ANANTARA BOPHUT KOH SAMUI RESORT & SPA has re-opened and is welcoming travellers through its grand arched entrance, following an extensive 170 million THB renovation.
The popular resort on Thailand’s Bophut Beach on Koh Samui is quite unlike any other, from Bill Bensley-designed tropical gardens, which complement Fisherman’s Cove, southern Thai architecture that reflects the local cultural heritage, plus world class amenities enhanced by Anantara’s unique design touches.
According to Manish Jha, Anantara Bophut’s general manager, the seven-month renovation project was designed to remodel the existing room types and public spaces and introduce new facilities to reinforce the resort’s hallmark charms.
“Our guests now benefit from a wider choice of luxury accommodations and enhanced food and beverage, relaxation and event facilities, all culminating in an impressive enhancement to the over-all resort experience.”
In the overhaul, 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 to 36 square metres, affording space for extra guest bed requests. The revamped 44 square metre Junior Garden View Suites can accommodate up to three adults and a child.
Suite categories were increased to five with two new Garden View and Royal Garden View suite types, 70 and 75 square metres respectively. The popular 80 square metre Anantara Beachfront Pool Suites’ facelift features a new 20 square metre private pool with beach and sea views and allow you to step directly onto soft golden sands that are lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
For guests arriving prior to check-in time or who need somewhere to relax and refresh before departing to the airport for an evening flight, there’s new hospitality room with shower facilities and complimentary beverages and light snacks.
The resort’s restaurants and bars 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 snacks and sumptuous sushi are served poolside at a new cocktail bar, complete with bean bags, shisha pipes and sweeping views across to Phangan Island.
The “catch of the day” takes a whole new meaning at Anantara Bophut, where you’ll be invited to meet local fishermen on Bophut Beach at the end of a day to choose your favorite fish from the catch. From here the culinary team takes over to prepare the catch to perfection in a variety of ways, for the guests to savour at dinner.
For kids, there’s the newly built Ling Noi (Thai for little monkey) Children’s Club offering a range of activities designed to motivate, develop skills and make new friends. Here pizza cooking classes, building sandcastles, playing mini garden soccer, hunting for treasures, trampoline jumping or making coconut paintings all keep the little treasures safely entertained, leaving parents free to unwind.
The resort’s impressive lobby, ballroom, meeting facilities and public spaces were also refreshed and updated to meet the needs of today’s luxury and business travellers in a fast-paced world.
“My team and I are inspired by the new canvass that we have been afforded to express our creativity and passion for genuine hospitality. We are very excited to don our uniforms again to welcome our guests back to our corner of heaven on earth,” said Jha,