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The Library Koh Samui

Is relaxing with a book your idea of a good holiday – then you’ll love having a whole library to enjoy.

Now if we asked you to name your ideal holiday destination, it’s unlikely you’d say the library – but with this amazing hotel in Koh Samui, we think we could change your mind.

The design of The Library on Thailand’s Koh Samui does, in some ways, echo the aesthetic of modern minimalist municipal libraries, but few of those come with a red swimming pool and luxury accommodation.

We’re told that the idea for The Library came from the notion that all you need to enjoy a great holiday are a beautiful location, comfortable surroundings and a good book.

The resort offers 26 cabins dotted around the 6,400 sqm property. Each cabin offers a downstairs suite and a separate upstairs studio with amazing views across the old-growth trees and the ocean.



There are a number of sculptures and artworks across the property, including a number of quirky ‘readers’ relaxing with their books.



Designed by Tirawan Songsawat, The Library, of course, gives visitors the opportunity to peruse a range of books and surf the web (in the “iMac corner”) in the on-site library – or if reading isn’t your thing, you can get out into the paradise that is Koh Samui, then indulge yourself in The Page Restaurant and Bar (such a cool name!) and finish your day with a dip in the vivid red swimming pool.




If you’re anything like the editors of habitusliving.com and Habitus magazine the idea of lying on the beach with a good book is bound to appeal!

Read more about The Library on the Design Hotels website.


The Library


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