- Peaceful beachside location
- Tropical gardens, two pools
- Snorkelling, sunset cruises, cookery classes
- Guided island tours
Rocky’s Boutique Resort is a contemporary and stylish beachside hotel whose remote setting makes it an ideal choice for those looking to get away from it all. This delightful hidden gem is nestled in a secluded cove on Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, known for its pristine sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, abundance of Buddhist temples and lush tropical landscapes. Although the hotel offers convenient access to many parts of the island, it’s not as touristy as other hotels in the immediate area so it’s a particularly peaceful retreat.
The accommodation comprises 47 rooms and three private pool villas. All rooms are exceptionally well presented, with each one featuring unique artwork and tasteful decor. Every room has gorgeous views of either the hotel’s well-tended tropical gardens, its crystal-clear swimming pool or the Gulf of Thailand. Amenities common to all rooms and villas include air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV with DVD player.
Rocky’s Boutique Resort has plenty of facilities. There are two lovely swimming pools: one is right by the beach, while the other is set within the hotel’s gardens. There’s a games room with a billiards table, a library with computers and a beachfront spa offering Thai massages and other treatments. Guests can take part in Thai cooking classes, go on guided island tours and even hire a traditional long-tail boat for sunset cruises and snorkelling expeditions. The hotel doesn’t have a gym of its own, though guests have complimentary use of a gym in Lamai about five minutes away by car.
The Dining Room is the hotel’s main restaurant and offers fine dining in a beachside setting with French cuisine on the menu. The Bistro has a more casual feel, offering lighter meals and snacks and specialising in Thai and Mediterranean cuisine; it’s located right by the garden pool and has a variety of drinks available.
Children are welcome and there are plenty of child-oriented facilities. There’s a swimming pool just for kids, as well as a supervised play area with games, books, toys and a TV. A babysitting service is also available. Note that some of the rooms are set higher up on a hill, so the best rooms for families are those closer to the pool. The Deluxe Pool Villas are recommended for larger families, and there are also several interconnecting rooms to choose from.
- Excellent Bophut location
- Large Pool
- 2 bedroom villas for families
- 250m stretch of beach
- Top notch beachside resort
- Water sports, jungle & cultural excursions
- Fruit carving, cocktail mixing, yoga lessons
- Spa, pool, gym, tennis, thai boxing
- Secluded beachside location
- Lovely, spacious rooms
- Fitness centre, 2 pools, hot tub
- Boat trips, snorkelling expeditions, kayaking
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019