Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa has reopened once again welcoming story collecting travellers through its grand arched entrance, following an extensive THB170 million renovation investment.
The ever popular resort on Thailand’s Bophut Beach on the island of Koh Samui is quite unlike any other, from Bill Bensley designed tropical gardens which complement the charms of Fisherman’s Cove, to southern Thai architecture which reflects the local cultural heritage, and world class amenities enhanced by Anantara’s unique design touches.
According to Anantara Bophut general manager, Manish Jha, 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 luxurious accommodations and enhanced food and beverage, relaxation and event facilities, all culminating in an impressive enhancement to the overall resort experience.”
Of the 106 guest rooms, the wide ranging overhaul saw 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, thereby affording sufficient space for extra guest bed requests.
With direct access to the beautifully landscaped indigenous gardens, the revamped 44 square metre Junior Garden View Suites are ideal for family holidays, accommodating up to three adults and a child.
The suite categories were increased to five with two new Garden View and Royal Garden View suite types, offering spacious accommodation at 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 superb beach and sea views and, as the name suggests, allow guests to step directly onto soft golden sands that are lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf of Siam.
Guests arriving prior to check-in time or who need somewhere to relax and refresh before departing to the airport for an evening flight, are well looked after in a brand new hospitality room with shower facilities and complimentary beverages and light snacks.
The food and beverage outlets 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.