This family-operated wellness retreat has been around for years and is known for its cleansing programs, hypnotherapy, reiki, Chinese cupping, vegetarian/raw food and yoga and meditation courses. This hotel is a great example of a spa-centric holiday that doesn’t have to break the bank. There are two resorts on Samui: The original Samui Beach Resort, comprising a laid-back cluster of rustic A-frame bungalows and a pool just north of Lamai, and Samui Village, a hillside retreat studded with rock formations (it was undergoing renovation when we visited). Rooms at both locations range from simple bungalows to large private suites with large balconies. Spa Village has a pool, herbal steam bath in a large stone grotto, massage, body wraps, and facial treatments—and is open to day visitors. Due to the price and great word-of-mouth reviews, rooms tend to fill up quickly.