Nora Beach Resort, Chaweng Point
EDITOR’S INDEPENDENT REVIEW: Nora Beach Resort is one of the lucky early arrivals in Samui that was able to secure a large plot of beach land with an especially long beachfront facing onto the northern extension of Chaweng Beach that we call Chaweng Point, to differentiate it. It was also built in the days when developers were more concerned with guest comforts than cramming in as many rooms as possible. The majority of rooms here are single-storey garden villas with lush foliage surrounding each room. Along the southern edge is a more conventional three-storey hotel block with 42 Superior Rooms.

As the beach map here shows, this resort commands a 100 metres of beach in front of the main resort, as well as an additional 120 metres strip of beachfront land stretching further up the sand. This gives Nora Beach the luxury of an additional nine beachfront pool villas – called Beachfront Pool Villa Suites – that must qualify among the best right–on-the-beach accommodations on the island.

The beach here is pretty, with scenic views in most directions, but it’s not one of Samui’s best. The sand is fairly narrow, almost disappearing at the highest tides, and the entire bay in front of the hotel is very shallow, so this is not a good swimming beach. Low tide can leave a wide area of sand exposed. The hotel helps compensate by providing quite a large swimming pool, down by the beach. Nora also has an especially pleasant beachside bar, a great place to hang out with a cool drink at sunset. This resort faces directly east, but since the sky often lights up in shades of pink and orange at the end of the day the sunset can also be a delight.

Despite that this resort is quite old, it has been well maintained and renovated, with rooms in excellent condition. Décor is quite simple and elegant, with plush touches through the use of colourful Thai silks plus wooden floors and furniture. Room sizes are comparatively quite large, while the pool villas are especially spacious. All bathrooms have bath tubs as well as showers, while balconies are large enough to be really useful. Amenities are all that is expected in an international-level 4-star resort.

Location is one of the great advantages of Nora Beach Resort. This is close enough to the restaurant, nightlife, shopping and lifestyle centre of Chaweng Beach – a 10–15 minute walk or three minute drive – yet far away enough to provide a tranquil environment. It also gives quick access to the airport and to the secondary dining and entertainment centres at Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village and the sunset viewing bars in Big Buddha.


Sandy Beach

beach surface

white sand


natural, luxurious, romantic
star rating
price range
check-in / check-out 14:00/12:00
total Nº of rooms 113
Nº of beachfront rooms 9
Nº restaurants 1
Nº bars 1
Nº of swimming pools 1
internet access free
health club
spa & treatments
satellite TV
beachfront gardens
24 hour security
airport transfers
24 hour room service

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Culture and Comfort
The resort’s luxurious villas and rooms are spacious and all offer wonderful views of the ocean or lush gardens. Traditional Thai silk and furnishings impart a Siamese flavour, while the modern fittings ensure that guests experience every possible comfort. The Nora has 113 rooms in Six different catergories.

Southern Comfort
All rooms at the Nora Beach Resort and Spa combine old-world charm with 20th century comforts. Every room has its own flat screen TV with satellite access and the villas and suites even have their own DVD players, perfect for a lazy day in bed. Other amenities found in all rooms include, IDD telephone, in room safes, a fully stocked minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers and luxury bathrobes.

Breathtaking Ocean Views
Each of our rooms is furnished with a king-size bed, panelled with teak wooden floor boards and carpeted with hand woven rugs with Mughal designs. Richly upholstered armchairs sit beside wall to wall windows, inviting guests to relax in their elegant surroundings.

Private Pool Villa
Guests may treat themselves to a royal experience in our lavishly designed bathrooms. All rooms feature a sparkling bathtub, a multi pressure shower, exclusive toiletries based on Ayurveda and fresh, plump cotton towels or robes designed exclusively.
DVD Player
air conditioning
satellite TV
bottled water in room (complimentary)
coffee maker
hair dryer
in-room safe
daily maid service
makeup/shaving mirror
IDD telephone


42 room ⋅ 39 m2

42 rooms are specious 39 square meters.Housed in the three ΓÇôstorey block, the view from these rooms is magnificent and the private balcony is a great place to take it all in a favorite evening drink.

Nora Villa

38 chalet/bungalow/villa ⋅ 63 m2

38 Nora Villa are specious 63 square meters.Surround yourself with nature by staying in one of our 38 spacious villas. A gurgling stream and lovely well-kept gardens creates a close to nature ambience. With interconnecting rooms, these villas are great for guests taking holidays with their families.

Nora Ocean Villa

10 chalet/bungalow/villa ⋅ 63 m2

10 Nora Ocean Villa are specious 63 square meters.Wake up to an unparalleled view of the Thai Gulf from one of NoraΓÇÖs ten ocean villas; a perfect place to sit with a loved one and watch the setting sun.

Nora Tropical Suite

6 suite ⋅ 71 m2

6 Nora Tropical Suite are specious 71 square meters.Feel like royalty as you stay in one of these six luxury suites. With a separate living room and a private jacuzzi in a sensual bathroom, NoraΓÇÖs Tropical Suites are the ultimate place to pamper yourself. Surrounded with the tropical view,, youΓÇÖll never want to check out.

Pool Villa Suite

7 chalet/bungalow/villa ⋅ 123 m2

7 Pool Villa Suite specious 123 square meters with one bedroom, one living room and private pool at size 3.5 x 6 meters.A class on its own, the Pool Villa Suite surpasses all your expectations with personalized service and assistance. ΓÇ£A deluxe resort within a resortΓÇ¥, you will be waited on by hand and foot. Stay at the pool and you will experience a different kind of service beginning with being led straight to your room just as all VIPs should.

