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Review Nora Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui 2024

Are you looking for accommodation near Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui?

Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens and overlooking the turquoise waters north of  Chaweng Beach, Nora Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui is a luxurious retreat that promises an unforgettable vacation experience.

View from Nora Ocean Villa
View from our Nora Ocean Villa

Boasting a perfect blend of traditional Thai architecture and modern amenities, this beachfront property offers guests a world-class stay with its exceptional facilities, impeccable service, and breathtaking views.

In our review of Nora Beach Resort & Spa, we’ll take an in-depth look at what makes this resort one of the top-rated accommodations on Koh Samui Island.

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Location of Nora Beach Resort & Spa

Beach at Nora Beach Resort & Spa
Beachfront Nora Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 222 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand

Map of Nora Beach Resort & Spa

Map of Nora Beach Resort & Spa
Map showing the location of the Nora Beach Resort & Spa and sister hotel Nora Buri

Nora Beach Resort & Spa is located 5.1 km from the centre of Chaweng and Chaweng Beach.  The Resort offers a shuttle bus to Chaweng Beach at 4 pm each day.  We used the shuttle to head to Chaweng Beach for happy hour in the beach bars and then to enjoy a meal in town. The journey takes around 10 minutes depending on traffic.

It is easy to get a tuk-tuk to return back to the hotel – their average cost was THB100 per person.

Koh Samui Airport is located 2.5 km from Nora Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel can organise a transfer for you or there are taxis waiting outside the hotel.

Bophut Pier is 3 km from Nora Beach Resort & Spa.

Nathorn Pier is 23 km from Nora Beach Resort & Spa.

Thongyang Pier is 30 km from Nora Beach Resort & Spa.
Central Festival Shopping Mall is 3.2 km from Nora Beach Resort & Spa.
The Big Buddha is 3.8 km from Nora Beach Resort & Spa.
Lamai Beach is 13.9 km away from Nora Beach Resort & Spa

Facilities at Nora Beach Resort & Spa

Pool and Pool Bar at Nora Beach Resort & Spa
Pool and pool bar at Nora Reach Resort

Nora Beach Resort is located on the beachfront and has a large swimming pool with a jacuzzi and a swim-up bar. The pool is open from 7 am to 7 pm.

There is a small gym opposite the Reception and is open from 6 am to 7 pm.

Anodas Spa at Nora Beach Resort
Anodas Spa at Nora Beach Resort

The Anodas Spa is located near the swimming pool and offers a complete range of spa treatments based on traditional methods of the West and East. Luxe products from Guinot are used in their spa treatments.  The spa is opened from 10 am to 7 pm and bookings are essential.

We both enjoyed a traditional Thai massage during our stay at the Nora Beach Resort.

Accommodation Options at Nora Beach Resort & Spa

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Top travel tip: 

Nora Ocean Villa
Nora Ocean Villa

For the best accommodation with views over the pool and the swimming pool we recommend booking one of the spacious 63 sq Nora Ocean Villas with its outdoor shower. Our villa had one of the best views over the pool and beachfront. We would definitely book the Nora Ocean Villas again.

Other facilities include:

indoor bathroom with shower and bath

large balcony

Mini-bar and coffee and tea making facilities


safety box, LED TV and DVD player

Other rooms available are:

Deluxe Rooms at 39 sq m in the three-level high-rise buildings with private balcony or terrace

Deluxe partial sea view rooms at 39sq m in the three-level high-rise building with a private balcony or terrace

Nora Villas at 63 sq m with garden views

Family Suites at 71 sq m

Family Pool Villas at 123 sq m – one bedroom, one living room and pool

Beachfront Pool Villa Suites at 123 sq m

Each style of room is equipped with:

LED TV and DVD Player

Safety box


Coffee and tea-making facilities


Wi-Fi internet is available in all types of accommodation.

Nora Beach Resort Pool
Nora Beach Resort Pool

Dining Options at Nora Beach Resort & Spa

The beachfront Prasuthon Restaurant has stunning views over the ocean.  Breakfast is from 6.30 am to 10.30 am. The buffet offers an extensive range of Western and Asian breakfast items.

The Restaurant is open from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm.

Thai cuisine at Prasuthon Restaurant
Thai cuisine at Prasuthon Restaurant

Good to know: If you are booking for dinner and want a front ocean view table we would recommend booking in advance.

Happy hour specials are available daily.

The Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge is located near the Reception and is open from 7 am to 11.30 pm.

The Pool is open from 8 am to 7 pm with happy hour specials.

Why Did We Choose Nora Beach Resort & Spa

We wanted a hotel that was located away from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng and Chaweng Beach but close enough to visit in the evening for dinner. A buffet breakfast needed to be included in the price. A room with ocean views was also required.

We also wanted a hotel with a pool and that had a beachfront location. We also wanted to enjoy spa treatments at the resort.

Nora Beach Resort ticked all of the boxes for us.

Even though we stayed over Easter it did not seem to be too crowded. Most people we saw were at different times during breakfast.  The pool did get a little busy in the afternoon after people came back from sightseeing.

