Koh Phangan is an extremely beautiful island and the Ao Pao Chao beach is one of it's best bays. Some nice restaurants on the beach at the neighbouring mini-resorts. Far away from the full moon party, the only disturbance was the Seetanu resort itself. The Reef mentioned is dead so imagine more rocks and plenty of water plants and some aquarium fish. Very nice shallow waters though. The next beach (Haad Salad) has similar look & feel but fantastic snorkelling!
The Seetanu bungalow resort itself I can't recommend unfortunately. All the typical Thai hostmanship and friendlyness is gone. Also this is concrete bungalows, concrete restaurant... not the look and feel you expect in tropical paradise. For us that was a problem, we don't fly all the way to Thailand for western food, leather coaches, glass tables, 25/7 tv noise in the restaurant and house music at sunset. As mentioned in previous reviews I read, the European owners were very rigid and unfriendly in their approach. You even get a sheet with prices or everything you break in the room. Also beach-view is only for the happy few in front row, not even the restaurant. But in the end we moved next door, where we met several others who had moved, Neighbouring resort Seaflower is really great and has all the things you expect on such a beach, quite music, bonfire, bbq on the beach, hapiness & friendlyness, sunbeds in the shadow... also the place next to that, Phangan Cabanas was far better than Seetanu... even with a swimming pool, Burmese hospitality, great food, beach view everywhere and at the beach dining... and above all 30% of the prices of Seetanu. So my summary is: nice, well organised, expensive place for those who are not travelling to Thailand for the country's food, atmosphere and SMILE!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seetanu Bungalows boasts 16 bungalows, offers family services and an unforgettable holiday in Koh Phangan- all for great value for money. Seetanu is ideally set on Ao Chao Phao beach, amid a tropical garden, suitable for relaxation, peace and quiet. You’ll change your rhythm, living between heaven and sea. ... more less
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