The Samui Buri was recommended to us by Samui Beach Weddings when looking at potential hotels some 18 months ago for our destination wedding in Koh Samui. And it was WONDERFUL!
The hotel is in a small village 10 minutes from Fisherman's Market (A must-visit on a Friday Night) and a little further to Chaweng. It's a perfect position to chill out and relax, but head into town when you want.
Our wedding day was on October 3rd, and and we stayed at the hotel for 3 weeks alongside nearly 70 guests who traveled from South Africa, England, Australia & New Zealand. Everyone loved it, and many are already planning return trips in the next 1-2 years.
The Hotel staff was amazing. Everyone from the General Manager, Jesse, PR Manager, Nisa, to Restaurant Manager Dan & my favourite waitress Ann made our stay wonderful. Over the past 3 weeks they've all become like family.
We stayed in a Pool Vila, not far from the beach. Having our own private pool was great. Our pool was behind our villa and entirely private but not all are.
Many of our guests stayed in a Pool Access room, and these too were brillant. These rooms were light & spacious and I'd say on par with some of the villas. When we return, we'll likely choose this room. Other guests stayed in Pool View Rooms. These room give you a view over the tops of the Thai Style villas. With a balcony, they are really good value if on a budget!
The Hotel Pool & Beach front was great. Despite the hotel being quite busy, we could always get a sun lounge by the pool or on the sand without an issue. The Pool Swim Up bar was also great, and we spent many afternoon here drinking my favourite hotel cocktail, Samui Island!
The Hotel Restaurant provides a great breakfast, and prices are reasonable for lunch & dinner if you don't want to venture outside. If you can, venture out side a few times. Outside the hotel is Harry's which is worth a visit. Further down the road is John's Garden, Khun Anna's & My Place which all have great food.
As for the actual wedding day day, this was amazing! While organised by Samui Beach Weddings, Nisa & Jesse helped with all the finishing touches alongside all the other staff made our day AMAZING! So if you are thinking of getting married on Koh Samui, Samui Buri is the PERFECT choice.
- We hired a scooter for our final week from a Naplarn Villa. We wish we did this earlier! 150 BHAT a day, with no issues on return like you hear.
- On the beach, you'll also be able to hire a jet ski. While not through the hotel, the staff at the Hotel helped us organise rent this on the first occasion without any issue an we continue to almost daily without any issue.
- The Hotel Spa is AMAZING, and good value however you can also get a massage in the village or on the Beach. For the village, Par Thai Massage is just past Khun Anna's and great value at 179 Bhat. On the beach, turn right and walk up 100 m (250 Bhat). All Great!
Pool Access are great rooms, and not to expensive! This would be my recommendation!
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Thank you for taking the time to post a great review. I know I speak for the entire Samui Buri team when I say that we were most honored to be part of your special day. From your arrival at the airport, straight through to the almost tearful farewell, both you and Derek were truly a pleasant bride and groom.
For me, the highlight was when I saw your father walking you to the beach to the altar – it was such a beautiful moment. The smile and sense of pride in the faces of both your parents was truly touching.
We hope to see you again in 2 years.
Warmest regards from a very sunny day on Koh Samui!
Ps- I hope you remembered some of your Thai cooking skills you learned during the cooking class – it will come in handy when reminiscing about your time at Samui Buri!
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