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Anantara Rasananda

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Anantara Rasananda

Hi there !

We are about to book the Anantara for 6 nights but we really need your advices and some more informations :

- first, how is the nearby village ? Really pleasant ?

- possibility to eat out every night (cheaper and more authentic places)

- nice bars around ? in the village or on the beach ? great atmosphere ? We would really envoy to have some fun at night

- is there a dive center around ? professionnal one ? I would like to visit the Sail Rock spot...

- what about snorkeling in Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach ?

- we heard that the taxis costs are not normal around, because of the 5 stars label of this place. Is it really true ?

- we will be there for 5 days. What could we do in koh Phangan within this time ? wich activities ?

Sorry for my bad english...

we really hope that you will be able to help us :)

best

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1. Re: Anantara Rasananda

- first, how is the nearby village ? Really pleasant ?

Yes the village is pleasant, as is its sister village Thong Nai Pan Yai, which is a 15 minute walk away.

- possibility to eat out every night (cheaper and more authentic places)

There are plenty of places to eat in the village that are much cheaper than in the resort itself.

- nice bars around ? in the village or on the beach ? great atmosphere ? We would really envoy to have some fun at night

Most of the bars have now moved to Thong Nai Pan Yai, though Buri Rasa (next door) can be lively at times. Otherwise heas to Thong Nai Pan Yai.

- is there a dive center around ? professionnal one ? I would like to visit the Sail Rock spot...

Yes, Anantara works with H20 scuba, or walk down to the far end of the beach and book a trip with Tropical Dive Club.

- what about snorkeling in Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach ?

Snorkelling is not so great here. You are better off taking a day trip to the other side of the island.

- we heard that the taxis costs are not normal around, because of the 5 stars label of this place. Is it really true ?

You can get a regular shared taxi, which runs at set times, for a good price. If you want to go at a different time it can be expensive. This is not because of the 5-star resorts but because of the distance from the pier to the village.

- we will be there for 5 days. What could we do in koh Phangan within this time ? wich activities ?

There is plenty to do. I recommend you take a trip around the island, which you can do in the village at Sorn Trips. There is also a yoga school in Thong Nai Pan Yai that has daily classes, and two waterfalls within walking distance of the hotel.

www.phangan.info is a good source of information on things to do on the island.

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2. Re: Anantara Rasananda

thanks a lot !!!

what we understand is that Thong Nai Pan Yai may be a better place for us regarding the evening activities....

15 min of walking is not so far but in the dead of the night in a foreign and tropical country, we are not sure that it is truly adviced....

maybe we should give priority to a Thong Nai Pan Yai Resort. Do you know which ones are the best over there?

are we right ?

2 last questions :

- What is the best option for a day trip in koh tao, from Thong Nai Pan ?

- regarding the regular shared taxi, do you know if they runs really often ? (2 or 3 per day? 1 per hour? what is the frequency?)

Thanks again

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3. Re: Anantara Rasananda

Plenty of people walk from one beach to the next and it is safe to do so with a torch. The other option is to take a taxi.

There are no resorts on Yai that are comparable to Anantara. Best to stay there and make the journey over in the evening.

Not sure about day trips to Ko Tao. Maybe the resort can help you with this, or check www.lomprayah.com

Regular taxis leave the pier for Thong Nai Pan at 11am, 1pm and 4:30pm.

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4. Re: Anantara Rasananda

Hi guys,

Try this website, it's excellent for info on Thong Nai Pan

http://www.thongnaipan-magazine.com/

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