The most Instagrammable bathtubs in Samui

Swimming pools often take the spotlight in what makes a villa shine – which, fair point – but we take a look at another place where there is less splashing and more relaxing involved: the bathtub. In no particular order, here are our favourite bathtubs in Samui.

#1 Baan Hinyai

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Photo: Baan Hinyai

What: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Where: Lamai

What’s special: This beachfront villa faces Lamai Beach and each bedroom has ensuite bathrooms with bathtubs. Enjoy ocean views from the 20m outdoor infinity pool and direct beach access. Baan Hinyai is built into the huge rocks on Lamai Beach, so there are areas in the villa where natural rock formations become part of the interior design.

#2 Baan Hinta

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Baan Hinta

What: 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms

Where: Lamai

What’s special: Like its neighbour Baan Hinyai, Baan Hinta is built into the rocks by Lamai Beach, and has an infinity swimming pool facing the ocean. Each of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms, and the gorgeous free-standing bathtubs add character to them.

#3 Villa Kohia

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Villa Kohia

What: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Where: Chaweng

What’s special: You’ve never really had an open-air bathtub until you’ve enjoyed the one at Villa Kohia, a hillside property with large airy rooms that provide guests with stunning ocean views.

#4 Baan Maliwan

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Baan Maliwan

What: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Where: Bophut

What’s special: Say hello to one of the best bathtub windows in Samui. This ocean-view villa gives you direct access to the beach, an infinity pool, and more than enough space for a small group to enjoy a peaceful vacation.

#5 Baan Chang

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Baan Chang

What: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Where: Lipa Noi

What’s special: The beachfront location will have you planning seaside BBQ parties and al fresco breakfasts, in between pool and Jacuzzi time. And at the end of the day, you’ll ache for a nice soak in the bathtub.

#6 The View

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
The View

What: 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

Where: Taling Ngam

What’s special: Aside from the fact that the bedroom to bathroom ratio at this ocean-view villa is pretty amazing, you should know that there is a particular outdoor bathtub that everyone will be fighting over, so call dibs early. Direct beach access and bunk beds for children sweeten the deal.

#7 Baan Bua Sawan

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Baan Bua Sawan

What: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Where: Bophut

What’s special: The view makes this bathtub all the more enticing, as if you wouldn’t already be drawn by the private pool, beach sala, al fresco dining area, and direct access to the beach below.

#8 Baan Kilee

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Baan Kilee

What: 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms

Where: Lipa Noi

What’s special: A big family can stretch out at this beachfront villa, which has an indoor cinema room and an outdoor cinema by the infinity pool. One of the bathrooms has a semi-open-air concept with a chic stone bathtub.

#9 Baan Fan Noi

Baan Fan Noi Samui best bathtub villa
Baan Fan Noi

What: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Where: Chaweng

What’s special: A wraparound balcony on the outermost pavilion of this villa gives you sprawling views of the Samui coast, while a pool and the terrace around it is great for a BBQ party. And of course there’s that semi-outdoor bathroom and bathtub you won’t be able to stop raving about.

#10 The Emerald Beach Villa 4

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
The Emerald Beach Villa 4

What: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Where: Bang Por

What’s special: A family of four would do perfectly at this cosy beachfront villa, which has a Jacuzzi bathtub in the master bedroom. The pool and the lawn surrounding it faces the beach, which you can visit any time you want.

Bonus: The shower at Baan Kinaree

Best hotel bathtubs villa Samui
Baan Kinaree

What: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Where: Bophut

What’s special: This is no bathtub, but it deserves a shout-out because everyone needs inspiration for beautiful open-air rain showers. Baan Kinaree does have bathtubs too, but you will also love the infinity pool that overlooks the hilly Bophut neighbourhood.

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Andrea Tim

Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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