Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

Connect with Koh Samui and the Gulf of Thailand

Experiences

Learn about the Land of Smiles from the sun-kissed pagodas and cerulean waters surrounding our hotel on the beach in Koh Samui. In addition to its beautiful beachfront, Koh Samui offers some of the Kingdom's finest attractions, from a 12-meter Buddha at Wat Phra Yai to mummified monks at Wat Khunaram. Feel the philosophical allure of Wat Khao Hua Jook temple, which sits 90 meters above the coast. Discover your next leisure spot at Lad Koh View Point, the shaded beachfront pavilion at our resort. It all comes back to the water, and our hotel on the beach features unequaled access to popular Koh Samui attractions like Hin Lat Waterfall, Fisherman's Village Bophut and captivating formations such as Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks. Day trip to Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park or catamaran to Koh Nang Yuan, picturesque islands with large sandbars and live coral. Embark on an unforgettable oceanfront journey near Chaweng Beach at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui.

On-Site Outlets
Vana Spa - Treatment Room

Vana Spa

Uniting the resort's stunning setting with traditional Thai therapies, Vana Spa offers a rare wellness experience that includes effective, nourishing beauty and body treatments performed with premium products, by our experienced therapists.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Pool view of umbrellas against a bright blue, clear sky.

Swimming

Beachfront Infinity Pool

Mon-Sun: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Outdoor

Vana Spa

Inspired by the mythical ethos of the East and mystics of the legendary forest Himavanta (pronounced as Hi-ma-pan), Vana Spa provides a realm of healing and revitalization for the somnolent and the enervated in Koh Samui. Through resorting and clearing treatments that soothe the senses, complemented by the fauna and flora mirrored from the Himavanta forest, Vana Spa Koh Samui offers an understory that is both healing and inspiring. Paying homage to four of Thai mythology’s most virtuous heroines – Manorah, Matthana, Rodjana and Busaba – Vana Spa’s 4 double treatment rooms, (2 of which include a steam room and bubble bath) employ exotic and opulent elements that are deep-rooted in Thailand’s rich culture. Conveyed by skillful therapists and realized only through the most premium blends and ingredients, each pampering is thoughtfully bred and gifted to guests at our spa in Koh Samui near Chaweng Beach.

Vana Spa exterior view of entrance.
Treatments & Therapies

Signature Rituals

Hark back to the demesne of kinnaris and kinnon-nuas with our pampering rituals that bring to being elements from the tales of Manorah, Matthana, Rodjana and Busaba. Ideally shared with a companion in one of our twin spa suites, the journey guarantees a relaxing treatment and an unforgettable awakening.

Massage Therapies

A compendium of relaxing and uplifting massages crafted with the elements of Thailand’s rich narratives, Vana Spa’s massages are corporeal lullabies for the weary. Coupled with skillful, trained hands and healing oils and essences, each massage guarantees a voyage to a land where the senses revitalize.

Spa Facial Treatments

Experts in marine beauty for over 40 years, Thalgo has drawn on the riches of the ocean to find the essential elements for authentic and effective cosmetology. Thalgo makes the most of the extraordinary potential of the sea to develop its professional facial treatments.

Vana Day Spa Packages

An Exquisite combination of Vana Spa rituals and treatments to reinstate your balance and replenish your body's sense of well-being and harmony.

Pool Side Spa Quick Fixes

Paint a sunset with your most vivid colors or enjoy a sublime moment while we provide you with quick re-energizing treatment.

Fitness Center

Work out at a time that suits you with 24-hour access to our air-conditioned Fitness Center.

Fitness Center treadmills with free weight station and garden view.

Overlooking the resort’s verdant garden through floor-to-ceiling windows, our state-of-the-art fitness center invites guests to maintain or kick-start their fitness routines. Upon arrival, a welcome lounge greets them with complimentary Infused water, bottled water, and fresh fruit—always available during the daytime. Please note that guests must be a minimum of 12 years old to access the fitness center.

Accessible via guest room key, the fitness center houses a premier range of Life Fitness weights, cardio machines with individual screens and headphones, and a large floor space with fit balls for stretching and abdominal work. Moreover, these machines and accessories are situated on a low-impact, multifunctional pulsated floor, designed to reduce injuries while also enhancing comfort and performance.

For a targeted workout or group activity, we offer a weekly schedule of classes such as yoga, meditation, pilates, Thai kick boxing, and aquaerobics at the pool. Additionally, personal trainers are available upon request for sessions on the beach, poolside, or in the fitness center. Supplementary fees apply. For pre- or post-workout needs, there are separate male and female washrooms and locker rooms.

