25 Samui Sandbox Hotels (2022 Updated) | Time to Rediscover Thailanda

 

The Test & Go Program was short lived (only 2 full months) and has been shut down for the time being because of the Omicron Variant.

Lucky, the 7 days Sandbox Program has been extended from Phuket, Khao Kak, Koh Samui to other provinces in Thailand. Samui Sandbox Hotels is one of the new destination added to the list as well!

Time for  the amazing beaches of Thailand! Taking into consideration the low numbers of arrivals, you will probably have a whole beach only for you and your family!

Till now the quarantine was up to 14 days (modified several times in the past months depending on the country and covid vaccination type! The Sandbox program quarantine is only 7 days and you are free to roam on the island without any restrictions!

Before boarding on a plane to Thailand we need to: 

✅ You need to book a SHA Plus hotel for the first night
✅ You need to book a hotel limousine to take you to the hotel or place of testing
✅ You will be given a RT-PCR test
✅ You must stay in your room the first night while waiting for your results
✅ If your results are negative, you can then checkout in the morning and travel where you like

What is an SHA plus hotel?

SHA is a certificate given by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to hotels and services that meet pandemic-level safety and health standards. … Being a SHA+ hotel means more than 70 percent of the staff is fully vaccinated and that no unvaccinated staffers are allowed to have close contact with guests

Whats the difference between SHA and SHA plus?

The ‘SHA’ logo certifies that venues and businesses have public health measures in place for COVID-19, while the ‘Plus’ sign confirms that more than 70% of employees in the organisation are fully vaccinated under the Bangkok vaccination programme.

Is alcohol allowed in ASQ hotels?

When you stay at the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), the Property will not be providing alcohol to your room. in addition to that, you will not be allowed to bring with you alcoholic beverages from Outside.

How to Fly to Samui  Sandbox

Phuket Flights : You can book a direct flight from Europe/USA/Africa to Samui with a transit to Bangkok. But the final leg of your trip must be with a Bangkok Airways flight: PG5125 / PG 5151 or PG5172. Plus it must be one single ticket not both separately!

Example: Qatar Airways from Frankfurt / Los Angeles to Samui (via Doha) with a stopover in Bangkok and then going with Bangkok Airways.

For best flights deals  check directly on Qatar Airways of Kiwi.com

Pre-Arrival Requirements according to TATNEWS.ORG

 

All eligible travellers travelling from the eligible countries must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  • A Thailand Pass, which can be applied via https://tp.consular.go.th/.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
    • Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have a saliva test when entering the Kingdom.
    • For arrivals by water, everyone on board the vessels must have a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected within the officially specified time frame. Anyone on board with a history of COVID-19 infection within a period between 14-90 days must have a medical certificate of recovery. *We will provide an update on this as soon as the official information becomes available.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.
    • Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
  • A confirmed payment for at least a 7-day stay at an approved accommodation; such as, a SHA++ hotel, within either Krabi, Phang-Nga, Phuket, or Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao). They must also have proof of a confirmed payment for 2 RT-PCR tests, which can be reserved via www.thailandpsas.com (2,100 Baht per 1 test, or totalling 4,200 Baht for 2 tests).
  • A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery
    • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
    • Travellers 12-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
    • Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from this requirement.
    • For arrivals by water, everyone on board must be fully vaccinated. This is except for travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians. *We will provide an update on this as soon as the official information becomes available.
    • Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after post-infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

All travellers must undergo ‘exit screening’ at the point of departure, i.e., at the airline check-in counter and present the required documents to the person-in-charge to carry out the checks.

For complete information before and after your arrival in Thailand please check the official information on https://www.tatnews.org/.

We have created for you a hotel list for the best hotels which are under the Sandbox in and Koh Samui.

 

1. The Hive Hotel – SHA Plus 4* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

The Hive Hotel - SHA Plus
The Hive Hotel – SHA Plus

Boasting an infinity pool facing a 60-m² beachfront,The Hive Hotel sits on the golden sands of Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. It offers rooms set within quiet tropical gardens.

