Discover a world of personalised luxury with Centara Reserve Samui, a beachfront destination where stories are written
A new chapter of personalized luxury opens in 1st December 2021 with the launch of Centara Reserve Samui. Designed to offer uniquely tailored escapes, Centara Reserve Samui invites guests to explore a specially reserved world at the tranquil end of the ever-desirable Chaweng Beach in Samui, Thailand.
Featuring colonial splendour with contemporary flair, this elegant resort is a sanctuary set within verdant tropical gardens edged by powdery white sands and gently lapping azure waves, yet just a short stroll from all the island’s finest wonders and attractions. Centara Reserve Samui features one-of-a-kind dining, social, and service experiences, a wealth of ways to relax and be inspired, and is an idyllic destination for those seeking a meaningful escape with curated experiences crafted with a personal touch.
“In a monumental milestone for Centara Hotels & Resorts, we introduce Centara Reserve Samui – the first address in Centara’s curated collection of refined, experiential hotels and resorts for today’s luxury traveller,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts. “This significant debut for our Centara Reserve brand perfectly complements our diverse portfolio, as we strive to satisfy the increasing demand for exceptional offerings and experiences, and meet the evolving needs of a key customer audience which we have not previously catered to”
Centara Reserve Samui features 184 luxury rooms, pool suites and beachfront pool villas and six celebrated dining venues and bars. The resort offers a plethora of activities for all generations and is home to the world’s first Reserve Spa Cenvaree with its own organic herb garden, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, picture-perfect pools and diverse indoor meeting spaces and outdoor event venues. Centara Reserve Samui has an impressive environmental focus being 100% plastic free and home to specialised water treatment facilities that bottle in-resort still and sparkling water, while food waste is transformed into biogas for use in the heart-of-house kitchen.
“A hallmark of the Centara Reserve brand is that there is a story and meticulous thought behind every detail. Through Centara Reserve Samui’s inspirational environment and celebrated culinary offerings, combined with the unparalleled commitment to bespoke service, we are looking forward to inspiring guests to explore a world reserved for them, and write intriguing new stories of their own.” said General Manager, Patrick Moukarzel.
Travelling is deeply personal and Centara Reserve Samui makes guest experiences even more personalised with its four Reserve Stories – the pillars under which its signature experiences are defined. Reserve Time means your time and your pace; it’s a break away from conventional check-in and check-out, and regimented meal periods, and the introduction of flexible arrival and departure times and breakfast served when you wish, all part of providing service in tune with guests’ own timezones.
Reserve Space is the resort’s spaces being dynamic and customised for you; perhaps lunch is a romantic picnic on a reserved spot of the beach or your suite terrace is converted into an evening cocktail venue for you and friends. Reserve Culture brings authentic connection through local culture. The Thai welcome ritual includes guests floating a marigold on the lobby pond, symbolising happiness, joy and good luck, while the in-room cocktail station is stocked with destination-inspired recipes and ingredients.
Reserve Touch reflects the unique service and personalised experiences guest can expect, or often not even expect at all, from personal butler service through Reserve Hosts, to a complimentary photo session with the resident Reserve photographer to capture guests’ moments within the resort, or by meaningful interactions with Reserve narrators, there to guide you in discovering the resort and destination with insightful local knowledge.
Designed by multi-award-winning design and concept firm AvroKo, Centara Reserve Samui, with its classical colonial elegance and contemporary style, offers a sublime setting that is ideal for creating enchanting moments. The 184 luxury rooms, pool suites and beachfront pool villas graciously fuse contemporary comfort and Thai heritage, offering either lush tropical garden or exquisite ocean views, spacious private balconies and terraces, bespoke amenities for men, women and children, and sleep therapy clocks.
Reserve Ocean Suites boast spacious living whilst Pool Rooms and Suites offer a private pool for a refreshing cool down. The ultimate exclusive experience comes with the signature 501-square metre Reserve Ocean Pool Villa and its direct private beach access. Suites and villas are served by Reserve Hosts ready to attend to guests’ every wish.
