Photo: Jungle setting at Poppies Samui.

Poppies Samui

Tried and true luxury

South Chaweng, Ko Samui T: (077) 422 419  F: (077) 422 420

Poppies Samui

Much has changed in Chaweng since Poppies opened in 1994, but the small beachfront resort remains an excellent choice both for its elegant Thai-style cottages and fine-dining restaurant.

Guests first pass a small museum filled with antiques behind reception: check out the stunning old quilt that resembles Thai temple mural work. Then comes a teak footbridge spanning a waterfall and fishpond before you emerge into a miniature forest at the heart of the resort. This is where you’ll find the 24 Thai-style cottages, placed at varying levels and facing different directions, resulting in a measure of privacy.

Escape the heat.

Escape the heat. Photo: David Luekens

The white-walled cottages look almost like structures out of historic Thai temples, with unglazed ceramic tiles leading up to fretted wood on pointed roofs and hand-carved bannisters. Interiors feature polished dark-wood floors, soft lanterns, wood ceiling fans (in addition to air-con) and day beds placed in corner nooks, along with all expected comforts. Cushioned chairs are set out on private terraces, but only a few of them afford sea views. The back cottages are set high above the rest and get more sun and perhaps some traffic noise, so we’d opt for a room around the centre of the property.

The exceptionally polite and professional staff offer a spa and beachside swimming pool buttressed by large stones. A broad pavilion shelters one of Chaweng’s best-regarded fine-dining restaurants overlooking the beach. Though we wouldn’t go so far as to call the surrounding area tranquil, Poppies is located in the quieter south part of Chaweng.

Some fine alternatives are found in the area if Poppies is too pricey. The nearby Buri Rasa Village and Banana Fan Sea Resort are both quality Thai-style resorts starting at around 5,000 baht a night, while Kirikayan Boutique Resort has stylish Chinese-themed rooms starting at around 3,000 baht. You could also head to the opposite end of Chaweng for a plush room in the 5,000 baht range at Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort, which has a lovely waterfall feature but lacks a decent beachfront.

Online rates

 Check rates at Poppies Samui on Best online price guarantee!
 Check rates at Poppies Samui on

Our rating:

Last updated on 17th September, 2016.

Search Ko Samui hotels
“Book now, pay when you stay”

Arriving on:
Leaving on:

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Deluxe Suite
6,500 baht
7,500 baht
Up to 8,500 baht and higher in peak season
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 6,500 baht, high season 7,500 baht. Notes: Up to 8,500 baht and higher in peak season

Poppies Samui
South Chaweng, Ko Samui
T: (077) 422 419  F: (077) 422 420

Location map for Poppies Samui

See below for more places to stay in Ko Samui that are listed on

Not found what you're looking for? Try Agoda for further options still.

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Samui? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

Top of page