Had a fantastic experience staying here for a weeks Thai Spa training course. All the staff were so friendly. Food was amazing. Thank you for everything. Week I won't forget .5th April 2010 Mia/UK xx
We loved everything there
We loved everything there. Magnificent villa with excellent service and wonderful facilities. We love the villa so much that we want to go there next year and we will recommend this place to our friends. The swimming pool is amazing too. Everything is fantastic.
Aged 30, Hong Kong
An amazing place
A great idea to have the place on top of a mountain,what charming hosts Shelagh and Bob are, we're really glad you did. An amazing place. With really good staff and service. Great with the kids. A definite must stay in Samui! Lovely!
Dubai, Banking, Aged 6-45
This is the place to come
Dear Shelagh, Bob and all your wonderful staff
If you want to escape the rat race and leave all your cares and worries behind, this is the place to come! A luxurious villa with amazing views, surrounded by peace and quiet. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. They just want to make sure you have the most amazing stay. Samui Ridgeway really is “a little bit of heaven on earth”.
I celebrated my friends 85th Birthday here ,and I thank you for giving me the most memorable time.
I don’t think I have ever felt so relaxed and a big thank you for Am in the spa, you have a wonderful touch and seemed to know just what I needed, the facial was amazing, the best one I have ever had.
Thank u so much for having us. You guys were great hosts. We had such a wonderful time. Please send our warmest regards to the wonderful staff. Such a great team you have there.Thanks again for your great hospitality and putting smiles on our faces. Thanks & Rgds, Bo Duong jan 2016 Aussie
Shelagh, what a wonderful time you showed us apart from the stunning views great food we so enjoyed the company of you, your family and the amazing staff and beautiful people we met among our sta. sad to go.. Definitely see you soon
Thank you for your amazing hospitality at your beautiful villa. Leaving this place is going to be difficult, Wonderful stay.
Entrepreneur, Bangkok, Aged 26
Beautiful place, amazing and helpful staff. Great for families of all ages.Had one of the best holidays ever!!
USA, Mother and homemaker, Aged 1-82
Our holiday unforgettable
Thank you all so much for making our holiday unforgettable. Amazing memories have been made in this truly beautiful villa. All our needs have been looked after with so much care and attention to detail. The staff are always there, yet never intrusive, service always professional and extremely friendly. I hope one day to return and bring all my family as I know they will love this place. Thanks for an amazing holiday.Best massage I have ever had .Left feeling revived & relaxed.amazing attention to details,I loved every minute!
London, Fashion Industry, Aged 38
I’ve had an amazing holiday
I’ve had an amazing holiday here at this beautiful resort. It has everything you need to enjoy life. Thank you so much for this wonderful stay.
Moscow, Entrepreneur, Aged 28
Amazing place Amazing views Lovely vibe with efficient friendly staff Luxurious surroundings.My experience of this amazing place in a word is amazing totally awesome facilities Spa Swimming Pool gym etc. This place has lovely views with great energy. Even though your away from the hustle and bustle which is bliss. The staff are friendly and welcoming they are efficient and professional. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with nice facilities and great views. I wanted personal training and they were able to have a trainer to come up and train me which was great and I'm even feeling focused about my fitness more on my return home. The foods high quality and were able to specify food for my needs (I'm a fussy eater) This was a totally enjoyable experience I'm so glad I chose Samui Ridgeway I can't thank the team there enough I am now one stress free man and I look forward to visiting again
London, UK, Doctor, Aged 42
Thank you from Kelly, what an amazing place and a fabulous time. All the staff incredible. I'll miss everyone so much. Xx Thank you
Wow, Wow,Wow, the Villa, Staff, Weather, Food were all perfect
Wow, Wow,Wow, the Villa, Staff, Weather, Food were all perfect. Kids had a ball.We all had the most perfect week away!Thank you.
Lottie and Harry UK, Suffolk, IT consultants, Aged 7-49
truly unprecedented of breathtaking views
Ridgeway villa is truly unprecedented of breathtaking views. A gentleman’s haiku,The spa breathed new life into the lungs of this weary man, thank you for an unforgettable stay and best spa ever!
