First off let me apologise to the team at Nakamanda for posting this review so long after we stayed with them.
My wife and I have stayed at the Nakamanda twice now. We have never gone back to a place twice, but we enjoyed it so much here we couldn’t resist.
Obviously money is important, and we found the Nakamanda to be great value with the deals we booked both times.
The staff are fantastic, they really can’t do enough for you and are completely sincere in everything they do. A big special thanks to Eric, Rit, Jip, and the rest of the team whose names I cant remember.
I feel like I’m about to give away secrets now, but then that’s what it’s all about.
Set away from the very touristy Ao nang, but still within a short taxi ride. We found the location perfect. The pool is great and never seems to busy. The view is fantastic. The area is not built up and only has a couple of hotels near by. I should say that its not the best beach in Thailand, especially round the corner, by the other hotels but when you come to Krabi its to island hop. I think the best-kept secret is that the Nakamanda is very close to Ko Hong Island. One of the best around. Its only around 15 mins in a long tail boat, the secret bit is that all though it can seem busy in the morning, most island hoppers have left mid afternoon, leaving the beach almost to yourself. Fan bloody tastic. We were there around the Christmas period so may not have been busy, but I reckon the tours run the same sort of times through the year. All the other islands are with easy reach too, but dependant on budget you may want to go to Ao nang to get to them.
Around the hotel
As mentioned the hotel is away from the maddening crowds, but does have a few restaurants and bars close by. The food in the hotel is lovely, and it’s the only place you’ll get good wine! But if on a budget try down the road. We had a brilliant Indian in the clay oven (so good we went back 3 times), we had fun in Mother house next door, a lovely woman with a lovely family, and the food in the beach restaurant next to the Sheraton was good value as well.
We had the standard room with a beach view. They are a good size and very comfortable and Housekeeping was always timely. If you want a bit of privacy I would ask for a room that’s not on the main path to the swimming pool, but having said that its always quiet.
I will mention the staff again because they made us feel at home and very relaxed. That plus 5 star small luxury hotel of the world, plus good value and great location equalled two great holidays.
\Many thanks guys, I’m sure we’ll see you all again in the near future.
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