Hotel

Anantara Lawana

Anantara Lawana

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
2362 Reviews
Guide Price £1,279 per person
Based on 17 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Eva Air, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Lawana Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

An enchanting and luxurious resort

Nestled on the quiet, pristine northern end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort lies just steps away from the ocean and offers peerless accommodation amongst luxury resorts in Koh Samui. Watch the sun rise over Samui’s palm forested coastline. Recline in rooms and suites inspired by the island’s original Chinese merchant settlers. Experience the perfect romantic dinner for two in a setting of your choice, accompanied by the freshest international cuisine, at our luxurious Lawana resort.

  • Large and luxurious rooms
  • All villa accommodation
  • Beach-side infinity swimming pool

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Anantara Lawana

  • Beach
  • 15 minutes transfer from Koh Samui Airport
  • Northern end of Chaweng Beach
2362 Reviews 88% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1497
  • Very Good 581
  • Average 157
  • Poor 69
  • Terrible 58

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 18, 2019

Simply superb in the land of smiles

London, United Kingdom

A little late in writing this review but sadly straight back to work... We stayed at the resort between the 29th of March and the 11th of April 2019. With all my reviews I try to list the things the hotel does right and those that could do with improvement, in this case I can only think of one thing that could be improved and that was minor, everything else was first class. Let’s start with our arrival. As seems to happen to us wherever we travel we arrived well before the advised check in time, it’s a nice touch to be ‘gonged’ in when you arrive, whether this is to make sure reception know someone has arrived to check-in I don’t know, but we had barely walked up to the reception area before we were greeted with a cool drink and cold flannels and as we soon found out - always a smile. Although we could not go to our room as it was not ready we were able to walk around the grounds and relax in the library, it is air-conditioned, and coffee and snacks are available there. Within a couple of hours we were told our villa was now ready and we were driven in one of the many golf buggies to our temporary home for a couple of weeks. We stayed in plunge pool villa 421. All the plunge pool villas as two storey units with the plunge pool villas on the ground floor and the Lawana villas on the first floor. I cannot fault the room facilities or the way it was kept clean and restocked with water, coffee and tea. I’ll quickly mention the Wi-Fi here as it’s good enough to be able to stream and screencast Netflix etc to the large LCD screen TV in the room. There were no issues with hot water for showers it was there almost as soon as the tap was turned, and it was always constantly hot. There is separate air conditioning for bedroom area and for the bathroom/shower area. This brings me to the one thing that could be improved. There is no curtain between the bathroom and bedroom area which means light comes in through the bathroom doors at dawn and will wake some people up. Villa 421 is a fair way from the Ocean Kiss restaurant where we ate breakfast and the occasional dinner and the hotel site is on the side of a hill, it’s not overly steep and exercise is good for you, but I can see why some other guests may find it a little arduous, I am now the wrong side of sixty and did not find it taxing – even if the temperature was 31c every morning when we walked down to breakfast. I had read some reviews that complained about the lack of choice for breakfast, all I can say is that the reviewer must have been staying in a different hotel. There is fresh fruit juice of almost every kind and it’s excellent, there is fresh fruit, cereals and both continental style and cooked European style foods, bacon, sausages and the usual assortments along with eggs of every style to order. There are also Asian style foods – this hotel caters for the world. The large infinity pool overlooking the beach is delightful, and I have taken baths in water that was colder! The beach area is clean and tidy and whilst we were there the sea was like a millpond and exceptionally warm, I have only ever been in one place where the sea was as warm as here and that was the Maldives, no-one bothered us on the beach, the only traders we saw were selling fresh fruit or inflatables for children. The gardens are simply wonderful, and credit must be given to the groundsmen for keeping it looking the way it does, it added to a very memorable holiday. There is one other restaurant at this hotel, Treetops is an upmarket restaurant and we were fortunate to eat there one night. It is the subject of a separate review, so I will not cover it here, save to say it was excellent. My wife used the Spa on a couple of occasions and was full of praise for the staff and treatments, she also used the Gym, which was well equipped and clean. The hotel location is perfect, just outside the main entrance are shops and a chemist should you need to stock up on anything such as milk for teas and coffee. For 100THB ( for two ) jump into a tuktuk and be in Chawang in a few minutes where there are endless restaurants and shops, or take a taxi to Bophut fisherman's market on a Friday night, it’s well worth the journey. Apart from the physical attributes that mark out this hotel as excellent, the Jewell in its crown is its staff. I cannot praise too highly every member of the staff we met, they were simply the best we have encountered over the years. I will mention but a few, but every single employee seemed eager to assist and always with a smile. Thank you to Dylan Counsel, the General Manger, who did an excellent job in making sure all his guests were happy. Thank you to Sunny in Guest Relations who sent us a bottle of sparkling wine when there was really no need to. In the Spa, Da, who has magic hands. Nuang at breakfast who always made us feel welcome, and Tidtee and Oil who served us a beautiful meal in the Treetops restaurant, and all the staff in general who made us feel welcome and sad to leave. What a fabulous team of people. We will not forget you. In summery the Hotel and resort is amongst the very best we have ever stayed at and I would have no hesitation in staying there again should we one day return to Koh Samui.
Apr 16, 2019

