Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, the picturesque island of Koh Samui promises a relaxing retreat on its stunning beaches and a quaint Thai village experience with a vibrant local culture. Other than the bounties of the sea, the prime attractions of Koh Samui include a 36 foot tall statue of Buddha and a temple with mummified monks.
The W Retreat Koh Samui is a boutique resort tucked away comfortably on the Maenam beach, off the coast of the Kra Isthmus. The W group is renowned for the wow factor in hospitality and this one is no different. Everything about this place is pure sophistication, be it the beach where the “golden sands meet unspoiled waters”, or the magnificent entrance and cozy lounge that greets you.
The resort, designed by P49 Deesign and Maps Design Studio, is sprawled over five zones or pavilions. It boast of a luxury spa named AWAY, an outdoor tennis court SWING, WAVE – the water sports facility by the beach, FIT – the in-house Fitness center, WET – an outdoor pool, a library, business center and its own private beach – W beach.
A gigantic silver ‘W’ welcomes the guests as they enter the resort, with clear blue sea as the backdrop. Cozy booths dotting the Infinity pool set the mood to laze around sipping the drinks and doing – well, nothing. There are Sweet-spots scattered around, loaded with munchies, soft-drinks and water, to indulge the guests.
For stay, the resort has 73 villas and 17 condominiums in contrasting designs and colors, each equipped with its own private pool ! Each villa is equipped with a king sized bedroom, separate living and dining rooms and kitchenette with all modern amenities and a well stocked fridge. Many of the residences are sea facing with a beautiful view of the waves.
The residences are named and categorized differently, built around distinct themes such as – Jungle Oasis, Tropical Oasis, Ocean View Escape, Ocean Front Haven, Wow Jungle Oasis, Wow Ocean Haven, Extreme Wow Ocean Haven and so on.
The Kitchen Table
The Kitchen Table is the primary restaurant of W Retreat, specializing in international cuisine. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for the guests. The treatment is fresh, cooking delicious and the experience – Wow.
Namu specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. This place is a delight with the freshest seafood prepared in the most sophisticated manner. Namu claims to give the Japanese dining experience a new meaning with its intimate, almost theatrical treatment of the cuisine.
Sip is a tapas bar which serves drinks only. This sunset lounge is a cool place to lat your hair down and witness the world undergo a grand transformation from the golden rays of the setting sun to an amazing night sky full of stars, while quietly enjoying a delicious cocktail.
The Woobar is the meeting, drinking and partying place of the resort with its signature floating sitting area. It hosts international DJs, some of the best in the world, on its rocking nights.
The Spa & Energy building houses the ‘Away Spa’, just below the WOOBAR. It has massage & treatment suites equipped with mini waterfalls and ocean view, a scintillating sauna with TONIC-the spa café just besides it , a hair salon and spa shop. The services include massage, facials, body wraps, body scrubs and even a special anti-jet lag treatment.
Wave is the perfect place to lay sun-loungers and cabana and pass the day doing nothing but basking in the glory of sea and sand. If you still want to do something more, you can enjoy a number of other activities – volleyball, trampolines and giant water-ball, among others.
Name: W Retreat Koh Samui
Address: 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Surat ThaniKoh Samui, 84330, Thailand
Phone: (66) 7791 5999
Wow…This looks extremely fabulous.
Are all these picture from the “Jungle oasis”suite??
Even I am planning to visit such water villas .Just inspired from your blog.:-)which one will you suggest?
Hi Priya, Thanks for coming to Shadows Galore.
For your question, yes it is the Jungle Oasis … If you are planning to visit Water villas, my choice is W Retreat (this one) or Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives 🙂