Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa has reopened following a TH฿170 million (approximately $5.3 million) renovation. The resort on Thailand’s Bophut Beach on the island of Koh Samui boasts Bill Bensley-designed tropical gardens that complement the Fisherman’s Cove, and southern Thai architecture that reflects the local cultural heritage.
The seven-month renovation project saw the remodeling of the existing room types and public spaces, and introduction of new facilities.
Of the 106 guest rooms, the overhaul saw the previous six room and suite categories increased to eight, and most categories changed. The Deluxe Garden View and Deluxe Sea View rooms were expanded from 32 square meters (345 square feet) to 36 square meters (388 square feet), thereby affording sufficient space for extra guest bed requests. With direct access to the landscaped indigenous gardens, the revamped 44 square meter (474 square foot) Junior Garden View Suites are ideal for families, accommodating up to three adults and a child. The suite categories were increased to five with two new Garden View and Royal Garden View suite types, offering accommodation at 70 square meters (754 square feet) and 75 square meters (807 square feet), respectively. The 80 square meter (861 square foot) Anantara Beachfront Pool Suites’ facelift features a new 20 square meter (215 square foot) private pool with beach and sea views.
Guests arriving prior to check-in time or who need somewhere to relax before departing to the airport may use the brand new hospitality room with shower facilities and complimentary beverages and light snacks.
The food and beverage outlets also received a facelift, with the al fresco Full Moon restaurant switching Italian fare for contemporary Koh Samuian style char grill fusion cuisine; and Eclipse Bar taking on a more open, pub like ambience. Casual Asian fusion cuisines are served poolside at a new cocktail bar, complete with bean bags, shisha pipes and views across to Phangan Island.
For children, Koh Samui has a new purpose built Baan Ling Noi (Thai for “little monkey”) Children’s Club, offering a range of activities.
The resort’s lobby, ballroom, meeting facilities and public spaces were also refreshed and updated.