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Review of the Rasananda Resort and Spa

 

August 2011

 

When the Rasananda Resort was being built in 2007 Thong Nai Pan Noi seemed to become a big building site. The Rasananda bought up a big stretch of beachfront and imported an army of builders to work around the clock. As the resort began to take shape it became clear that it would be the most stylish place to stay in Koh Phangan.

 

Rasananda was finished in 2008. It boasts 44 villas and suites. The beachfront villas have a plunge pool and an outdoor sala. Inside the villas have flat screen Apple TVs, DVD and CD player and home theater. The villa interiors are stylishly appointed using stone, wood and hand-woven materials.

 

The villas vary between 100 square meters and 250 square meters of private space. As with the best of Asian design the indoor and outdoor areas are integrated to bring the beauty of nature into the living area. And of course the best thing of all is that the Rasananda villas are not near the beach, but on the beach.

 

At the northern end of the resort are the reception, restaurant and communal pool. The Reception makes a boutique statement with art chairs, wine cooler display and wooden decoration. The pool is free form with a swim up bar. The restaurant is beachfront and serves delicious and well presented food that uses ‘local techniques and Michelin trends’. There is also an extensive wine list to choose from, including champagnes.

 

Behind the reception tucked against the mountain that rises behind Thong Nai Pan Noi beach is the spa. It is a gated and quiet area with garden and water features. The Spa offers Thai massages, noni wraps, steam treatments, facials and coconut oil massages. It is the perfect place to get the tension out of your tired body after a long airplane flight.

 

Prices for the Rasananda start at about 10,000 Thai Baht a night. The prices go up and down by a few thousand Baht every year. They often have promotions such as ‘stay 5 nights pay for 4 nights’ deals. Click here to check prices and availability.

 

If you want to have a special vacation in Thailand and you are looking for amazing accommodation on an amazing beach, and cost is not an issue then look no farther than the Rasananda on Thong Nai Pan Noi.

 

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