Pardon this review if it runs out of superlatives to use, but it may , as Anantara Bophut beach is that good!!
Firstly location is superb, right in the middle of Bophut beach, which is a long crescent with just enough but not too much activity on it, plentiful vendors but never intrusive, you can buy all sorts of goodies, including very decent Corn & BBQ chicken for a low cost.
Also to your left facing the sea walk along the beach & you will find some nice chill out bars offering bargain happy hour prices & one excellent massage by the ocean, look for the manager who will wave to you & greet you will a cheerful hello, this is by far the best massage on Bophut beach. Also almost at the end of the beach is Zazen an excellent restaurant.
To your right a 5 min walk away is fisherman’s village with many excellent restaurants & Bars. Try Shades, Lucretia & Smile House. Good inexpensive Thai food & BBQ.
Secondarily the grounds at Anantara are gorgeous, perfectly manicured with lots of interesting nooks & crannies, The lily pool provides a great background for whatever cocktail parties the managers may host.
Thirdly the Swimming pool is delightful, plenty of room & never feels crowded with loads of lounge chairs around, one minor complaint is this area doesn’t get that many hours of sunshine, if you prefer the shade the pool is great, for those more interested in a tan, the beach is a better option.
Fourthly the lobby & Library are cool inviting spaces to chill out, Internet access is provided free for PDA or 2 Desktops are available for use, plenty of newspapers are delivered daily to keep up with events.
Fifthly the Gym is well equipped, decent modern equipment& good variety with a powerful air conditioning system to keep the sweating under control, the Fridge is thoughtfully stocked with ice cold Jasmine scented towels for the Après exercise.
Sixthly the Breakfast room & Buffet are opulent, with more than enough Variety to please every pallet; especially welcome is the excellent fresh brewed coffee.
Seventh, great guest rooms, Spacious bedrooms, with decently wide balconies perfect for drying swimwear & gym clothes, each room has privacy but with a nice view & with an excellent bathroom, stocked with the best toiletries I can recollect using
Lastly & the true gem of the Anantara is the service, quite literally the best trained, most attentive, professional staff I have had the pleasure to meet. Every single member of the staff goes above & beyond, a real 5 start service, the Genuineness & the happiness of Thai people shines thru, but at Anantara it goes far far beyond that A memorable experience is made even more succulent
A wonderful vacation enhances by the sheer quality of this resort, I unreservedly recommend The Anantara Bophut beach as a quality vacation destinations for couples or families.
Koh Samui is a gorgeous tropical island, with wonderful beaches, Thai hospitality & food, gorgeous weather, Cultural sights to see & the perfect resort to stay is the Anantara located on Bophut beach!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a tranquil stretch of sand, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa offers guests inimitable luxury comforts coupled with world renowned Thai hospitality. Enjoy water sports on the Gulf of Thailand's placid warm waters whilst residing at our elegant Samui resort. Soak in the sun by Anantara's elegant beachfront pool with stunning sea views or on Bophut's peaceful beach. Unwind with one of our specially developed Anantara spa packages. Dine on fiery Thai curries and handmade Italian pastas overlooking the ocean. Anantara Bophut presents a Koh Samui resort lifestyle that is quite unlike any other, from Bill Bensley designed tropical gardens which complement the charms of Fisherman's Cove on Bophut Beach, to southern Thai architecture which reflects our local cultural heritage, and world class amenities enhanced by Anantara's unique design touches. A wealth of leisure facilities and experiences from windsurfing and sailing to spa, beach yoga, tennis, cooking classes and area excursions help you to make the most of Koh Samui's stunning natural and cultural attractions. While complimentary Wi-Fi Internet at our Lobby and Library, in the Eclipse Bar, High Tide and Full Moon restaurants, as well as poolside, allows you to keep up to date with the world. In short, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa brings you all of the island's riches with Anantara's distinctive gracefulness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anantara Bophut Hotel Bophut
- Anantara Bophut Resort And Spa
- Anantara Koh Samui Hotel
- Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort Ko Samui