From the turquoise sea to lush green mountains, Koh Samui is perfect for a family trip.
This is one of Thailand’s best islands to explore with dazzling white-sand beaches and dancing palm trees.
Etched along the shores are some of the most stunning villa resorts you’ll ever see.
We had a look at all the best places to stay and found 17 luxury 5-star hotels in Koh Samui, all perched near the ocean with beach access.
Before you plan your holiday, check out these incredible family villa resorts.
1. Moonstone – Samui’s Premier Private Villa
This 5-star hotel offers wonderful private heaven that could accommodate up to 16 people.
Your family will get to own a private pool with breathtaking views of the ocean.
A movie theater and games room is provided together with a fully-equipped gym in each villa, so everyone can have fun with lots of activities both day and night.
Thai boxing training, yoga session, or cooking class can be arranged for you in your own villa.
If you want a worry-free romantic dinner, there’s a professional child care service.
For different spa experiences, relax with gentle massages at your favorite spot alongside the oceanfront.
Whenever you are hungry, just let your personal butler know as a la carte menus and beverages are provided throughout the day.
Whether Western or Asian style, your private chef could create an exclusive dining experience just for your family.
- Guest Rating: 10
- Address: 67/91 Moo 5 T.Bophut, 84320 Bangrak Beach, Thailand
2. Villa Labaron
Villa Labaron is located on the charming beachfront, where many shops and attractions are within its reach.
This hotel provides comfort through the beauty of a prime beach and sea.
Situated right next to the pool, choosing this beachfront villa is the top choice for a family.
The villa has two bedrooms, a spacious living, a modern kitchenette, and an outdoor dining area.
You can make a home-cooked meal with its great appliances and enjoy the beautiful sea view.
Kids will appreciate the walkable access to the white sandy beach where they can enjoy the water until sunset.
- Guest Rating: 9.7
- Address: 30/204 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84320 Bangrak Beach, Thailand
3. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Surrounded by tropical greenery, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui has become an entertaining spot for all families.
You and your kids will get to enjoy tons of activities together, from table tennis and Thai boxing to a spa treatment and board games.
Within the property, there are mainly two types of accommodation – the villas and private residences.
From the entrance, a golf buggy will drive your whole family directly to the doorsteps of your property.
They’re all equipped with a private bar and an infinity pool overlooking the turquoise sea.
You’ll also find spacious private bathtubs so you can relax in soothing hot water after a swim.
If you need more adult time, childcare services will let you enjoy a romantic moment together at the resort’s private cinema.
Don’t skip the hotel’s bars and restaurants for fresh local seafood and its signature rum!
- Guest Rating: 9.6
- Address: 219 Moo 5, Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84140 Mae Nam, Thailand
4. Belmond Napasai
Once you arrive at Belmond Napasi, the coconut ice cream will be served to refresh your spirit.
All residences and villas are decorated under the concept of “Modern luxury meets natural beauty”.
The polished wood interior and stunning ocean views create a fresh and sophisticated atmosphere throughout the areas.
Inside the villas, there is a king-size bed, a sofa bed for your kids, and a spacious bathroom with a bath and rain showerhead.
For more independent living, book an oceanfront pool residence and unwind by your private pool with the sea view.
Try spiced prawns, steamed snapper, crispy roasted-duck, and many more at Lai Thai Restaurant for your family lunch.
Feel the sand between your toes while enjoying your dinner under the palm trees at the on-site Beach restaurant.
- Guest Rating: 9.3
- Address: 65/10 Moo 5 Baan Tai , 84330 Mae Nam, Thailand
5. Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui is a luxury pool villa resort located among the lush green jungle of a private bay in Lamai.
For a family vacation, your time could be well-spent at a family ocean pool villa with a generous living space and a large private pool to enjoy.
For big families, we recommend the presidential pool villa with spacious terraces and an incredible infinity pool.
To ease muscle aches, try Royal Banyan treatment at the spa.
For the afternoon retreat, get some drinks and relax by the poolside with nice music at the Beach bar.
