The Imperial

Boat House Beach Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

Like boats, but get seasick? The read on as this could be the perfect hotel for you. Set safely on dry land, yet minutes from the idyllic beaches of the Thai island of Koh Samui, sit 34 authentic teak rice barges, which have been converted into luxury suites.

Each boat suite contains separate living and dining areas with a master bedroom below deck and a private sundeck, so you can sit on the stern of your boat and look out into the emerald sea of tropical palms and flowers below.

The nautical theme doesn’t stop there though as this unique hotel’s outdoor pool is in fact an upturned boat itself.

This 4-star accommodation also has a Thai spa with hot tubs and steam rooms, a fully equipped gym, pool and table tennis tables, a kids club, water sports equipment and free WiFi throughout.

Best suited to:
Couples looking for romantic accommodation with a difference.

You should know that:
Nearby attractions include a giant seated Buddha, waterfalls and impressive rock formations.

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