Your Guide to Holidaying in Koh Samui—The White Lotus Way

Luxury, indulgence, and larger-than-life tropical living – it’s what dreams (and hit TV shows) are made of! HBO’s latest sensation, The White Lotus, has just wrapped filming for its much-anticipated third season, and we are on the edge of our seats! This time around, we’re being whisked away to the stunning shores of Thailand, where all the drama and decadence unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of The Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui.

With its azure skies, pristine waters, palm-fringed beaches and warm Thai hospitality, sun-kissed Koh Samui embodies the essence of luxury resort living and sets the perfect stage to live out your White Lotus fantasies—minus the drama, and with way more indulgence, of course!

White Lotus Koh Samui

While you might have missed your chance to join the star-studded cast, it’s never too late to plan your own main character moment in this tropical paradise! Ready for your shot? Get ready for a totally White Lotus-worthy getaway at our favourite properties in Koh Samui:

Panacea Retreat – Bophut

Nestled in the charming fishing town of Bophut, Panacea Retreat offers a slice of tropical paradise perched amidst Samui’s lush green hills and pristine shores. This exclusive multi-villa enclave exudes sophistication and luxury, boasting five expansive Thai-style villas, including its crowning jewel, Praana Residence. Here, you’ll experience the epitome of island living, complete with breathtaking views of lush greenery and the gentle waves lapping against the shore. 

Panacea Retreat - Bophut

Whether you’re getting in alignment with a yoga session with a view, pampering yourself with an in-villa massage, taking a dip in your private infinity pool, or sunbathing by your private beach, every moment at Panacea Retreat exudes the very essence of White Lotus-style luxury. And it gets better. With a dedicated team of in-villa staff, including a villa manager (no Armonds or Valentinas here!), attendants, spa therapists, and in-house private chefs, you receive the superstar treatment you deserve every step of the way!

Sangsuri Estate – Chaweng

Located in the vibrant town of Chaweng, Sangsuri Estate immerses you in the ultimate tropical escape, set amidst lush green terraces cascading down to a serene private beachfront. Boasting bright and airy living spaces adorned with stylish bohemian accents, this haven of luxury creates the perfect setting for your Samui getaway. Designed for indulgence, the estate’s three expansive properties feature an array of world-class amenities including sprawling infinity pools, private cinema rooms, in-villa jacuzzis, and even serene massage salas, making it the perfect pick for large group getaways and family holidays. 

Sangsuri Estate - Chaweng

Travelling for a special occasion? Sangsuri Estate offers both singular and multi-villa bookings, with a total of 21 bedrooms across its expanses—perfect for large group celebrations. Plus, with its spectacular location, private beachfront access, and breathtaking views, it’s no wonder the estate is one of Koh Samui’s favourite picks for destination weddings. So, whether you’re dreaming of exchanging your vows White Lotus-style or celebrating a milestone, this exclusive retreat promises an unforgettable experience in a truly spectacular setting.

Villa Akatsuki – Lipa Noi

Perched along Koh Samui’s picturesque west coast, Villa Akatsuki beckons with unparalleled tropical luxury. Set against the backdrop of lapping waves and swaying palm trees, this stunning beachfront retreat blends tropical Thai and elegant Japanese-style accents seamlessly. Boasting a lavish array of amenities, including a magnificent 3-tier pool, a world-class gym, a home theatre, and sprawling beach-facing views, the villa takes luxury tropical living to new heights. Fully staffed with a dedicated team, including spa therapists and a private in-villa chef, Villa Akatsuki offers a sensory indulgence fit for royalty—Tanya approved!

Villa Akatsuki - Lipa Noi

Located on the serene Lipa Noi Beach, one of Koh Samui’s most Instagrammable spots, Villa Akatsuki ensures your resort wear #OOTDs and main character moments are nothing short of perfect, without the hustle and bustle of tourists. Plus, with its fabulous location, you’re perfectly positioned just a short drive away from Koh Samui’s hottest spots, including Nikki Beach Club and AirBar at Intercontinental—perfect for sun-kissed escapades and cocktail-soaked adventures.

Baan Asan – Taling Ngam

Set along Koh Samui’s vibrant western coast in Taling Ngam, Villa Baan Asan invites you into a world of picturesque serenity and plush luxury. This stunning retreat harmonises ultra-modern elegance with tropical charm, boasting Samui’s most breathtaking sunsets and serene, tourist-free surroundings. Perfect for family holidays and intimate getaways, Baan Asan indulges you in an array of in-villa facilities, including a sparkling infinity pool, al fresco oceanfront pavilions, a dedicated children’s room, and even a well-stocked movie room.

Baan Asan - Taling Ngam

With a dedicated team of in-villa staff at your service, every detail—from groceries to in-villa massages—is meticulously managed, allowing you to fully unwind and embrace the pleasures the White Lotus way. Set against the backdrop of stunning views of the five islands and golden sands of its private beach, Baan Asan is a dream destination for the perfect White Lotus-inspired tropical getaway—for the whole family to enjoy!

L2 Residence – Laem Set

Tucked away amidst the lush embrace of Santhikiri Estate, Laem Set, L2 Residence is the perfect pick for your Koh Samui getaway if you’re in the mood for some sweet, serene, and sumptuous escapism. Nestled into a hillside with heavenly ocean views and blessed with eternal sunshine, this villa offers a unique blend of tropical charm and modern opulence, redefining the essence of resort living.

L2 Residence - Laem Set

But, while luxury is a hallmark of the White Lotus experience, it’s the drama that truly captivates—and L2 Residence excels in showmanship. Designed to cascade down the hillside, the villa’s living spaces follow the natural slope, creating a dramatic journey from timber decks and stone terraces to a lower deck complete with a plunge pool, waterfall, and sunbeds—adding a theatrical touch to the allure of your idyllic escape.

White Lotus S3Ready for the show? Pack your bags, hop on over, and treat yourself to the smash-hit holiday you deserve amidst Koh Samui’s enchanting embrace. Book your stay with us today, or explore other favourite destinations across Thailand, Japan, and Bali for your next unforgettable adventure.

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