Spanish hotel chain Meliá made its Thailand debut this month with Meliá Koh Samui, an elegant 159-room and 41-suite luxury resort located on the north coast’s Choeng Mon Beach. Facilities include two restaurants, a fitness center, a spa, a 200-capacity ballroom, a mini water park, a beach club and two outdoor pools—one of which loops through the resort like a river.

Rates for a 51-sq-meter Deluxe Room start from around B4,300 per night including breakfast, while the Level Boat Suites (from B11,000/night) convert 100-year-old vessels that once traversed the Gulf of Thailand into stunning 91-sq-meter accommodations.

The opening kicks off the brand’s Thailand roll-out, which is set to include at least two more hotels, including INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit and one in Chiang Mai.