California, TV Personality, 41
It was the most beautiful day in our life
It was the most beautiful day in our life. We with my wife had a great opportunity to celebrate our wedding day at Samui Ridgeway. It was the most beautiful day in our life, thanks to spectacular views, that can be seen from the villa, thanks to wonderful design of the house and of cause thanks to the professional work of the host and her crew! We are absolutely in love with this place and wish to come back for more days some year later. We had many organization questions and Shelagh helped us in every aspect, solved any problem that we have very quickly.Special thanks to the professional work of the manager. She was so kind to find the best possible way to make all the things we wanted to do in that day. She also did her best to make us the best offer for the best value possible. Overall, I recommend this place for those who want to stay in one of the most beautiful place on the planet, for those who want to see how the paradise looks like. I thank you for all your help, that you made for us in that special day!
Russia, 28, Businessman
You should be proud, as I'm sure you are, of the utopian environment you have created.
BBC & ITV London
Beautiful house and amazing gardens
Buy the ticket, take the ride. Thanks for the view, beautiful house and amazing gardens. I never got tired of walking around at sunrise, and neither should you.
Entrepreneur, Bangkok, Aged 28
We’ll be back again and again
Everything was fine and beautiful. The staff were great and house as nice as the owners .Spa to die for.We’ll be back again and again.Cheers.
Russia, Restaurant & Nightclub Owner, Aged 30
Enjoyed the service
An amazing experience. Enjoyed the service and facilities immensely recommended!10/10/2010/King/UK
The food, pool, spa and villa were amazing
Dearest Shelagh, thank you, your husband and you staff for making our pre wedding such a wonderful and surprising stay !! We appreciate your hospitality and company every step of the way. The food, pool, spa and villa were amazing. We especially enjoyed the wildlife(gekos,frogs,bats etc) and the extra bubbles in the hot tub!! Special thanks to your staff for making our trip so memorable.
Hong Kong, Bankers, 30
A wonderful amazing weekend getaway
A wonderful amazing weekend getaway. Shelagh and her family made everything so special and personal. We felt part of the family. The wonderful team of staff pampered and spoilt us rotten. The Villa is so beautiful with a fantastic view . We are definitely coming back!
Bangkok, DJ, Aged 40
Thanks for the amazing experience
Thanks for the amazing experience, the house , the view, the pool were just mind blowing. Very great service and nice reception from everyone her. Can’t wait to come back, Big thank you.
Germany, Banker, Aged 39
The villa is amazing
Thanks for a fantastic break. The villa is amazing and the team that work there makes it a true paradise. Special thanks to your staff for looking after us and ensuring that everything was taken care of. Will certainly be looking to come back very soon.
Dubai, Investments, Aged 39
The best massage
The best massage in living memory.
Thank you Samui Ridgeway for the most fabulous vacation!!This has been such a great experience in Samui and it is because of this villa.
USA, Sportswoman, 36
It’s going to be hard to go back to the real world
Thank you for a most amazing week, I felt like like Kim Kardashion, being waited on hand and foot! It’s going to be hard to go back to the real world after this and I need the team, A and Rose and Noi at home!!!! Dear Shelagh….Thank you for all your tips on making the most out of our time. P.S. thanks for the fun, thanks for the memories, thanks for the hangovers!!!
London, 45, Film Industry
I highly recommend staying at Ridgeway on your next vacation
Samui Ridgeway is the luxury home everyone wishes to have one day. The great news, is that you could indulge yourself to this unforgettable experience during your next holiday in Koh Samui.
This family run Resort, is truly one the Island’s treasures. Set in the hilltops of the Island with majestic views of pristine coastlines, Samui Ridgeway features six lavishly and tastefully decorated privy suites. The resort is equipped with a multitude of facilities, ranging from an outdoor infinity pools with bar to a luxurious wellness center for spa treatments. Shelagh and her family were fantastic hosts, warm and welcoming. It felt like we were visiting friends. I was a guest as part of a group and very much enjoyed to have the option of privacy on my balcony or to join to group for a gourmet Thai meal by the pool. It is the perfect retreat to get away from the bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. It felt like an oasis of tranquillity, ideal to replenish your body and soul with positive energy. Don’t miss on the SPA treatments. The therapist has magic hands that can revive any sore and tired muscle. I highly recommend staying at Ridgeway on your next vacation.
fashion and travel contributor for various publications. Air ambassador at AIRBNB. Aged 45
An amazing holiday
Thank you for such an amazing holiday,a week is not enough time and wish we were staying longer. Also a big thank you to your fabulous staff, for taking care of everything we asked for. Will definitely be looking at coming back very soon.
