After 1 year and a half, Thailand is about to open again for tourists! Bye bye cold weather from the Europe or USA and Canada! Time for some great family resorts in Koh Samui and the amazing beaches and fresh air  of Southern Thailand!

You must book a SHA+ hotel for the first night within a two hour drive from the international airport of  Suvarnabhumi; you can not go straight to Koh Samui and your  first night must be in a SHA Plus hotel in Bangkok and then go straight to Koh Samui to continue your holiday in Thailand and discover the best beaches of Thailand.

Till now the quarantine was up to 14 days (modified several times in the past months depending on the country and covid vaccination type!

Now it’s has been reduce to one 1 night to a specific ASQ Hotel in Bangkok and a PCR test on the arrival! After that if you are tested negative for Covid-Sars 2 we are free to go straight to Koh Samui and enjoy the most amazing beaches in the world!

✅ 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.

Day Tours in Koh Samui, Thailand

Ko Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It’s known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a causeway.

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1. Bo Phut Resort and Spa 4* – SHA Plus Hotels Koh Samui

Bo Phut Resort and Spa - SHA Plus

Boasting beautiful Thai accommodation nestled within acres of tropical vegetation, Bo Phut Resort and Spa offers a tranquil retreat in Koh Samui. Luxurious, it offers outdoor landscaped pools and a golf course.

Located on Bo Phut beach, the resort is about 1.5 km from the Fisherman’s Village and 5 km from Samui International Airport. It offers airport transfers for convenience.

Spacious, all rooms and villas come with private balconies and oversized windows that offer views of the garden. En suite bathrooms have separate shower and bathtub, while facilities like a satellite TV, DVDs and a CD player are provided for guests’ entertainment.

Set on lush beachfront grounds, this upscale hotel is 2 km from the market at Fisherman’s Village Plaza, 5 km from Samui International Airport and 6 km from the Big Buddha Temple.


Featuring hardwood floors and balconies or terraces, the refined rooms, suites and villas offer minibars, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Some quarters have 4-poster beds and hot tubs. The suites and villas add living areas; some villas include outdoor pools or sea views. Wi-Fi is available.

Breakfast and parking are free. There are 2 sophisticated restaurants, an outdoor pool, a spa and a gym, plus direct beach access.

Every details was attended to at Bo Phut. The staff constantly looked after us throughout the stay. The pool was immaculate and our room was spotless and comfortable.
How resorts are able to maintain high standards during these challenging times is amazing. We were virtually the only guests for three nights but everything such as pool, restaurant, grounds, and room were immaculate.
Much of tourist Samui remains a ghost town. Kudos to the excellent team in charge and friendly, helpful nature of all staff. Fishermen’s Village is just a short walk down the beach where a variety of restaurants remain open.
Amazing hotel! We stayed for one week and it felt like we’re in heaven. First of all, we’ve got upgraded by the hotel because of our honeymoon to a huge and beautiful room.
The resort itself is decorated like a tropical magical jungle with a giant pool overlooking the beautiful crystal water bay. But the best is yet to come, the staff is AMAZING!! The front desk was super helpful with everything.

I believe there were only a handful of other guests at the hotel, so it felt like we had the place to ourselves,

The staff went out of there way to make our stay perfect. With each day that passed, they learned what we liked and would remember the next day. We had breakfast there every day (a la carte as the buffet wasn’t open due to the small number of guests, but was still delicious with many options), lunch a few times, and drinks most nights.

The restaurant and bar staff was great, Most nights we were served drinks by Khun Nok in the bar. He was an exceptional waiter, very friendly and made our evening happy hours even better,

It was sad to leave, as we had such a wonderful time, and we look forward to going back.

If you are looking for a great hotel in Samui, look no further. A very short walk along the beach to Fishermans Village and great facilities, you can’t go wrong.

SHA Plus Hotels Koh Samui
SHA Plus Hotels Koh Samui

How much does a room costs at Bo Phut Resort and Spa ?

Prices start 78$/night for Double or Twin Room with Garden View.

Overlooking a lush garden, this room features a private balcony, a wooden sofa and a table. The modern bathroom comes with a shower, separate toilet as well as his and her wash basin. Bathroom amenities are offered.

Where to book online – Bo Phut Resort and Spa  – SHA Plus Hotels Koh Samui – you can find the best Sha Plus Hotels in Koh Samui and enjoy a great holiday in Koh Samui and and find book it on or or and see more reviews on 

2. Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort 5* – Sha Plus Hotels Koh Samui Thailand

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort - SHA Plus

Set on Bophut Beach, 850 m from Fisherman Village, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort – SHA Plus offers tropical getaways with tastefully furnished rooms set in landscaped grounds. It features a spa pool and 5-star fitness facilities.