Featuring private balconies, The Hive Hotel’s rooms have simple interiors with tiled flooring and dark wood furniture. Each room has cable TV, a DVD player, and a safety deposit box. The en suite bathroom provides a hot shower and bath toiletries.

Guests can relax on the sun loungers by the pool or on the beach, or take a stroll through the landscaped botanical gardens.

What other tourists are saying about The Hive Hotel, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

Rooms are really good size, a/c works perfect. Curtains are perfect if you like a complete dark room and wake up a little after the sunshine. Shower the low point of the room. Division is really small water easily drop on the outside of the tub, couple of towels on the floor and problem solved

Where to book online The Hive Hotel – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

2. Resort Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa – SHA Plus 4* – Samui Sandbox

Samui Sandbox
Samui Sandbox

Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa is located along Chaweng Beach and a 5-minute walk from Central Festival Samui. This sea-facing resort features an outdoor pool and a spa.

Each room at Baan Chaweng comes with a safety deposit box, a minibar, and tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms have attached bathrooms and private balconies offering partial views of the sea.

Buffet breakfast is served at the resort. Leelavadee Restaurant serves Thai and international specialities. Diners can have their meal on the terrace and enjoy views of the ocean.

Video Review of Resort Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa

What other tourists are saying about Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

Lovely hotel. Perfect location on the beach. Lovely friendly staff. Also the position of the hotel gets you close to all restaurants and bars in Chaweng but you can’t hear the noise from the bars.

Good is excellent too. We are a lot in the hotel it was so good.

Where to book online Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

3. Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- SHA Plus 4* – Samui Sandbox

Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- SHA Plus
Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- SHA Plus

Samui Paradise offers luxurious suites and villas with private terraces on a quiet strip of Koh Samui. The beachfront resort features an outdoor pool with 2 spa baths, a spa and 2 restaurants.

Chaweng Centre is located just 500 m from Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- SHA Plus. It is a 20-minute drive from Koh Samui Airport and 6 km from Lamai Beach.

Rooms are charming with wooden flooring and furnishings. They enjoy great views of the sea or tropical gardens. All accommodation comes with free bottled water, cable TV and a minibar, while select rooms have a private outdoor spa bath.

What other tourists are saying about Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a place on the peaceful and beautiful Chaweng beach. Our room faced directly to the ocean and watching the sunrise every morning was pure joy! The Thai style bungalows have class and beauty.

The restaurant has the most beautiful view. You couldn’t be any closer to the beach without being in the water. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate your every need. Pla at the front desk is exceptionally friendly and helpful. She even arranged Covid testing in Bangkok for us so we could get home.

Where to book online Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa- SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

4. J4 Samui Hotel – SHA Plus 2* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Samui Sandbox Hotels
Samui Sandbox Hotels

Situated in Chaweng, J4 Samui Hotel – SHA Plus offers beachfront accommodation 200 m from Chaweng Beach and features various facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a safety deposit box, a TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At J4 Samui Hotel – SHA Plus rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

What other tourists are saying about Hotel J4 Samui Hotel – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

Stayed more than a week. 5-7 minutes from airport. Yes you will hear the planes land-take off but that’s inevitable for Chaweng. Situated at the heart of Chaweng beach, access to zillions of bars restaurants markets fast food..etc

Adjacent to Arkbar, #1 party place in Chaweng. So you can go and come back there by stepping out of your door basically. Yes, there will be music in your room but when you close the balcony and bathroom door, it is minimized. I wasnt disturbed. And they turn it off after 3am until 23.
Rooms: clean, nicely decorated. More than enough. AC performance is good! Bathroom is good, little more light for the bathroom mirror would be better!

Housekeeping very good! Reception very good! Access to beach is very easy, a short walk inside the resort.

Where to book online Hotel J4 Samui Hotel – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

5. Hotel Ibis Samui Bophut – SHA Extra Plus 2* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Hotel Ibis Samui Bophut - SHA Extra Plus
Hotel Ibis Samui Bophut – SHA Extra Plus

Hotel Ibis Bophut Samui is favourably situated directly beside the beach in a quiet location. It is 15 minutes from the airport.

The modern rooms are furnished and decorated in warm tones. All rooms are equipped with free WiFi, a LCD TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom with a hot shower. Selected rooms also come with a balcony that overlooks the sea.

