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Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
177 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui
Surathani 84320, Thailand

Telephone Numbers:
Reception Desk / Operator: +66 (0)77 425-085, +66 (0)77 430-344 to 46 (24 hours)
Room Reservation: +66 (0)77 430-345 (office hours) , mobile: +66 (0)980158986

Instant Messaging :
WhatsApp :+66  (0)980158986                                             
Line       : zazensamui                                       
Viber     : +66 (0)980158986

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Skype  : samuizazen

Facsimile Number: +66 (0)77 425-177

Email Address:
For general inquiries and room reservations please contact Ms. Ell at
For table reservations at Zazen Restaurant, please contact us at
For special events, honeymoons and weddings contact Ms. Rio Rose at or
For special requests contact our Concierge at
For contracting, airline crew, travel agents and industry reservations contact Ms.Ame at

Meet the Team


Resort Manager

Hello, my name is Claudio. Born in Switzerland to a family of hoteliers, with a father who is an accomplished chef, I grew up around good food and wine, in my parent’s small hotel in the northern part of Germany. I started young, helping my parents around the hotel and restaurant to earn some pocket money. With 19 I jumped at the chance to return to Switzerland, started a one year internship with the Mandarin Oriental Geneva. My fate was sealed and I decided to pursue a carrier in the hospitality industry.

Graduated from the Hotel Management School of Geneva and a desire for an international career I joined the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok in Thailand, 11 years ago and worked for various international luxury properties in South East Asia before joining Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa. I quickly felt in love with the whole resort and staff. I feel proud to be part of a team that strives to offer a unique and personalized experience to all the guests.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in our resort; please feel free to contact me anytime at should I be of any help.



Hi, my name is Ame. I come from the Pattani province in Thailand. I received my degree in Education Technology from Prince of Songkhla University and then tried a few things before joining Zazen working in domestic distribution for Sahafarm, and then becoming a nun (for a short time).

I love working in the hospitality service because its a pleasure to provide good service and to see people happy. As a Sales I spend lots of time in direct correspondence with you, our guests, with the responsibilities of the reservations department and front office.

Send me an e-mail. I would love to take care of your reservation or to help you organize your holiday in samui.

Don't hesitate to contact me at I would be happy to answer your email.

Rio Rose

The Wedding Planner

I’m Rio Rose and I’m a Wedding Specialist living and working on the picturesque tropical island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. I was born and raised on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. After my formal education I studied computer sciences at college before moving to Thailand to be with my parents who were already working in the kingdom, dad as a musician and mum as an English teacher.

I spent several years as a singer accompanying dad on guitar at weddings and events all around Thailand. I then decided to take up a position on Koh Samui working in guest relations for a large resort before moving on to become a wedding and events specialist. It’s a role I love and have been doing for more than ten years now.

My role is not only to plan and deliver the perfect wedding day for couples. It’s also to ensure that they can spend as much time with each other, and family and friends, while they are with us on Samui. They can relax, smile and be confident that every last detail of their special day and beyond exceeds all of their dreams.

To start planning your dream wedding or for more information on how we can make your special day memeorable, please feel free to contact me at



Sawadee Ka,

My name is Ell. I am from the South of Thailand. I had started to learn hospitality at the young age of 19 and since then have worked in several hotels first in Phuket.

Upon a visit to Koh Samui in 2004, I soon fell in love with the life here and truly felt the attraction of this tropical island. Even after working in Reception and Reservations department for different hotels in Koh Samui over the past ten years, I’m still excited about my job in this industry.

At present, I am in charge of the Sales & Marketing Department at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, which brings new experiences everyday as I discover the challenge of working with the Boutique Style hotel. At the same time, there are many chances to have a good time and enjoy the work at Zazen.

I can’t wait to organize your next relaxing holiday with us at Zazen. Don't hesitate to contact me at for any inquiries or bookings.



Hello! My name is Nok, and I come from Phetchabun in the North of Thailand.

I have always been passionate by the tourism industry, and have decided early that I would study Tourism and Hospitality. I went on and studied in the International School of Tourism Suratthani Rajabhat University.