England, Model, Aged 29
If heaven exists on earth...
surely this is it! Samui Ridgeway is without doubt one of the most special places that I have ever visited. The house is absolutely beautiful and boasts the most stunning views.
Lotus Medical International
A wonderful retreat
A wonderful retreat relaxing and calm. Great staff. Brill food .One of the best holidays ever!
Holland, Nurses, Aged 36
Wonderful, absolutely amazing time here
Our second visit..Wonderful, absolutely amazing time here. The view's spectacular, the staff are divine. Thank you for making my birthday so unforgettable. We will be back again and again lots of love and a ton of fun!
Singapore, Investments, Aged 30
Thank you for the impeccable service
Dearest Shelagh and the loveliest people of Samui Ridgeway! We all would like to thank you for the impeccable service, warmest care and very pleasant experience that we had here. We had our wedding here which was gorgeous and marvelous, as we had all of you guys here making this day perfect for us! Out stay was absolutely unforgettable and we will be leaving crying as we would like to stay here forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything and even more than hat! Love you all forever.
Aged 8-66, Moscow
Fantastic get away with friends.. And the best part was not only the phenomenal Villa and the food, but also the new Friends we made! Shelagh was a fantastic host, an incredible person and she made our stay that much better. Looking forward to returning
Thank you Samui Ridgeway, for an unforgettable vacation. his makes the list for BEST VACATION EVER. We thoroughly enjoyed the villa, the food, the drinks, the spa, and wonderful staff.
Hong Kong, Bankers, 31
Great place with amazing people, one of the best holidays ever! Thanks for letting us enjoy every second, Thanks again.
Bangkok, Aged 25
Wonderful stay love the view
We had a wonderful stay love the view, quiet place to relax and have fun with friends, thank you so much for the hospitality, Cheers.
Staff very friendly
Had an amazing time, staff very friendly and great with the kids, Spa treatment top quality, food scrumptious!!!!!Loved the pool and the fresh coconut (Yum Yum)!!!
P.S Samui Ridgeway Rocks!!! The Ashbly Family,UK,Aged 2-76
UK, Aged 2-76
Thank you all so much for making our holiday unforgettable
To all at Ridgeway; Thank you all so much for making our holiday unforgettable. Amazing memories have been made in this truly beautiful villa. All our needs have been looked after with so much care and attention to detail. The staff are always there, yet never intrusive, service always professional and extremely friendly. I hope one day to return and bring all my family as I know they will love this place. Thanks for an amazing holiday.Best massage I have ever had .Left feeling revived & relaxed.amazing attention to details,I loved every minute!
London, Fashion & Enteratainment Industry, Aged 38
Wonderful times!! The Villa is spectacular but the staff really make it special the chef and Am in the spa were so lovely and made everything perfect! This was an amazing weekend, Shelagh you are an amazing host and spectacular woman., Abby was awesome and lots of love to Jessie xx
One of the great pleasures that I've had
To me, Spa at Samui Ridgeway is one of the great pleasures that I've had. Well trained Therapist, excellent massage and spa products. Atmosphere surround is absolutely perfect - seclude, relaxing romance and with a wonderful sea-view that I would recommend for a couple, honeymooner and a family.
Just the best experience
This was just the best experience...ever but to brief. Shelagh is such a gracious host, the staff are amazing!! Food to die for and the spa...out of this world! And important what an exceptional 2nd honeymoon after 25 years of marriage!
Sunshine Coast, Australia, Aged 54
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A local tells us how to make the most of your trip to Koh Samui, Thailand.
Stay in Tropical Paradise on Koh Samui, Thailand
27th FEBRUARY 2015
This week we’ve been chatting to Nikki, the guest relations manager of mountaintop hideaway Samui Ridgeway Estate and Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand. Nikki reveals her favourite places on the island, explains what is unique about Samui Ridgeway and tells us why she loves living in paradise (aside from the obvious).