Relax around the beautiful pool next to the lovely beach, or on the sand by the sea. To be more active, rent a bike to see the local area, including the authentic fishing village. For longer trips, rent a car.

Food and drinks are available around-the-clock. Guests can enjoy hot dishes and healthy options at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, head over to It’s All About Taste which opens daily. Soak up the atmosphere while enjoying refreshing drinks and snacks at the pool side bar open from midday till late.

What other tourists are saying about Hotel Ibis Samui Bophut – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

The hotel is not expensive but the beach in front of the hotel is very small (no beach with high tide), breakfast is ok (no more) but adapted for both Western and Asian, check in process was too long and staff at the reception not much friendly/trying to help, rooms are small but ok and clean. With the constraints mentioned above, it is good value for money

Where to book online Hotel Ibis Samui Bophut- SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

6. Escape Beach Resort – SHA Extra Plus Certified 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Samui Sandbox Hotels
Samui Sandbox Hotels

Located in Mae Nam on Koh Samui, Escape Beach Resort boasts a beachfront location and has an outdoor pool the overlooks the sea and complimentary WiFi access in all area.

Offering a choice of bungalows to cosy guest rooms in the main building, all rooms are air-conditioned and comes with views of the sea or garden. The private bathroom is fitted with a hand/rain shower and complimentary toiletries. Other amenities include a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box.

Activities including sunset tours, island day trips and fishing can all be arranged for an additional charge. Other services such as motorbike/car hire & transportation are all available. Complete the day after a long day out with a traditional Thai massage and relaxing treatments, which can be booked at the front desk.

Video Review of Escape Beach Resort

What other tourists are saying about Escape Beach Resort – SHA Extra Plus Certified, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

We stayed here for 7 days with Samui SandBox program. I searched many hotels and this one was the best option. It is very calm place near W hotel which is 10 times expensive than this one. I will definitely recommend

Where to book online Escape Beach Resort – SHA Extra Plus Certified: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

7. Chaweng Garden Beach Resort – SHA Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Chaweng Garden Beach Resort - SHA Plus
Chaweng Garden Beach Resort – SHA Plus

Directly situated on Chaweng Beach, this intimate family-run property is a minute’s walk from Chaweng’s nightlife and lively shops. It features buffet breakfast and a beachside restaurant offering evening grills.

Featuring spacious interiors, air-conditioned rooms are tastefully furnished with dark wood fittings and local fabrics. They open out to tropical views and boast a bathroom with shower facilities.

Chaweng Garden Beach Resort is just a minute’s stroll from the restaurant and bars lining Beach Road. It is a 15-minute drive from Koh Samui Airport and provides free parking.

What other tourists are saying about Chaweng Garden Beach Resort – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

We had a wonderful time staying here. The property is very clean and close to many stores, including the main and nicest shopping mall and grocery store. Staff has been very attentive. Breakfast is served each morning and is a very nice assortment. They open up a beach dining area each night with fresh seafood

Where to book online Chaweng Garden Beach Resort – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

8. Smile House – SHA Extra Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Samui Sandbox Hotels
Samui Sandbox Hotels

Located on the white beaches of Bo Phut, Smile House is surrounded by tropical gardens and coconut palm trees. It features an outdoor pool and a beachfront restaurant serving international favorites and fresh seafood dishes.

Traditional Thai bungalows are equipped with air conditioning and a private terrace. Fitted with wooden furnishings, they come with a TV with cable channels and a minibar. Room service can also be arranged.

The resort is 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport and a 20-minute ferry ride from Phangan Island.

Guests can relax at Smile House’s spa or make travel arrangements at the tour desk. Water sports facilities are available. Public areas have free WiFi.

What other tourists are saying about Smile House – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

we stayed at a bungalow which was very big and clean.

the garden is well maintained and u will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere.

the staff was very polite and helpful.

nice swimming pool with many sun beds and shades.

the breakfast was a set menu but they will allow u to order more if u like. the breakfast served at the restaurant with amazing view of koh phangan.

we also had dinner at the hotel restaurant the food was o.k but like all others restaurants in this area it was very pricey.

overall great place to stay right on the middle of the fisherman village main street.

we will definitely come back!

