafood; there's also a menu for little Smiths. Guests staying in any of the Garden Wing rooms have breakfast at the Treehouse; those in the Oceanfront Wing rooms have it at the Tent.

Hotel bar

The Tent’s adjacent bar serves up the full restaurant menu as well as some appropriately tropical cocktails. The Beach Bar will whisk you even deeper into holiday mode, with jackfruit, coconut and other exotic delights at hand to please your palate.

Last orders

Breakfast is served at the Tent from 7am to 11am, lunch from 11am to 5pm and dinner from 5pm to 10.30pm; the bar is open from 11am until 11pm daily. The Treehouse serves breakfast from 7am to 11am and lunch from 11am to 2pm.

Room service

Order anything you fancy from the restaurant menu to your room, during restaurant hours.

Location

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Address
Sala Samui Chaweng Beach
99/10 Moo 2, Tambon Bo Phut
Amphur Koh Samui
84320
Thailand

Sala Samui Chaweng Beach is on the northeast side of Koh Samui, right on the beach.

Planes

Koh Samui Airport (www.samuiairportonline.com) is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, with daily flights from Bangkok on Thai Airways. Contact Smith24 for assistance with transfers.

Automobiles

The hotel is pleasingly central, if you’re interested in exploring the rest of the island. There’s on-site parking, but it’s easier to arrange a driver to navigate the island’s small roads.

Worth getting out of bed for

Plan to spend plenty of time enjoying Koh Samui's world-renowned beaches, which have been the subject of love songs, novels and even the movie The Beach. The hotel has a prime spot by the warm waters, and plenty of gear to help guests take advantage, including paddle boards and kayaks to try in the lagoon. On Thursdays, the hotel offers movie night on the beach (free popcorn included). On Saturdays, there’s a beachy barbecue with grilled dishes, a raw bar and live music.

Explore around the island by chartering a boat through the hotel to snorkel in the crystal waters by Ang Thong National Marine Park and explore the coves and less-popular stretches of sand around the island.

There’s no spa at the hotel, but Thailand is renowned for its massages, and many operators set up shop right on or near Chaweng Beach, for the ultimate seaside relaxation.

Local restaurants

There are plenty of little restaurants and food stalls off Chaweng Beach for those looking to sample island flavours. The Chaweng Beach Night Market sets up nightly with vendors selling fresh-grilled casual beachy skewers and classic Thai dishes, including papaya salad and sticky rice.


Feast on fresh fish in classic Thai preparations at Supattra, a local favourite just north of the airport in an open-air spot near the water. Coast Beach Club and Bistro, down the beach from the hotel, installs a DJ for music and beach views as the backdrop for tiki drinks, full-moon cocktails and a menu of salads, pastas and burgers.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this beachfront hotel in Thailand and unpacked their sarongs and sandals, a full account of their island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Sala Samui Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui…

With its white walls and modernist curved alcoves, Sala Samui Chaweng Beach has the stark and sun-bleached look of coral from the Gulf of Thailand. And like coral, the hotel belongs on the beach, conjuring visions of crisp, clear waters and balmy breezes. Tucked onto a prime stretch of Chaweng Beach, with its soft sands and gentle waves, the hotel has an ideal location. Beach bums can stake out a spot with sea views and almost never leave, summoning tropical cocktails and light snacks for sustenance before evenings of barbecues and movie screenings on the sand. Adventurers can take off by kayak or paddleboard to discover the coves and waterfalls that lure intrepid explorers, and culture buffs can stake out the goods at the nearby night markets. If you happen to  tire of the sun (we’re told it can happen) just retreat to your spacious, airy room, where a private pool awaits for secluded dips.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Sala Samui Chaweng Beach’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The beach in front of the hotel was beautiful and not crowded. The bar and restaurants right on the beach. The room was huge, comfortable and very quiet – I heard nothing despite having a room on the ground floor and the room next to mine hosting a bachelorette party. The activities proposed by the hotel, which included cooking classes, paddleboarding and kayaking. 

Don’t expect

A secluded location, you are in a small city. I could hear the traffic while in the pool of my room.

Rating

Stayed on 7 May 2019