Fodor's Expert Review Imperial Boathouse

83 Choeng Mon Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84140, Thailand

A fleet of 34 converted rice barges provides the most fanciful accommodations at this extraordinary resort. The big boats are beached like a school of hapless whales looking out the sea. Boat lovers will particularly enjoy these rustic rooms, which though far from modern capture the essence of the sea, replete with shell and nautical-rope decorations and plenty of wood. On the upper deck there's a living room with a bar and an outdoor sundeck. Below are a sitting area, a bedroom, and a large bath with a grand oval tub. Landlubbers can elect to stay in conventional hotel rooms. These less expensive rooms lack sea views but have contemporary design and decorations.

PROS

  • extraordinary setting
  • fanciful accommodations

CONS

  • some standard rooms lack sea views

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 077-425460 | 02-2540023-in Bangkok

HOTEL DETAILS

168 rooms, 8 suites, 34 boat suites
Rate Includes: Some meals