Featuring Southern Thai décor, spacious rooms boast a private balcony with a lounge area and scenic views. Luxurious bathrooms open into the room and have a bathtub for 2 people.

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort – SHA Plus is a 10-minute drive from Chaweng Beach and a 15-minute drive from Samui Airport.

This luxury beachfront resort is a 4-minute walk from Fisherman’s Village, Bophut.


Featuring balconies or terraces with sea and garden views, rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living areas, Nespresso machines and iPod docks; upgraded suites have private plunge pools and sea views.

There’s free breakfast, bars, private beach dining, and stylish international and Thai restaurants with outdoor dining.

Other amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, a high-end spa and a fitness center. Activities such as cooking classes, tennis, snorkeling, Muay Thai and kayaking are available.
Great, Great and great! 2nd week of quarantine at Anantara Bophut felt like holiday… able to use all resort facilities and go around the island. The team very friendly and attentive to both, our needs as well as following Covid-19 protocols. We loved our stay, enjoying breakfast with seaview at Full Moon, lunch by the pool at A-shore, as well as playing tennis and using both kayak and SUP. PCR test on day 12, and 2 days later free to move around the country.
It was definitely the best choice to select the combination of Avani+ Samui and Anantara.
Fantastic. Located right on beautiful Bophut Beach, the views are spectacular. The room we had was spacious and very comfortable, with easy access to the pool and beach.
The staff were incredibly helpful both within the hotel and in arranging external activities. The food from the Full Moon restaurant was delicious, especially the fish of the day (Red Snapper when we had it). I’ll definitely be staying here again next time I go to Koh Samui.
 The staff couldn’t be more attentive and it felt very safe during COVID-19. It’s located really well to be able to walk to fisherman’s village and enjoy the nearby restaurants. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
Sha Plus Hotels Koh Samui Thailand
Sha Plus Hotels Koh Samui Thailand

How much does a room costs at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort ?

Prices start 158$/night for Deluxe Double Room with Garden View.

Larger than Premier room, this air-conditioned room features a balcony with garden view, a flat-screen cable/satellite TV and DVD player. It has a minibar and safety deposit box. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom.

Where to book online – Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort  – SHA Plus Hotels Koh Samui – you can find the best Sha Plus Hotels in Koh Samui and enjoy a great holiday in Koh Samui and and find book it on or or and see more reviews on 

3. Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui 5* – Sha Plus Hotels Koh Samui

Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui

Admirably located right next to the beach, Celes BeachFront Resort – Koh Samui offers stylish accommodation. The resort building is designed to allow natural light in the lobby area. The outdoor pool directly faces a panoramic view of the sea and has comfortable relaxing areas and shades. Guests can enjoy drinks at the poolside bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is offered on site.

With a private balcony overlooking the refreshing views, all spacious rooms at this property feature an air conditioning and wooden floor. Each room provides a seating area for guests to relax in and a flat-screen TV to enjoy.

Extras include an electric kettle, complimentary coffee/tea and bottles of water. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower and premium amenities.

Set on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand, this high-end resort is 1 km from Bophut Beach, 2 km from Fisherman’s Village Walking Street and 8 km from Samui Airport.

Chic rooms feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Wi-Fi, in addition to minibars and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have pool views. Villas add private pools, living areas and/or beach views.
Amenities include a bar/restaurant, a beachfront saltwater infinity pool and a poolside bar, as well as a kids’ pool, a hot tub, a library, a gym and a spa. Breakfast is available.
We booked our room which overlooked the sea without any obstacle to mess up the view.
We had a very good sized infinity pool to ourselves which we use every morning for two weeks at 6.30 am – this was the highlight of our holiday- bird life was immense together with wonderfully maintained gardens brought us close to paradise.
The bedroom and bathroom were top class- the bed was at least 2.5 metres square.
Breakfast was excellent- there was a very good egg station with made this meal a pleasure and was included in the price.
Sha Plus Hotels Koh Samui
Sha Plus Hotels Koh Samui

How much does a room costs at Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui?

Prices start 158$/night for Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui.

This twin/double room features a bathrobe, private entrance and barbecue.

Where to book online – Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui  – SHA Plus Hotels Koh Samui – you can find the best Sha Plus Hotels in Koh Samui and enjoy a great holiday in Koh Samui and and find book it on or or and see more reviews on