Big white minimal lofts arranged along a wooden jetty leading to the beach, with a blood-red swimming pool and a startlingly white media room; The Library breaks all the rules and turns upside-down any notion you might have of a beach hotel on the idyllic Thai island.
A Funky Hedonists' Version of a Library
From the distinctive red pool, and the blindingly white Apple store style library, and from the restaurant's deck, the view is of what people come to Thailand for - white sand, turquoise water, blue sky, green jungle.
It's hard to believe that this super sophisticated modernist compound on Chaweng beach was once a camping ground for backpackers. The Library cleverly combines the best two characteristics of this location. On one end it is directly on the beach and at the other end, it opens directly onto the bustling main street of Chaweng.
More a loft than a room, the guest spaces are seamless white containers that are extraordinarily generous in terms of size and strikingly minimal in terms of style - perfect for a new generation beach hedonist.
Nibbles & Tipples
Divided into two spaces - an air-conditioned pavilion with a floor-to-ceiling wine cellar, and a beachside bistro open to the elements - the dining experience at The Library is in keeping with Koh Samui's emergence as a sophisticated escape destination.