After a very long time of trying to pick the perfect place to stay for our first trip to Koh Chang we decided on nirvana resort. You get a little deterred reading all the bad comments mixed with good ones so I didn't know what to expect. Let me just add that we are a couple who speaks fluent Thai so any language barriers we wouldn't be aware of. But we got lost quite a few times before we made it to the resort and although we were frequently calling (and probably annoying) the front desk, they were very patient with us.
When we finally got there it was all smiles and everyone was very helpful with our rooms, luggage, introduction to the area and even helping with plans for our whole trip there. Being used to staying in various types of places, we made sure to buy enough snacks for the room (call us cheap and or frugal but we don't like spending 100 baht on a bag of peanuts anywhere) which was a good idea because the room service menu is VERY small and only open during certain time frames.
Also the bar closed quite early so even if we wanted a beer we found it was hard to find.
The room was great!! So worth the price. The bathroom was clean and bath tub was probably one of my favourite parts of the trip. They even had a DVD player and DVDs. We ended up getting a jungle room and I was a little disappointed before I arrived because I wanted a good view. But the jungle room was still a great atmosphere.
The salt water pool on the bottom level was always occupied but not obnoxiously full and the bar was open the whole time. We really loved the jungle pool with water fall because it was completely secluded except for some monkeys. Although I have been told it is used for scuba diving training at times.
The hotel staff helped us a lot to plan day trips but I do have to say they didn't offer us the best experiences, you should always find out from trip advisor. The trips usually have buses to pick you up and drop you off.
Bang bao is walking distance but pitch black at night. We had our private car which was much easier. If you don't have your own car I would recommend getting a bike ONLY if youre an experienced rider because the Koh Chang roads in general are scary. Around bang bao and the resort was fine but anywhere else got quite intimidating!
The breakfast was really quite good but dining at the tantra restaurant in the evening was slightly underwhelming. If you are going to definitely only order the fusion specials because any Thai food can be found better and cheaper in bang bao village.
Oh and don't forget a drink at the sunset deck. Absolutely amazingly chill.
All in all a great holiday. Would definitely go back. And I absolutely fell in love with bang bao.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nirvana Resort is a special place designed to surpass its name. Made with lovers of natural beauty, comfort and service in mind. Nirvana is the special getaway for anybody who is yearning for peace and tranquility with comfort. Famous for its positioning, Nirvana is the one resort on Koh Chang offering views of both sunrise and sunset. Our stunning rock walk offers breath taking views with total privacy. There's nothing like it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nirvana Resort And Spa
- Nirvana Hotel Koh Chang