Anantara opens second Koh Samui resort

Guest Writer

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its continued global expansion with the unveiling of Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, as the brand’s seventh Thai property and their second to grace Samui’s shores. 

With exotic touches that open a window into the life of the island’s original Chinese merchant settlers, and occupying an enviable beachfront position just north of Chaweng Beach, the resort’s exotic location is just a convenient 6 kilometres from Samui International Airport.  Anantara Lawana offers total immersion in scenic tranquility and leisurely luxury, whilst the hustle and bustle of Chaweng town’s shopping and nightlife scene is just a stone’s throw away for those who prefer to explore the heart of the island’s action.

Designed in contemporary Sino-Thai style and embraced by lush tropical gardens, Anantara Lawana boasts 88 spacious rooms and 34 pool villas.  Offering intimately oriental sanctuaries, refinement is expressed through plush comforts and exquisitely vibrant silks.

Gaze over a tropical paradise from a private terrace.  Take a refreshing dip in the resort’s splendid, wave-shaped, beachfront swimming pool, or romanticise with a loved one in the private pool of an elegant villa.  Extend the island experience aboard a luxury cruising yacht, soak up a mesmerising shoreline on an enthralling guided boat tour, or indulge in an invigorating array of water-sport activities. 

Sample the finest wines and international cuisine, enjoying Anantara’s gracious service all the while.  Discover remarkable romance with a unique and exclusive dining experience where Western culinary gems are served in seven private salas on stilts, affording uninterrupted sea views.

The luxurious Anantara Spa incorporates 9 en-suite treatment rooms promising pampering journeys encompassing Ayurvedic, traditional Thai and other classic international therapies, as well as blissful personal packages.

Delight in additional facilities including a fitness centre and library catering for every lifestyle need and providing the perfect hideaway balance.

William E. Heinecke, CEO of Minor International, owners of the Anantara brand, comments, “Announcing a second resort on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, as well as our seventh resort nationwide in Thailand is further proof of Anantara’s passion for creating amazing stories for our guests to experience through our growing diversity of unique destination experiences”

Building upon the presence of existing Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide, Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa in China, Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives and Anantara Al Madina A’Zarqa Resort & Spa in Oman, all due to open in 2010, highlight the brand’s growing network throughout Asia and beyond. 

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