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"One of the loveliest, friendliest places I have ever been!"
This resort is one of the most amazing places i have ever stayed in. We came for our 5th anniversary and we couldnt pick more romantic place. It is not just the surroundings, beautiful resort, but the service is impeccable, polite, and very friendly as well. We stayed in hideaway pool villa which was a great choice. The villa was very roomy with all amenities. The pool is large, cleaned twice a day. Also rooms are cleaned twice a day. The beds are very comfortable which was important to us. The breakfast was delicious with excellent choices for all, there were gluten free , vegetarian, vegan choices. We ate few times in the local restaurant which was a nice experience as well. We used the hotel boat transfer which made our trip very easy. Well done to all staff!! One thing which we found a bit surprising was the beach at the resort. The beach wasnt sandy much. Instead it was made of little pebbles for which we have spent most of our time away from the resort during the day. The sandy beach is only two minutes walk so this wasnt a biggie for us as we were forced to explore more around the hotel. If the beach would be sandy as the beach next to it, i dont think we would leave the resort at all during our stay. It was obviously a man made, and didnt really understood the choice.
"Excellent resort for your Honeymoon "
Santhiya Koh Phangan is an incredible resort. We stayed in a hideaway villa with our own pool, very secluded and private. The speed boat transfer was fairly smooth and a true novelty. We looked forward to our towel arrangements everyday which were always great. All the staff are friendly and happy to help you, even saying hello as they scooter pass up the hill. The in resort shuttle bus back to your room is a brilliant plus. We love the morning yoga classes and the free beach activities of SUP boarding and kayaking, launching from the private beach. The extensive breakfast buffet at the Chantara Restaurant is delicious everyday, with many foods and drinks in rotation for you to try. The By the Sea Restaurant serves delicious fish. We signed up for the Thai cooking course and were not disappointed, we had a private class, just the two of us! The number of chefs, the instruction, and of course the eating were all exceptional. We received the recipes and the cooking aprons after too. The longer, public beach of Thong Nai Pan is a very short walk around the rocks from Santhiya, where there are plenty of beach front restaurants (fairly cheap food/drink) and the little village too with even more to choose from. All in all, the most brilliant, relaxing, enjoyable Honeymoon we could have asked for.
"Beautiful Resort! Amazing!"
We booked to stay 2 nights but after the first day/night we booked 5 more & are here now. This resort is absolutely amazing. They have thought of every little detail that would matter to their guests. When we arrived, we got on a shuttle that took us to the main reception area. There was someone there to great us as soon as we stepped off the shuttle. They ring a gong when a new guest arrives which they did for us. When I hear it now I smile and think how happy the new guests arriving are going to be. Check in was quick and easy. The gentleman who greeted us explained all about the hotel, where the pool was, restaurants, what numbers to call for reservations or the shuttle and anything else. He came with us to our room to make sure we liked it and that everything was okay. He also made sure that the wifi password and log on worked for us. The room is beautiful and very big. We are in building 4 and have a spectacular view of the ocean. The bathroom is amazing with a big tub and a huge shower and the bed is very comfortable. The pictures are exactly what you will get and expect to see. Every staff member, no matter what their job is, always says hello and has a big smile on their face. We feel so welcome here. The pool is very nice and has lots of room for everyone. The big waterfall is amazing also. We have gone to the buffet every night for dinner that we have been here. The food is absolutely delicious and the live cooking stations are a great addition to the buffet. The breakfast buffet is equally good and the omelettes and waffles are made to order. Amazing and delicious food. We received a complimentary 1/2 hour massage because we booked our stay online. We were served a cold drink and a cold cloth when we arrived. The massage was amazing and felt so good. After the massage they bring you over to comfy relaxing chairs and serve you tea, desert and a warm cloth with the scent of lemon. I have a sore knee that was swollen a bit and the lady came over and asked if she could put a rub on it for me and massage it for me. That was very thoughtful and going above and beyond for me. This resort is truly amazing and if you are coming this way, be sure to book here, you will not be disappointed at all. Very happy we have two more nights here! :) Carmen
I can't sing this resorts praises highly enough. Everything was exquisite, nothing was a problem. The staff were so friendly and happy to help. The resort itself is hidden amongst the jungle with secluded swimming pools, gym, spa etc. all at hand. There are wooden trucks to transport you to and from your room if you prefer, another aspect to make your stay as easy as possible. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, as were the evening meals, I'd recommend the buffet in the evening too. I preferred the main restaurant to the 'restaurant by the sea' but that is all I could say as a negative. I would 100% return here and I hope this review makes you book a stay too, you can thank me after! Many thanks to the wonderful staff
"This place is paradise"
This is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at! We stayed 2 nights while visiting Thailand for our honeymoon. Upon arrival, a gong was sounded to welcome us and we were swiftly given watermelon juice and a cold towel to refresh, followed immediately by an icy glass of water each. The whole hotel is carved teak which is just stunning, you could spend hours just looking at the intricate carvings. But there's much nicer things to be doing than that! The main pool is beautiful overlooking the beach with a shallower end for kiddies as well as a waterfall. There always seemed to be plenty of sunbeds so no complaints there and a waiter regularly came round to see if you wanted any drinks. The beach area wasn't very large and there were a lot of small stones so it isn't especially comfortable to walk on barefoot. There were sunbeds here too. There are also complimentary water sports, we had a go in a kayak and did some paddle boarding. We ate in both of the restaurants the hotel offers and though the pool side restaurant was very nice, it worked out a bit more expensive (the main restaurant had a set menu deal at the time) and I'm not sure it was worth it as it didn't have the same ambiance as the main restaurant where there was entertainment during your meal (traditional Thai dancers and music). However, happy hour is definitely worth it & the cocktails were great! There were so many to choose from and they were all 2 for 1. There is a complimentary shuttle service around the hotel which is such a great touch as it's spread over a large area & is quite hilly. There is a service that loops the resort every 10 minutes so you can catch that at your nearest stop or you can phone from your room and ask them to send one. We had a supreme deluxe room which had an amazing view of the sea and the swimming pool below. The room itself was very comfortable with a large mosquito net around the bed that gave a tent like feel (very cozy in such a big bed). The bathroom was great with a large double bath and separate shower. All the staff were impeccably polite and friendly The only issue we had with this hotel was that we couldn't stay longer! We only had a 2 night stay here but we loved every second! Would definitely return and my husband is now talking about naming our first born daughter Santhiya!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM