Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa
17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Just another day in paradise....
"Our decision to stay at the Samui Paradise was made after a long time spent researching. Since we (my husband and my 13-year-old daughter) decided that we wanted to be on Chaweng Beach, there were plenty of hotels to choose from. We are glad we chose the Samui Paradise because it truly has the best location on the beach. The north part of the beach is not very good for swimming, the middle is full landing sites for sailboats, noisy jet skis, funboats, sailboats, etc.. Located at the southern end of the beach, the Samui Paradise boasts a truly "private" access to the water, with great swimming (no rocks, coral, no boisterous jet skis). If you want to want to be where there is more action, it is a 10-minute walk down the beach, or a 50-baht shared taxi ride....Transportation on Ko Samui is NOT a problem! The hotel is not huge, which gives it a nice atmosphere. There are different types of bungalows. We splurged and rented the family suite, which is one of four large white bungalows with Thai-style roofs located directly on the beach. Although initially we were daunted by the price, we realized that if staying at the hotel, the beachfront bungalows are the ones to have. The family suite has one large bedroom (with big refrigerator, wide-screen TV, ceiling air con, and one clothes closet, and a large bathroom with walk-in shower. The room faces the ocean, and, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, we woke up to beautiful sunrises. Connecting to this larger room is a smaller one with two twin beds. This room has no beach view. It also has a TV, air-con, and a bathroom. The suite is surrounded with an outside deck, where there are three lounge chairs and a wonderful jacuzzi. Everything very tastefully done. The personnel are great. Attentive, friendly and eager to help. There is ample security (watchmen discretely patrol the grounds and the beachfront through the night), pool and beach boys to help with towels and drinks, and the restaurant staff is very efficient. The breakfast fare was fine (the best: omelettes made to order!) and we had no complaints. The restaurant is open on two sides, which is nice. No airconditioning, so choose a spot near the standing fans...Even at 7:00 in the morning it can be hot! Meals and snacks can be ordered all day long and brought to the pool or beach. The restaurant manager is very competent, and every day there was "something special" offered. We enjoyed dining on the beach in the evening. Why go to Ko Samui to eat in a steak house on Chaweng Beach Road when you get a lovely sea breeze-graced dinner watching the moon rise? The pool is small - not for lap swimmers - but is a refreshing alternative to the sea. The gardens are immaculately and lovingly cared for. The spa is located on the floor above the restaurant. Although the prices are much higher than those offered on the beach, you cannot underestimate the significance of the luxurious atmosphere offered in the spa rooms. Lying there on the massage tables overlooking the sea cannot be beat. Truly worth every Baht. Forget the dough-kneaders on the beach and treat yourself to an experience. All in all, our stay at this hotel made the week into a dream vacation. If we ever return to Ko Samui, we will definitely stay here."
- Travel date: 27th August 2008
Absolutely the best!!
"Magnificent location, exceptional beach, clean rooms with all conforts, very professional staff, very very very good restaurant, irresistible SPA with stunning sea view!!!! Last time I have been in the Centara Beach Resort.... but now I will always back in the Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort and I reccomend you the same!!!"
- Travel date: 22nd August 2008
Better than what we expected!
"We stayed here for 5 nights in June 08. This resort was better than what we had expected. We stayed in a Grand Seaside Villa for $95AU a night. It was so relaxing and away from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng beach but only a 15 minute walk up to the main strip. It was good to get some exercise walking in to the main town each night. We spent most days lounging on the sand. We had lunch and desert from the restaurant and was very nice. The pool is small, but don't let this worry you. The spa is amazing. I had a complimentry 15 minute day spa and it was so good! Staff are wonderful here and very friendly. We also loved Koh Samui, not as pushy as Phuket but after time i think it will be. I would definitely stay here again, and would consider the beach front villas. They are absolutely GORGEOUS!"
- Travel date: 18th August 2008
"This place is so beautiful. The bungalows are surrounded by lush plants and flowers and very close to the beach. Our bungalow was clean and nicely decorated. I loved how 2 sides of our bungalow were huge windows so that the sunlight came in and we can see out at the garden. The breakfast, which is included in the cost of the room, was plentiful and delicious. We also had dinner at the hotel one night, and the food was again delicious and reasonably priced. The resort is a bit away from the other hotels/resorts and the main town area, but you can easily walk to that area in less than 10 minutes. Plus, because it is a bit off from the main town area, it is quieter and less congested. I would definately return to this resort."
- Travel date: 12th August 2008
Great stay at Samui Paradise
"Stayed 7 nights with my family in 2 garden view bungalows, and had a wonderful time. After hearing that a remodel was done in 2007, we decided to give it a try, and can say that the guest facilities were topnotch. I've stayed in a lot of resorts over the years, and this one is right near the top of the list. Nice clean aircon bungalows....wonderful garden setting resort with no rooms very far from the beach. Great open air restaurant with full breakfast included in the room rate. Brand new reasonably priced traditional Thai massage facility on the second floor of the restaurant building overlooking the beach. The service was excellent, and they really went out of their way to provide for our family. I think their location at the southern end of the main Chaweng Beach is the best.......sandy bottom in the water....not coral, and away from the noise of the Chaweng Strip! At night, they do a beach barbecue right on the sand with fresh local seafood ( try the red snapper....it's fabulous ) served at candlelit tables. I also found the resort restaurant prices very fair......not the usual resort "markup". All in all........I would go back in a heartbeat! The rates for bungalows here with this quality are a steal in my humble opinion."
- Travel date: 12th July 2008
OK - ish
"Nice bungalows - we had the grand seaside villa. Maids cleaned sporadically, towels not always replenished. However pool area was nice but you could not stay there as despite the rules stating no reserving of sunbeds the Germans did just that!!!!! Breakfast ok - but dont reccommend for evening meal. Miniscule portions, messed up service and if you ordered a thia curry ( red, green or yellow )they are all the same. No taste. Germans got preferential treatment. Be prepared to get fed up and angry with other holiday makers."
- Travel date: 10th June 2008
Peaceful & Relaxing
"My wife & I just came back from Koh Samui last week. Before going there, we hope to find a hotel/resort that is quiet & relaxing, but at the same time should not be too far from Chaweng centre whereby most restaurants are located. Finally we choose Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & stayed there for 3 nights. I must say we had made the right decision. First of all, the beach is not too crowded. It's so peaceful & relaxing, as water sports such as jet ski/kayaking is not available here. Secondly, renovation work had just completed a month ago with an extended restaurant, and a newly built beach-facing in-house spa, providing an ideal spot to enjoy traditional massage/body scrub etc. Lastly the staff are polite & helpful, & most importantly they are honest. My wife lost her bracelet after enjoying jacuzzi pool in their new spa, one of the staff found it & immediately return it to us... thumb up to you :-) Although the resort is located at South Chaweng, there is no problem getting to Chaweng centre as local taxi called "tut tut" are abundant, but we enjoyed walking as we get to shop till we drop (distance range between few hundred metres to about 2km). Overall this is a nice resort for those who go there for relaxing & honeymoon. Will I come back again? Definitely."
