Myself and husband with 2 children ages 12 and 7 along with my 65 year old mother travelled here from Cape Town to celebrate my 40th birthday in April.
From the start to the finish we had an excellent time, we stayed here for 11 nights and over the Thai New Year period.
I must first say that the gems of this hotel are definitely all the staff that work here, they really do make the holiday for you. We were all so overwhelmed with their kindness and their genuine willingness to make your time there so special. My 7 year old son made lots of friends with all the staff and especially Mas who he has now named his prize teddy bear after :-)
We initially stayed in rooms 206 and 207 ( the pool villas) which were very nice but after 2 nights we moved into the pool villa in the front which was just incredible. Rooms 328 and 329.
I could not recommend these rooms more ! We had fantastic views as the villa is right on the beach and to have our own pool was just heaven, especially with the heat in April ! It is also partially shaded so remains cool and refreshing.
The breakfasts were delicious and we had a few dinners here too on the beach but also explored the Island for fun ;-) Dr Frogs was also amazing !
Activities we did.....
We hired a private car to take us around the island for the day to do the sightseeing and I would highly recommend this if you are a family with small children.
We also took Jack for a few muay thai boxing lessons which he loved.
We did the Marine Park kayaking trip for my birthday which is an absolute must and an awesome way to celebrate my big day !
We did the Full Moon party which was a massive eye opener and loads of fun :-)
We did the night market at Fishermans village, lots of interesting foods to try and local crafts to buy, street cocktails and foot massages at the end :-)
We hired jet skis a few times from outside the hotel, and swam a lot in the sea.
We qualified my 12 year old daughter with a scuba diving course through discovery dive center and their service was great, we had Nick as our guide and he was superb with Jemma!
And the rest of the time we sat at our beautiful villa and drank cocktails and swam in the pool :-)
For my birthday, Mas organised a beautiful birthday cake and her and Edgar came in singing to me whilst we were in the pool ! Was lots of fun and made my day very special :-)
The beach outside the hotel is definitely the best on the stretch, we walked up and down either side of the hotel - about 20 mins each way and we were definitely at the best spot !
We also had a few massages ( ok, almost every day) right outside the pool area of the hotel and the girls here were fabulous and very affordable, even for us South Africans :-)
I cannot fault this hotel at all, and I can only highly recommend it.
The villa we stayed it was so great and the staff here were all outstanding,
I can only hope that we will one day be able to return here and do it all again !
Thank you all at Banana Fan Sea Hotel for all the great memories xxxx
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Fan Sea Hotel Chaweng
- Banana Fan Sea Bophut
- Banana Fan Sea Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand