FAQ

Location and Transfer

How far is the resort from Samui International Airport?
Does the resort arrange airport transfers?
How much does a local taxi from the airport to the resort cost?
How much does a local taxi to Samui’s major attractions cost?
How far is akyra from Chaweng Beach and what is the transfer cost?

Activities

What activities are available within the resort?
Where can we go diving?
Do you offer cooking classes? When and how much?
Do you offer yoga classes? When and how much?
What restaurants and bars are within walking distance from the resort?
Where is the nearest shopping mall?
Does the resort offer watersports?
Where are the nearest nightlife spots?

Spa IV

What treatments are offered and what are the opening hours?
How much do the spa treatments cost?
Can pregnant woman enjoy spa treatments? Do you have any special treatments for pregnant ladies?

Dining

How many restaurants and bars does akyra Chura Samui have?
What are the opening hours?
What sort of cuisine is available?
Do you offer vegetarian cuisine?
Do you offer private dinners or BBQs?

Children Policy

Are Children allowed?
What is the best accommodation for families with teenage children and groups of friends?
Do you have public swimming pool?

General

How far away is the nearest doctor/clinic/hospital?
What is the weather like in Koh Samui and when is the monsoon season?
Is it safe to swim in the sea?
Do you have any staff speaking other languages than Thai and English?
Do you organise weddings?
Is it possible to rent the entire resort on an exclusive basis?

Location and Transfer


How far is the resort from Samui International Airport?

akyra Chura Samui is located just 10 minutes drive from Samui International Airport.

Does the resort arrange airport transfers?

Airport transfers can be arranged directly with the hotel. The rate is THB 600 each way. Luxury limousine transfers are also available.

How much does a local taxi from the airport to the resort cost?

Local taxis are available from the airport to the hotel and start at approximately THB 400 one way.

How much does a local taxi to Samui’s major attractions cost?

Depending on your preferred location, local taxis cost between THB 500/hour minimum four hours.

How far is akyra from Chaweng Beach and what is the transfer cost?

akyra is located right on the popular and trendy Chaweng Beach, so there is no cost of taxi transfers, just step outside the resort. However, Chaweng Beach Road stretches over 6 kms so if you’d like to venture further along the resort can book a taxi for you at a cost of THB 250

Activities


What activities are available within the resort?

At akyra guests will discover an exceptional range of activities encompassing the ancient arts of tai chi and Muay Thai boxing and we employ a yoga master to run our relaxing yoga classes. Alternatively, free your mind with our his and hers meditation rooms.

Cooking classes are also available with our talented chefs and our staff will be more than happy to organise any activity, including kite-surfing or bike riding around the island to visit the wonderful sights.

Where can we go diving?

Thailand is renowned for its pristine, clear waters. Diving can be booked direct through the resort and features dives off Chaweng Beach, Sairee Beach and Bophut Beach. Guests can also take advantage of the stunning and inspirational Angthong National Marine Park or go further afield to Koh Tao.

Do you offer cooking classes? When and how much?

Cooking classes are available daily with our Chef, held at Noodle House Restaurant. Cooking classes contain three courses and there are two different menus to choose from.Price for cooking class is THB 1.100,-/pax.

Do you offer yoga classes? When and how much?

Our resident yoga master is available daily to teach the mystic art of yoga. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, he can tailor classes to your specific needs. Private yoga classes are available at THB 2,000++ per hour.

What restaurants and bars are within walking distance from the resort?

The resort’s fantastic location on the cool and fun Chaweng Beach means great bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The beach’s 6 km stretch means there’s everything from the vibrant Green Mango Square and Chaweng Beach Road full of packed pubs and bars to the more laidback nightlife further along, including the fascinating ice bar ‘Bar Ice’ and the hillside Q Bar, offering great views.

Where is the nearest shopping mall?

Koh Samui is a shopper’s paradise and along the island’s ring road you will find Tesco Lotus shopping mall, which boasts a great selection of shops and restaurants as well as a bowling alley and cinema showing Thai and western movies. There’s also a large supermarket with surrounding one-off boutiques. Big C is another large mall on the ring road featuring a supermarket plus various outlets selling everything from fashion to toys, cosmetics to jewellery.

There are also many bargains to be found at the local markets strewn along Chaweng Beach. Discover quirky boutiques in Lamai and excellent bargains in the markets of Nathon.

The new Central Festival Center offers a lot of different shopping possibilities

Does the resort offer watersports?

A lot of water sports activities such as jet ski-ing, boats/yachts, diving and parasailing can be arranged via our Concierge.

Where are the nearest nightlife spots?

You don’t have to go far; the trendy Chaweng Beach offers a myriad of great restaurants and bars, catering to all tastes, but if you wish to travel further afield, try out smaller pubs and bars almost anywhere on the island, with Lamai beach being the next busiest nightspot to Chaweng or Fisherman’s Warf in Bo Phut for a quieter spot.

Spa IV


What treatments are offered and what are the opening hours?

The akyra spa does only offer massages on the beach and is open from 09:00 to 19:00.

How much do the spa treatments cost?

Treatments are priced individually or in packages priced from THB 500++ to THB 7,000++.

Can pregnant woman enjoy spa treatments? Do you have any special treatments for pregnant ladies?

Please contact our supervisor or spa receptionist for advice on treatments that are safe to enjoy during pregnancy. You may wish to avoid booking treatments that involve the use of essentials oils. Massage or stimulating treatments are not recommended during the first three months of pregnancy.

Dining


How many restaurants and bars does akyra offer?

akyra’s dining experiences feature eclectic local flavours and the freshest of ingredients from around the world, in both fine dining and more casual meals. Our all-day dining experience features favourite Asian and international dishes while CLUB Akyra offers a South American twist on an excellent menu of grilled seafood and steaks.

Our bars include a wide selection of cocktails and cold drinks at the Beach Bar, located next to the main restaurant, which also doubles as an all-day coffee bar.

We also offer first-class in-room dining experiences.

What are the opening hours?

Noodle House: 07:00-23:00

CLUB Akyra: 10:00 – 23:00

All-day dining experience: 06:00 – 24:00

Beach Bar: 11:00 – 24:00

Sake Bar: 12:00 – 01:00

What sort of cuisine is available?

Thai, Asian and European.

Do you offer vegetarian cuisine?

Yes, with many items featured on our detox and spa well-being menus. Our chef is also happy to prepare any special meals based on dietary requirements.

Do you offer private dinners or BBQs?

Yes, private romantic candlelight dinners or beach BBQ’s for family and friends can be arranged on the beach. Bookings are essential and subject to weather conditions.

Children Policy


Are Children allowed?

Children under 12 are not permitted at the resort from 01 November 2012. Children aged 12-18 are welcome at the resort.

What is the best accommodation for families with teenage children and groups of friends?

We have inter-connecting Grand Deluxe Residences at the resort allowing families and groups of friends to enjoy their stay together.

Do you have public swimming pool?

Yes, akyra offers a beautiful free-form infinity swimming pool complete with bar.

General


How far away is the nearest doctor/clinic/hospital?

Samui International Hospital is located right on Chaweng Beach so is easily accessible. Doctors can be called to the resort if requested.

What is the weather like in Koh Samui and when is the monsoon season?

The rainy season in Koh Samui is between September and November, although it is still hot and there are many sunny days. The rain showers are often short. The hot season runs between March and August with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celcius, although in May it might rain a little more. December to February is regarded as the dry season.

Is it safe to swim in the sea?

The sea in front of akyra is very safe to swim in although like anywhere we do advise caution as we do not have a lifeguard.

Do you have any staff speaking other languages than Thai and English?

akyra has a multi-cultural team that speak French, German, Dutch. as well as Thai and English.

Do you organise weddings?

Weddings at akyra are a memorable experience. The boutique resort is the perfect place to honour your special day and our warm and welcoming professional events team will bring your dream celebration to life, tailoring every step to your desire. Please contact akyra.com">info@theakyra.com for more information.

Is it possible to rent the entire resort on an exclusive basis?

Please contact our Reservations Department to discuss possibilities.