We spent two weeks and four resorts on Ko Phangan and Ko Tao, including Anantara, and Kupu Kupu is definitely our top pick. Although the beach wasn't so good for swimming, the main pool and private villa plunge pools were brilliant, the cathedral-high dark timber ceilings of the villas were romantic and the west coast sunsets unbeatable. Best of all was the amazing restaurant, run by quirky French chef Bruno, who got his experience in top places in the Carribean. We had consistently very high quality breakfast, lunch and dinner and good quality wines (although they are all too expensive in Thailand). Bruno came to see us one day when he wrongly thought we were unhappy with a room service meal - this was not the case we assured him, but were grateful for his personal concern. All the staff were brilliant, quickly responsive to small things like light bulbs, the margaritas were unique and excellent. We enjoyed walking along the beach at low tide, but the resort should regularly check for litter at the front to maintain standards. We hope the dozen new rooms about to open will not affect the quality of the rest of the resort. We can not understand a recent criticism about not being able to download internet movies - why would you come to this part of the world if this is all you want to do with your spare time?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa by l'Occitane Kupu Kupu Phangan is a quaint, 33 pool villas and 3 Suites resort that takes its influence in design and architecture from Thai culture, with a hint of Balinese charm. The traditional style villa using ceramic and Balinese wood is a trade mark of Kupu Kupu Resorts. Absolute Facing West, the resort offers an amazing sunset on the Gulf of Thailand. The Spa by L'Occitane incorporates two double treatment rooms facing an infinity pool with unparalleled sea view. It offers a customized menu of well-being and beauty rituals delivered using modern expertise to nurture the body, mind and spirit. Signature rituals, inspired by Provence, also address the effects of modern living using natural ingredients and the intuitive art of touch. ... more less
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