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Banana Fan Sea Resort
Ranked #5 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 19, 2014

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

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 328, and 329. If you can afford a little more, stay in these rooms, it will defi...
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have enjoyed staying at Banana Fan Sea Resort. This was our second time staying in this beautiful resort. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Bathrooms are clean and very functional. The pool is brilliant and it we loved sitting by the pool overlooking the beach sipping a cocktail. the Restaurant is great. the breakfasts are the best with a great selection to choose from. We enjoyed the private dining on the beach. it was gorgeous sitting on the beach listening to Edgar entertaining us with our many song requests. The staff were very attentive and the food delicious. we also attended the BBQ buffet held on a Monday night on the beach. The Polynesian dancers were fantastic and included some fire twirling and traditional dancers. Transport to Markets and airport pick up and drop off was great in air-conditioned vehicle. The driver very friendly and attentive providing cool drinks and ensuring we had a comfortable trip. We happened to get engaged on the beach in front of this beautiful place. The Banana fan Staff decorated our room to celebrate with flowers and messages of congratulations. Phu the secretary was so approachable and eager to ensure our stay was a memorable one. I also attended the cooking classes in the Baitong Restaurant and they were really fun and I learnt a lot. we would recommend Banana Fan Sea Resort as a first choice for accommodation in Koh Samui. We love it and will definitely be back. Simon and Tess

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Is our 1st visit to Koh Samui, and We had a fantastic and relaxing 10 nights stay at Banana Fan Sea, smiley face and very helpful staffs whenever we walk around the resort, the room was perfect which we have stayed in Executive Suite, and 1 Bedroom Suite, great pool, and beaches, we can't wait for our next trip and see all the staffs again !!

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Had a wonderful relaxing 9 days coupled with tours, golf (for 2 of us). The staff were wonderful could not do enough for us. Location was perfect and breakfast delicious every day. Overall a great introduction to Thailand.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed like a family, refreshing cool towels and a welcome drink. We had booked the pool front villa rooms 206/207. The rooms are very clean, wifi was very good, small balcony you could sit on. Breakfast included which is served overlooking the beach, wide variety to suit all cultures. The beach out the front was very clean, white sand and the water was clear. If you wanted a pool lounge either around the pool or on the beach front you had to get up early to mind it with your towel. The staff were always so friendly and happy to help organise anything you wanted. We would definitely stay at Banana Fan Sea Resort again. Well done to all your staff, great team.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a week's stay at Banana Fan, our third visit, and were not disappointed. The staff were so involved in our stay, from the booking process, which we did in December 2013, to our arrival, with Yot meeting us at the Airport, and arranging for our transfer to the hotel. The Hotel is in a great location, on the beach, but far away from the really busy area of North Chaweng. Many of the other guests were multiple visitors, which shows that this resort offers guest a great experience. We eat at the Hotel a couple of times, and the food and service was excellent, and made even better now with the tables on the beach. The rooms are good, with ours having a new bathroom, with a large shower!! A great holiday, we will be back soon. Thanks Mas and Yot.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were taken care of on arrival with cool drinks and cold towels then were taken to our rooms which was upgraded to Deluxe. The room was a little small to what were we used to however this resort is not constructed in a way like a hotel - we stayed in something similar to a villa: you had your own balcony and no need for stairs or lifts - straight into your room. This resort is situated and just the perfect location on the beach, which on this side of the island was the best: clean and long stretches of white sand. The resort had its own chairs/umbrellas on the beach - the pool was very close by too. Happy hour was 12-2.
Breakfast was nice with a good selection there was an egg station and wok station. The view in the mornings while having breakfast was fantastic.

The location of the resort is sort of sacrificed by the distance to the main town it's about a 10min walk, however walking up beach we were glad for Banana to have been where it was as the closer to the town center the more dirtier the beach got.

Plenty of food options on the way to town too. Just be wary the resort is on a one way street going away from the city center so best to walk up then you can catch a taxi on the way back.

Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Address: 201 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#4 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $136 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Banana Fan Sea Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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