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View of Hotel from the Beach, Kamalaya Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand


Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Four Seasons Koh Samui £££££

  • Thailand
  • Beach and Island Escapes

This hidden hillside resort offers an ‘away from it all’ sense of peace overlooking the Gulf of Siam. The 60 stand alone Thai style villas are surrounded by tropical gardens, coconut groves and pristine beaches and all have a private terrace with plunge pool and fabulous sea views. A fabulous array of facilities and activities will keep everyone busy and the service is second to none; whether dining overlooking the bay, swimming in the 50 metre infinity pool or relaxing in the forest spa, your stay at this elegant resort will be a delight.

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Banyan Tree Samui £££££

  • Thailand
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Combing the best elements of a tropical getaway with seclusion and privacy synonymous with Banyan Tree, guests can escape from the outside world with days passing in a gentle flow of relaxation, all soothed by the Gulf of Thailand and cool sea breezes. The 88 all pool villas offer accommodation with beautiful views, featuring private sun decks and plunge pools. A dedicated villa host will ensure all of your needs are met. Even though the resort is built on a hill, there is an efficient buggy service to take you where you wish to go be that the spa, beach or pool.

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Belmond Napasai £££££

  • Thailand
  • Beach and Island Escapes

The Belmond Napasai Samui is hidden amongst 17 acres of dense cashew, palm and coconut trees on the beautiful beach of Maenam. The 69 stylish villas and suites assure privacy and tranquillity while the spa offers a wide range of treatments steeped in the Thai tradition. The pool, beach, sailing and children’s activities allow guests to do as much or as little as they like. This coupled with the high standard of service typically offered by Belmond makes the Napasai a great choice for a beach stay in Koh Samui.

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Amy Waters is warm and friendly and went out of her way to try and resolve issues and meet any requests. Always helpful, noticing small details, lending a hand and quick to learn what appealed to us, drawing our attention to things that may be of interest.


Paul's knowledge and expertise was invaluable when planning this trip. I told him where we wanted to go and the sort of hotels and things we wanted to do and everything was spot on - more than we ever expected! We will definitely be using Steppes Travel for future trips.

Thailand and Vietnam

Amy really understood the type of holiday we were looking for with a real mixture of accommodation and activities ranging from relaxing to exciting. When I asked for a private pool on the beach that's exactly what she delivered. Amy embraced every request, making sure they blended, giving us something new and exciting at every turn. The ethos of Steppes travel is what will always set you aside. Thank you and keep up the good work.


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