What do you recommend a first-time visitor do or see during their stay at Samui Ridgeway?
I absolutely recommend our guests make use of our on-site spa. Our two therapists are amazing and combined with the fabulous setting, you have a recipe for complete relaxation. You will leave us feeling like a prince or princess! Our five-person hydrotherapy Jacuzzi hot tub, situated outside on the spa decking is also an absolute must. Sitting in that tub with a glass of bubbly in your hand and a gorgeous sunset in the background is lushness personified.
Offsite, I highly recommend a trip to the local islands of Koh Tan and Mudsom by a private, traditional Thai longtail boat. There is fantastic snorkelling to be had just off the coast of Koh Tan, and Mudsom is an amazing little island with stunning white sandy beaches. A trip to a local temple is also a must for first time visitors. As well as beautiful architecture, it’s always interesting to learn about local beliefs and culture when you travel somewhere.
What about someone who regularly visits?
There are lots of brilliant little beaches, restaurants and bars just off the beaten track so my advice is to hire a scooter or car and explore. Allocate at least one day of your holiday to simply go exploring and see where you end up, I’m still discovering great little hidey-holes every week. A particular favourite spot of mine is Hideaway in Thong Krut which is a great little bar/restaurant right on the beach with stunning views, great food and great locals!
Name one must-try Thai food or drink.
A fresh, young coconut to drink is a must. Either have it fresh as it comes, or ask them to make a coconut shake for you, served in the coconut! It’s fresh off the tree, cheap and delicious.
We’ve heard a lot of great things about Shelagh, the owner of Samui Ridgeway. How has she shaped the estate?
The property was built as Shelagh and Bob’s family home, so that’s what it will feel like when you are there: a home away from home. Shelagh also has her own beauty products company called Simply Samui. She creates the products from scratch here in Thailand and they are 100% organic and natural. These are the products given complimentary to our guests in their en-suite bathrooms and used in our on-site spa. Her shop is also only a 10-minute drive from the villa, so guests can make a shopping trip there to stock up on their favourite goodies after sampling them.
What’s your favourite part about working at Samui Ridgeway?
It’s a tropical paradise with something on offer for everyone: old or young, party animal or detox health guru! I also love meeting and interacting with new people, and working at Samui Ridgeway gives me the opportunity to meet and greet people from all walks of life. To top it off I get to do that in an island paradise, in a villa with the best sea views I have ever seen.
I also really love what Shelagh has created at the villa, the ambiance and the friendly touch she has given the place shines through to the staff as well. We have a great team; we are our own little villa family, something I believe our guests notice. It helps them get comfortable and enjoy their time with us.
Name one item a guest should pack for their visit.
The only essential you really need to bring is your passport. That might sound ridiculous and corny, but everything else you could want for your holiday can be purchased here for a very reasonable price. It’s also great fun visiting the local markets and hunting for bargains, but remember to haggle every time. The locals here expect tourists to try to bargain with them, so they will always start by naming a price far too high.
Are there any events coming up near Samui Ridgeway?
There are always events happening on Samui! New Year is always a fantastic event over here, and in April the Songkran festival is a definite must-see. It’s a lovely atmosphere for old and young, with the Thai locals and “farangs” (tourists) all enjoying the fun together!
As you’ve mentioned, the scenery is amazing. Do you have any recommended routes for walking or running?
Our property is situated up a mountain, in a tropical jungle setting with the beach only a 10-minute drive away. For those brave enough, a walk or a run down the mountain and back up will leave you feeling like you’ve had a great workout. If you prefer, a short drive to the local beach and then a run or a walk along the beach is also beautiful!
Lastly, is there anything about Samui Ridgeway that just can’t be put into words?
I mentioned before about the stunning views, but it really is something that you can’t capture in a photograph or imagine when you read about it. Every day the view is slightly different, both during the day and when the sun sets, and the views are literally breath-taking! The first time I drove up to to the estate I was stunned (and so was my best friend who has lived here for four years!). It genuinely is the most gorgeous view I have seen on Samui, and I never tire of it.