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“A holiday in paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5/5 Moo 5, Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Thong Nai Pan, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly Rasananda Resort & Spa)   |  
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“A holiday in paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The whole family enjoyed the stay at Anantara Rasananda very much. We stayed in a garden pool suite and enjoyed the privacy of our own plunge pool, tropical garden and tastefully furnished rooms. The staff was super friendly and they went the extra mile with pleasure. We had our fresh coconut cocktail at the bar inside the pool and dinner in the restaurant with our feet in the sand. The food was lovely and the breakfast buffet had absolutely everything from spicy Thai curry to Bircher Muesli.
The sea was warm and calm so that the kids could swim, snorkel and play in the sand all day. We enjoyed the gym, massages and scuba diving but mainly relaxing and reading with the palm trees shading us from too much sun. The little village behind the hotel is picturesque and lovely for an evening stroll. A special highlight was a Thai cooking class and food carving course with chef Don and chef Jack. I can spoil my friends with some lovely Thai food now! A holiday in paradise – absolutely recommendable!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Anna K,

Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and I am delighted to learn that you and your family have enjoyed your holiday with us. We all, but especially chef Don and Jack, are very proud that we were able to provide you with such a nice holiday. Now we hope you come back soon for another “Holiday in Paradise”.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Both
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice and charming hotel, nice staff very friendly and helpful. Nice entertainment program in the evenings and good excursions offered around the island or other islands! Stayed there with 3 children, they loved it too.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Stefan P.,

Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and I am delighted to learn that you and your kids have enjoyed your holiday with us. Now we hope you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back to our little island paradise.

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Patrick Both
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

As a regular visitor to Koh Samui, this time we thought we would venture further and visit Koh Phangan - what an experience! Koh Phangan is comparatively less developed than most destinations in Thailand but Anantara blend perfectly this sense of exploration with luxury. Anantara Rasananda is great. It's a luxury resort offering a really authentic island get-away experience. Perfect. We stayed in a beautiful Villa but noted these are available beachfront also which I would upgrade to next time. The Anantara welcome and service is always appreciated and the Koh Phangan Anantara hotel delivered it perfectly.

The Spa was a massive wow. Never seen one so beautiful as this.

It's without question the best place to stay on Koh Phangan.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you come back soon for another “Wow” in paradise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My husband and I recently spent four nights of our honeymoon at the Anantara Rasananda Resort & Spa in Koh Phangan and had a wonderful time. Our accommodation was very nice with a private pool and Apple TV. The staff really made our stay worthwhile ensuring we had a relaxing and comfortable stay. Special mentions go to Nui, our regular waitress and Sam, our tour guide on a couple of trips out of the resort. The food, with a different theme each night, was fantastic and a real highlight. I would highly recommend the Anantara Rasananda Resort & Spa to anybody holidaying in Koh Phangan.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and services. We all, but especially Khun Nui, are delighted that we were able to make your stay a special one.

Now we hope we will get another opportunity to welcome you back to our little island paradise.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Both
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I loved everything about this hotel. The staff are so professional and friendly. The boat transfer from Koh Samui is pricey...but efficient and comfortable. The food is excellent in the hotel and in my opinion the breakfast was the best we experienced in all the hotels we stayed in on our trip. The Chef Don is very friendly and happy to share his knowledge on the local Thai dishes. I really thought the food was great here and its the first time on our trip that we ate in the hotel every night. The pool, although small is lovely and has a great pool bar. The cocktails are amazing ...nothing like a nice cocktail in the swim up bar at 5 o clock for happy hour!!! The beach was beautiful and here at Anantara you have the best spot on the beach. Some other luxury hotels also share the beach but Anantara has the best spot. Each villa has a reserved beach bed on the beach and even if your room is not ocean facing you are literally 30 seconds walk to the beach. The beach staff are great also and special shout to our friend Jackson who was super friendly and lovely to have a chat with each day!! If you are looking to book a luxury hotel or splash out on koh phangan....this is the place. The Panviman is right at the end of the beach and the Buri Rasa is right next to the Anantara. The Anantara is certainly a step up from both hotels based on my observations. There was also some entertainment in the hotel while we were there after dinner. The beach is absolutely fabulous here for swimming and its so clean -unlike other beaches we came across. a great hotel, very well managed with friendly and efficient staff. Dont hesitate ....fabulous!

Room Tip: an ocean facing room is obviously amazing but if your budget doesnt stretch that far, you are litera...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we all, but especially Jackson, are very proud that we were able to provide you such a nice holiday.

Now we hope we will get another opportunity to welcome you back to Anantara Rasananda.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Both
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We just recently got back from an 11 night stay here. The food, service, amenities, were all top notch. The staff were all professional, friendly, and attentive. While this resort is a bit more expensive than others you may find nearby, I felt it was absolutely worth the cost. The food at the restaurant was the best Thai food I've ever had! Additionally, the breakfast buffet each morning was incredible with the many assorted choices. We booked an "ocean garden pool suite", which in my opinion was the best choice. Our room was right on the beach with our own private plunge pool and covered lounge area. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone considering it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Tom W,

Thank you very much for your Trip Advisor following your stay at Anantara Rasananda. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed the facilities, our services and even had the best Thai food ever. Now we hope we will get another chance to welcome you back to our little island paradise.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Both
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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The Anantara Rasananara has the ability to mix a casual and relaxed style with fantastic food and staff. We stayed in an Ocean Garden Pool Suite for 9 nights, which was perfect. The private transfer was fantastic as we arrived after dark into Samui airport. Landing on the beach in front of the resort was so relaxing and started our stay off the right way. The resort has a small village with in a very short walk where you are able to find most things. Overall our stay has been first class and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

Room Tip: We loved having a plunge pool right on the beach - we stayed in a Ocean Garden Pool Suite, number 38...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear DizzieLizzie19,

Thank you very much for your Trip Advisor following your stay with us. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and especially our service and food. Now we hope we will get another chance to welcome you back to our little island paradise.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Additional Information about Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa

Address: 5/5 Moo 5, Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Thong Nai Pan, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly Rasananda Resort & Spa)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan > Thong Nai Pan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Thong Nai Pan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked discreetly at the base of a lush mountain, amongst towering coconut palms and just steps from the powdery sands of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, 64 private pool suites and villas in seven distinctive layouts face the turquoise sea. Comprising indoor and outdoor living spaces ranging from 100 to 250 square metres, each sanctuary reflects its own charming character. In natural harmony with the exotic surrounds, wood and stone features provide a striking backdrop to rich hand woven silks. Luxury comforts inside range from a “blissful dreams” mattress adorned with 500 thread count linens, to a 32 inch flat screen TV with home theatre entertainment, and outside to an indulgent private plunge pool.Guests keep in touch with complimentary WiFi throughout the resort, accompanied by an extensive library with PCs alongside international magazines and newspapers ... more   less 
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Rasananda Resort Ko Phangan
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