The Library

Koh Samui - Thailand


Just steps from hectic Chaweng Beach lies this unexpected oasis of calm, where the hustle and bustle of the outside world fades away and relaxation comes to the fore.

If you’re a fan of hip design-led boutique hotels then you’ll love The Library. The sleek minimalist decor and expansive grounds create a real feeling of space and serenity, offset with eye-catching design features like the ruby red swimming pool.

The fabulous location on Koh Samui’s buzzing east coast means you can combine lazy beach days with partying till late, and the wonderful staff offer a warm welcome to all guests.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

5 stars

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Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in June 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Hip boutique hotel with sleek minimalist decor
  • Eye-catching ruby red swimming pool
  • Steps from Chaweng Beach and the area's buzzing nightlife
  • Rooms, suites and pool villas with clean lines and monochrome furnishings

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Nearby Attractions

The LGBT scene on Koh Samui is generally more low-key than Pattaya or Phuket, and you’ll find the best nightlife in the Chaweng Beach area, within easy walking distance of The Library.

Other nearby attractions include Bo Phut fisherman’s village, a 15-minute drive away, and Wat Phra Yai, better known as ‘Big Buddha Temple’, for reasons that will become obvious if you visit.

Ang Thong National Marine Park, scattered with beautiful tropical islands, is a popular destination for watersports including kayaking, diving, sailing and snorkelling.


Minimalism is the watchword for the 46 studios, suites and pool villas, with a preponderance of clean lines and monochrome furnishings, enlivened with the occasional flash of red. Rooms open onto a private terrace or patio, with amenities including a plasma TV, Blu-ray player, iMac, WiFi, coffee machine, safe and mini bar. Ground floor suites also have a Jacuzzi, and the stunning villas each have their own private saltwater pool.

The Library’s striking red-tiled pool is the visual centrepiece of the hotel, and is situated right on the beach. There is also a fitness centre and, as you might expect, a well-stocked library.

Cuisine at The Page restaurant is a cut above the usual Thai fare, showcasing more unusual ‘old kingdom’ recipes that rarely feature on modern menus. The sociable and stylish Drink Gallery is a more laid back venue, part restaurant and part bar, and there is also a beach bar where you can sip cocktails and enjoy chilled tunes.

Amenities & Activities

  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Read between the lines...

The Library lives up to its name, with a literary theme present throughout. At the heart of the hotel is The Lib, a brilliant white space where you’ll find over 1,400 books to peruse, as well as an impressive array of music and films. The Bookmark is a luxurious one-of-a-kind suite with a full-size bar and indoor Jacuzzi, while the hotel’s signature restaurant is aptly called The Page.

Relax in the Bookmark bath, in the library hotel in Thailand.

How to get here...


The easiest way to reach the resort is by flying direct from London to Bangkok followed by an onward flight to Koh Samui. Flight time is around 13½ hours including connections.

airport transfer

The Library is on the west coast of the island and is a short 15 minute drive from Koh Samui airport.

car hire

A hire car is a great way of getting around the island, and is definitely a safer option than a scooter! Contact us for details.

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Travel Information

Flight time

13.5 hours

Transfer time

40 minutes

Time difference

+7 hours (GMT)

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Average Weather

  • Jan 27°
  • Feb 28°
  • Mar 30°
  • Apr 31°
  • May 30°
  • Jun 30°
  • Jul 30°
  • Aug 30°
  • Sep 29°
  • Oct 29°
  • Nov 28°
  • Dec 26°

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