My second visit to Shantaa and nothing has changed, if so to the better.
Always professional and a sense of details in all aspects.
-clean, well maintained room and environment. Unusual for Thailand where resorts look old after a few years.
-staff efficient and always eager to help out. They seem to enjoy their work at Shantaa's.
-when renting motorbikes they prepare them with fresh beach towels and water
-restaurant serves tasty food and it is well worth the price even though someone pointed out that it is more expensive than other restaurants
-beautiful textiles everywhere. The manager brings back dresses from Bangkok for sale)
We have come to the conclusion that Shantaa brings you most for the money in its price range. Especially if you do not mind to rent a motorbike to visit the more beautiful beaches on the island. It is the genuine feeling that the staff really cares about you that does it!
The beach bar serves the same dishes as the main restaurant. It closes early (at sunset). The beach is not the best put they provide you with sunbeds, snorkel gear, towels, fresh water, showers, sand toys and kayaks. Even books and magazines left behind by others.
This time I caught a really nasty bug while in Cambodia. Once on Koh Kood the disease hit its peak and I got really sick. Shantaa got out of their way for me and brought me gentle food, drinks and called the nurse at the hospital on several occasions. They also brought me medicine from the hospital to help me recover. And they wanted nothing in return!!
I am so glad I had chosen to stay at Shantaa's.
The island itself is booming with constructions going on everywhere. But it is still very quiet. The narrow roads carries mostly motorbikes and some resort pick-ups (which drives like crazy).
The large pier at Shantaa is now visited by the Ko kut express. It runs to the mainland once daily and can be an option to the regular speedboats. However it feels a bit claustrophobic and they showed really violent movies on our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to an isolated island resort that you have dreamed of. Located on north Tapao beach of "Kohkood", the last preserved island of Trad Province. Here at "Shantaa", a small resort on Kohkood, you can truly get away from your busy life. You will wake to the gentle breezes rustling through the coconut trees, spend all day with your favorite book, hear the waves roll onto the shore, watch the beautiful sunset in the evening and then join us at the restaurant for a dinner prepared by our local chefs before having a good night sleep in our warm and beautiful accommodations. "Make your vacation memorable at Shantaa" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shantaa Koh Kood Hotel Koh Kood