SAMSAM Resort, Koh Yao Noi

Yao-Noi Island, Thailand

Samsam Resort is a tropical boutique retreat designed by Palai Studio Co.,Ltd as project architects and Kaizentopia & Plang D Studio Co.,Ltd as landscape architects, an ideal getaway destination for those who seek for privacy and tranquility of the Phang Nga bay, Yao-Noi island, Phang Nga province, Thailand.

The journey to the resort offers a glimpse of the traditional island lifestyle. The main access is flanked by rubber plantations on a sloped hill with bamboo trails that create a unique sense of arrival when approaching the resort’s porte cohere.

Samsam resort resembles the structure of traditional southern Thai villages through the overall planning that features hotel arrival court, a reception pavillion, Villa 1, Villa 2 within some existing architecture and landscape elements. The main landscape concept is to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor space, integrating new built environment to blend in with the existing surroundings.

The arrival court plays a major role in being a transition space, a tranquil garden that connects and divides the public zone with the private areas. Pathways to residence pavilions offer guests an opportunity to enjoy well-preserved authentic botanicals and the splendid surrounding nature. In addition, locally sourced materials are used throughout the resort to reinforce the sense of place while minimizing maintenance issues.

Project Info

Year :
2016 (Phase1)

Status :
Complete work (Phase 1)

Architect :
Palai Studio Co.,Ltd.

M&E :
TPK Engineering Design Co.,Ltd.

Landscape Architect & Lighting :
Miss Sumanee Ampansap / Mr.Yongyuth Thumchoochaowarat

Landscape Contractor :
Nun Landscape Co.,Ltd.


Mr. Soopakorn Srisakul


  • 2016


  • Yao-Noi Island, Phang Nga Province, Thailand