A TROPICAL HAVEN ALONG CELEBRATED CHAWENG BEACH.
Luxury that reflects Samui’s Chinese merchant legacy
Designed in a compelling fusion of Sino-Thai contemporary style, architectural details throughout the resort are inspired by the island’s Chinese merchant heritage. The immersion in this oriental legacy is evident on arrival, with a sign in the lobby revealing the proprietors’ family origins from Hainan Island in the South China Sea.
Maze-like pathways arched with bamboo are flanked by striking foliage, aromatic frangipani, blooming orchids and ceramic pots filled with lotuses. Dotted along these scenic paths, arched wooden doorways lead to 122 rooms, suites and private pool villas. Balconies overlook the bay or tropical gardens. Unique vintage-style interiors feature gabled or vaulted ceilings, oriental silks and ornate lace work, antique lamps and ceramics, stained glass windows and picturesque Chinese flower prints.
Rooms epitomise romance, from a four-poster bed adorned with white drapes to an oversized bathtub and open-sided al fresco lounge with a cosy daybed. Some boast a personal plunge pool, and others direct access to a generous pool that is shared by an exclusive few. Impressing as the ultimate island residence, the Two Bedroom Lawana Pool Villa maximises space and privacy with a series of Chinese architectural pavilions embracing a private pool and expansive deck with a barbeque area and uninterrupted coastal views.
Escape to the beach, sea or a tree top canopy
Beach time is blessed by a view of local fishing boats and an uninhabited island, just a short boat ride away. A calm stretch of beach is perfect for yoga. The beachfront infinity pool mirrors the waves of the sand just below - and promises elegant relaxation. Find further seclusion on the raised sundeck, or in a shoreline sala for a soothing body massage with a soft island breeze. Turquoise waters provide ideal swimming conditions, thanks to a craggy rock line that creates a tranquil, shallow and safe lagoon.
Dining inspires with distinctive menus and alluring settings. Pool Bar pleasures with a refreshing sea view satisfy all-day, from luscious fruit smoothies and creative cocktails to appetising light dishes. Open-air all-day dining by the beach begins each morning with a lavish breakfast buffet at Ocean Kiss, followed by the best of Thai cuisine and global favourites for lunch and dinner. Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar elevates fine dining with elegant pre-dinner drinks, leading into connoisseur tastes in exclusive tree top salas.
Guests can catch up on relaxed reading at the library, or stay in the loop at the business centre. An authentic taste of Thai culture is a hands-on experience in a Spice Spoons cooking class, starting with a vibrant local market tour, gaining rich insights from an expert