We are travelling to Koh Samui in September and have friends staying at Lamai Wanta. Unfortunately there are no villas left there and I have heard the hotel rooms can be noisy.
We were looking at Hotel Mercure Fenix but reports on trip advisor say the beach around there is not good - rocky, shallow etc.
Reports for Renaissance Koh Samui are the same re the beach.
We would love a nice place, on the beach with nice sand and water to swim in.