Great value for money

Bahrain

We stayed for three nights, great resort for a family gateway, staff were super friendly and specially the manager Jai, we had an incident with our room, but he managed to fix it immediately. Great service, fantastic location, definitely recommend it!
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Anantara Lawana

Facilities

Anantara Spa

The Anantara Spa has a wide range of treatments and offers you a place to find physical and spiritual contentment. Choose between a variety of well-equipped and gorgeously appointed rooms for both individuals and couples as the perfect setting for your spa story

Watersports

Anantara Lawana offers guests an array of water sports, including snorkelling, diving, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, boat charters and wind surfing. Water sports in Koh Samui are among the best in Thailand, and with Anantara you can enjoy them all.

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Room Types

Deluxe Lawana

With 52 square metres of space finished to the highest standard of modern tropical décor, indulge in luxury facilities such as an oversized bathtub. Enjoy beautiful views from your own private balcony with outdoor seating, the perfect intimate spot for a romantic nightcap

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Plunge Pool Room

With a palatial 86 square metres of space Deluxe Plunge Pool Rooms are ideal for those in search of privacy. You’ll find your own outdoor plunge pool and a 16 square metre seating area. Lounge in the sun in you tropical garden before taking a dip to cool off and retiring to the calm air-conditioned sanctuary indoors.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar

Deluxe Pool Access Room

With almost 100 square metres of luxuriously appointed space, Deluxe Pool Access Villas offers a private deck that connects directly to a pool shared between four to seven other villas. Each comes with a sun deck, outdoor seating area, private sala, garden and partially open-air bathroom.

Indoors the interior is finished to the highest standard with hardwoods and neutral tones creating a tranquil environment.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Pool Villa

Each of these palatial villas offers its occupants total privacy in an atmosphere of elegant relaxation. Admire tropical garden vistas from your sun deck with 3x6 metre private pool and seating area. Lounge in the stylish living room of an Anantara Koh Samui villa surrounded in luxurious local materials. Refresh yourself in the spacious bathroom with outdoor rain shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Anantara Lawana

Food & Drink

Ocean Kiss

This all-day open-air restaurant is located right beside the ocean. Wake up to a fresh cup of coffee and a sumptuous buffet breakfast of Asian and Western favourites. Sit either indoors or outside deck for lunch and dinner, where an impressive a la carte menu and well stocked wine cellar have you well taken care of.

Treetops Sky Dining and Bar

For a totally unique dining experience that you'll remember for a very long time, enjoy a special dinner at the resorts Signature Restaurant Tree Tops. There are eight individual, private, open-air tree houses which you reach via raised walkways taking you into the tree tops. This is the perfect setting for a very special occasion.

Pool Bar

The perfect spot to soak in the sun and watch the tide roll in as you sip on an ice-cold fruit smoothie or fresh cocktail.

Dine by Design

Create your own perfect romantic meal for two with Anantara Lawana's Dining by Design, which lets you enjoy a meal customised between you and your personal chef anywhere on the resorts grounds.

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Special Offers

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon set up in room and one bottle of sparkling wine, Romantic Khom Loi Lantern ceremony to celebrate occasion.

Special offer

Long Stay Offer

Stay for 10 Nights and receive 1 x complimentary dinner for two with 1 x bottle of house wine and 1x 15minute head, neck and shoulder massage for two. Maximum 2 persons.

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