Where to book online Smile House – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

9. Baan Bophut Beach Hotel Samui – SHA Extra Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox

Samui Sandbox
Samui Sandbox

Baan Bophut Beach Hotel is located directly on the beachfront and near Fisherman’s Village in Ko Samui. Offering free WiFi access and an outdoor infinity pool, the hotel is a 5-minute drive from Bangrak Pier and within steps of various shop-houses and restaurants.

The hotel is a 7-minute drive to Big Buddha. It is a 10-minute drive to Samui Airport, Chaweng centre and Central Festival Shopping Mall. Na Muang Waterfall is a 20-minute drive away.

Rooms at this boutique beach hotel face the sea and have a balcony or patio. All air-conditioned rooms are uniquely furnished in a contemporary south-east Asian design. There is also a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower facilities.

What other tourists are saying about Baan Bophut Beach Hotel Samui – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

This hotel is truly comfortable. The room is spacious, well equipped with a fridge, safe, very comfortable beds, electric kettle, tea etc. and a clean and efficient bathroom. Aircon works perfect, not blowing on your bed. The view is stunning, the sea is right at your doorstep. Comfortable chairs on the balcony/terrace. In these Covid times, breakfast was an option but very limited so we chose to have breakfast out.

The staff is very friendly and helpful, the location is perfect and since it is very quiet all over Thailand, this usually crowded area was definitely perfect for us now.

After we checked out, I left one drawer unpacked. I called the hotel later in the day and they arranged for the content of that drawer to be send to me immediately at no extra charge at all but the covering of the postal fee. Such a fabulous service!! Thank you Baan Bophut for a wonderful stay.

Where to book online Baan Bophut Beach Hotel Samui – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

10. COSI Samui Chaweng Beach – SHA Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotel

Samui Sandbox Hotel
Samui Sandbox Hotel

COSI Samui Chaweng Beach offers accommodation in Koh Samui . Free private parking is available on site. The property also comes with WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) snack bar for guests to chill out or have some drinks. A complimentary daily food and drink credit is available for all guests.

Every room has a flat-screen TV. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathroom equipped with a shower. COSI Samui Chaweng Beach features free WiFi.

For guests’ convenience, a self check-in service is available around the clock at the property.

What other tourists are saying about COSI Samui Chaweng Beach – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

We stayed here on our Honeymoon tour to review Koh Samui. We’ve rent auto with our friends and drove across all Samui.

Hotel has a pool on the roof with a glass front side wall. Typically the pool did not have a lot of people or was empty of them. It looks like your private pool to swim and relax:)

Room is comfortable, but small and windows non openable. Every day the room was cleaned.
We had vouchers for breakfast, which also can be replaced to other products. For sample, when we have traveled to Koh Tao for two days, we’ve got products by the vouchers for these days.
The hotel looks modern, clean and comfortable.

I recommend this hotel for people, which do not sit in the room only

Where to book online COSI Samui Chaweng Beach – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

11. Baan Fah Resort – SHA Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotels Package

Samui Sandbox Hotels Package
Samui Sandbox Hotels Package

Located along the shores of Mae Name Beach, Baan Fah Resort features beachfront rooms with free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool.

Baan Fah is in close proximity to Lomprayah Pier, where ferries to Phangan and Koh Tao can be accessed. The resort is a 18-minute drive from Chaweng Beach and Samui’s city centre. Samui International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Baan Fah’s pleasant rooms are air conditioned and come equipped with cable TV channels. A minibar is provided in each room. Beachfront rooms overlook the ocean and the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.

What other tourists are saying about Baan Fah Resort – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

We stayed nearly two weeks at the hotel and were surprised. The Junior suite is really big and has a nice balcony with a table and a mattress for sitting. The room gets cleaned everyday and you get two bottles of water every day from the cleaning Lady for free. We chose breakfast twice during our stay at the hotel and were glad to do it.

