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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.


About Tembo
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.

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Why Tembo?

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.

top reasons to visit us DINE & WINE Fresh produce is at the heart of TEMBO cuisine. By using the best possible ingredients, and carefully combining them with passion and culinary skill, guests can expect a triumphant dining experience that not only pays tribute to international cuisine, but also offers a variety of Siam’s signature recipes. top reasons to stay BEACHSIDE BAR Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, have some fun by the pool or just chill in the elegant surrounds of the colonial-themed Bar, there’s something for everyone at TEMBO poolside. The terrace enjoys all-day breezes, whilst parasols offer extra shade. Order tapas, afternoon tea, , cocktails infused with the holiday spirit, a cold beer, a Moroccan mint tea, a delicate Earl Grey or a freshly ground coffee – your choice. top reasons to stay JOURNEY This bijou eatery, with just 12 seats, will be the place to try a changing menu featuring cuisines from around the world. From Peru to Paris and from Beijing to Beirut, Journey is a personal reflection of the owners’ love of travel and different experiences. (opening soon) Opening Later this Year DELI Our European-style deli offers a celebration of delectable international and local products, from home-made breads, cakes and pastries, to top quality charcuterie and cheeses. Sandwiches, salads and paninis are made to order, as are celebration cakes and picnic baskets. top reasons to stay STAY Our romantic beach front villa offers the ultimate indulgence, with its perfect location literally on the beach. We also have nine charming, detached bungalows which are tasteful, yes island casual. Designed to complement TEMBO’s romantic colonial theme, the interiors include hand-carved beach-white furniture, top-quality bedding, gorgeous bathrooms with private tropical gardens and spacious balconies. top reasons to stay SHOP A distinctly bright, bohemian vibe welcomes as you step into our colourful resort shop.. A carefully curated holiday collection of fashion, homeware and pretty little gifts fills a missing niche in Samui’s current shopping scene. And we will gladly gift wrap your purchase with our compliments. top reasons to stay SPA Step through the heavy, carved antique doors into TEMBO Spa, and enter a tranquil inner sanctum where your only decision will be which treatment to indulge in before being invited to select your preferred essential oil. We have personally tried and tested the products to bring you the purest, high-quality experiences – at affordable prices.

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.

Your love story just got better


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.

Think magic. Think wow factor.


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.

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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.


Dinner: 4:30pm – 10:30pm
Bar (Drinks + Bites): 4:30pm – 12am
Cocktails & Whiskey: Until 2am

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Tembo Cares

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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What Customer Say



1,496 Reviews

Excellent hotel

“This was our 4th visit to the hotel. Once again really enjoyed our stay. Good facilities in the room. Breakfast and cheese and wine at night both good. Like that you can have tea/coffee all day.”
May 20, 2019

First class!

"We stayed here for a long weekend and was very impressed with the hotel , the staff were excellent, very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us . Rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. Location was a few steps from Times Square, would definitely recommend and would stay here again ."
Jun 17, 2019
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