- Travel date: 24th May 2008
An Absolute Paradise on Chaweng Beach
"My husband & I have just stayed at this wonderful hotel for 6 nights. We booked a Grand seaside villa which was virtually 15 steps to the beautiful white sands of the southern part of Chaweng beach. The Thai style bungalow was roomy, with lots of storage and a huge bathroom. Our large verandah looked up to the beach. Our daughter & her boyfriend stayed in the bungalow behind us. We all thought that it is the most fantastic place to stay in Ko Samui. The staff bent over backwards and were always smiling and helpful. The resort has a lovely crisp pool, a bar and restaurant overlooking the beach. It has just re-opened after doing extensive renovations - lovely new furniture in the restaurant, an immaculate stainless steel kitchen attached to the restaurant. Breakfast was very nice, but being a small resort, they occassionally ran out of a few things - mainly the smoked salmon which was provided with meats, cheeses etc.The chef cooked our eggs any way we wanted and there was a good selection of potatoes, thai food, fruit, cereal etc. There was always room for sunbeds - and the beach is never busy. We had lots of waves and the water was crystal clear. To get to the centre of Chaweng is only a 50THB songthiew ride and they come every minute. Or you can just walk abut 15 minutes up the beach to get to the centre of Chaweng where it all happens. The resort have a lovely dog called "Thousand" who is very friendly, and another visitor "Coco" who seems to spend most of his time at Samui Paradise saying hello to everyone. The last night Coco and I sat on the beach and watched the fireworks together. There are a few different types of rooms at the Samui Paradise - the honeymoon villa has it's own large plunge pool, there are 3 paradise suites with direct beachfront and 1 family suite which has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with direct beachfront. It is a true paradise in every sens of the word, and we can't wait to go back there in the near future. We have been to Ko Samui last October, but stayed in northern Chaweng, but the beach at the southern end is amazing. Ko Samui is such a fun place - fabulous restaurants, nightspots, lovely people. We looked again at Bophut, but the beach leaves a lot to be desired. We made the perfect choice in this hotel, and have decided that large resorts are not for us - this place was perfect!!!!!!"
- Travel date: 5th March 2008
LOVED IT!! Will come back!!!
"We stayed in this hotel for a week in January. We absolutely LOVED it!! You get the best of both worlds here - few minutes walk to all night attractions, but still remain secluded and quite at southern end of this busy beach. The staff was extremely welcoming and acomodating. We enjoyed the privacy of an amazing pool and the beach. Make sure to book the Grand Seaside villa. We stayed in villa #609 (great location and the villa itself). We are even considering to celebrate our wedding here. GREAT PLACE!! And you hearing this from a very picky traveler."
- Travel date: 23rd February 2008
Great family holiday
"We sayed here with our kids aged 4 & 7. We booked the Paradise suite, which is large enough for a family of 4 and directly on the beachfront. Good beds, nicely decorated and two bathrooms. Large fridge and free drinking water and fruit each day. This is the newest room at the resort and is well finished. For a family holiday the location is spot on. We'd previously stayed at Poppies without the boys and wanted to be at the quieter south of the beach. Good part of the beach for swimming and there is a new pool next to the bar. All of the staff were very friendly, but spoke little English. The hotel arranged for two of the waitresses to sit for the kids so we could have one night out together. All the staff made a big fuss of the boys and it made for a nice atmosphere. We would certainly rate it for a family holiday, but make sure that you get a room as far away from the road as possible, as these are quite noisy. Its not top notch luxury, and the service can be a bit hit and miss, but then its not top dollar and its all done with a smile. We'll be going back."
- Travel date: 13th August 2007
Ralaxing spot on Chaweng Beach
"We stayed at the Samui Paradise for 4 nights in the garden room. Our room was basic but was clean and had a well stocked mini-bar and electronic safe. The location of the Samui Paradise is great on the south end of Chaweng Beach. It is quiet but within walking distance of unlimited restaurants and shops. The pool overlooks the ocean and is a great place to relax during happy hour. you can easily run and take a dip in the ocean and then come back to the fresh water shower and shade by the pool."
- Travel date: 30th July 2007
Trouble in Paradise
"Although we were staying in another complex close by we were tempted by the restaurant on the beach which looked superb but looks can be deceiving! The meals were served cold on cold plates, whilst only half the crab selected was served and the fillet steak was inedible. OK I can accept that sometimes there are problems but the manager did not want to know and left the problem in the hands of the young waiter. Highly over priced for poor food!"
- Travel date: 30th June 2007
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