Hansar Samui, on Koh Samui, Thailand is a special place for me, I’ve stayed here 5 times in 4 yrs. Each time I find myself burnt out, run down or needing to check out of London life, I’ve flown out to the Hansar to be restored.

Hansar Hotel, Koh Samui

The boutique resort has a special feel, a serenity, a calmness that engulfes you as soon as you walk into the gorgeous lobby.

The reason the Hansar is so special is the combination of the beautiful rooms, beachside location, intimate and dedicated staff and their constant pursuit of perfect service.

It has an amazing restaurant with the ex-chef to the King of Jordon, which has delighted us on many occasions, including birthday to fireworks and a sky filled with lanterns.

Restaurant at Hansar Samui Resort
Restaurant at Hansar Samui Resort

TIP: Try the spa for a divine massage, but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, get a massage on the beach out front of the hotel. For less than £10 it’s a superb massage by local women, while listening to the waves gently hitting the beach. Bliss. I wish I was there now.

Hansar also has the most incredible pool and an excellent happy-hour! What I love about this hotel is that they do everything to make you happy and relaxed. Staff is

Hansar Samui Resort
Hansar Samui Resort

constantly perfecting the hotel, cleaning, touching up and generally creating perfection.

COCKTAIL TIP: try the Tom Yum Martini!

FOOD TIP: When you’ve had enough of Hansar 5 star dining, you have to head down to a local restaurant called Malee – walk down the main fisherman’s village in Bophut, turn right at the Karma Sutra restaurant and down the street out until you come to the Seven Eleven 7/11 – opposite is Malee, the cheapest most amazing Thai restaurant run by the most adorable and funky family. It may not look like much, but it’s incredible! And for £5 for lunch for 2 you can’t find a better place. Skip all the tourist places along the way and head to Malee! You can find them on Facebook.