Destination & Activities


Situated along Southern Thailand’s spectacular coastline, Koh Samui offers the best examples of beach culture. From outdoor adventures to cultural discoveries, a host of activities awaits. Learn the art of Muay Thai, explore the intricacies of southern Thai cuisine or embark on a cruise aboard a luxury yacht. Samui was a remote haven for fishermen, sailors and sea traders sheltering from storms and high seas in the late 1800s. Mainly of Chinese and Malay origin, these early settlers speak Pak Thai, a unique dialect in the south that still survives till this day.

On-Site Outlets

Spa Village Koh Samui

Inspired by regional traditions and culture, and using therapeutic natural local ingredients and age-old healing practices, our spa resort in Koh Samui features holistic and rejuvenating programs. Experience our signature pre-spa Songkran Shower ritual.

Phone:   +66 77-915777
10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Appointment required

Temporary Pool Closure

As part of our commitment to safety of our guests, the resort pool will be temporarily closed for upgrade works from 15 May until 25 June 2024. Spa Village and ocean pool will be available to all guests to unwind and treat themselves to cocktails, light bites or refreshments throughout the day.
Muay Thai

State of the Art Muay Thai Gym and Fitness Centre

Revitalize your body at our fitness center or practice traditional Muay Thai at our ring.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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The Resort Swimming Pool

Swim Reef

Spa Village Swimming Pool


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The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui

Discover the legendary hospitality of its people through recreational and cultural immersions that afford glimpses into the vibrant local life, culinary journeys, and wellness programmes that honour healing traditions of the region.

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Ritz Kids®

Ritz-Kids provides a secure and enjoyable space for children to explore and grow. Set in a charming two-story building, our facilities boast both indoor and outdoor playgrounds, complete with ball pools, slides, swings, and a mini-golf course. Tech-savvy kids can also indulge in gaming on Xbox consoles. Our dedicated Ladies & Gentlemen organize daily activities, from arts and crafts to treasure hunts, guaranteeing fun-filled moments and learning opportunities. Parents can rest assured as their little ones are supervised by our attentive Ladies & Gentlemen. Opening hours: daily, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Big Buddha Temple

A major landmark with great views, it is home to a 12-metre high gold Buddha built in 1972.

Muay Thai

The Art of Muay Thai

Learn the art of eight limbs through a revered skill based sport for a total workout with trained instructors and be a part of an exclusive community.

Swim Reef

Discover the largest, one-of-a-kind swim reef in Southeast Asia within a resort at The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui. Teeming with over 50 species of marine fish by the thousands, our unique feature will delight and engage all ages through immersive snorkeling discoveries and scheduled supervised fish feeding. The advanced filtration systems ensure that pollutants, jellyfish and suspended solids in the seawater are removed, resulting in a temperate and safe environment all year round. Strategically placed artificial coral reef structures allow for optimum fish viewing and cultivates a conducive habitat for clownfish breeding and coral propagation programmes supported by the local authorities.

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30-minute guided snorkeling experience

Guided snorkeling: Daily at 12pm and 1pm

Live Fish Feeding

Daily at 4pm

The Southern Gastronomic Journey

Experience a cultural and gastronomical journey through a guided visit to a local market to source seasonal produce and discover the secrets of traditional southern-style Thai cuisine in a hands-on culinary lesson.

Fisherman’s Village

Bophut Charming coastal town lined with old wooden shop houses and a walking street market every Friday evening.

Chaweng Beach

Popular tourist town with powder white sand and a bustling nightlife.

Local Attractions
The Perfect Location to Explore Tropical Paradise

Nestled in a private sun-kissed bay on the northeastern tip of the island and six kilometers from Samui International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is the perfect location to explore tropical paradise. Framed by azure waters, beaches and mountainous jungles, our hotel is near attractions like Big Buddha Temple, Fisherman's Village and Wat Plai Laem. Our concierge can help you make the most of your visit by recommending places to see.

The Ritz-Carlton Speedboat

Discover the natural beauty of the Gulf of Thailand by embarking on a cruise excursion for a seafaring trip to remember. Explore the beautiful bays surrounding the island and immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters while cruising or choose to anchor off one of the unspoiled white sand beaches for a day of complete relaxation.

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The Ritz-Carlton Speedboat
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Planning Your Trip to Koh Samui

Over the years, Koh Samui has grown from a small fishing community into a lavish island retreat that beckons beach lovers worldwide. Known for its stunning white-sand beaches and breathtaking views, there is so much to do on the Thai island of Koh Samui — from exploring the region’s myriad cultural attractions and dining on the fresh fare to hiking through the jungle and sunning on pristine swaths of the beach. Here’s what to pack, what to reserve, and suggested itineraries to make the most of your stay.