Koh Samui has a new shining light, with The Library opening against the seductive backdrop of Chaweng Beach. The beachfront hotel is quite unusual and is based on the premise of a book. Each area represents a blank page for the guests to write their own story. There are 26 suite/studio cabins, with buildings scattered and hidden amongst lush gardens. The hotel’s library is the highlight of the property, with its modern white décor spotted with the coloured spines of its 1300 books, available for guests to borrow or buy. The Page Restaurant is located on the beachfront, the Beach Bar has live acoustic music in the afternoons, and for those who want to read by the pool, there are oversized mattresses on the beachside terrace, right beside the crimson swimming pool. When not reading guests are encouraged to borrow the complimentary kayak and windsurf equipment.