The waitress brings you hot meals if ordered and at the buffet you get all sorts of bread and fruits. Overall we can highly recommend to stay at the hotel because of the really nice and welcoming staff, the big room which is five meters away from the Beach and the good location in Maenam

Where to book online Baan Fah Resort – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

12. King’s Garden Resort – SHA Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotels Package

Samui Sandbox Hotels Package
Samui Sandbox Hotels Package

Offering an on-site bar and restaurant, King’s Garden Resort provides free Wi-Fi access in all areas. There is a free public parking available. Pets are allowed at the property upon request, charge may apply.

Located in Chaweng Beach, King’s Garden Resort is 400 m from Pet Buncha Thai Boxing Stadium and 1.7 km from Bangkok Hospital Samui. Samui Airport is 3 km from the property. Guests can visit the famous Big Buddha which is a 30-minute drive away.

At King’s Garden Resort, each unit features air-conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV and a balcony. It has a seating area and a refrigerator. Some unit comes with a sea and a garden view.

What other tourists are saying about King’s Garden Resort – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

Highlights: *Owners and staff were very welcoming to dogs and greeted us every time they passed on walkways.

*Right on the ocean, with a beautiful beach and calm sea.
*Rooms have been renovated and were super clean (we stayed in 2 different rooms — one with a beach view beach and one closer to the entrance).

*Staff staff friendly, say hi every time they pass … friendly owners …
rooms have been renovated and look new …
*Great location, walking distance to Central department store and many restaurants.
*Good food

Where to book online King’s Garden Resort – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

13. Poolsawat Villa – SHA Plus 3* – Samui Sandbox Villas

Samui Sandbox Villas
Samui Sandbox Villas

Located on Lamai Beach, Poolsawat Villa – SHA Plus features villas with a seating area and en suite bathrooms. It boast an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, which is available in the entire residence.

Poolsawat Villa – SHA Plus is only a 5-minute from Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks. Samui International Airport is a 20-minute ride away.

Fully furnished villas offer air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV and a fridge. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and shower facilities.

What other tourists are saying about Poolsawat Villa – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

One of our most favourite resorts to stay in Samui! Lovely and clean room with the peaceful beach view and nice pool villa to enjoy. The location is perfect, easy to find. Their service is outstanding, we met the owners as well which are so lovely and kind. All staff works passionately, we did enjoy our staying here and would definitely come back if you travel to Samui next time.

Where to book online Poolsawat Villa – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

14. Zara Beach Resort Koh Samui – SHA Plus Certified 3* – Samui Sandbox Hotels Package

Samui Sandbox Hotels Package
Samui Sandbox Hotels Package

Set in a secluded beachfront location along the southeast coast of Koh Samui, Zara Beach Resort Koh Samui – SHA Plus Certified offers luxurious accommodation surrounded by nature.

The villas are surrounded by gardens and have a private decking area. All of the living areas include a flat screen satellite TV and a large sofa. Each villa also includes a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

With it’s beachfront location, it offers direct beach access where guests can enjoy romantic walks on the sand while taking in views of the Gulf of Thailand.

Video Review of Zara Beach Resort Koh Samui

What other tourists are saying about Zara Beach Resort Koh Samui – SHA Plus Certified, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

We spent one night in the pool villa with sea view which was excellent. From the start, the service was fantastic. We were greeted by Super-friendly Nick at the front desk who really did his best to make our stay unforgettable. Highly recommend this place.

Where to book online Zara Beach Resort Koh Samui – SHA Plus Certified : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

15. Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus 4* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Skye Beach Hotel - SHA Plus
Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus

Set in Choeng Mon Beach, within 1.3 km of Choeng Mon Beach and 1.4 km of Tongsai Beach, Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has pool views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests.

All guest rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, bathrobes and slippers. Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus provides some units with garden views, and all rooms include a patio. At the accommodation the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Continental and American breakfast options are available every morning at Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus.

What other tourists are saying about Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

Great room with pool. Thank you for bed set up and cake upon arrival. It is spacious with fully kitchen amenities. Staff are friendly and helpful. Only thing is no restaurant available in hotel and breakfast was a set menu which could be more variety. Overall experience was excellent.

