Santiburi Koh Samui, S Hotels & Resorts’ natural five-star sanctuary on Samui’s stunning north shore, is inviting couples and families to experience a naturally Thai festive season this December, with a series of new immersive activities that will envelop all guests in the cultural and sustainable wonders of this tropical paradise – plus a full calendar of sparkling seasonal dinners and uplifting evenings!Nestled in 23 acres of lush gardens on the pure north shore of Koh Samui, this is a haven of “Thainess” which embraces the authentic spirit of this captivating kingdom. Under the resort’s highly personalised Lèn Be Well concept, every traveller can create their own path to happiness this holiday season with a choice of programmes – Adventure, Family, Relax, Romance and Culture – that combine spa therapies, sports, excursions and cuisine. Throughout the upcoming holiday season, the entire resort will be illuminated with enchanting decorations with special surprises and delights at every touchpoint, and guests can discover a series of original activities that will showcase the spirit of Thai heritage and hospitality. Santa Claus leads the festive nature trail Santa Claus will be taking time out of his busy schedule this December to lead a special festive edition of the resort’s new nature trail! To be opened in November, this leisurely outdoor stroll through the local ecosystem will highlight the rich flora and fauna that can be found in the area. Guided by Father Christmas, guests will have an opportunity to learn about the diverse species of plants and animals that can be found around Santiburi Koh Samui, from towering banyan trees and dragon-like water monitors to two-tailed spiders and tiny stingless bees, plus a wide variety of colourful birds such as yellow-vented bulbuls, pink-necked green pigeons, red-breasted parakeets and so many more. This enchanting expedition is ideal for all ages and will give adults and children a deeper appreciation of the environment.
Visitors seeking an exhilarating experience can work up a sweat on the full-size tennis courts, learn the ancient art of muay Thai kick-boxing, swim in the Olympic-sized 50-metre pool, or learn a new skill on the shimmering sea with an extensive array of non-motorised water sports, including paddle-boarding, sailing, wind-surfing and more. Alternatively, golfers can tee-off at Santiburi Samui Country Club, the island’s foremost 18-hole course. Surrounded by coconut plantations, winding creeks and waterfalls, this stunning course offers undulating fairways and breath-taking views of the Gulf of Thailand, towards neighbouring Koh Phangan.Inspiring adventures for young explorers Young guests will be able to explore a world of arts, crafts and culture at Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp, the colourful kids’ club where a full calendar of complimentary activities will be staged throughout the festive season. Children can help to decorate the resort’s unique coconut Christmas tree and take part in creative sessions such as festive coconut painting, origami and bracelet weaving, while young artists can try batik painting, mosaics and more. Kids can also release their pent-up energy with hip hop dancing, achieve mindfulness with junior yoga classes, or release their inner pop star with karaoke sessions, and budding beauticians will also love the mini manicures. Families who want to spend some quality time together can enjoy a Thai cooking class – including the chance to pick fresh ingredients. For parents, babysitting services are also available. Ease end-of-year tension with traditional Thai spa treatments The end of a long year is the perfect time for some well-deserved pampering. Santiburi Koh Samui’s Lèn Spa, which blends ancient Asian wisdom with state-of-the-art solutions, has unveiled a series of traditional Thai treatments to soothe the body, mind and soul. Guests can embark on a journey to renewal with the “Warm Bamboo Massage & Sculpting Treatment,” which involves a slow rolling technique to ease and tone the muscles; “Lanna Herbal Tok Sen,” which targets the body’s meridian lines; the “Posture Rescue Massage,” which uses rainforest clove bark to breakdown the body’s muscular knots; or the “Thai Ayurvedic Massage with Herbal Compress” for a wonderfully invigorating full-body experience. Guests can also give the gift of wellness with a special Lèn Be Well facial oil gift set (THB 2,540++), including a gemstone roller and guasha!