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Experience Koh Samui's inspiring Chinese heritage at the Anantara Lawana Resort
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Experience Koh Samui's inspiring Chinese heritage at the Anantara Lawana Resort
Experience Koh Samui's inspiring Chinese heritage at Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa

Experience Koh Samui's inspiring Chinese heritage at the Anantara Lawana ResortSince its opening in November 2009, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui has introduced guests to the island's charming Chinese legacy, blending indigenous experiences with heartfelt luxury in one of Thailand's most exotic shoreline settings.

Conveniently located just 6 kilometres from Samui International Airport, and only a 15-minute walk to the heart of Koh Samui's buzzing shopping and nightlife scene, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa also unfolds an equal measure of idyllic seclusion. Hidden in a tropical world of its own along the curving north end of Koh Samui's famously long Chaweng Beach, the resort's traditional Thai village concept unravels in a secret maze-like design.

From arrival, guests step immediately into a surprisingly quiet and restful lobby, refreshed by welcome drinks while relaxing on ornate couches to take in their very first hints of the resort's all-encompassing indigenous design. A compelling fusion of Sino-Thai contemporary style, where architectural details throughout the resort are inspired by the island's original Chinese merchant settlers, take pride of place upon the moment of arrival. Simply look above and step back in time with a sign in the lobby revealing the proprietors' family origins from the far-off island of Hainan between China and north Vietnam.

From here guests stroll down through a myriad of linking pathways arched with bamboo and flanked by striking foliage, aromatic frangipani, orchids in full bloom and ceramic pots filled with lotuses. Dotted along these scenic paths, arched wooden doorways lead to 122 rooms, suites and private pool villas. Soak up a truly Thai ambience with balconies overlooking the dazzling bay or lush tropical gardens, while inside, a revelation of Chinese tradition takes shape with hints of the island's merchant days adorning every type of accommodation - each differentiated by unique designs such as Chinese rooflines with gabled or vaulted ceilings, and décor distinguished by a harmonious range of colours, oriental silks, ornate lace work, vintage lamps, stylish ceramics, stained glass windows and picturesque Chinese flower prints.

Blossom like the lotus at Koh Samui's new Anantara Spa

Drawing inspiration from the sacred flower of the gods, Anantara's second Koh Samui Spa at Anantara Lawana cultivates supreme wellbeing through meaningful signature sequences that harness Thailand's ancient wisdom and beyond. The Spa's hideaway tropical setting bestows a restful ambience, while world class facilities are combined with result-driven techniques, generating experiences that are as unique as each guest's quest for personalised wellbeing.

Rooted in the beautiful country of Thailand, the essence of Anantara philosophy "without end", stems from ancient Sanskrit origins, with this enduring belief of borderless harmony expressed in heartfelt synchronisation at Lawana's Anantara Spa.

Nestled in a picturesque corner of Anantara Lawana, hugging the curving north end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Spa whisks guests away to a world of seclusion and sensory pleasures. Surrender every care to inner and outer radiance in a haven where a shroud of tranquility cannot help but be absorbed. Take solace in one of nine luxuriously appointed en-suite treatment rooms, including double suites designed especially for couples and friends who desire a harmonious side by side experience.

Experience Koh Samui's inspiring Chinese heritage at the Anantara Lawana Resort
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Experience Koh Samui's inspiring Chinese heritage at the Anantara Lawana Resort