Beachfront Pool Villa Suite

10 chalet/bungalow/villa ⋅ 123 m2

10 Beachfront Pool Villas specious 123 square meters with one bedroom, one living room and private pool at size 3.5 x 6 meters.Situated right on the beach front with all the privileges of the Beachfront Pool Villa Suite plus an exclusive private pool and a view of ChawengΓÇÖs almost secret beach that will leave you flabbergasted. Be at complete ease and let your personal assistant take care of your every whim. If youΓÇÖre looking to be pampered in style, then come to the Nora and be wooed to your hearts content.


Thai food has transcended from street food to be hailed as one of the world’s culinary masterpieces – at Nora Beach Resort you’ll see why. As Nora’s main restaurant, the Prasuthon offers Royal Thai dishes using ancient recipes that have been enjoyed by the upper crust of Thai society for generations. There is also a wide variety of western dishes and fusion food to choose from.

Prasuthon Restaurant

Each morning from 06:30 – 10:30 hrs., Nora hosts a buffet breakfast offering many different dishes from around the world. From bacon and eggs to fruit and freshly cooked breads, you’re bound to find some comfort food when you eat breakfast at Nora.

Koh Samui is a great place to sample some of the world’s best and freshest seafood. So as the sun slowly sink over the horizon, get on down to the beach for the Prasuthon barbeque. Fish and other types of seafood, freshly caught from the Thai Gulf, can be cooked to perfection and enjoyed under the stars.

Hours: 06:30 – 23:30 hrs. (Breakfast: 06:30 – 10:30 hrs.)

Hours Open for Breakfast, Open for Lunch, Open for Dinner

lounges and bars

Lobby Lounge

If you are not yet ready for bed after your meal, the lobby bar is the perfect place for a nightcap. Here, classical Thai music mingles with the sounds of nature from the surrounding gardens and makes for a relaxing end to the day.

Hours: 07:00 – 23:30 hrs.

Hours Open for Dinner

The Pool Bar

Directly overlooking the ocean’s edge with a beautiful view of ocean. This outlet serves a variety of appetizers and light meals in addition to specialty cocktails. In the evening, entertainment compliments the popular "Happy Hour" discount offers on cocktails and beers.

Pool Bar: 08:00 – 19:00 hrs.
Public Pool: 07:00 – 19:00 hrs.

Hours Open for Breakfast, Open for Lunch, Open for Dinner

services and facilities

Service with a Smile
Nora Beach Resort offers a full range of services to ensure that guests are able to relax and take home only happy memories of their visit. Everything, from laundry and flight bookings to baby-sitting services and Wireless Internet access services, is available to all. Transportation is a breez with limousine services and complimentary daily shuttle to Chaweng Beach. Nora also offers a venue for theme meetings, weddings and cocktail functions.

Large Swimming Pool and Pool Bar
It is down on the beachfront that Nora comes into its own as the ideal holiday destination for people of all ages. A stunning view of one of Samui’s most charming beaches, restaurants and bars serving delicious food and drinks and the island’s newest and most unique spas combine, to ensure that there is never a dull moment at Nora.

The pool has its own Jacuzzi as well as a swim-up bar. Why not lie around on a sun lounger and read a favorite novel or simply take in the wonderful view of the Thai Gulf and the nearby island of Koh Pak Som? The pool area also stages many different activities and events so Nora’s guests can enjoy anything from southern Thai dancing and cultural displays to even an on-site floating market.

Or why not take a swim in the warm waters or go snorkeling and admire some of the beautiful fish and colorful coral just offshore.

Open hours: 07:00 – 19:00 hrs.

Samui’s Style Wedding
Nora is proud to be the leading wedding planner on the island. We cherish the unison of two hearts that have found each other and are looking forward to spend the rest of their lives together. Nora provides the perfect venue for you and your partner to begin forever at.

You can begin your walk together as one from Thai wedding ceremony or a tropical beach wedding. The Thai wedding ceremony begins with a spiritual binding common to all Buddhist ceremonies and proceeds to the exchange of ring and prayers and blessings from monks. Experience the best day of your lives in the exotic paradise island. Sparkling wine, candle lit dinners and breath taking themes are bound to make this special day memorable and an experience of a lifetime.

Anodas Spa Signature
Discover a sanctuary of pure bliss and tranquility when you visit The Anodas Spa signature. The Anodas spa signature offers a contemporary range of both East and West spa favorites. The secrets of the Asian beauty are unveiled in an exquisite range of spa delights that is supported.
currency exchange
laundry / dry cleaning
room service
children's pool
Swimming Pool
tour information
Luggage store
business centre
conference rooms
baby-sitting/child care
Car parking
Steam room
Wedding services
Taxi service
Airport Transfer
Car for rent
Wake up call
Anodas Spa
DVD Library villa
Wine Cellar
Halal Food
Shuttle service to Town/Beach
Public internet corner
Thai cooking class
Motorbikes for rent
Wi-Fi Internet


222 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand
general email address
phone number
66 (0) 7742-9400
66 (0) 7742-9498, 66 (0) 7742-9499

locations and attractions

Chaweng Beach


The Nora Beach Resort & Spa is located atop a magnificent slop along the world famous on the North of Chaweng Beach. Just 10 minutes drive from Samui Airport and only 5 minutes to Chaweng Beach.Location/Transportation:
- Located on the north of Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui Thailand.
- 10 minutes drive from Samui Airport and 5 minutes to Chaweng
- Luxury limousine available
- Daily shuttle service from Resort to Chaweng Beach.