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Activities and Attractions Nearby to Nora Beach Resort & Spa

Wondering what to see and do in Koh Samui?

The place to be on a Friday night from 5 pm to 11 pm is the Fishermans Village Walking Street at Bophut.  The street itself during the day offers some of the best boutique shopping on the island. On Friday nights you can buy the usual Thai market souvenirs, clothes, jewellery etc and the food stalls offer the best of the local street food with our favourite Pad Thai dish for only a couple of dollars.

Good to know: it does get very busy and you may have trouble getting a tuk-tuk or taxi back to your hotel straight away.

Where To Eat in Koh Samui

You will not be short of places to eat in Koh Samui from street food to small family-run restaurants but our favourites are oceanfront restaurants in Koh Samui with a view.  What could be more special on your vacation.

Top things to do in Koh Samui Thailand


Create Your Own Private Tour with Air Condition Car Around Koh Samui

Suggested itinerary for Koh Samui 4 – 8 hours:

  • Lady Monk Temple
  • Big Buddha Temple
  • Chaweng Viewpoint for views of the bays around Chaweng
  • Grandfather and Grandmother rock (Hin Ta and Hin Yai)
  • Rubber Plantation
  • Mummified Monk and temple area
  • Namuang waterfall for swimming
  • Beachside restaurants for lunch or dinner
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In conclusion, Nora Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui is the perfect destination for those who want to experience luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of the tropical island of Koh Samui. From its spacious rooms and excellent amenities to its friendly staff and delicious cuisine, this resort has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Whether you’re looking to unwind on the beach or explore all that Koh Samui has to offer, Nora Beach Resort & Spa is definitely worth considering. With its stunning location, top-notch facilities, and exceptional service, it’s no wonder why this resort remains a top choice among travellers visiting Thailand.

Sister Hotel – Nora Buri Resort

Ocean Front Villa with Pool at Nora Buri Resort
Ocean front villa at Nora Buri Resort

If you find that the Nora Beach Resort & Spa is booked out they have a sister hotel a few minute’s away at 111, Moo 5, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui – the Nora Buri resort & Spa.

They have a range of accommodations available:

  • Deluxe Hillside
  • Deluxe Hillside Seaview
  • Pool Villa Hillside Seaview
  • Pool Villa Beachside
  • Pool Villa Beachside Seaview
  • Pool Villa Beachfront Seaview
  • Presidential Suite
Beachfront Pool Nora Buri Resort
Beachfront Pool Nora Buri Resort

We had a guided tour of the Nora Buri Resort where we view the accommodation, spa and restaurant facilities. Access to the beach is via an underground tunnel.  There are pools on the hillside and also on the beachside. It has a more modern feel moving away from the traditional older architecture of the Nora Beach Resort (it is a younger property and you can tell this in the decor and the feel of the resort).

The resort also has the Anodas Signature Spa and a larger gym.

Dining options include:

The Manora Restaurant for breakfast

The Barge Restaurant for Lunch and Dinner (Western)

3 Bars – The Hillside Pool Bar, Beach Bar and Lobby Bar

Latest Guest Review

We had such a relaxing time at Nora Buri Resort. It had everything we needed with an exceptional buffet breakfast, 3 restaurants and 2 different pools. The luxury of being transported around in a golf cart was extra special for us. Our room was spacious as well as our bathroom. The bed was extremely comfortable that sometimes I never wanted to leave. The private pool was also very nice with wonderful views. It was nice to have a spa onsite as well, which allowed us to be pampered with the honeymoon package without having to leave the comfort of the resort. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, we couldn’t fault a thing. Everything about our stay was amazing would happily recommend to anyone.

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General Information on Koh Samui

FAQs on Visiting Koh Samui

Is Koh Samui worth visiting?

Yes, Koh Samui is worth visiting.  Koh Samui is only a small island but it has a lot to offer the visitor.  You can travel around the island in a few days.  There are some great hotels, restaurants and beaches to enjoy.

How many days should you spend in Koh Samui?

We spent a week on Koh Samui and could have spent another week easily. It all depends on what you want to do. We enjoy a mix of beach and attractions.

When is the best time to visit Koh Samui?

The wet season runs from September to November.  The best months would be from December to August.

Is Koh Samui very touristy?

Koh Samui is very touristy, especially in major holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Koh Samui Airport

Bangkok Airways flies into Koh Samui. The popular route is flying from Bangkok with a flight time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. Check the latest schedules and prices here.

Ferries to Koh Samui

The popular route for the ferry crossing from the Thailand main land to Koh Samui is from Donsak Pier.  We can recommend travelling with Seatran.  There are others that ply the route but residents on Koh Samui always advise travelling with Seatran.

It is easy to book your Seatran ferry crossing here.

As an alternative, you can fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani on Air Asia and book a ferry with Seatran.

Book a private transfer from Koh Samui to the Nora Beach Resort & Spa

You can book your own private transfer – full details here

Coming from Koh Phangan or want to travel to Koh Phangan after Koh Samui?

You can book your high-speed ferry transfer here:

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Nora Beach Resort & Spa

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