Dining options include both Asian and western dishes.
Sit outdoor and enjoy a pleasant ambiance while tasting flavorful international cuisines at The edge.
Fascinate the whole family through the magic of authentic Thai cuisine at Saffron, or feast them up through freshly grilled seafood and meat cuts at Sands.
- Guest Rating: 9.3
- Address: 99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84310 Lamai, Thailand
6. InterContinental Koh Samui Resort
Located on the stunning beachfront, InterContinental Koh Samui Resort offers casual vibes.
This 5-star resort has a selection of room types that suit all family preferences.
From resort classic rooms to stylish villas, you’ll find a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, spacious lounge, and a private balcony.
A private pool is attached to some of the guestrooms.
Make yourself feel at home by lying down on a daybed overlooking panoramic sea views.
Gather everyone at Amber for a wide range of breakfast selections.
Let all the kids have their own playtimes at the Kids Club while parents enjoy a spa treatment.
Then, have fun with a variety of grilled seafood and Thai-Italian cuisines with a warm environment from bonfires at Flames.
After dinner, head to the Serene Bar or hop to the Air Bar and enjoy magnificent panoramic sea views with a rich selection of beverages.
- Guest Rating: 9.1
- Address: 295, Moo 3, Taling Ngam Beach, Koh Samui, 84140 Taling Ngam Beach, Thailand
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Experience a new sensation from the contemporary designed interior with clam color palette tones at The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui.
All family members would be satisfied with a roomy and functional Villa Kahara.
Kids can enjoy pool time while parents are soaking up some sun on a private terrace.
Boys and girls will love Ritz Kids with activities ranging from exclusive snorkeling discoveries in its swim reef to art and Thai food sessions.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants at the resort, but these are our recommendations.
Fill your need with homemade ice cream served in a waffle bowl at Sea Salt.
For dinner, walk down the market stall with your kids and admire all unique handcrafted products before heading for authentic Thai street dishes at Baan Talat.
Alternately, exploring Southern Thai cuisine and enjoy traditional live dance performances at Pak Tai.
- Guest Rating: 9.1
- Address: 9/123 Moo 5, Tambon Bophut, Koh Samui, 84320 Choeng Mon Beach, Thailand
8. Santiburi Koh Samui
Santiburi Koh Samui is situated on the north shore of Koh Samui, featuring luxurious villas and suites.
All units have a modern design with warm contemporary Thai style decoration that comes with high privacy.
Reserve a two-bedroom duplex suite, grand deluxe beachfront villa, or grand duplex pool villa for your next family trip.
With their spacious living spaces, private pools, and open terraces, your family can enjoy sunlight and sea breeze during the day.
Get the kids entertained by a live cooking station at Vimarnmek for Breakfast.
Whether having a cup of aromatic tea or pampering yourself with Southern Thai massage, it will never ruin your afternoon time.
A school for your little master chef and tiny yogi is here at Santiburi’s Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp, where kids will learn hard and play harder.
You can also enjoy many sports such as tennis, football, Thai boxing, and golf.
No other place can prepare authentic Thai dishes like Sala Thai here, so try them out for family dinner!
- Guest Rating: 9.1
- Address: 12/12 Moo 1, Tambol Mae Nam, Amphur Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84330 Mae Nam, Thailand
9. Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
Anantara Lawana Koh Samui provides convenient access to the restaurants and colorful nightlife of Chaweng Beach.
Let the whole family get cozy at a two-bedroom pool access retreat with an ideal set up for a family getaway.
This villa is equipped with one king-sized and one twin bedroom open directly onto the pool deck, a dining area, and game consoles.
Watch your kids swim in the pool while you lie down at the pool bar, enjoy plenty of snacks and refreshing drinks.
At Chang Noi Kids Club, all kids will enjoy playing games or watching Netflix with their new friends.
For all-day dining, kiss your fingers through a modern twist of Thai taste at Ocean Kiss.
Feel like Jane and Tarzan at Tree Top Sky Dining & Bar, with only 8 Sala available on top of a 120 years old tree.