Where to book online Skye Beach Hotel – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

16. OZO Chaweng Samui – SHA Plus 4* – Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels
Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

OZO Chaweng Samui – SHA Plus is located in the heart of Chaweng. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and free public parking. The property features a pool, fitness center and tour desk.

Located 8 km from Lamai Beach and 20 km from Koh Samui’s Namuang Waterfall, the resort is a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport.

All rooms come with Smart LCD Televisions, private balconies, a safety deposit box, an electric kettle and a well-stocked mini fridge. Free toiletries are included in an en suite bathroom. Recreational facilities including a private beach, fitness center, and outdoor pool with a kids pool section to make your stay truly unforgettable.

What other tourists are saying about OZO Chaweng Samui – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

This hotel offers rooms with fabulous beachfront views with a very short walk to the pool. A wide variety of breakfast offerings are available. Stacked is a restaurant connected to the hotel and has tasty burgers. Manager is helpful and friendly.

Where to book online OZO Chaweng Samui – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

17. Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort – SHA Plus 4* – Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels
Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

This tranquil beach resort is 2 km from Samui Airport, 4 km from Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) and 12 km from Coco Splash Adventure & Waterpark.


The upscale rooms and villas feature balconies and living areas, plus Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. All have whirlpool baths, tea and coffee making facilities and minibars. Upgraded villas add private jet pools, rainfall showers and 140cm smart TVs. Room service is available.
Amenities include breakfast and a beachfront Italian & Thai restaurant, plus an infinity pool and a private beach area.

What other tourists are saying about Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Samui:

The resort is located at Chaweng beach which is the most beautiful beach in Samui. We stayed at the resort during the first weekend of November 2020. The white sand and warm ocean is laborious. The resort’s Italian restaurant named Olivio is very delicious.

Where to book online Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

18. Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach – SHA Plus 4* – Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels
Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

Set on the white sands of Chaweng Beach, this relaxed hotel and beach club is 3 km from Samui Airport and 8 km from the golden Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai.


Casual mixed-gender and female-only dorms have lockers, washer/dryers and free Wi-Fi. Private rooms, some with ocean views, add mini fridges, smart TVs and tea and coffeemakers, as well as balconies with hammocks.

An international restaurant features ocean views. Other amenities include beach access, a see-through beachfront infinity pool with a swim-up bar and a floating DJ booth, and a sundeck, along with a game room. Bike rentals are available.

Video Review of Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach

What other tourists are saying about Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

I have stayed at this hotel many times and every time is as good as the first 😊.
The staff are so friendly and willing to help with any questions.
The rooms are very clean, tidy and beds very comfortable.

There is a good smart tv in the bedroom which I found very useful as I have an android phone which means you sand use smart view to stream from phone to tv.

The security at the front is always great if you when you arrive and makes sure you come out of the carpark safely to avoid any cars coming the others way.

The staff members I have managed to get to know work in reception and I would like to say a massive big thank you for being so nice to me when I’m there and any questions I have when I send a message on Line.

Where to book online Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hostelworld.com.

 

19. Royal Beach Boutique Resort & Spa Koh Samui – SHA Plus 4* – Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels
Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

Situated along the beachfront and offering an outdoor pool, Royal Beach Boutique Resort & Spa Koh Samui is located in Lamai Beach. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. Guests can unwind at the resort’s spa or work up a sweat at the fitness centre.

Trendy rooms provide a satellite TV, air conditioning and a seating area. There is also a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities, while the balcony provides outdoor furniture and a view. Featuring a bath or shower, the en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.

Royal Beach Boutique Resort & Spa Koh Samui provides an array activities such as snorkelling and canoeing. Sightseeing trips can be arranged at the tour desk, while the resort also has car hire and airport shuttle services as well.

What other tourists are saying about Royal Beach Boutique Resort & Spa Koh Samui – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

We received a very warm welcome upon arrival and our room was clean and spacious . Towels and sheets were changed regularly and rooms attended to daily. We were right next to the pool and a short walk downhill to the beach.

Without exception all the staff are warm, friendly and helpful.
The food was good and very reasonably priced. We did eat out a few times too.