Diverse dining, extraordinary local produce and the sheer enjoyment of food are at the heart of the Centara Reserve Samui experience, with six distinctive culinary venues and bars inspired by local produce. Indulge in effortless luxury at the island’s newest beach bar,kitchen, and place to be seen; revel in modern dining with elevated local-centric flavours at the resort’s destination restaurant, and unwind over botanical infused gin cocktails at the innovative gin bar.
At the delightfully unpretentious and intimate Act 5, centre stage is taken by the contemporary high-end seasonal cuisine, which is served with theatrical flair and complemented by fresh herbs handpicked from the resort’s herb garden. Guests can expect a masterful performance in taste, presentation and delivery.
Salt Society, the effortlessly sophisticated beach bar and kitchen, serves up a celebration of seafood, handcrafted drinks and chilled tunes. Savour a not-to-be missed Sunday Brunch with breathtaking sea views. Sa-Nga, which means elegant in Thai, presents delectable Thai tapas, where the kingdom’s iconic flavours are served as personalised selections with a modern twist, by master chefs from an interactive open kitchen.
Encapsulating Samui’s laid back ambience is relaxed piazza-style dining at The Terrace where comfort food from around the world is on the menu, while the Pool Bar is the ideal place to soak up the picturesque island vibes in-water and poolside with refined refreshments, creative cocktails and light bites. A sophisticated ambience awaits at The Gin Run, where the treasures and best-kept secrets of gin are waiting to be discovered, along with Magic Reserve Gin created by the innovative mixologist team.
Bespoke dining experiences include the Kitchen Table where the talented chefs prepare artful culinary degustation menus and share their skills right in the heart of the resort’s main kitchen. The dining anywhere, anytime concept offers tailored personal moments, from a family-friendly barbecue under a gazebo or a gourmet castaway beach picnic to a glamping barbecue and romantic candlelit dinner in the gardens.
The world’s first Reserve Spa Cenvaree is a serene sanctuary that boasts its own Spa Herb Garden, where skilled therapists escort guests to personally select and handpick their treatment ingredients, which are then blended and infused in oils and clays for their own inspiring spa journeys that pamper and cultivate a deep sense of wellbeing.
With seven treatment rooms complete with steam and sauna facilities, the 100% organic spa menu includes body treatments, scrubs and wraps accompanied by matching bites and organic drinks. Spa Cenvaree is a multi-award-winning operator delivering exceptional spa journeys inspired by traditional Thai healing with over 35 spas in South-East Asia and the Middle East.
Centara Reserve Samui is also home to a first-class 24-hour fitness centre and a Yoga Pavilion where guests can revitalise body, mind and soul.
Reserve Experience and Activities
Set on Koh Samui’s longest stretch of beach, Centara Reserve Samui offers authentic connection in harmony with the locale, uplifting the guest experience through Thai culture with market tours led by a local chef, Thai cooking classes, arts, crafts, workshops and night fishing, as well as soaking in the sun alongside the resort’s gorgeous pools, one of which is reserved for adults only, and exploring the island’s many attractions.
Kids have their own technology-free Children’s Zone with wet playgrounds and engaging activities to stimulate their imagination, including batik painting, kite making, Thai boxing, junior chef and junior mixologist classes.
Events and Celebrations
The ultimate dream location for celebrations, from tropical island weddings and vow renewals, to surprise proposals and honeymoons, the resort is the perfect backdrop to celebrate life’s milestones with a variety of event spaces and outdoor venues, from the beach to the gardens, the poolside to the villas, all of which can be turned into a deeply personal backdrop for life’s most important moments.
With its unparalleled commitment to the finest experiences, Centara Reserve Samui delivers inspirational design, intuitive hospitality, unique facilities, a wealth of enchanting experiences and warm Thai service. Immerse yourself in the stories of Centara Reserve and let the curated experiences inspire you to write your own narrative, enriched by the cultural heritage of the destination.
Enjoy peace of mind when staying with Centara Reserve Samui as we continue to follow strict safety protocols and adhere to certified health and hygiene procedures with the comprehensive Centara Complete Care programme.