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The Next White Lotus Hotspot | Why Now is the Perfect Time to Visit Koh Samui

Now that the fictional characters of the hit show have checked out, the White lotus effect is officially kicking in, with fans of the cult show already booking their trips to Samui, looking to experience the same Hollywood-grade glamour.

villas overlooking the sea in koh samui, thailand

As with the first two series, filmed in Maui, Hawaii, and Taormina in Sicily, much of the show has been filmed in the fabulous Four Seasons Resort, located just a stone’s throw away from our villa estate. The glamorous hotel, surrounded by tropical gardens and boasting a perfect arc of private beach, offers an ideal setting to spend an afternoon soaking up the sun, lounging by the pool, and indulging in a delectable lunch at one of their fantastic restaurants, such as CoCoRum and KOH Kitchen. As guests at Lime Samui, our drivers will happily whisk you down to the resort, allowing you to tread in the footsteps of your favourite characters!

Fun fact: We’ve hosted our fair share of stars here at Lime Samui, being the chosen location for several TV shows including "Ex on the Beach" and "Temptation Island," to name a few!

Insider tips for your Koh Samui trip

Koh Samui has always been famed for being a tropical paradise, but thanks to its plush resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants, and high-end spas, it has quickly become known as the most upmarket island in Thailand. Whether planning a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a solo adventure, there is something for everyone. No matter what you are looking for, you can find it on Koh Samui – you just need to know where!

white sand beach in Koh Samui, Thailand

Our Favourite Beaches

Whether you seek complete seclusion, a vibrant atmosphere, or family-friendly bliss, the island offers plenty of diverse and beautiful beaches to choose from.

Chaweng Beach: Needing no introduction, Chaweng Beach is Koh Samui’s most famous and vibrant beach. From beach bars and epic nightlife to water sports and shopping, Chaweng has it all.

Lamai Beach: Lamai is a quieter version of Chaweng Beach, with deeper water (great for water sports) and plenty of small hotels and restaurants. Home to fantastic white sand and swaying palm trees, its relaxing ambiance provides a great setting for families.

Bo Phut Beach: Last but certainly not least, Bo Phut Beach is the place to go if you’re looking for a laid-back beach day. From 7 pm – 9 pm, grab a beanbag on the beach and enjoy a cocktail at Coco Tam’s, ready for the renowned fire show.

KOH at Four Seasons Hotel, Koh Samui

Our Favourite Restaurants

Koh Samui is a true foodie’s paradise, brimming with incredible food options from Thai and Western cuisine.

Koh Thai Kitchen at the Four Seasons: Offering guests an unforgettable dining experience, you can indulge in exquisite southern and central Thai dishes as you admire the show-stopping vista of verdant jungle and dazzling blue sea.

Saffron at Banyan Tree Samui: Located within Banyan Tree Koh Samui in Lamai Bay, Saffron is a favourite when it comes to authentic gourmet Thai Cuisine. Its elegant dining room and al-fresco area provide a serene backdrop for savouring dishes like the famed glazed and roasted duck.

Dining on the Rocks at Six Senses: Set high up on rock formations overlooking Bophut Beach, the award-winning Dining on the Rocks promises the most memorable dining experience. With a 270-degree view of the Gulf of Thailand, you can enjoy a gourmet menu that features Indochina and European cuisine, crafted with the finest and locally sourced ingredients.

Nikki Beach Resort, Koh Samui

Our Favourite Beach Bars & Clubs

Whether you’re looking to spend the day basking in the sun on plus daybeds or dance the night away under the stars, you’ll find a beach club to suit every mood and occasion.  

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa: Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lipa Noi, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa is a chic and luxurious setting perfect for day-long lounging and dining. You can listen to their in-house DJ, while enjoying the handcrafted signature Nikki Beach mojitos.

Coco Tam’s: Serving up great Western food, alongside epic fire shows, Coco Tam’s is the place everyone comes to visit. Be sure to get in early to claim one of the bean bags!

ARK Bar Beach Resort: Nestled on Chaweng Beach, ARK Bar is the ultimate destination for party animals. Boasting two beachfront restaurants, three swimming pools, and two swim-up bars, plus a daily lineup, including DJs, live music performances, dazzling fire shows, and vibrant pool parties, this beach resort is perfect for those seeking nonstop entertainment.

Koh Samui, Thailand

With its fabulous restaurants, out-of-this-world beaches, bustling markets, luxury resorts and beach clubs, Koh Samui is a giant mix of everything Thailand has to offer. For more inspiration, check out our selection of the Island’s top experiences here



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