To complete my knowledge on tourism, I travelled around Thailand for a little while, and ended up in Koh Samui, where I decided to start looking for a job. I began working in small restaurants to gain experience and learn about the job industry hands-on. When I started to work at Zazen, I was the cashier for both the restaurant and the front office, as both outlets were at the same place. This is how I learned my job as a receptionist and decided to follow this path.

Today, I am thrilled to make each and every one of you, our lovely guests, happy to stay at Zazen, and I am proud to be part of your holiday experience.



Hello! My name is Fon and I come from Suratthani. I studied and graduated from Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok for hotel management.

I was always attracted by the Spa universe, as I have always loved pampering people around me. This is why it was self-evident that my first job would be spa related. I started to work in a hotel in Phuket as a Spa receptionist and took 2 years to learn and increase my knowledge on Spa and Spa organization and management. Thanks to my hard work and whole-hearted motivation, I got promoted to assistant Spa manager and then promoted again to Spa manager within the same hotel.

This year, I decided to move to Koh Samui to get closer to my hometown and family, and I am happy to be here.

I feel good every time I can help someone find their ideal treatment because I want to make their experience in Le Spa Zen the most special.


Managing Director

I'm a Koh Samui girl, born and raised, and the youngest of nine siblings! I attended the Local University and finished with a degree in Marketing.

After that, I did in-house training at the airport as part of the ground staff for two months.

When I was 26 years old, my fiancé Alexander Andries and I, took over Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa from my father. We gave the resort its name, and continue to invest our energy in constantly improving Zazens service and outlook.

The resort allows me to express myself artistically. When I met Alex, I was running a small boutique in my fathers house in Bophut village, selling pieces of art, decoration and Buddhist artifacts which I discovered from the northern part of Thailand, Bali and Burma. The boutique at Zazen is an extension of this hobby.

Zazen is very much part of who I am. This used to be my playground! I saw my parents, brothers and sisters taking care of the first tourists and backpackers, and I wanted to do the same. I gave my heart to Zazen and am still very active in the resort.

Im now the owner and executive director in charge of the whole organization of the hotel, and am proud to have designed the room interiors as well as the gardens at Zazen. Im responsible for those small beloved details that make Zazen what it is today.

Don't hesitate to contact me at , I would be happy to answer your mail.


Managing Director

I was born in Brussels, but was conceived in Kinshasa, Congo, Africa, where my parents lived for 4 years! My mum, Jane White, is from England. She traveled a lot in the US and met my father, Christian Andries, in Brussels. He is Belgian and at that time had just come back from a two year trip to Australia. Together, they lived in Africa before returning back to Brussels. Because of all the traveling and mixed nationalities of my parents, our house was always full of friends from all around. I remember that this was a feeling that I really loved - having the chance to meet all these people. I guess that this was the time when I had the first privilege of welcoming people - the beginning of feelings that would lead me to the hospitality industry. I apparently told my parents that when I was older, I would also travel.

After finishing high school in Belgium, I went to Tyler, Texas with the Rotary Club to do another senior year and to discover America, its culture and people. I then went back to Brussels, studied Tourism & Hotel Management at the Institut Arthur Haulot and did an internship in at the Hillsboro airport next to Portland, Oregon, USA.

I graduated in September 97 and left for Thailand in October 97 as a Representative for the Belgian Tour Operator BEST tours. After spending 6 months in Bangkok, I got the chance to reopen the destination of Koh Samui for BEST tours. I used to welcome guests at the airport, visit them in 12 different hotels all around the island and made sure that they all enjoyed a nice holiday. After 2 months, I met Ti, who had a small boutique in Bophut village. We fell in love. I convinced Tis father to trust me, and we got engaged. From that moment on, I knew I wasnt going to go back to live in Belgium. Two years later her father suggested we take over the family guest house and since then Ti and I have put all our energy and love into Zazen, welcoming guests on holiday to discover the beautiful island of Koh Samui and the friendliness of its inhabitants.

I hope that Ti and I will be able to welcome you soon to our home and that you too will fall in love with Zazen and Koh Samui.

Dont hesitate to contact me at , I would be happy to answer your mail.

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Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa (Samui Ring Road, Bo Phut)
177, Moo 1, Tambon Bophut 84320 Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand
Tel: +66 7742 5085 Fax: +66 7742 5177  Mobile: +66 980 158986
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