Welcome to Tembo !
A friendly smile and a warm welcome await you at TEMBO, a stunning colonial-style beachfront property that exudes modern day island glamour on Samui’s coolest beach.
With uninterrupted views over the glittering azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand on Samui’s north coast, TEMBO is all about chilling against a backdrop of gentle chatter and a soundtrack of blissed-out Balearic beats that lull one into a sense of wellbeing.
The perfect place for chilling
Around sunset, after a day spent relaxing, island hopping or jungle jaunting, it’s time to head to the bar. Whether you are a rosé-sipping devotee, appreciate seriously good cocktails, are a G&T aficionado or simply fancy an ice-cold beer, your favourite tipple is waiting.
An unique experience
TEMBO is an all-embracing experience. Guests can totally indulge themselves, hanging by the pool, eating gloriously tasty cuisine and drinking chilled refreshments, relaxing in the spa, shopping for that fabulous beach kaftan, or ordering a picnic basket from the Deli before venturing out to the islands.
Beach Club & Resort
A friendly smile and a warm welcome await you at TEMBO Beach Club & Resort, a new oasis of chic, modern-day glamour on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui.
The boutique beachfront property, fronted by a gorgeous soft white sand beach, overlooks the dazzling turquoise sea of the Gulf of Thailand on Samui’s north coast.
TEMBO has a relaxed, unpretentious aesthetic where it’s all about chilling in an ambience of gentle chatter and a soundtrack of blissed-out Balearic beats that lull one into a sense of wellbeing.
The laid-back ambience is palpable throughout this tastefully conceived space which incorporates Southeast Asian influences integrated with a “plantation” theme. Whimsical touches hint at cool privilege and romance at every turn.
TEMBO is the Swahili word for ‘elephant’. Our founders, Susan Field and David Birchall are passionate about elephant welfare and as such, will run various events that see all profits going to the Save Elephant Foundation, with which Susan works closely.
To learn more about our work with various causes, please see our page, TEMBO CARES.
MEET THE CHEF - Vladimir Siljegovic
French-born Chef Vlad has an impeccable culinary background, having developed his love of cooking at two of the most famous restaurants in Paris – both owned by his family – Café de Flore in St Germain de Pres, and Closerie des Lilas in Montparnasse.
At TEMBO, working closely with suppliers of ethical, top quality products, he creates dishes that showcase his skills, acquired on his travels from West to East, and using the abundance of fresh seafood, fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices available in Samui.
Events & Meetings
Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or any of life’s big events deserve a celebration and we are here to make it extra special. We pride ourselves on our discretion, attention to detail and an impeccable service from beginning to end. As a result of our continuous dedication, we can create stunning events that are original and unique in design, surpassing our clients’ dreams and expectations.
Where better to exchange vows than on “Love Beach” ? We take a highly personalized approach to make your wedding as unique as you are. Our team can create anything to ensure you have your day, your way.
But let US think out of the box for your special celebration, be it a birthday, engagement or whatever reason you want to share a special moment with friends.
Our private 12-seat meeting room, equipped with the latest technology, is perfect if you are looking for a place to have a business or private discussion.
Eat at Tembo
In a tribute to Thai culinary traditions, Thai authentic cuisine there is a selection of exotic, flavourful dishes that cover a spectrum of Siam’s signature recipes. If you want something more laid back, head to a beachside cabana, choose a sunbed by the pool or sit at the swim up bar and relish the sounds of lapping waves whilst enjoying a glass of chilled rosé wine from Provence and a tasty bite.
$5 Breakfast package
at central market
Start your day with ourt $5 Breakfast on
the go package at centrel market
Rooms & Suites
Tembo Way of Life
Empathy for those around us, both people and animals, is at the core of all we do. We want to live in a better world.
To do that, we actively support causes we care about, through charitable donations, fund raisers and profit re-distribution.
We also carefully select local farmers and artisans to partner with, wherever possible, rather than buying from multi-nationals.
Our housekeeping team uses all-natural cleaning products, and we try to keep plastic to a minimum.
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