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Koh Samui christmas

Christmas & New Year 
on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Join the biggest holiday celebrations on the island of Koh Samui this holiday season. Step into a wonderful world of festive delights with an action-packed programme courtesy of Anantara, Avani+ and SEEN Beach Club.

Guests of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort and Avani+ Samui Resort will be kicking the year off with a bang at the hottest club in Samui – SEEN Beach Club. Complimentary transfers to SEEN are included in the stay packages. While across from Koh Samui, at the same time guests staying at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas will be counting down to 2021 in the intimate setting at the resort’s Bistro by the Beach.

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort

Located a 15-minute drive from Samui Airport, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui places guests in the heart of the island’s old town. Luxuriate on a pristine beach, stroll amid lush gardens or take refuge at a scene-stealing spa designed by starchitect Bill Bensley – a haven of lotus ponds and treatment suites.

The festive stay package (www.anantara.com/en/bophut-koh-samui/offers/festive-escape) includes a suite upgrade, one-way airport transfers, a boat excursion to explore Koh Madsum and delicious dinner at Full Moon restaurant. On Christmas Day, guests will be treated to a five-course dinner with a glass of prosecco, while the New Year’s Eve programme includes a seafood BBQ dinner, followed by a larger-than-life countdown party at SEEN Beach Club.

Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

A luxurious island getaway on the buzzing Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui delights with spacious villas and direct access to lagoon pools. Resort’s festive family package (www.anantara.com/en/lawana-koh-samui/offers/festive-family-fun) includes round-trip airport transfers and a five-star dinner at Tree Tops, with striking views from up high.

Christmas programme features a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carols, a festive lunch and a fusion dinner in the jungle canopy. On New Year’s Eve, sizzling flavours of Thai-style barbecue will take centre stage, as a live band and the lull of the ocean set the scene.

Avani+ Samui Resort

A leading resort in Thailand, as voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2019 and 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Avani+ Samui Resort’s festive package (www.avanihotels.com/en/samui/offers/festive-fun-in-the-sun) includes a stay in a private pool villa with breakfast, one-way airport transfer, festive dinner on the beach, and an island trip to Koh Tan or Koh Madsum –home to adorable water-loving pigs. Festivities will culminate with a Roaring 50’s New Year’s Eve countdown party at SEEN, the hottest beach club on the island.

SEEN Beach Club Samui

For a Christmas Day brunch that combines pool party vibes and a stylish setting, look no further than SEEN Beach Club Samui. Whether it’s dancing to the latest DJ hits or relaxing to mellow live jazz that floats by the pool, SEEN provides just the right amount of excitement to a grand finale of spectacular sunset fireworks.

On New Year’s Eve, as guests arrive in style to join in the Roaring 50’s New Year’s Eve countdown party, they will find a stunning setting and a lively programme. SEEN Samui boasts live music, DJ sets, a fire show, the best 50’s retro dressed competition, dancers and spectacular fireworks. Followed by Samui’s only night-time brunch, the retro countdown party will run from 7 pm until midnight and promises to transport guests back to an era when life was a little easier and a lot more fun.

Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Across from Koh Samui, in Koh Pha Ngan – Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas offers the perfect post-New Year’s Eve mini-break on a sun-kissed shore. The festive holiday package (www.anantara.com/en/rasananda-koh-phangan/offers/a-koh-phangan-christmas-escape) includes four-night accommodation in a pool villa with private dinner on the beach and speedboat airport transfers.

Celebrations begin on 21 December with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Wine Lounge, followed by a Christmas Day brunch at Bistro by the Beach, which will also be the setting of New Year’s Eve countdown with fireworks, live music and dancing. Toast the first day of 2021 with a glass or two of bubbly at the New Year Brunch.

Iuliia Tore