Crystal Bay Yacht Club
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Crystal Bay Yacht Club

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Crystal Bay - Samui's best beach
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4.0
#22 of 56 hotels in Lamai Beach
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Crystal Bay Yacht Club sits on a small but perfect beach on the Island of Koh Samui in Thailand. The calm warm crystal clear sea, powder soft white sand and beautiful tropical gardens make this location truly special. The resort consists of 43 bungalows all set in over 12,000 square meters of lush tropical gardens. Many species of birds and butterflies can be seen enjoying the natural surroundings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

209/1 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret 84310 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 61 out of 100
61
Koh Samui Airport
1 Attraction
within 0.75 miles
702Reviews44Q+A75Room tips

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CanaryBoy wrote a review Mar 2020
30 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is just of the Chaweng to lamai main road but you would not know it as you weave your way down through the peaceful gardens to the beach/restaurant area. Check in was simple and you got an email a couple of days before your visit we allowed you to check in online to quicken up the process. We were upgraded on arrival to a Superior villa which had recently been refurbished. a delightful room with clean tiled flooring throughout. Open planned shelving and hanging area wa different but not an issue. The d was very comfortable and when my wife asked for a softer pillow one was supplied without any issues. The bathroom was large with walking in shower with an electric shower. A very efficient air conditioning system , large TV although the picture on some channels was not great, a fridge, kettle and a safe and water was topped up everyday. Outside was a small patio but two arm chairs and a table and a large drying rack. The gardens were clean and well kept and everyday you could see the staff working on keeping the place clean and tidy. The restaurant was well run with ample smiley and helpful staff to sort out you needs. The prices in the restaurant were a little bit higher than outside but the view of the sea and beach while eating was worth paying the extra bit now and again. we had breakfast included, which was a buffet with fresh fruit, juices, tea/coffee, toast, cereals, croissants, eggs , a range of Thai foods but most of all some delightfully cooked crispy bacon for a bacon butty. The pool area was clean and the pool was of reasonable size. The beach had perfect white sand which led down to some clear waters where you could snorkel around some large rocky areas and see some colourful fish. Along the beach front there were a couple of nice restaurants which were slightly cheaper than ours but outside the resort there were plenty of restaurants to choose from, Silver Spoon, Me easy, Kerwins, Tac Tacos to name a few. We took the free bus from reception to Lamai on a couple of occasions and Lamai is a very busy resort we loads of eateries and shops. At check out time again all went smoothly, we asked for a taxi to be organised and this was done with little fuss and arrived well ahead of our scheduled departure time to the airport (always a worry if they are going to turn up if yo booked yourself with a local taxi company). Great stay and will come back
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Beach villas are lovely but they are in the process of refurbishing all the villas and the...
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Response from tom from Crystal Bay, Marketing at Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Responded 17 Jun 2020
Thank you for the lovely and very detailed review.
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Little1987 wrote a review Aug 2020
18 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: This hotel is in a great location. Silver beach is beautiful and, since we travelled during Covid-19, it was almost deserted. The sun loungers on the beach are ideally placed to enjoy what the location can offer.

The room is spacious with a good hot shower.

The breakfast is nice and comprehensive, if slightly expensive by Thai standards.

Cons: We stayed in a Sea-View Villa and while the room is fine overall, it is a little tired and cleanliness really could be improved.

We were told on arrival that our room would not be cleaned every day (with no explanation why). This wasn't too much of an issue but what we didn't realise was that water bottles, tea, coffee etc. would not be replaced every day either!

There was a problem with ants in the room and they seemed to get into everything. We also had a cockroach in the shower on one day but, as this was not a 'cleaning' day, we had to remove it ourselves.

Reception was only open between 9am-7pm which made checking out challenging. The staff at the desk were barely present and not very friendly when they were.

The staff in the restaurant were lovely, but the food was hugely overpriced. There are much better restaurants just outside the resort.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book a room near the sea front.
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Melanie T wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This trip had been arranged and paid for pre covid. Trying to contact Crystal Bay to change dates was incredibly difficult but they did accommodate (eventually) and we have just returned from a 9 night stay.

On arrival we were very surprised by our two bedroom bungalow. It was nothing like the pictures online. There is no storage for clothes apart from a small rail in each room with approx 6 coat hangers. This meant living out of our cases for the entire time. The bedrooms are quite spacious and reasonably clean. The mattress is very hard and is on a concrete base so can be uncomfortable. Housekeeping come every day and change towels etc. and top the fridge with one bottle of water per person per day. The bathrooms are basic but functional. There was an issue with water during our stay but it was rectified in about an hour. The air con worked in both bedrooms and was much needed.

We did notice some bungalows being painted (as this is the low season and therefore less guests). As others have mentioned the sun loungers, tables and chairs all look very tired and in need of updating. There is also a pool table and table tennis at the rear of the bar area and both have also seen better days!