- Guest Rating: 9.1
- Address: 92/1 Moo 2, Tambon Bophut, Amphur, 84320 Chaweng, Thailand
10. Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Situated along the shores, Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa invites you to be closer to nature.
Furthermore, the popular Lamai Beach, Chaweng Beach, and Fisherman’s Village are easy to reach.
Go for the beachfront family suite to own your spacious two bedrooms, living room space, a private pool, and a beach direct access.
Fill your stomach at the hotel restaurants!
Taste international dishes from around the globe at Banana Leaf or go to Tawann for a fresh seafood selection from the island.
BAR-B-Q Villa Dining is also what many guests prefer.
But also try exquisite beach dining under the stars – a must-try on any Koh Samui vacation.
If you are seeking some fun activities, you could take your kid to Samui Aquarium and Zoo or racing go-karts.
- Guest Rating: 9.1
- Address: 208/1, Moo 4, Laem Nan Beach, Lamai, 84310 Lamai, Thailand
11. The Library
Ideal for family vacations, The Libary is one of the natural and homey resorts with a fabulous backdrop of Chaweng Beach.
The minimalist style decors create comfortable vibes throughout the property.
We fully recommend you to stay at two-bedroom secret pool villas as the best part of this space is a private saltwater swimming pool.
The generous floor with a huge outdoor lounge as well as a spacious living area can become a temporary playground for your kids.
The villa is also fitted with a dining area, indoor hot tub, a personal gym, and more.
Alternatively, relax by its signature red pool at the beachfront, or reading your favorite book at The Lib.
The Page restaurant is waiting for you to try an exclusive Thai and international fusion cuisine overlooking the sea.
For drinks, head to the Drink Gallery or enjoy 101 unique cocktails at the Beach Bar with amazing live music.
- Guest Rating: 9.1
- Address: 14/1 Moo.2 Chaweng Beach, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84320 Chaweng, Thailand
12. Conrad Koh Samui Residences
Conrad Koh Samui Residences is situated on a hill, so every villa will offer magnificent views over the Gulf of Thailand.
Whichever villa you pick, you’re guaranteed a luxurious setting.
All the villas are suitable for families with a large living area and a fully furnished kitchen that will make you feel at home.
A private infinity pool offers pleasure time with the gentle breeze from the sea.
At the spa, try one of its signature treatments or unwind at saunas with an ocean view.
On-site, there are many restaurants where each of them provide different tastes and a rich selection of drinks.
If choosing a place for dinner is too tough, try in-villa dining where a master chef will take great care of your family.
- Guest Rating: 9.0
- Address: 49/8-9 Moo. 4, Hillcrest Road, 84140 Taling Ngam Beach, Thailand
13. Baan Tawan Chai
Baan Tawan Chai is within 7 km of the famous Grandfather and Grandmother Stone, while Lamai beach is only 15 minutes drive.
However, the resort already lies on a flat powdery sandy beach with a peaceful sea and fresh sea breeze.
Once you have entered into a central courtyard, you will see three pavilions with tropical decors and dark teak woods.
The central pavilion faces the beach, a private pool, and a beautiful landscape garden.
It is also fitted with a western-style kitchen, dining area, and the living area with a comfortable sofa.
Two other pavilions come with four bright and lively double bedrooms with a lounge overlooking the ocean views.
A continental breakfast with a seasonal fruits platter is served at your place.
The family can either enjoy home cooking together or let a professional chef cook your favorite dishes with an extra charge.
- Guest Rating: 9.0
- Address: 4/16 Moo 3, Namuang Koh Samui, 84140 Laem Set Beach, Thailand
14. Avani+ Samui Resort
Building a sandcastle under the tropical sun or having beachside massages, both are possible at Avani+ Samui resort.
This resort provides all-day check-in and check-out services for all deluxe rooms and pool villas.
Although every room type caters to families, a two-bedroom beachfront pool villa is the absolute best option.
Floating on a private pool, chilling at your sunbathing terrace with direct beach access to stroll on the sandy trail, what else you could ask for!
