As the longest and most popular beach on the island of Koh Samui, there's no lack of hotels along Chaweng Beach. Just a 15-minute drive from the airport, Centara Reserve Samui – once known as Cantera Grand Beach Resort – is one of them.
But what sets this luxury resort apart from the rest, is how it has retained its iconic colonial architecture while seamlessly incorporating a contemporary aesthetic. And with its location on the quieter, more tranquil end of the beach, you can see why it's such a draw for those who want a unique and relaxing experience in a haven away from home.
Steps away from the white sandy beaches and pristine waters of Chaweng Beach. Plus, no crowds!
There are 184 rooms, pool suites and beachfront pool villas in total, each with its own private balcony or terrace offering lush garden or unparalleled ocean views.
In addition to a private terrace, the Reserve Pool Suite comes with its own outdoor plunge pool, perfect for a rejuvenating dip in the privacy of your own room.
The Reserve in the resort's name also serves a special purpose when it comes to its signature services – with 'Reserve Time' meaning you can check in and out at any time of the day (or night) and also have your meals whenever you want.
Protip: Don't forget to press the 'Surprise of the Day' button on the telephone and get a mini treat delivered to your room!
If you can bear to leave your luxurious room, you can head to one of the resort's gorgeous pools. One is a central pool with a swim-up bar, so you can float in the pool with your drink in a little float of its own next to you.
The other is an adults-only infinity pool, which is photogenic on its own, and comes with a bonus view of the ocean in the background.