Beachfront Infinity Pool

Nestled against our fine white sand beach, with its characteristic rock features and lush tropical foliage, our crystal clear, freshwater beachfront infinity pool is just steps from the blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The adjacent Pool Bar, covered by a thatched roof, offers refreshing snacks and drinks, ranging from salads, sandwiches, and local dishes to soft drinks, cocktails, and more. Please note that proper swimming attire is required at the pool and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Towels are provided at the pool.

A Pristine Location

Sun loungers are laid out on the wooden poolside decking for sunbathing, and for retreating into the shade, the pool area presents three complimentary cabanas as well as sun loungers shaded by umbrellas or perched within the shallow, ankle-deep part of the pool. An integrated, unheated whirlpool adds to the lounging options while a connected children’s pool provides our youngest guests with 50 centimeters of water in which to practice their first strokes. By night, the pool illuminates from below with twinkling lights that transition between red, blue, green, and yellow.

Outdoor Pool

Koh Samui Insider Tips

Chaweng is the most developed tourist area, offering a great beach and a myriad of international cuisines and nightlife. This is a good choice for travelers who want to stay right in the heart of all the action.

 

The much quieter district of Chaweng Noi is a much sought-after area, due to its peaceful beach and upmarket resorts that attract the more discerning traveler. Chaweng Noi is ideal for those searching for tranquility and serenity within easy reach of the island’s main attractions.

 

Fisherman’s Village is a good choice for visitors looking for a family-friendly beach, within easy walking distance of local shops and restaurants. Maenam has a long beach and a small town center featuring a picturesque Chinese temple and a selection of local restaurants and bars.

 

Finally, Lamai is well known for its sandy beach; however, it is situated quite far from the main nightlife areas of Chaweng and Fisherman’s Village.

Beyond being a place to pay respect and make merit, temples also provide an important venue for the local community to host special events such as Temple Fairs.

 

Temple Fairs always attracts large crowds of people and usually take place to recognize important days in the Buddhist calendar. During such events, the temple’s grounds are transformed into a mini-festival with a variety of fairground rides and fun games for families to enjoy. Vendors sell clothes, toys, and all sorts of brightly colored goods, with the highlight being a wonderful array of delicious street food.

 

It is not uncommon to find live music or some other form of entertainment at temple fairs and the atmosphere is always very friendly. Some events can go on for several days at a time, with activities carrying on late into the night. Ask the Concierge at your resort or at the nearest Buddhist temple to find out if there is a temple fair taking place during your visit to the island.

Koh Samui is famous for its soft and sandy beaches, but the island also has a wealth of cultural gems hidden within its tropical jungles. Must-see sites include Laem Sor Temple, with its golden beachfront pagoda, boat-shaped Buddhist temple, and hilltop Chedi featuring stunning views of the surrounding jungle and islands.

 

Another highlight worth seeking out is Wat Teepankorn. This spectacular temple is located on a mountain-top near Lamai and can be reached by taking an off-road vehicle tour along a long and bumpy trail. The towering Buddha statue and panoramic views at the top are guaranteed to take your breath away.

There are countless boat trips and tours available around the island of Koh Samui, but if you are looking for something a little more rare and indigenous, consider taking a longtail boat to the Five Islands. These small islands located just off the southwest coast of Koh Samui are inhabited by workers collecting birds’ nests to export to markets all across the world.

 

The workers live in bamboo huts balanced precariously amongst the rocks and the islands are out of bounds to visitors due to the high cash value of the crops. Local fishermen will bring their boats close enough to take photographs, but know better than to step foot on dry land for fear of upsetting the islanders.

 

This mysterious tour can be combined with snorkeling and relaxing on nearby islands, such as Koh Tan and Koh Matsum.

Superpro Samui is a well-established Muay Thai and MMA (mixed martial arts) training camp located near Chaweng Noi in Koh Samui. Muay Thai is world famous for being the national sport of Thailand, but its benefits are not only reserved for those who want to step into the ring and fight. Practicing Muay Thai can be an excellent source of self-defense and it has many health benefits in terms of keeping fit and losing weight.

Superpro Samui offers group classes and private coaching for all ages and levels of proficiency. Regular training under the supervision of a qualified instructor can help students accomplish their personal goals. Whether your ambition is to train for a fight, or simply learn the basics in a friendly environment, Superpro Samui is a popular contender.