If your kid is under 12 years old, there is no charge for stay and eat.
A complimentary long-tail boat trip could add a bit of adventure story to your family excursion.
Grab savory snacks and smoothies at Ko Ko plant base cafe for a great refreshment before heading out to explore the island.
Enjoy jungle trekking, art session, island hopping, or temple visiting for your quality time together.
After a joyful day, indulge in Thai and international flavors at an on-site Essence restaurant with a breezy ambiance.
- Guest Rating: 8.8
- Address: 53/5 Moo 4, Phang Ka,Koh Samui, 84140 Taling Ngam Beach, Thailand
15. Sareeraya Villas & Suites
This orient chic resort is a special place where your family can celebrate every moment together.
The Sareeraya presidential pool villa features an oriental Thai-style two-bedroom villa that comes with a spa tub overlooking the beautiful sea.
If you stay at this villa, your family will have beach access through your intimate pool and terrace.
Don’t miss happy hours at Her Bar!
Grab refreshing drinks and absorbing the cool sea breeze by the pool.
Sign up for a cooking class and have your own Thai dishes for lunch.
Instead of eating at the restaurant, your family dinner can be arranged on the beach with a stunning sunset.
The seafood buffet is also available on a specific day of the week.
If you like to get extra treatments at Raya Spa, choose a steam bath to refresh your energy before having body massages.
- Guest Rating: 8.8
- Address: 100/1 Moo 2 Chaweng Road, Koh Samui, 84320 Chaweng, Thailand
16. LOTUS SAMUI
Live your island getaway in your private oasis with a white sand beach backdrop and turquoise sea.
This is what Lotus Samui can offer, plus more.
Whether your family is big or small, its absolute beachfront and pool villas are ready to fulfill your needs.
For beach villas, a private salt-chlorinated pool is set for fun family time, including a luxury bathtub for extraordinary relaxation.
Enjoy various activities such as board games, billiards, table tennis, and a mini-adventure outdoor on kayaks.
Get a cool ocean breeze and listen to the wave’s melody while having a spa treatment for your beachside retreat.
Discover Thai taste from a private in-house chef at your luxury dining pavilion.
But if you would like to show your home cooking skills, we recommend you use the grocery shopping assistance.
Babysitting and car rental service are also provided with an additional fee.
- Guest Rating: 8.8
- Address: 12/61 Moo 5, Moo 5, Mae Nam Beach, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84330 Mae Nam, Thailand
17. Melati Beach Resort & Spa
Melati Beach Resort & Spa is only 15 minutes away from the colorful nightlife and entertainment of Chaweng beach.
Surrounded by peaceful greenery, family pool villas are a truly luxurious escape.
The villas have a huge outdoor terrace with a pool and a separate living room that converts to a second bedroom.
With two separate luxury villas, two bedrooms, a living room pavilion, and a full-size swimming pool, staying at the presidential suites has become the top choice for families.
Your own personal chef can make your pool deck turn into a private BBQ party for every dining desire.
Kids will be busy here once they join the resort’s Kids Club with tons of activities to practice new skills.
Those parents who need their time off can ask for a babysitting service.
At the property, try Thai food at Kan Sak Thong restaurant or head to The View restaurant for the Mediterranean and international cuisines.
- Guest Rating: 8.7
- Address: 9/99 Moo 5, Bophut, Thongson Bay, Koh Samui , 84320 Choeng Mon Beach, Thailand
Map 5-Star Koh Samui Family Beach Resorts
With its location along the Taling Ngam Bay, InterContinental Koh Samui Resort is one of the best luxury hotels with a stunning and clean private beach.
Your family will not only enjoy your privacy at the beach but also the beautiful natural surroundings.
A private infinity pool overlooking the sea views makes Banyan Tree Samui one of the best hotel options.
The breathtaking views from the elevated hillside will make your jaws drop!
Although most resorts have villas equipped with hot tubs, The Library is our recommendation if you want the best family experience.
Go for the two-bedroom secret pool villa to get access to an oversized bathtub.