We virtually had the place to ourselves at first then it got busier as Christmas approached. I would definitely return

Where to book online Royal Beach Boutique Resort & Spa Koh Samui – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

20. The Beach Samui – SHA Extra Plus 4* – Koh Samui Sandbox Hotels

The Beach Samui - SHA Extra Plus
The Beach Samui – SHA Extra Plus

Set overlooking the sea in Koh Samui, The Beach Samui – SHA Plus offers a self-catering accommodation with a private beach area. This hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and a seating area on the beach. This property offers a chargeable transfer from/to Samui Airport.

Featuring sea views through a floor-to-ceiling glass doors, each suite at this hotel comes with a balcony and a fully equipped kitchenette. All rooms provide air conditioning, a seating area and a TV. En suite bathrooms include free toiletries.

Staff at this hotel can arrange a car rental, provide travel information on the island and help plan an excursion to nearby attractions. Guest can also relax with beachside massage and wellness treatments, yoga, as well as stargazing available at an additional fee.

What other tourists are saying about The Beach Samui – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

I used the sandbox scheme to escape from Europe to Thailand, and stayed at The Beach Samui. The hotel is in the south of the island, at a beach that has everything Thailand makes special, but without the crowds. The hotel suites are fantastic, offer privacy and all comfort, the restaurants around are open, and you find all kind of cuisine in walking distance.

Passing by Chaweng, the center of tourism, which is deserted and almost everything is closed, I felt assured that The Beach was just the right choice to stay. The beds are outstandingly comfortable, and the highlight are the bathtubs on the balconies overlooking the beach.

Where to book online The Beach Samui – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

21. SAii Koh Samui Choengmon – SHA Plus 5* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Samui Sandbox Hotels
Samui Sandbox Hotels

Located on its very own beach at Hanuman Bay, SAii Koh Samui Choengmon provides a luxurious tropical getaway. An outdoor pool, yoga classes, cooking lessons and free WiFi are provided. All accommodation comes with a private pool.

Fitted with high ceilings and antique furnishings, the chic air-conditioned villas and suites have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. High-quality cotton bedsheets, a well-stocked minibar and spa toiletries are included. The en suite bathroom has either a shower or bathtub.

SAii Koh Samui Choengmon is a 7-minute drive from Samui International Airport and Chaweng Beach. Cheong Mon Beach is a 4-minute ride away. Free parking and free scheduled shuttle service are available. Airport transfers can be arranged at an extra charge.

What other tourists are saying about SAii Koh Samui Choengmon – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

SAii beach resort is 10 mins from the airport. 15 mins from Fisherman’s village. Beautiful, serene, tucked away pool villas. Awesome breakfast included, pool bar and private beach. There is a local laundry and motorbike rental place right outside the hotel lobby.

They are having incredible deals at the moment. We will be back as soon as possible! Highly recommended!

Where to book online SAii Koh Samui Choengmon – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

22. InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, an IHG Hotel – SHA Plus 5* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, an IHG Hotel - SHA Plus
InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, an IHG Hotel – SHA Plus

Located right on the beach, this beachfront resort is situated in the peaceful west coast of Taling Ngam. Set within 22 acres of coconut plantations, the luxurious InterContinental Koh Samui Resort descends from the cliffs to the white sandy shores of western Koh Samui. Boasting 6 main swimming pools, it has a cliff-top Thai spa and free WiFi.

Beautiful Thai architecture and spacious outdoor balcony or patios feature in all the air-conditioned rooms and villas. All come equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a daybed. Some villas have a private pool. En suite bathrooms have separate bathtub and shower facilities.

Video Review of InterContinental Koh Samui

What other tourists are saying about InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, an IHG Hotel – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

We were there for the afternoon sets for a group of friends. Always impressed with the services and the view here is second to none on the island. The afternoon tea sets at Amber have choices of original or healthy set which we tried both and those were tasty and came with lots of items.

A sunset scene in the evening is picturesque and a must to see. The ambience are well designed and property are well maintained and clean.

Thank you for the great hospitality from buggy drivers to the restaurant team especially Khun Buay at Concierge and Khun Manus who always around and offered a resort tour to us. We will definitely return!

