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Hotels and Accommodation
It all began in 1985 when the late Akorn Hoontrakul, then Chairman of The Imperial Hotel Group, saw The Tongsai Bay from the sea and declared that it was love at first sight. Seven days later Akorn purchased the land. For three months he slept on the beach, dreaming of his ideal resort, and started to plan the layout and location of the rooms. A key challenge was to do it without cutting down a single tree or cause damage to the beautiful natural surroundings.
The Tongsai Bay opened its doors in July 1987 and became the first five-star luxury hotel on Koh Samui, under the umbrella of The Imperial Hotel Group. Following a period of illness in 1993, Akorn sold the Imperial Hotel Group whilst retaining The Tongsai Bay, because he wanted to live out the rest of his life there with his beloved wife Chompunute.
In 2000 Akorn passed away and management of The Tongsai Bay moved to the capable hands of his son, Thanakorn and his daughter in-law, Saisiri who both share Akorn’s passion for the environment and for providing the best of Thai hospitality and service. Under their watchful eyes, The Tongsai Bay continued to grow from strength to strength and developed its own ‘Green Projects’. This is now the model for many new hotels who also desire to preserve the natural environment for future generations, both in Samui, Thailand and internationally.
Since opening in 1987, The Tongsai Bay has established itself as the leading family owned hotel on the tropical island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Hidden amongst 28 and a half acres of breathtaking natural beauty and wrapped around a private bay, the hotel is renowned for its privacy and tranquility, its passionate love for the environment and last but not least, the friendliness of its staff.