We stayed at Dakanda for a week, and we did like it.
Location is in Thong Sala along the beach, which means it's about 5-10min walk into Thong Sala and a trip anywhere else. You really need to factor in getting a scooter if you stay here. And it's not the kind of resort that you would just stay here all day. Nice place, but it isn't luxury pools and dining everywhere.
The wifi was very stable form the rooms, about 300KB/s. But your mileage might vary from the villas which are further away from reception.
The pool was great because as many might comment, the beach itself is incredibly pictureque, but also very shallow. The pool is nice and deep.
The rooms are all quite spacious. The rooms above reception are well equiped, and all have their own balcony space with chair and table. All rooms have aircon, bar fridge, free bottled water and tv. The rooms furniture is all concrete built into the room.
The tap water smells of sulphur, which I assume is from ground water. This is perfectly common but rotten egg smells every time you turn on the water might be unpleasant, but completely harmless...
Breakfast was fair.
Room B14 is centered above the walkway to the beach, so it is the only room that will actually have a beach view, the others are blocked by the banana trees.
There are also villas are much bigger, but the bathroom areas are not enclosed with a cieling. So it's not that pleasant and only a couple villas at the very front can see the sea. But your privacy is so very low, you might end up keeping your blinds closed.
Staff were a tad too casual, friendly, but not entirely professional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Absolute Facing West, the resort offers an amazing sunset on the Gulf of Thailand. Kupu Kupu Phangan is a stylish retreat designed to take the island holiday experience to the next level. It celebrates the healthy attributes of the tropics with a collection of 20 villas and 2 suites designed to unite Thai artistry with modern comforts and conveniences. The resort is a place to be at one with nature in a restful setting by the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dakanda Villa Beach Hotel Koh Phangan