- 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
- Excellent swimable beach
- Only 61 rooms
- Two dinning choice
- Fishing village nearby
- Spectacular beachside resort
- Fantastic Location
- Tropical gardens & white sands
- Pool, spa, tennis, gym
- Luxury Resort
- Excellent Facilities
- 77 Villas & Suites
- 300m exclusive Mae Nam beachfront
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023