Activities & Things To Do
As you can see by the name, Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa is all about the beach - and what a beach! It's a state of mind, a state of grace, your place in the sun; true north, far from the madding crowds and tourist hordes, a place of peace and quiet.
From the private paradise of our half-moon bay to the full expanse of champagne sands dappled with the shade of 600 towering coconut palms, Mae Nam's warm, calm waters and gentle sloping beach are ideal for fun and frolics and intimate moments for romantic couples and its balmy breezes are ideal for sailing.
Santiburi's Water Sports Centre is all about natural energy. They eschew noisy motor craft or the scourge of jet skis. But take your pick from a wide array of water sports, with kayaks, catamarans, windsurfing boards, Laser sailboats, a selection of different Hobie cats and a Starboard GO free-rider.
Guests can paddle out on a kayak to watch the sunset or take a sailing lesson with our Watersports Instructor, a championship catamaran sailor. All water sports are complimentary and high-quality life vests are provided with all equipment. Please note, they don't do motors. Wind and waves are the mantra.
As beautiful as Mae Nam Beach is, Santiburi is also renowned for its meandering freeform swimming pool, a vast swathe of refreshing blue amidst the resort's thick tropical greenery and established gardens. Measuring 50 metres by 25 metres, to say it's one of the biggest resort pools in Asia is no idle boast.
It's big enough to do laps and accommodate games, without one impinging annoyingly on the other. This is a pool where you will find space to do your thing. And you won't have to race out to reserve your sun lounger before the sun is even up. The pool attendants provide each guest with towels and cold bottled water.
Santiburi's brand-new Sports Centre has everything guests need to maintain their workout routine while on vacation. Spacious and air-conditioned, it's equipped with high-tech cardio machines, free weights, weights machines, yoga mats, fit balls and more. There is a qualified personal fitness trainer onsite to assist or advise and plenty of clean towels and cold water.
The fitness centre is located at the entrance of the resort and includes a dartboard, a pool table and separate air-conditioned workout room for yoga classes. Use of the gym is complimentary for all guests of Santiburi.
The floodlit tennis court is available free of charge for guests. There are professional trainers on-site for complimentary tennis lessons, as well as rackets, tennis shoes and balls. The tennis courts stay open in the evenings so guests can enjoy a match in the cooler hours.
Santiburi is pleased to offer lessons in Thailand's most famous sport - muay Thai boxing. The professional muay Thai coach is happy to share his expertise with anyone who wants to try and can adapt his lesson to suit guests of any age. All equipment is provided free of charge.
Santiburi's expansive gardens have a half-sized football field, complete with goal posts, located on a wide grassy lawn near the main building. Guests can join in on daily tournaments with Santiburi staff or just spectate and cheer as the competition heats up.
Santiburi's tropical gardens and winding walkways provide a truly serene setting for jogging. There is a 1.2 kilometre jogging trail that weaves through the resort and along the beachfront - perhaps the most picturesque route on the island.
Asia's Most Spectacular Golf Course, a stunning highlands course set amidst a preserved coconut palm plantation. It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful setting - rolling greens marked by painted coconuts, sunlight streaming through a canopy of palms, views stretching out to Koh Phangan Island.
Santiburi Samui Country Club's 18-hole championship golf course has been an essential stop on the PGA Asian Tour for many years. Only 10 minutes from the hotel, these undulating fairways offer mountain breezes and spectacular ocean views. Guests of Santiburi receive priority tee times and can enjoy the convenience of a complimentary shuttle bus from the resort.
Santiburi by Bhawa Spa is a stylish oasis of serenity in the middle of the resort gardens. Lose yourself in this vibrant world where Buddha hands wave from orange tables, magical birds flit through carvings and mosaics, water bubbles from rainbow coloured fountains and bursts of blossoms in bright pinks and yellows peek through intricately carved wooden screens.
A world where the best of contemporary treatments and therapies meet the wisdom of Southern Thai spa and massage traditions, their reputation for excellence and heritage is unrivalled in Thailand — the original Santiburi Spa was one of the first in Thailand to be certified by the Ministry of Public Health for quality of service, staff skills, management and organisation, product, equipment, care and ambience.
Facilities include a Turkish massage table and shower therapy room, indoor baths, outdoor deep soaking tubs, traditional Thai massage rooms and a special photographic studio where guests can have a souvenir photo taken in traditional Thai dress. All Bhawa treatments are designed to restore a profound sense of balance, drawing from natural therapies, modern and ancient massage techniques.