Chaweng Beach is legendary- not only in its capacity as one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful stretches of sand, but also as the favoured haunt of the island’s most glamorous visitors. Comprised of designer shops, upscale eateries and world-class spas, Chaweng Beach has become synonymous with luxury tourism in Thailand. Overlooking Chaweng and the turquoise expanse of the bay beyond, The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel whose sleek minimalist design perfectly reflects the chicness of the surrounding area. Comprising 26 luxuriously appointed rooms, The Library was voted the trendiest hotel in Thailand by the 2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards. It complements its stylish aesthetics with a refreshingly laid-back atmosphere, an array of premier dining and entertainment facilities, and service that is unfailingly friendly at all times.
- Discover the Red Pool, rated by Tripadvisor as one of the word’s most spectacular hotel pools
- Browse the eponymous Library’s impressive collection of books, DVDs and CDs
- Learn how to create sumptuous Thai dishes during one of the hotel’s authentic cooking classes
- Choose from 101 signature cocktails during Beach Bar’s daily Happy Hour
LocationKoh Samui, Thailand
Best time to go
The dry season is from January to August and the monsoon season is from September to December.
The Library is memorable for its unique facilities as well as for its trendy design and glitzy location. The library for which the hotel is named places well over 1,300 books at its guests’ disposal, whilst the Red Pool, the lush hotel gardens and the stretch of private beach beyond lend themselves perfectly to relaxation and enjoyment in equal measure.
- Swimming pool
- Choice of restaurants
- Choice of bars
- Complimentary wifi
- Wedding and event facilities
Offering a refreshing take on Koh Samui’s upscale dining scene, The Page’s mouth-watering menu features an array of exciting Thai and international fusion dishes.
Located adjacent to the resort on Chaweng Beach Road, Drink Gallery combines The Library’s stylish aesthetic with an atmosphere of informal conviviality. Here, guests can enjoy nightly live entertainment whilst sampling simple homemade cuisine complemented by an impressive range of signature cocktails.
Boasting endless views of the beach and the ocean beyond, Beach Bar’s menu features no fewer than 101 unique cocktails in addition to a variety of tasty snacks. On selected days, Beach Bar hosts live jazz sessions; whilst Happy Hour lasts from 5 - 7 pm every afternoon.
The Library also offers a range of Original Experiences, from beach breakfasts served at sunrise, to artistic private dinners laid out beneath the stars.
Each of The Library’s 26 rooms offer a range of luxury amenities that includes individually controlled air-conditioning, a plasma television, an in-room bar and an iMac equipped with broadband internet connection.
Situated on the upper floor of the hotel, these 67-square-metre suites offer spectacular views of The Library’s verdant gardens. The Smart Studios include a master bedroom complete with a living corner and private balcony, and a luxurious designer bathroom.
Located on the ground floor, these beautiful suites feature 76 square metres of space artfully divided between a king-sized bedroom and a breezy open-air living room. All Exotic Suites incorporate a private garden complete with deck chairs, and an indulgent Jacuzzi bathroom.
Covering 156 square metres of ultra-luxurious living space, this expansive suite was specifically designed with families in mind. In addition to a sprawling master bedroom, the Two-Bedroom Suite features a second twin bedroom, a sizeable living area and an outdoor lounge complete with its own private Jacuzzi.
As The Library’s most luxurious accommodation option, The Bookmark uses its 102 square metres of space to maximum effect. Highlights of this decadent suite include a triple king-size bed, an en-suite entertainment area, a dedicated living space complete with a full-sized bar, and an indoor Jacuzzi.
- Cooking classes
- Cultural tours
Children are more than welcome at The Library, where the wide range of activities on offer ensures that guests of all ages are kept well entertained.