Separated by border, united by belief, every outlet in the Nikki Beach empire has been built on a well-laid foundation for recreational excellence — swank spaces, succulent food, show-stopping socialites. From Marrakech to Miami, Nikki Beach clubs feature the same aesthetic panache, the same plush features, and the same trademark tepees rising from their grounds like white Christmas trees. Each new project, however, ups the ante.
Burrowed into Lipa Noi, Nikki Beach Koh Samui is a portmanteau of its ground-breaking sister venues — one of which was once dubbed the “sexiest place on Earth” — and a five-star island resort. The club provides all-day entertainment by the sands, like all other iterations of Nikki Beach, but when the day runs short and the night grows long, guests don’t have to leave. All the finest resort fixtures are already in place.
Adjacent to the beach club sits a boomerang-shaped pool. On either side of it are a range of posh suites and villas. Some are more extravagant than others — the two-bedroom beachfront villas include butler service upon request, for example — but none want for the so-called “wow” factor. Each type of accommodation comes with private balconies decorated with couches and chaise lounges, slate-tiled floors, hard wood fixtures, branded bath products, and, crucially, more than enough space to satisfy a cloistered city-dweller. The suites on the southern edge of the property veil a narrow, 75-metre-long pool that, from one point of view, seems to stretch into the sea.
The all-inclusive concept marks another step forward in the transformation of the Koh Samui party scene. Guests form a constantly changing community. They blend dayand night-time entertainment, moving from the solitude of the suite-surrounded pool to the DJ booth at the beachfront club as the day progresses. During the day, sailor-clad hosts and hostesses dance around, spritzing water to the beat of house music. Often times at night, there are fireworks, themed parties, or live concerts. Still, with rooms a walk away, and just enough separation to engender solitude, guests aren’t pigeonholed into wild nights.
With in-room catering, an onsite bakery and café, and classic resort-specific amenities — like wedding packages, bicycle and kayak rentals, massage service, and a fitness centre — Nikki Beach Koh Samui balances the scales between club to hotel, never leaning too far in either direction. It has its feet set firmly in both specialties.
Nikki Beach Koh Samui
96/3 Moo 2, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
0 7791 4500 | nikkibeachsamui.com