We have reviewed hotels in Koh Samui, Thailand, with the best club or executive lounges to help you decide on the best choice if traveling as a couple, a family, or as a single business traveler. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Koh Samui.
Koh Samui is Thailand’s second-largest island and about half the size of Phuket. White sand beaches, warm blue seas, lively nightlife, and a great choice of top-class resorts all help to make Koh Samui one of Thailand’s most popular destinations.
Koh Samui is a quick one-hour-ish flight southwest of Bangkok. If you only plan to overnight in Bangkok on your way to Koh Samui, we have reviewed the best hotel club lounges in Bangkok.
Luxury hotels in Koh Samui, Thailand include Banyan Tree Samui, Belmond Napasai, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Six Senses Samui, W Koh Samui, as well as Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton and IHG properties.
Wherever you decide to stay, Koh Samui, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, Marriott, and more at no extra cost. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits if you book with us.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels if you book via our luxury travel concierge include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Koh Samui. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail in turn so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
1. InterContinental Koh Samui
The InterContinental Koh Samui has one of the best club lounges on the island of Koh Samui.
Koh Samui is a popular tourist destination just over an hour away from the busy capital Bangkok. The resort sits atop a cliff amidst coconut plantations and has 300 meters of its own beach frontage along the scenic coast of Taling Ngam. The resort is renowned for incredible sunsets and breathtaking ocean views, set across 22 acres of luscious tropical gardens to the quiet, unspoiled, white sandy beachfront.
InterContinental Koh Samui Resort is home to 79 rooms, suites, and villas, which sit on a clifftop and descend through tropical gardens to a private 180-meter white sand beach.
The resort affords magnificent views across the Gulf of Thailand, the famous Five Islands, and Ang Thong National Marine Park; no wonder it is featured in the New York Times’ bestselling book ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’.
There are 170 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in major global cities such as London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo, including 50 in Asia Pacific. InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort will join InterContinental Hua Hin Resort also in Thailand, which opened in 2009.
Club InterContinental at InterContinental Koh Samui offers a brilliant club lounge with a personalized butler and concierge service, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and sunset cocktails & canapés, located right on the beach.
The 24/7 Club InterContinental lounge is very chic, and you can enjoy the complimentary food and drink along with a selection of daily local and international newspapers and lifestyle publications. You get unparalleled panoramic ocean views paired with incredible service in your tropical paradise.
Club guests can indulge in a range of complimentary food and beverage options: gourmet breakfast in the lounge, light refreshments, such as coffees, teas, soft drinks, mineral water, juices, and snacks, then afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés in the lounge with lots and lots of delicious canapés. The evening buffet features lots of small dishes that you can enjoy with sublime cocktails while you watch the most spectacular sunset in Samui.
A celebration of exclusivity and style, Club InterContinental® offers guests an elevated level of hospitality through luxurious accommodation and personalized services.
Club InterContinental benefits include a choice of two complimentary breakfast venues. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast with a set menu crafted by our executive chef in the Club InterContinental Lounge or a wide variety of international and local breakfast specialties in buffet style at the Amber Restaurant.
Benefits also include complimentary access to Club InterContinental lounge, open from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm. Amenities include light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages. Serene Afternoon Tea with freshly-made sweet and savory treats are paired with a discerning range of premium Twining tea blends, available early afternoon. A Sunset Evening Cocktail including Premium wines selected from our Exclusive Sommelier, classic cocktails, sparkling wine, and a carefully selected range of snacks and canapés prepared by our Executive Chef are available early evening.
Additional Benefits include:
- VIP In-room fruit amenity and a selection of premier Twining specialist teas
- Complimentary soft drinks from the in-room mini-bar (refill once a day)
- Complimentary two pieces of pressing per stay
- Complimentary in-room local calls (landline only)
- An additional invited (non-registered) guest of yours is welcomed to experience Club InterContinental Lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea or evening cocktail at no charge
Book any InterContinental via our luxury travel concierge to get the following free benefits as well as your usual IHG loyalty points and status benefits:
- Guaranteed late check-out
- Complimentary breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant daily
- Value-added amenity, specific to hotel ($100 USD value per stay)
- Upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability on arrival)
- Free wi-fi on unlimited devices
- Turn down service as appropriate by brand
- Handwritten, personalized welcome card
- Bottled water, fresh fruit and snacks in room upon arrival
As far as we know, the InterContinental is the only luxury hotel on Koh Samui with a club lounge, but if you disagree, feel free to contact us via our concierge to update us on any new club lounges launched on Koh Samui.
Hotels that you might expect to have a club lounge include Conrad Koh Samui, but this Hilton hotel has no executive lounge and instead offers 4 sunset drink vouchers, plus free soft drinks and local beers from your minibar if you are a high tier Diamond Hilton Honors member.
Within the Marriott Bonvoy brand of hotels, there is a nice Le Meridien Koh Samui, but this property has no executive club lounge. Instead, Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members are given two drinks per room per day and breakfast in Latest Recipe in addition to 500 bonus points. The Koh Samui Sheraton Samui doesn’t have a club lounge either, but Platinum members are given two drinks per room per day and breakfast in Coco Spice buffet.
The Renaissance Resort & Spa in Koh Samui, Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, and W Koh Samui don’t have club lounges either.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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