This is a great resort!! My boyfriend and I (both 30 yrs) stayed at BFS for 5 nights at the beginning of March 08. We were collected at Koh Samui on time by the resort air-conditioned people carrier with a friendly, smiley driver who gave us bottles of water for the 15 minute transfer. Check in was quick and easy.
We had booked bungalow 328 which is a beachfront villa with an outdoor jacuzzi and private sundeck. The bungalow was absolutely lovely, modernised, clean and spacious with a living area, 2 tv’s, dvd, well equipped bathroom, storage space etc. The bedroom had an extremely comfortable bed with a memory foam mattress. We had such beautiful views of the sea and waves out of the bedroom and living area with floor to ceiling windows. It was remarkably quiet at night..apart from the sound of crashing waves. The jacuzzi was lots of fun with bubbling warm water and pretty much private / secluded. 328 is without doubt the nicest bungalow in the resort with the best location; it is literally ON the beach, 10 steps or so from the door to the sand, which was brilliant. Although pricey compared to the rest of the accommodation, you cannot go wrong if you book room 328!! We had looked at staying at Tongsai Bay, as well as Sala Samui - both 5 star resorts..but felt they may have lacked atmosphere..am extremely happy with the choice we made instead.
The resort is well laid out with a good size swimming pool, chilled out bar and restaurant. Having walked up and down Chaweng beach, we definitely thought that BFS was on the best part of the beach, in terms of lovely soft sand, sea breeze and the sea which was inviting with playful waves. There is also a ‘relax corner’ just under the resort, on the beach with wonderful cheap thai massages for around £4 for an hour! We were up pretty early so always got sun loungers after breakfast; however, there were a number of Germans laying towels down as early as 6.30!!? The majority of the guests were German, Scandinavian and a few English.
Breakfast was varied with a pretty good selection of fruit, juices, breads and a dedicated chef to cook eggs any way for you. We had lunch there a few times and chose to eat off the pool / beach menu which was good value and a selection of thai and western meals. Happy hour was from 4 or 5ish to 7 and we really enjoyed chilling out, drinking cheap cocktails sitting overlooking the beach.
Dinner, BFS have a variety of theme nights from BBQ, European and Thai but we decided to venture out to other places which we highly recommend you go to (Prego, Poppies, Dining on the Rocks, The Pier at Fishermans Village and Eat Sense).
The Staff at BFS were brilliant. So so friendly, a special mention to Chong (the barman), Bo and Eek who all made our stay very enjoyable. Even though this resort is 3 star, the customer service was certainly more 4/5 star.
We were very sad to leave, have great memories and would definitely return to the resort and room 328 again.
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Fan Sea Hotel Chaweng
- Banana Fan Sea Bophut
- Banana Fan Sea Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand