Koh Samui Alternative Local Quarantine (AQ / ALQ) Hotels

Koh Samui Alternative Quarantine (AQ), previously Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ), is the list of government-approved quarantine hotels that can be used for the process of quarantine in Koh Samui, the second largest island in Thailand. Koh Samui ALQ packages are offered for travelers arriving to Thailand via Koh Samui.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! For both foreigners and Thai travelers arriving to Thailand the mandatory quarantine period has been increased back to 14 days starting from 1 May 2021. For more details check Thailand Increased Quarantine Period back to 14 days!

Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand near the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan (where the famous Full Moon Party is held). It is one of the most popular beach tourist destinations in Thailand. This island is full of white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and coconut trees and everything any tourist could wish for.

If you will be taking a flight to Bangkok, you need to quarantine not in Koh Samui but at Alternative State Quarantine hotel in Bangkok and only then will be allowed to travel further unless the private jet will be used.

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TIP! Some ALQ hotels do not accept credit card payments, others charge extra or use unsafe payment authorization methods so paying a deposit or full prepayment to hotel’s bank account might be a better option even if you don’t have a Thai bank account. For making payments to Thailand we recommend ‘Wise, formerly TransferWise’ as it uses the mid-market exchange rate and charges just a fraction of that banks charge for international transfers. We use Wise for making our monthly payments from Europe to Thailand and it saves us a lot on transfers (e.g. for a transfer of 1000 EUR from Euro to Thai Baht we pay just 6.76 EUR commission, several times less than our European bank charges).

Currently, there are 10 hotels on the list of approved Koh Samui Alternative Local State Quarantine Hotels. However, pay attention that at the moment none of these hotels is operating as ALQ and they are just approved to do that.

Update! Most of the below listed quarantine hotels are approved to provide Samui Extra Plus package, which is a mandatory 7-night stay for vaccinated travelers entering Thailand without quarantine under Samui Plus scheme.

AVANI+ Samui ★★★★★

Avani+ Samui is a Samui Extra Plus hotel located on Phang Ka Bay, a peaceful beachside getaway. Tucked away on the quieter southwestern side of Samui, escape from the world in a peaceful haven surrounded by unspoiled tropical nature. Spend unlimited hours in an infinity pool. Sip cocktails at the beverage truck at the pool. Roll out of bed and into your own private pool.

At a glance:

  • 58 chic rooms and pool villas, including one- and two-bedroom beachfront pool villas
  • Two swimming pools
  • Signature treatments at AvaniSpa

AVANI+ Samui

Samui Extra Plus Offer includes:

  • 7 Nights Avani Accommodation
  • Daily full board
  • Transportation from Samui Airport and next destination within Samui
  • 3 RT-PCR tests

Samui Extra Plus Stay Price per Person:

  • Avani Deluxe Room (42 sq.m) 48,000 THB
  • Avani Pool Villa (68 sq.m) 64,000 THB
  • Avani Beachfront Pool Villa (105 sq.m) 76,000 THB
  • Avani Two Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa (227 sq.m) 81,000 THB
  • Additional Person Charges:
    • Adults (12 years and above) 28,000 THB
    • Children (6-11 years old) 21,000 THB
    • Children (3-5 years old) 8,000 THB
    • Infants (0-2 years old) No charges

Limited Time Offer

Book by 30 September for a stay before 15 December 2021 and receive a complimentary upgrade from Avani Deluxe room to Avani Pool Villa.

Get this special offer by contacting hotel directly here ⬇️

Send Inquiry to Avani+ Samui

1. The Spa Resort Koh Samui

The Spa Resort Koh Samui is a wellness boutique resort situated on hillside overlooking Lamai beach in Koh Samui, where you leave your worries and stress behind. All units at this quarantine hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

The Spa Resort Koh Samui

ALQ package details: To be announced

2. Sheraton Samui Resort

Sheraton Samui Resort is a Mediterranean-style hillside resort located along a quiet stretch of Chaweng Noi Beach. This ALQ resort features a sunbathing terrace, an outdoor pool area and a shared lounge. 

Sheraton Samui Resort

ALQ package details: To be announced


3. Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort is the beachfront resort on a secluded 300-mere stretch of beach overlooking clear water of Hanuman Bay in Koh Samui. Private beach, hot sun, beautiful sunset, private suites and villas make Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort a wonderfully romantic ASQ destination.

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

ALQ package details: To be announced

4. Baan Hin Sai Resort & Spa

Baan Hin Sai Resort & Spa is an ALQ hotel set amongst natural surroundings and close to Samui Viewpoint between Chaweng and Lamai Beach, two well-known beaches of Koh Samui.

Baan Hin Sai Resort & Spa

ALQ package details: To be announced

5. Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui

Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi is a beachfront resort on the more exclusive northern tip of Chaweng beach (Chaweng Noi beach). ALQ hotel's 4-star facilities include modern Thai architecture and décor with a private balcony and an outdoor swimming pool.

Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui

ALQ package details: To be announced

6. Aura Samui Best Beach

Aura Samui Best Beach Hotel is an ALQ resort on Koh Samui's Lamai beach, close to Grand Father & Grand Mother Rock. 

Aura Samui Best Beach

ALQ package details: To be announced 

7. The Fair House Beach Resort and Hotel

The Fair House Beach Resort and Hotel Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel is a hotel situated directly beside the Chaweng Noi beach of Koh Samui. The resort is set among gardens and coconut plantations and provides traditional Southern Thai style bungalows. 

The Fair House Beach Resort and Hotel

ALQ package details: To be announced

8. The Lamai Samui Hotel and Resort

Overlooking a pristine beach on Koh Samui's east coast, the Lamai Samui Hotel and Resort  (formerly Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa) is an ALQ situated on Lamai Beach and surrounded by lush mature gardens and backed by forested mountains.

The Lamai Samui Hotel and Resort

ALQ package details: To be announced

9. The Bri Beach Resort

ALQ package details: To be announced

10. 2500 Ixora Villa Samui 

ALQ package details: To be announced


Alternative State Quarantine Hotels

The list of Alternative State Quarantine hotels including hotels in Bangkok and surrounding provinces is currently much wider so you might find it more affordable to quarantine in Bangkok and only then to travel to Koh Samui.

Koh Samui ALQ Hotel Package Prices

To know the ALQ package price in your home currency, use the exchange calculator showing the current mid-market Thai Baht exchange rate.

And remember, the best way for paying a deposit or full prepayment to your ALQ hotel's Thai bank account from abroad is using Wise.

Koh Samui ALQ Hotel Reviews

If you were staying at one of the above-mentioned Koh Samui Alternative Local State Quarantine hotels and used their service to quarantine in Thailand, share your experience with other travelers here: ALQ Hotel Reviews.

Traveling to Thailand

Getting the reservation of Alternative Local State Quarantine hotel is just one of the steps when preparing to travel to Thailand during COVID-19. The whole process is quite complicated and time consuming so you might find this article useful: FAQs for Foreigners Traveling to Thailand during COVID-19

Staying at one of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) or Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALQ) is mandatory for all travelers, including tourists entering Thailand with the Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV)Tourist Visa (TR) or Visa Exemption.

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