The restaurant food wasn’t too bad. More expensive than restaurants on the main road, just a couple minutes walk from the resort. (Can highly recommend the Silver Spoon). We found all the waiters to be very friendly and helpful. We also spoke to the new Restaurant Manager, who is planning on changing the menu and making improvements in the near future.

The beach area is really lovely and the outlook fantastic. You can walk to Lamai in about 30 mins or take a taxi (which is 200 TBH). You don’t need to look for a taxi. There are drivers sat just outside the resort and the reception will organise one too.

We did enjoy our stay but the resort really could do with some updating. Some drawers in the bedrooms would be helpful too.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from tom from Crystal Bay, Marketing at Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Responded 26 Dec 2022
Thank you for your honest feedback. We have made many upgrades since your stay including all new sunbed cushions and we are repainting and fixing all rooms. We will continue to repair and improve as we come out of the covid period. Thank you so much for the nice comments and constructive criticism.
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Poppy K wrote a review Feb 2020
Brighton, England, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hut was big, clean, spacious and airy. Good facilities in a pretty setting. I came with my husband and 2 small kids at the beginning of a month long trip. This was the first stop and a good way to ease us into travelling. Great location (beach bars/food, but best and cheapest food up
On the main road... authentic Thai) nice pool, great beach and beautiful local scenery and lots of excursions available. We loved the elephant sanctuary. Since we have moved on, I can see that this is quite a popular tourist destination and busy compared to areas slightly away from the easy to reach places. For me, however the main negative was the attitude of the staff. They were really quite rude, not friendly (which is unrepresentative of most welcoming Thai people we met) and resentful. I totally understand that tourism has a huge cost to their beautiful country, but there are also financial benefits. I think the resort owners need to look at making this balance work in the employees favour. So they are genuinely happy to be there. You can’t underestimate how much that feeling of resentment can impact on a holiday we have been saving up for for years! Over all good, but busy and sad staff!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from tom from Crystal Bay, Marketing at Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Responded 5 Mar 2020
I am glad your family liked the room and the resort location and facilities. I am sorry that you felt the service standards of some of our staff were not up to scratch. We are working hard to try and improve this.
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KNL1227 wrote a review Jun 2020
Bangkok, Thailand59 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent about 10 days at Crystal Bay Yacht Club and it honestly was not long enough. Mind you, I did stay on Samui during the 2020 pandemic when Thailand was lacking about 75% of its tourism, which highly impacted my stay here. The staff here is super friendly (especially the Burmese waiter at the restaurant), and arrangements (taxis, etc.) were convenient. The food at the restaurant is good and not too expensive. The pool is awesome and they have many places to relax on the edge of the beach. The bay itself is secluded and shallow–good for snorkeling–and activities such as beach massages, paddle boarding, and kayaking are available. The room itself is nothing special but the aircon gets cold and the bed is soft. The mirror/lighting isn't great if you're a girl trying to do makeup.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from tom from Crystal Bay, Marketing at Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Responded 22 Jul 2020
Thank you for the great review/. I am glad you had a great stay despite the pandemic affecting thinigs.
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tapasgal wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangkok, Thailand79 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very good property indeed, value for money. The room was very spacious, clean and had what you would expect in a hotel/resort. The hotel has a great beach access to it so we spent most of our time there and didn’t visit other beaches :) the resort’s restaurant was decent, the staffs were very humble and sweet and always with smiles. The location itself was good and not too far from other touristic spots so was convenient. The only downside was that the restaurant closes for food at around 5pm but it was fine as there were other places you could go to within walking distance and plus there is a 7-11 and Family Mart just a 5 mins walk ( or less ). Will happily come back to stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Timothy wrote a review Mar 2020
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada31 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in the “Pool Villa” for about a week; going from beach to your own private pool is pretty sweet. Vista of the beach and Crystal Bay while in you own pool or lounging on your deck. His and her sinks, Shower only did not bother me. Pool pump stopped working one morning and was fully fixed by mid afternoon. Service level was very high throughout our stay. Staff relentlessly courteous and attentive. Room tidied clean ever day. Beach front restaurant was amazing; a sort of Thai-Euro fusion - a tired description but, the kitchen does an amazing job. It offers authentic Thai for the foodie in you or familiarity if that’s what you seek. Very reasonable cost for food. Rooms are at an incredible discount now (which is hardly surpassing in the circumstances) .
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I picked luxury because the private pool villa is just that - it is quiet, set aside from other...
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Responded 17 Jun 2020
Thank you for the absolutely lovely review.
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TammywBoston wrote a review Apr 2023
Boston422 contributions180 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second time to Crystal Bay and we were sadly disappointed. We stayed in a hillside sea view room and the good thing was we had a nice view of the sea but some of the rooms had their view obstructed by untrimmed trees,
