We have just spent eight days on a Luxury Escapes deal at this fantastic resort on a good beach which is clean and safe for swimming.
We elected to have a sea view room, No 7, and couldn't have been more pleased. Our balcony overlooked the beach and at our back door was the pool. The room was well appointed, and the bathroom was a surprise in that the light was great, there was a good mirror and the hair dryer was superior to most hotel models.
The staff is exceptional, everyone with whom we dealt from management down was friendly and efficient, their command of English was good and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Breakfast was excellent, with all the usual cereals, fruits, a range of juices, an egg station, hot and cold meats, cheeses and salads.
We had lunch on the beach most days and it was good and a sandwich shared was plenty.
Happy hour at the Beach Bar from 5-7 was exceptional with a large range of cocktails on offer at great prices, it was difficult to choose and to only have one.
Dinner each night was special sitting on the beach with the temperature just perfect and the sand between our toes, the ambience was perfect.
There is an extensive menu on offer but the seafood BBQ was really good and we had it a couple of times. The Thai menu was large and every choice we made from it was delicious. We did eat at the pizza shop along the beach and decided that after that experience and talking to our fellow guests that Buri Rasa was equal to if not superior to most on offer and we would venture no further.
We did not eat at any of the small local restaurants along the streets behind the hotel but there is a range of shops there including a couple of convenience stores, two pharmacies and many souvenir stores.
Now I must say that the pool is rather small and does get crowded with young children but I found that it was perfect early in the morning when it was deserted. The gym, although small, has a bike, treadmill, weights etc and yoga mats and the view from the large window overlooking the sea with the sun rising is spectacular. At no time when I was there was it busy, a maximum of three people was the busiest it got.
We had vouchers for eight 30 minute Thai massages and by combining two vouchers and adding a couple of hundred baht there was a variety of treatments on offer. Not a glamourous spa but clean and efficient.
We were transported to the resort on one of the hotel speedboats and were greeted and farewelled by management and staff. Do were shorts as there is a small walk through the sea to board the boat.
We cannot recommend Buri Rasa highly enough everything about it is perfect and if you are lucky enough to secure a Luxury Escapes package with all the extras it is even better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buri Rasa Village is a luxurious boutique resort which blends traditional Thai architecture with contemporary design, creating an elegant holiday haven that shines out from the crowd.Our resort simply exudes luxury and comfort. Enjoy a relaxing break on Koh Phangan in the unique and laid-back surroundings of a tropical paradise, on the beach at Thong Nai Pan.Experience a highly personal level of service - all of our staff are hand-picked and renowned for their friendly and caring approach. They'll pamper you as if you were in paradise itself!Each of our modern suites has a balcony or terrace, and is lavishly equipped with a flat-screen TV with international channels, a DVD player, and has an en-suite bathroom with rain shower plus bathrobes and towels. There's a fridge and mini bar with complimentary bottled water replenished each day, and there's a daily housekeeping and turn-down service. Room service is also available, and there is free WiFi throughout the resort. ... more less
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