Where to book online InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, an IHG Hotel – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

23. Conrad Koh Samui – SHA Plus 5* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Conrad Koh Samui
Conrad Koh Samui

The stylish Conrad Koh Samui offers a luxurious and private beachfront getaway overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. The large villas feature private infinity pools and free WiFi.

Overlooking Aow Thai Beach, villas are spread over 25 acres of tropical hillside with mesmerizing sunset and ocean views. Each villa features a 10 m private pool, an espresso machine and a marble bathroom with an oversized bathtub. They each have a lounge area with a flat-screen TV.

Conrad Koh Samui is within a 15-minute drive from Samui Butterfly Garden and Samui Tiger Zoo. Samui Airport is a 45-minute drive from the resort.

What other tourists are saying about Conrad Koh Samui – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

Wonderful vacation especially during COVID 19 pandemic. Separate villas with spacious private pools are really excellent escape from reality to paradise! We have stayed on no meals basis so have tried different dining options. Breakfast was rich however overpriced if chosen as self service buffet. In villa breakfast was provided on affordable prices and the same quality. Lunch and dinner were very nice, bog choice of both western and asian selections.

Consider to take some better quality wine if enjoying it as provided by the hotel us highly expensive (bottle of Sauvignon blanc starts from 70 EUR) and choice is very limited.

Where to book online Conrad Koh Samui – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

24. Avani Plus Samui Resort – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Samui Sandbox

Avani Plus Samui Resort - SHA Extra Plus
Avani Plus Samui Resort – SHA Extra Plus

Located on Phang Ka Bay, AVANI+ Samui Resort presents a peaceful beachside getaway in South-Western Koh Samui. International cuisines and a relaxing outdoor swimming pool await guests at the resort. Guests enjoy free WiFi access, a 24-hour fitness facilities and multiple non-motorized water sports.

AVANI+ Samui Resort is located a 15-minute boat ride away from Koh Tan and Koh Madsum island where guests can enjoy great snorkelling experiences. Samui Airport is 40 km from the resort.

Uniquely designed, guest rooms at AVANI+ Samui resort feature stylish wooden floors and warm lighting to create a cosy atmosphere. Each comes with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a sofa seating area and a rain shower in the bathroom. All villas provide guests with a private swimming pool.

What other tourists are saying about Avani Plus Samui Resort – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

Came to Thailand via the Samui extra plus model and stayed at Avani for the 1st 7 days of quarantine.
Hotel staff really made the stay exceptionally comfortable as they catered the program to suit our needs.

They were very closely connected to the Command Centre and was able to communicate the changes in quarantine & PCR tests protocol promptly.

Where to book online Avani Plus Samui Resort – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

25. SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort – SHA Plus 5* – Samui Sandbox Hotels

Samui Sandbox Hotels
Samui Sandbox Hotels

Located along Koh Samui’s Choeng Mon Beach, SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort – SHA Plus offers modern facilities complemented by traditional Thai architecture. It boasts an 80 m private beach and 2 beachfront pools.

SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort – SHA Plus is a 10-minute drive from both Samui Airport, Fisherman’s Village and Chaweng Centre.

Rooms come with private balconies or terraces and outdoor bathrooms. Amenities include cable TV, a DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Some villas feature a private pool with a sundeck.

Video Review of SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort

 

What other tourists are saying about SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Samui:

The breakfast is amazing. It starts at 06:30 and goes until 10:30. In addition in the large selection of hot and cold items, you can select two additional hot items from their menu and everything was tasty especially the Pad Thai and the Breakfast Bowl. Pearl served us a few times during breakfast and she was so sweet and amazing. We stuffed ourselves on breakfast.

They have an app that you can download and request services. They are super prompt in responding. We ordered ice a few times through the app and it was quick service.

The beach loungers are nice to relax in and the beach staff is quick to set them up for you and deliver cups of water to you without asking. The happy hour buy one get one free special is nice as well.

Wifi was easy and fast. Rooms were super clean and well appointed. Each room has two umbrellas so no need to bring your own.

You can get a cheap ride to the airport via Grab or Taxi is 200 Baht.

Where to book online SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

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by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.