AFTER AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION to refurbish all its accommodation and certain facilities, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort will be welcoming travellers to refreshed island luxury from Dec.10, 2017
Tucked along the quietier north end of the famous Chaweng Beach, just 10-minutes from Koh Samui International Airport, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui offers enhancements to its 122 uniquely luxurious rooms and villas, ranging from 52 to 300 square metres.
While preserving the contemporary Sino-Thai style, all accommodation hasbeen enhanced both functionally and aesthetically to articulate the laid back elegance of local islanders’ life by the sea and Koh Samui’s Chinese settler heritage.
Giving the Sino-Thai vintage style fresh appeal, brand new furniture is accentuated by hand-crafted architectural and ornamental details, set against uplifted colour palettes.
Wall-mounted entrance lamps will brighten the arrival of drowsy explorers. Night tables are to have a modern upgrade with adjacent USBs and power outlets. Upholstery design patterns by a local water colour artist will be exclusive to the resort and depict the inspiration of each room type, as do the themed lighting fixtures.
All bathrooms will now feature air-conditioning, adjustable lighting and vanity counters with traditional Chinese detailing. Terraces are being refurbished with sun loungers and furniture with premium grade outdoor fabric.
Charming distinctions give each room type a character of its own. Its 44 Deluxe Lawana Rooms feature outdoor sofa benches fitted in stylish fabrics, a new adjustable angle wall-mounted television and bed-end trunks that act as night table chests will provide seating and storage for personal belongings.
For the 44 Deluxe Plunge Pool Rooms, a local artist has been specially commissioned to craft a Chinese hand-painted folded panel headboard to convey this room type’s local Samui villager birder story, accompanied by a decorative bird cage night lamp and a bathroom vanity wall that has an antique paint effect, speckled with gold.
The installment of discreet ceiling lights will enable guests to brighten their room as required. Accentuating the al fresco pleasures, both the terrace and personal plunge pool will be expanded, and a spacious built-in reclining sofa bench is to be joined by the playful addition of a day swing.
Its six Deluxe Pool Access Rooms depict a Samui fisherman concept with hanging mosquito nets designed to resemble a fisherman’s net and antique style table lamps shaped like a traditional fisherman’s tool. The bathroom and bedroom mirror’s bamboo framing is inspired by a fisherman’s raft and is to be complimented by a luxurious wooden bathtub tray with a curved boat design.
Eleven Anantara Pool Villas and six Anantara Seaview Pool Villas blend a story of Samui’s coconut farmers with superior elegance. Stylish design details combine tradition with contemporary, such as bamboo framed mirrors and lamps depicting old fashioned coconut farmer tools and lamps framed with charming monkey themed shades.
Perfect for a family or group of friends, the royal one-of-a-kind Two Bedroom Lawana Pool Villa reflects a prestigious immigrant Chinese family, and as such is to be lavishly upgraded.
The existing antique sofa is being decorated with sheer curtains and elaborately upholstered in palatial patterns. Turquoise Chinese stools nestle side tables with hand-painted ceramic table lamps in a sea-shell and aquatic animal pattern, and a large Chinese style coffee table acts as a stunning centrepiece to the beautiful new living room rug.
The master bathroom has been refitted with his and hers basins framed by a large golden bamboo trimmed black turtle-shell patterned mirror. The kitchen is to feature a wooden partition sliding door concealing the storage room behind; a pantry table set will include a long Chinese style bench representing ancient Chinese living.
The outdoor terrace features a built-in L-shaped bench to provide comfortable seating for eight guests, a large patio table with a sunken stainless steel ice bucket, and at the edge of the wooden deck, fitted sun loungers will boast the closest and most stunning viewpoint across Chawang Beach.
Beach time has been enhanced by a view of an uninhabited island, just a short boat ride away. The beachfront infinity pool mirrors the waves of the sand and promises elegant relaxation. Turquoise waters provide ideal swimming conditions, thanks to a craggy rock line that creates a tranquil, shallow and safe lagoon.
Guests seeking the natural quiet of Anantara Spa will find the tranquil courtyard haven flourishing with a newly landscaped garden.
Restaurants are being given a sleeker look and feel with new flooring at the international Ocean Kiss restaurant right beside the beach and the multi award-winning Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar, where guests can enjoy a unique dining experience with breathtaking views in a tree top canopy. Anantaras bespoke Dining by Design experience offers a personal chef and butler, a choice of gourmet menus and idyllic resort settings.
Meeting and event guests already benefit from its innovative conference and event venues, which are also designed to reflect the island’s Chinese merchant heritage. As one of the biggest and newest meeting facilities on Koh Samui, the venue can host up to 220 guests and boasts a rooftop venue with an unrivalled coastal view.
While Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort’s location is quiet and tranquil, the buzz and excitement of Chaweng Beach is just around the corner, with an array of international restaurants and local shops.