This article was published on February 18th, 2018
The Ritz Carlton is synonymous with distinction and world-class service, and their status of excellence continues with the latest addition to its list of properties with the opening of the recent Ritz Carlton on the tropical island paradise of Koh Samui, Thailand. Located on the site of a former coconut plantation, the Ritz Carlton Koh Samui is a five-star resort that offers everything guests could want and more, including incredible 175 suites in three distinct types of accommodations.
Terrace Suite: overlooking the resort and offering a breathtaking view of the ocean, these rooms include one larger one that can be divided to create a living room and bedroom, with an adjoining bathroom.
Pool Villa: offering gorgeous views of the resort and the ocean, guests have access to a private infinity pool, outdoor patio deck, sitting area, bedroom with vanity, bathroom with a bathtub as well as water closet areas.
Ultimate Pool Villa: these rooms offer guests everything the pool villa option offers; however, they also include a view overlooking the Thailand Sea as well as round-the-clock butler service.
Guests at the resort will feel incredibly safe, secure, and comfortable throughout their stay. With plenty of on-site activities and restaurants, it’s a big slice of vacation heaven!
The property features the longest pool on Koh Samui, which overlooks the Thailand Sea. The pool has three sections, a lounge pool, kids area, and hot tub. The pool has a beautiful deck with lounge chairs. The pool area is serviced by a poolside cocktail bar and eatery.
Adjacent to the pool there are two beaches, one with small rocks and the other with sand. They are separated by beautiful, natural rock outcroppings where the waves from the Thailand Sea crash, resulting in beautiful white ocean spray. The beach is host to a weekly barbecue, morning exercise activities, and daytime sunbathing.
The resort promotes a healthy, active stay. There is a large on-site fitness center that includes free weight, cable, and cardio equipment, along with complimentary water, apples, and towels. There are daily Muay Thai boxking lessons, tennis, table games, and an entire spa village, all keeping your mind, body, and soul healthy throughout your stay.
For extra adventure, the resort has a specially designed three feet deep swim reef. Guests have the opportunity to swim with over 3,000 tropical fish representing 50 different species.
Getting around the resort is easy. The 75 acre property is connected with paved pathways, which are serviced by a complimentary club car service that can be called for flagged down at any time. Club cars are located throughout the resort and the resort services staff are happy to take you anywhere on the property.
Guest safety is incredibly important. The entire resort is secured with appropriate and discrete walls and has controlled security to get on and off the property. This allows guests to enjoy the resort in total serenity and with a safe piece of mind.
The highlight of each day is the GM reception, which takes place at sunset in the arrivals area. The spectacular location overlooks the big Buddha. Guests can enjoy cocktails and light bites while watching the sunset. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
There are plenty of on-site dining options offering expansive menus that include everything from traditional Thai fare to beach barbeques, and amazing cocktails that are infused with local ingredients. Each morning guests can enjoy a complimentary buffet which offers both traditional western breakfast foods and traditional Thai breakfast cuisine that is absolutely delicious.
The Ritz Carlton Koh Samui proudly welcomes the LGBT community. It is the perfect location for a destination gay wedding, with multiple locations throughout the resort to host a ceremony overlooking the Thailand Sea.
The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui has been built with guests’ ultimate satisfaction in mind, meaning that you don’t even have to leave the property for an amazing getaway. There is so much to see, do an explore on Koh Samui, including local eateries, markets, elephant sanctuaries, ATV jungle tours, snorkeling, sailing, and the must-experience Mo Ko Angthong National Marine Park.