The property is situated on a stunning site that has expansive views of the north coast of Koh Samui as well as the south coast of the neighboring island, Koh Phangan. When we pulled up to the outdoor reception area, Tom and I gave each other knowing glances. We knew this place was exceptional! Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, we were treated to spectacular views of the sea and islands.
Each arrival is greeted by the reception team as well as their GEM “Guest Experience Maker” (aka, personal butler). This personalized attention exemplifies everything the resort is about: individualized care for each guest. Six Senses Samui’s grounds are integrated within the natural landscape. Although neither of us has stayed at an eco-lodge before, we feel that this property exemplifies this esthetic. All of the structures are wood-based and blend seamlessly into their surroundings. Since all 66 of the villas are subject to the natural environmental wear and tear, every residence is being completely overhauled with a completion deadline set for July 2015.
Tom and I had the privilege to see the villa “mock-up.” The updated villas are stunning and maintain the feel of being a luxury eco-resort. Light tone wood and an open layout lend a feeling of airiness. The villa’s large floor to ceiling windows brings the outdoors, indoors. The shower walls can be opened up, giving a true outdoor shower experience. Also, over 90% of the villas have their own pools, allowing guests to have their “resort” experience to themselves…if that is desired.
Six Senses’ Dining on the Rocks is a special dining venue for all guests (and non-guests) to enjoy. Approximately 65% of each night’s diners are from another property. And for a good reason. Dining on the Rocks is a spectacular culinary event that should not be missed when visiting Koh Samui. Overlooking two islands and the Gulf of Thailand, Dining on the Rocks views cannot be beaten! The restaurant feels very intimate, consisting of 10 platforms on various levels. It’s almost like you and a handful of other people have the restaurant and property to yourself!
When we were at Six Senses Samui, we had a lovely evening at Dining on the Rocks. We started with welcome cocktails. This was followed by a three-course meal and their associated wine pairings. From appetizer to dessert, Tom and I were blown away by the presentation and (most importantly) flavor of each dish. Contemporary international cuisine is not something we typically seek, but we were pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture combination!
If you find yourself in Koh Samui and are looking for a great eco-lodge”esque,” adult-centric type of accommodations, Six Senses is for you. Also, the culinary experience at Dining on the Rocks is a unique and tasty treat. Treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience and the most spectacular view. You will not be disappointed!
Virtuoso Amenities for your stay
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Breakfast for two persons at our main restaurant Dining on the Hill
- A complimentary 50-minute massage, for up to two people, per room, once during stay
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi