Windsurf across a placid stretch of sea fronting our Samui resort. Sail into the sunset on an elegant catamaran. Learn the secrets behind one of the world's most exciting cuisines. Return for a soak in your terrazzo tub for two – the perfect end to the perfect Anantara day.
Nestled on a quiet stretch of sand and the glittering waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Anantara's Bophut resort offers an experience that combines island magic, Thai charm and Anantara style. Set in serene Fisherman's Cove at Bo Phut beach on Samui Island, surround yourself with the vibrant colours of Anantara's Bill Bensley-designed tropical gardens. Tranquil beaches, traditional southern Thai architecture and a seductive destination spa make this the ideal Samui resort hideway.
Enjoy a light breakfast before skimming across the Gulf of Siam by speedboat. Marvel at over 40 idyllic islands in the protected nature reserve, ranging in size from mere rocks in the deep blue sea to paradise islets with stunning white sands. Stop off at Koh Wao, where a shallow sheltered bay offers ideal snorkeling, then choose to swim in crystal clear waters or kayak to nearby Koh Lak, before returning home with breathtaking images that leave even professional photographers spellbound.
Historic & Cultural Tours
Make the most of Anantara's unique location at the heart of one of the world's most intriguing destinations. Our local experts and guides will take you on an up-close exploration of some of the island's most evocative and unique cultural and historic treasures, providing in-depth explanations of their significance to Thailand and the region. Discover gleaming forest temples, "Big" Buddhist shrines, a "secret garden" and more as you wander Samui, exploring its hidden treasures and natural wonders. Tell us what you want to see – we'll make sure you get there.
Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yaun Snorkeling Trip
Imagine speeding off to a small tropical island with the promise of incredible snorkeling and scuba diving. Then picture nature's most dramatic creations, as you climb up through a rich jungle interior to a remarkable view point with quiet, palm tree laced beaches stretching out far down below. Welcome to Koh Tao, a small uncrowded island off the southern coast of Thailand renowned for its colourful underwater world, and Koh Nang Yaun, where natural wonders unfold energising exploration and breathtaking panoramas.
Take an enlightening journey into the spiritual heart of Koh Samui. This guided adventure includes visits to two of the island's most stunning Buddhist temples and an opportunity to experience the colour and beauty of the rituals that take place there. Visit the Big Buddha Temple for the monk's prayers and to learn the Buddha pose for the day of your birth. Later be enchanted by your first sight of the amazing 18-arm Buddha statue set in the middle of the lake at Wat Plai Laem. In this interactive and enlightening excursion you will have the opportunity to make merit, receive a blessing and get a glimpse into the future using siem sii (fortune sticks). Tour is available every Monday & Thursday.