Embark on a Solo Adventure with Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

The Resort’s must-not-miss experiences for an unforgettable vacation

Koh Samui, Thailand

One of the most riveting aspects of travel is discovery and exploration, and as destinations go, Koh Samui is singular for its pristine natural environment with an all-embracing seaside charm. For those looking to travel solo especially, Koh Samui offers an enchanting island experience with all the magic of a tropical adventure, yet all the fanfare of a typically Thai holiday. “Perhaps now more than ever, solo travel is taking off in places like Koh Samui, for its easy accessibility and exceptional culture of hospitality,” observes Jasjit Assi, General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. “An unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the stunning seascape of Samui, while being pampered by Four Seasons style and luxury, awaits.”  

My Wellbeing

Adventure is not all there is to engage the solo traveller here though, and for those looking for a little rest and relaxation, the Resort has a serene seaside atmosphere that is perfect for some me time. The award-winning Secret Garden Spa is a haven of wellness with enriching experiences such as the blissful Detox Ritual and the profoundly transformative Sound Healing with Shantika Sound. “With the soothing vibrations of traditional Tibetan singing bowls, this healing session is a great way to destress both mind and body,” suggests Kotchaphan Mekloy, Director of Spa, adding that the holistic wellness experiences with resident healers, and day programs can be customised “to suit your personal inward journey.”  

Fitness enthusiasts can get their kicks with a session or two of exhilarating Muay Thai at the hill-top ring right here at the Resort. Guided tours to the island’s most scenic locations can be arranged, with jungle safaris in the interior, trekking, waterfall visits and even zip-lining through the canopy, all available to thrill-seekers.  

Culinary Exploration

No Thailand vacation is complete without a thorough exploration of the fabulous Thai cuisine – much more so in place like Samui, where the fresh catch is divine. The culinary journeys on offer at the Resort are truly elevated, from the Private Cooking Classes to an immaculate Afternoon Tea served on a driftwood platter with endless views of the Gulf of Thailand. “The thrill is all around us,” beams Branka Novakovic, Director of Restaurants and Bar. “We offer personalised sessions in Cocktail Making and Rum Tasting at the Resort’s Rum Vault – both of which are not to be missed for connoisseurs of the finer things in life.”  

Scouring the Seas

For Shivan Pillay, Director of Rooms and Residences, solo travel offers a greater freedom to explore multi-faceted destinations such as Samui. “Situated on a private stretch of reef-rimmed, white-sandy beach and along a cliff-face overlooking the turquoise water below, our Resort is a mesmerizing canvas of discovery. Each villa has a private infinity pool, with views over the Gulf of Thailand, and the Resort itself is a tropical wonderland flush with vegetation and natural beauty,” he remarks. From island hopping through the hidden lagoons and emerald isles of Ang Thong National Marine Park in a private yacht to the marvellous snorkelling and diving sites around Koh Tao, venturing out to sea is first on most people’s agendas. “Kayaking and snorkelling along the Resort’s own private beachfront are just as rewarding as are coral conservation efforts led by our dedicated expert,” he suggests.  

Destination Discovery

The temptation to visit a temple in Thailand is always lingering when visiting the Land of Smiles, and Samui has some sacred sites such Wat Plai Laem and Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha), that offer authentic insight into the local Buddhist traditions while also serving up panoramic views of the island. Guests can explore the lush interior with an exhilarating jungle safari, take a dip in the natural pool at Namuang Waterfall and enjoy guided tours that encompass trekking and zip-lining through the jungle canopy. “The lively Chaweng stretch, and the Fisherman’s Village at Bophut are favourite nightspots with enough entertainment and food options for everyone,” suggests Pillay, “And for those looking to really party, Koh Phangan with its pulsating full-moon party is just a short ferry ride across from the Resort.”  

“From to wellness to wanderlust Koh Samui offers it all,” says Assi. “Our stunning tropical setting is a safe haven that resonates well with women travellers, who enjoy the finesse of a Four Seasons stay with the elevated dining and immersive cultural experiences.”