The room itself was dated and needs a big revamp, the towels and bath mats were thin and fraying. The cleaning ladies were lovely and did their best to keep the place clean. The room lacks storage space a a decent surface with charging points for electronic equipment. These rooms are not even up to Premier Inn standard.
The steps up to our room were concrete and they were badly broken and we had to be careful as to not catch our toes in them otherwise we could have fallen.
The breakfast was A la Carte, but it was the same every morning, The crossaints and pineapple juice / mango juice were the best part. The salt and pepper pots looked as though they had seen better days and shows a lack of care.
The day visitors seemed to have priority of the restaurant and pool area rather than the paying guests.
In the 10 days we stayed we never saw the Manager once.
Such a shame this hotel has been so neglected as it is in a great spot.
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Date of stay: April 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stacie67 wrote a review Feb 2023
Newcastle, Australia86 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location on the beach is nice, however the beach does get very crowded and the water felt a bit too warm and green. The location of the restaurant and bar on the beach is nice but it is very expensive, There are not much outside the hotel in the way of restaurants and bars so you need to get a taxi to Lamai to eat, shop etc
The garden villa was a nice size, it did have plumbing issue with the toilet.
Was just a hop step and jump to the beach front
Communication with this hotel prior to arriving was quite poor with reception not understanding our questions.
All in all it is a nice place in a nice location but definitely not upmarket, however this is reflected in the price, so that was great. As we did pay more than double this price at similar hotels
Go stay a few nights but that would be sufficient at this resort
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 Mar 2023
Thank you for your nice review. I apologise for the miscommunication on email.
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Ned H. wrote a review Jan 2022
Barcelona, Spain6 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I absolutely loved my stay here. It was so great I extended the trip two weeks longer than planned. While I could see some that would prefer a resort where they wait on you hand and foot (this is not that kind of place), others like myself who are looking for something different will find it here: a perfect location (not too isolated, not too busy), a caring, kind and patient staff, a gorgeous garden, and being right in the most beautiful beach in the island. The restaurant while not currently open for dinner, is a great place to pass the day. All the key needs were met: big fridge, wifi, oh and again, a gorgeous beach. Some of the furniture was a bit worn, but didn’t bother me. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sissel M asked a question Jun 2023
Drobak, Norway106 contributions4 helpful votes
It is too much rocks in the water to swim ?
kennytaylor asked a question Apr 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,270 contribution252 helpful votes
Is hotel still open and if so what facilities are still available?
Answer from CanaryBoy
30 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is still there but currently closed like all of Thailand. We stayed in the Villas which are very nice and many have been modernised. There is a bar/restaurant on site a lovely swimming pool and plenty of sunbeds. Toilets are kept clean. The sea is beautiful. They provide free of charge a mini bus into Lamai 3 times a day (need to book at reception). There are plenty of roadside restaurants just outside the resort.
AshleighLouisexx asked a question Dec 2019
Durham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Thinking of coming here with my 3 children is the resort child friendly ?
Answer from CanaryBoy
30 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes to child friendly, but not loaded to do. Swimming pools and beach are primarily all there is to do. Lots of kids there when we stayed
Dennis W asked a question Oct 2019
Ko Samui, Thailand3 contributions7 helpful votes
is parking space available if I have a rental car?
Answer from frodehalvorsen4
Ski, Norway13 contributions
Poor parking as far as I know.
Answer from CanaryBoy
30 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes but there are local laundry services on the street outside which are half the price
Sam C wrote a tip 8 May
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to barter with taxis otherwise they will rip you off."
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Lynne A wrote a tip Apr 2024
Santander, Spain11 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The little restaurant in the middle of the beach next to exchange kiosk with white plastic chairs was brill"
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Alexander F wrote a tip Mar 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom12 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a villa no further back than 3 from the beach, get reception to order taxi or get a bht bus pay no more than 50 bht per person on bus"
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3109AJ wrote a tip Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions48 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this resort and the beach. The good old day has gone ! "
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Marty H wrote a tip Dec 2023
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beach gets a bit crowded on weekends ,but don’t they all wherever you are and the massages by the older ladies on-site are awesome"
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PRICE RANGE
£19 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
samui yacht club hotel lamai beach, samui yacht hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Samui Yacht Club
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiMaretLamai Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Nearby attractions include Escape Break Samui (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Silver Spoon Samui, Banana Leaf Restaurant, and tawaNN.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Crystal Bay Yacht Club have airport transportation?
Yes, Crystal Bay Yacht Club offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Crystal Bay Yacht Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Khao Chedi (8.4 miles) and Wat Sitlaram (5.1 miles).
Does Crystal Bay Yacht Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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