Baan Ton Rak was being advertised in Monkeys bar in White Sands, and we couldn't believe it could be as good as it looked for the price so decided to have a look. We were so wrong - it's even better.
The rooms are airy, very comfortable and very clean with AC, TV and great bathrooms, plus a bigger 'family' room. There are covered communal areas outside where you can sit and read in peace laying on soft beds, or join other guests round the table for story swopping with a cold beer. There are stone carvings, plants and little pools of fish everywhere which make it feel well relaxed. It's sort of on it's own a little way outside White Sand Beach so it's quiet, but it's really easy (and cheap) to get anywhere on the island from here.
It's a short walk to a rocky beach, or a short ride to a sandy one either by taxi or on a motorbike, which they rent. There are loads of things to do from diving and jungle trekking to cooking classes and elephants. There is an honesty fridge, a great place to eat right next door and a little shop just across the road so it's easy to go out or stay in.
But the best thing about Baan Ton Rak (which means love tree house) are the people who run it. Gary, Andy and Nook bend over backwards to help in any way they can, and they really make you feel at home and part of the ever changing family who stay there. I've never stayed anywhere where everyone gets on so well with each other or laugh so much.
We booked into Baan Ton Rak only for a few nights as we had already booked to stay somewhere else on Ko Chang, but we went back again straight after and stayed for a fortnight. That was before Christmas. We came back after new year and we are still here. We've been travelling for almost a year now and this is easily one of the best places we've stayed at on the entire trip, and we will definitely stay here again when we come back to Ko Chang.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Resort is a beautiful boutique hotel set in the fascinating scenery of the green mountains. There are 3 houses with 6 double rooms within a wonderful tropical garden. It is an ideal place for quiet and relaxing holidays. The resort lies between the beautiful beaches of White Sand and Chai-Chet. Wireless internet is available free of charge. It is only a 200 m walk to the sea and 1.5 km to the main tourist place of Koh Chang, White Sand Beach. Some small restaurants and shops are nearby. The ferry passage from the continent inclusive transfer to the resort lasts ca. 45 minutes. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished and have a bathroom with shower, WC, air-condition, minibar, safe and SAT-TV. Board: European breakfast Extra: free-of-charge shuttle to the beach ... more less
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