7 luxurious and romantic experiences in Koh Samui

Looking for a romantic destination to pop the question or celebrate years of love, then Koh Samui is just the perfect place for you.

The island’s expansive, blue ocean, dreamy sunsets, and lush vegetation are major draws of tourists where they can enjoy bespoke romantic experiences in Koh Samui like private cruise, exclusive and lavish dinners, and relaxing spa treatments.

Below are the seven experiences that exude luxury and romance one can only get in Koh Samui.

Spoil your partner in luxurious beachfront pool villa

Stay in a stylish one-bedroom beachfront pool villa with spacious balconies gazing out to the white sandy beach and azure ocean of Koh Samui. The villas are surrounded by lush tropical gardens and stunning ocean views in the sleepy and secluded enclave of Taling Ngam Bay. Take dips on your own private pool or relax on the sala or sundeck with comfortable lounge chairs.

Explore the enchanting Five Islands by private sunset cruise

The Five Islands Koh Samui are small islands on the southwest, locally known as ‘Koh Si Koh Ha,’ which means ‘Four Islands-Five Islands’. Five Islands are home bird species called swifts and their expensive nests, the main ingredient in bird nest soup, are now protected.

The Taling Ngam Beach overlooking The Five Islands is one of the best places to enjoy a sunset on Samui Island. InterContinental Koh Samui Resort offers private tours to Five Islands aboard the resort’s speedboat.

Visit Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks to profess you want to grow old with each other

One of the unique and famous tourist attractions on the island is the Hin Ta and Hin Yai. These interesting rock formations have beautiful ocean views. The pristine waters here are so clear that colourful marine life can often be seen from the surface.

“A folklore of Samui Island tells the story of an old couple by the name of Ta Kreng (Grandpa Kreng) and Yai Riem (Grandma Riem) who lived with their son in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Since their son had come of age, they felt that it was time he got married. One day they decided to sail to the neighbouring province of Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask for the hand of the daughter of a man named Ta Monglai. During their sea journey, their boat was seized by a storm. The old man and his wife were unable to swim ashore. They died at sea, turning into rocks as proof to the would-be bride’s parents of their true intentions. The rocks stand there to this day.”

Discover a private dining experience under the stars with your very own chef

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort is famous for its secluded and luxurious spots, which they utilise to offer romantic experiences in Koh Samui that match every special occasion. Indulge in mouth-watering dishes cooked by your own chef for the evening.

Enjoy a one-for-the-books honeymoon or an anniversary dinner under the stars, in the villa, on the beach, at the pier, or even on the glass island that stands on the resorts infinity pool.

Experience couple treatments at the Baan Thai Spa by HARNN

Thai massage is known worldwide, but InterContinental Koh Samui Resort takes it to the next level and Baan Thai Spa by HARNN offers luxurious treatments that blend Thai therapies with Western practices and Ayurvedic medicine, using the highest quality products with luscious and deep aromas. Reserve a soothing couple’s treatment before your private dinner under the stars.

The lavish spa is secluded and surrounded by nature. The traditional wood interior perfectly blends with the natural surroundings providing a romantic experience in Koh Samui. The reception is warmly decorated and feels instantly welcoming and relaxing.

Pray for a strong relationship to the Big Buddha

One of the iconic tourist spots in Koh Samui is the golden statue of the Big Buddha. Buddhism is Thailand’s prime religion and the temples all over the country is a major attraction because of their intricate and unique architectural elements.

During the evening you can hear the monks chanting. Get a blessing from a monk while you’re there. Visit during Songkran for a real insider experience.

Enjoy cocktails at Air Bar to see one of the ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’

Drink signature cocktails as you watch the Samui sunset from one of the best locations on the island with the calm smooth sounds of live saxophone and guitar. Perched high above the Gulf of Thailand with amazing views of the ocean and Five Islands, experience this incredible sunset location featured in The New York Times bestseller, “One of 1000 Places to Visit in your Lifetime”.

Reserve a seat at Air Bar and book the sunset package for the best sunset spot in Samui. The bar is a perfect destination for pre-dinner drinks, sunset celebrations, and wedding receptions.

Do not miss out on these romantic experiences in Koh Samui. Make the best out of the island, book InterContinental Koh Samui Resort’s Simple Indulgences package that includes three luxurious nights in club beachfront pool villa or club two-bedroom residence villa; private sunset cruise; dinner under the stars; full-day treatment at the Baan Thai Spa by Harnn; and more. 

For more information or reservation, e-mail: icsamui.rsvn@ihg.com or visit samui.intercontinental.com.

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