Enjoy world-class service at Manathai Koh Samui, an elegant hotel with a stunning view of Lamai beach and décor that will take you back to a bygone Thai era. Admire the blue water and golden sand of Lamai beach clearly from the hotel pool where the four-star hotel is located right on the Lamai area of Koh Samui. It’s just a few steps away from the beach, which makes it exciting and worth the money. The coconut palm trees and water ponds form a calming feeling to the place, which will make your stay even more relaxing. The garden is also a nice addition to the exterior of Manathai Koh Samui.
Manathai Koh Samui provides 133 rooms, each elegantly designed with subtle colours. The wall décor is handcrafted ornaments, and the furniture is wood. This combination of the room's colors, décor and furniture brings forth a natural feel, and as beautiful as it is, here are some other reasons why you should book this hotel:
The first reason is food. Manathai Koh Samui provides up to five dining options for their guests, each with the best quality and taste. In this hotel, you can have your meals in Pad Thai Restaurant, Colours Restaurant, Waterline Restaurant and Bar, The Greedy Pig, all which provides in-room dining.. In Pad Thai restaurant, you can find authentic Thai dishes, noodles, curries and more. Their signature Padthai (rice noodles) is something worth trying. Meanwhile, the Colours restaurant offers variety and local cuisine with its buffet breakfast.
In Waterline Restaurant and Bar, choose from Thai food, seafood, European food and contemporary food. This Certificate of Excellence 2017-2018 Winner also provides options for special diets, in case you prefer vegetarian-friendly or gluten-free food. Manathai Koh Samui also has a pub—The Greedy Pig Pub. It is a popular venue famous for its chilled draught beer, expertly mixed cocktails, fish & chips, full English breakfast, BBQ pork spare ribs and of course, the Thai classics.
In addition, you can opt for in-room dining through room service should leaving the room not be an option. You can choose various selections of Asian and International snacks and main dishes provided by the restaurants and enjoy the food as well as the beautiful sunset from the room’s balcony.
Besides offering quality rooms and food, the hotel also provides complimentary parking, shuttle bus service, complimentary high-speed wi-fi, the aforementioned breakfast buffet, concierge, dry cleaning, and a fitness centre with gym. Additionally, what sets Manathai Koh Samui apart from other hotels is the experience you get during your stay. The resort has a kids' club that comes with fun local activities such as Thai dancing, yoga and even sandcastle making, ensuring even the children has an experience of their own.
If you enjoyed the Thai cuisine you had for your meals, you can learn it make them for yourself as well. The hotel provides an effective and personal cooking class with only two to four participants, which includes a transfer to the market to buy the ingredients, recipes to learn from, herbal drink, cold towels, and certificate. By the end of this program, you will be able to make at least three main dishes, the options being: green curry with chicken, stir-fried chicken with cashew nut, deep-fried fish with sweet and sour sauce, Thai spicy soup with prawns, coconut milk soup with chicken, and massaman curry with meat.
Another experience Manathai Koh Samui offers is the spa treatment that gives the options of the Traditional Thai Massage, Oil Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Jet Lag Massage, Back and Shoulder Massage, Aloe Vera Body Wrap, Aloe Vera Massage, Foot Reflexology Massage and regular Foot Massage. Another important detail to remember is that the spa treatment uses Ramburi Spa’s products which are naturally sourced and eco-friendly.
There are also special facilities you can get at this hotel at exclusive prices; either with the wedding packages or meeting packages. With the wedding packages, you can choose between western ceremonies or a traditional Thai wedding ritual. The classic western package includes the venue, wedding planner, celebrant, corsage, bouquet, floral decorations, champagne, wedding cake, Manathai wedding certificate, in-house sound system, one night in the Lamai Suite and in-room breakfast for the bride and groom, honeymoon décor, private candlelight dinner and roundtrip transportation.
As for the traditional Thai ceremony wedding package, nothing much differs save the addition of three monks, three foods alms, Hae Khaan Maak parade, Rod Nam Sang water blessing, live Thai musician, and two Thai wedding garlands.
Manathai Koh Samui is only a 25-minute drive (8.5km) from Koh Samui International Airport, which can also be covered by the hotel's airport transfer which is available at an additional charge.
Lastly, popular attractions are close to the hotel. Manathai Koh Samui is a 7-minute drive (1.9km) from Lamai Beach and a 2-minute drive (1.3km) from Silver Beach. Alternatively, if you seek other destinations even closer by, , the hotel is a 4-minute walk (300m) from Tamarind Springs Forest Spa, a 7-minute walk (600m) from Rey Wellness Massage, a 10-minute walk (850m) from Beach Republic Club, and a 9-minute walk (750m) from Escape Break Samui.
In addition, the well-frequented Big Buddha temple is a 30-minute drive (14.4km) from the hotel. Alternatively, if you decide to island-hop, you can begin your adventure by booking a ferry to the Ang Thong Marine Park. Another natural beauty near Manathai Koh Samui is waterfalls: the closest one being the Hin Lad Waterfall, a 41-minute drive (25km) from Manathai Koh Samui.
Finally, your journey wouldn't be complete shopping for Thai merchandise. The Lamai Night Plaza is a 6-minute drive (1.8km) from the hotel: a place where you can buy anything from locally-made fans, batik sarong , paper-mâché lamps, bed linen, wooden elephants, and even slogan T-shirts with Buddha's image...all fitting souvenirs to remember of your time here.