NaviGo is a smartphone application that allows you to book transport in Koh Samui using your mobile device. The service promises new vehicles, competitive prices and English speaking call-center staff. Considering many taxi drivers in Koh Samui refuse to use the meter, this may prove a viable alternative for getting around the island. Islanders can book a taxi with the tap of a button on their smart phone. The application is free to download and is available from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store.

For fun-loving families that want a break from the beach, you may want to consider adding a waterpark to your itinerary. Coco Splash Adventure & Water Park is one option located on Lamai Beach in the southeast of the island. Set in verdant surroundings amongst coconut trees, kids can enjoy 7 slides, 4 swimming pools, an inflatable bouncy castle and a Jacuzzi. An alternative option located in the north of the island is the Pink Elephant Samui Water Park in Maenam. This park features 15 attractions in total, including numerous levels of waterslides and a ‘lazy river’ for those looking for something a little more relaxing.

Thai people are very passionate about two things; street food and shopping, and there is no better place to combine the two than at one of Koh Samui’s famous Walking Street Markets. These events take place in different villages throughout the week, but the most popular location is in Bophut’s charming Fisherman’s Village.

 

Here, you can taste delicious freshly-cooked street food, shop for local art, fashion and souvenirs and soak up the local culture and atmosphere. Fisherman’s Village is also lined with Chinese-style shop-houses, local boutiques and an excellent selection of restaurants and bars. This means there is no shortage of things to do once you have finished exploring every hidden corner of the market.

One of the highlights of any vacation is, of course, the food and Koh Samui is internationally known for its abundant coconut production. Coconuts are widely available across the island and you may be surprised at how delicious they are! There is nothing more refreshing than sipping on an ice-cold young coconut, lid cut open, with its soft, white flesh ready to scoop out and eat after finishing the water. It's an excellent and natural way to stay rehydrated in the tropical temperatures.

 

Be sure to also try a local delicacy called Kalamae. Kalamae is a sweet caramel candy made from sticky rice, coconut milk, and palm sugar. The texture of Kalamae is very sticky and chewy, making it entertaining to consume and well worth a try.

 

People in this region of Thailand take so much pride in their big and delicious oysters they have become a part of the province's motto. So, try not to miss Surat Thani's oysters, which are famous for their large size and unique taste.

These limestone pinnacles harbor secluded powdery beaches, sheer cliffs and numerous caves, all ripe for exploration. Only two of the forty-plus islands in this national park are inhabited. The largest, Koh Wua Talap, has its own park rangers, a restaurant and a few rustic-style bungalows suitable for overnight stays (advance reservations recommended).

 

Koh Paluay (Virgin Island) has a small resident community that produces and consumes its own clean energy using solar cell and wind power. The restaurant in this fishing village serves the freshest seafood around for lunch and dinner. In addition to exploring, many Ang Thong adventures also incorporate activities such as snorkeling, diving, hiking and kayaking.

 

Koh Samui has so many areas of cultural interest and other attractions that visitors to the island are positively spoilt for choice. With a multitude of activities, interesting sights, unforgettable restaurants and stunning natural beauty, this island offers a lot for the global explorer to discover.

Engaging Activities

Working to provide guests with a rich cultural and environmental experience, the resort is pleased to present an array of resort activities. While these activities vary on a monthly basis, they often include cultural classes, such as coconut petanque, kite making and painting. Meanwhile, physical activities comprise fitball exercises, pilates, beach soccer, and more. Select activities are subject to supplementary fees. Please contact Concierge for more information or to book an activity.

Beach side
Skyline over the water with gorgeous sky over the horizon.
Explore the Gulf of Thailand

Glide across the waves in a traditional Longtail Boat to explore the uninhabited island of Koh Matsum, just a 30-minute ride from Koh Samui. Experience a beautiful sunset with the towering Five islands providing an unforgettable backdrop.

Vana Belle inland view of hotel exterior and vast jungle.
Natural Wonders and Island Jungle

To gain an enhanced perspective of Thailand's second largest island, climb the steep inclines in a 4x4 jeep through coconut plantations and dense jungle to a stunning mountain top vantage point. From Jungle Route 360, a small restaurant located at the highest point on the island, view beautiful beaches on all points of the compass, neighbouring islands, and the small towns of Koh Samui.

Lobby exterior with elephant sculpture in the sun light.
Temples at Sunrise

Emerging through the mist and glowing in the early morning sunlight, Wat Plai Laem is a shining example of the majestic and beloved Buddhist temples so rooted in the traditions of Koh Samui. Located close by to the iconic Golden Big Buddha, it is worth the early start to visit both these temples and collect treasured sunrise memories guaranteed to expand your perspective.