#RadarList: Ritz -Carlton Koh Samui a soulful Retreat

Nestled in a private bay, surrounded by inspiring blue ocean, swaying coconut trees and stunning limestone cliffs, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui delivers more than just a pretty picture, their legendary hospitality truly captures the heart. This is where you can experience exceptionality and get your unexpressed wishes answered. 

Just 20-minute away from Koh Samui airport, The Ritz-Carlton makes a perfect destination for short and long-term stay, by long-term stay I mean you can literally stay here for 2 weeks or more, not because of their exquisite guests rooms but because of the service that is above and beyond any other brands I personally experienced. 

Your journey at The Ritz-Carlton would have begin with a tour on the buggy up their ‘peak’ point where you have an opportunity to embrace the view of the whole bay. 

Their 175 exquisite suites and pool villas are aesthetic and contemporary designed using soothing colors, every corner of the rooms is carefully thought out for you to ensure your comfort. If you love your sleep like I do, then the bedding is important, all I can say is, on my last night, I wished I could stay on just one more night! 

Their room is where modern luxury meets nature, you open the window, step out to the terrace to be close to the ocean, when you come back in, you are instantly transported to the luxurious city vibes. It is perfect for those who appreciates the nature but also the simple luxury, aesthetic vibes. 

Executive Pool Villa

At breakfast, a lovely woman approached me with a tailor-made celery juice because she knows I like my morning exercise and that I would appreciate this. 

My favorite part of the stay was the fact most of the staff remembered my name, the dietary restrictions I had and spent the time to understand my lifestyle of being passionate about wellness. At breakfast, a lovely woman approached me with a tailor-made celery juice because she knows I like my morning exercise and that I would appreciate this. 

For those of you who’s been to the Ritz-Carlton then you know that their pastries is one of the best, be open to indulging in their Parisian croissants, Artisan pieces of bread, and ‘The Cake’. It was honestly something that I was looking forward to, The Cake (THB380++) is the award-winning signature confection for the brand, the Valrhona Chocolate with Grand Marnier lives up to its legend. 

Shook , The Ranch

Ritz’ soulful service was found in every restaurant from breakfast to dinner, the property has many restaurants from Pak Tai which serves authentic southern Thai culinary that is rich in flavor and preserves the authenticity, The Ranch which serves beautifully crafted steaks and seafood and Sea Salt, great for daytime indulgence by the main the pool. 

Sea Salt Shack – Sunset Barbecue Dinner

If you have time then follow my journey and spend one of your afternoons nurturing yourself at the Spa Village, known for their holistic approach and uniquely crafted treatment based on the local culture of the destination. 

Spa Village Koh Samui offers a pre-spa ritual, inspired by the Songkran Festival or Thailand’s New Year, the Songkran Shower involves coconut scrub, under a full body rain shower and throwing of water, this is guaranteed to bring out much needed laughter, joy and happiness before your chosen spa treatment. I chose one of their signature’s treatment, the 60-minute Coconut Flow (THB3100++) to unwind the day.

The Spa Village at the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui on its own is picturesque with its own infinity pool and spacious cabanas, ideal for those who needs some zen time and away from the noise of the main pool. 

Complete your memories at the Ritz-Carlton with the stunning sunset at the Upper Deck, head there early, bring your camera because this is one of the best spots to capture the sunset and the view of the National Park across the ocean. 

To book your stay at the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui, visit https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/koh-samui