The Beach - Koh Samui
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Opening in November 2016 - Nestled on the southern edge of Koh Samui, overlooking a marine park that's speckled with humpbacked tropical islands, there's a place where turquoise waves lap at the soft white shoreline. Follow the sands up, past the rustling coconut trees, and you'll reach The Beach Samui – a consciously developed retreat with just 21 suites and penthouses.
The oceanfront rooms, each have their own terraces, private outdoor tubs, and muscle-soothing rain showers. The yoga classes on the beach leave you physically and spiritually prepared to explore Koh Samui's natural wonders, you can choose to go island hopping in the marine park with the resort's private speedboat, or take a dive in mystical red coral reefs. Thailand's age-old relaxation traditions are embraced throughout the resort, and if you're floating gently in the panoramic infinity pool, dining on organic island produce, or snoozing in a beachfront cabana, you'll find that relaxation comes naturally.
Given the one-of-a-kind setting of The Beach Samui, it’s no surprise that Archer Humphryes made protecting the environment such a high priority. Choices made during the hotel’s design and construction followed a simple philosophy: to make a sustainable, visually stunning and colonial-inspired property that would complement the beachfront’s natural beauty. The outcome is a three-story edifice of Indonesian Sukabumi limestone and bronze, with panoramic glass windows, red lacquer doors, energy-efficient solar panels and naturally filtered water. Public areas at The Beach Samui also play up to the island’s laid-back loveliness. Isolated beachside cabanas provide a place for pure escapism, and the infinity pool, lit up by fiber-optic technology, is the place to be at sunset.
Working closely with the Absolute World Group Creative team, lead by Charlotte Rose Melsom Archer Humphryes longstanding affiliate, has combined the best of modern design with the stunning workmanship of traditional Thai arts to create a boutique resort which blends beautifully into an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Soon to be added in 2017 and 2018 will be sleek private homes and villa as part of the resort situated in an organic community in lush vegiation.