Samui is top in Thailand for boutique & beautiful beachfront resorts
Koh Samui is Thailand's boutique-&-beautiful showcase, with more creativity and fine design per metre of sand than any other place in Thailand. And considering just how many outstanding new beach resorts have opened throughout Thailand since year 2000, that is a bold statement and a huge accolade for this little island of style.
From over 270 true beachfront resorts that this website has qualified on Samui, perhaps 20 – 30 can compete head-on with the country's most outstanding, boutique establishments. That's more trendy, carefully designed places than can be found on Phuket or in any other beach destination in Thailand.
The average visitor to Samui does not easily see many of these trendy Samui resorts. Geography plays a big part in concealing many of the finest examples. There is a new trend among creative architects and designers to seek out hidden shores, like rocky coasts with great views, remote beaches and deeply forested corners, in which to craft their new creations.
Here I have chosen 10 distinctly boutique resorts that I believe represent the best of this genre – and unfortunately have had to leave out a number of other good candidates.