The first of the luxury brand’s properties in the region is now open for discerning guests. Located in the northeast of Koh Samui, just a short ride away from the Koh Samui International Airport, Kimpton Kitalay Samui will be the island’s newest luxury beachfront resort. Tranquility and privacy will be easy to find as the resort occupies a quiet cove along the pristine Choengmon Beach, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Meaning “a joyous ode celebrating the siren song of the sea”, Kitalay is an enchanting fusion of contemporary design and traditional accents. This highly-anticipated opening promises to showcase the true Samui way of life, through the brand’s signature heartfelt service, locally-inspired dining concepts, and distinct design approach to create exquisite experiences.
Resort’s 138 design-led rooms and pool villas with rustic touch feature earthy colors and wave-inspired furnishings, complemented by Thai basketry motifs and local artworks. The handmade cotton robes offered to the guests are tailored by local Samui craftsmen. Oversized bathtubs welcome to explore signature sea salts, bath milk and bombs, and patchouli-scented amenities.
Five distinct dining venues of Kimpton Kitalay Samui include LANAI a new kind of library cafe with finely-curated coffees, artisanal teas, and local spirits, and the Fish House - an elevated beach house all-day dining. The hotel’s Ocean Lounge and Pool Bar invite for refreshing poolside cocktails and beach events, along with Boho - a Thai lifestyle café. Fresh bakery is available at HOM Baking Company together with confectionery and specialty drinks.
The wellness offering of the resort consists of Pimãanda by HARNN - the “Paradise of Wondrous Sea”. And after visiting a 24-hour gym, guests can are invited for a refreshing dip in the resort’s outdoor pool or their own private villas pools.
Families will appreciate a 500sqm Kids Club at Kimpton Kitalay with creative play and active spaces offering a variety of activities and visits to the resort’s Herbs Garden. And the signature Kimpton Kitalay Samui’s Pets Programme will take care of furry guests with special amenities and treats, and pet spa experiences.
Photo credits Kimpton Resort & Restaurant Group