Hotel Review: Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, Thailand
One word that sums up this beautiful luxury resort is the word 'still'. It is the epitome of a picture perfect hideaway, says Laura Byers.
By Laura Byers on 30 September 2013 in Travel Articles
The tiny, tranquil beach of Thong Nai Pan Noi in Koh Phangan has small cluster of hotels and Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa is one of them. Remote and quiet it is the epitome of a picture perfect hideaway.
One word that sums up this beautiful luxury resort is the word 'still'. It sits on the secluded shoreline where the boats gently bob and nature just minds its own business.
Food and Drink:
The Lounge features the island's only sea view wine cellar with a selection of vintage wines, champagnes and cigars. The resident Wine Guru will gladly take you through some wine tastings and pairings on request and this is also where the weekly cocktail parties are held.
Chefs will also cater a private meal either in your villa or on the beach with their personalised 'Dining by Design' programme with butler service.
The resort also offers a range of water sports, including scuba diving and snorkelling which is something not to be missed thanks to the crystal clear waters. The Activities desk can arrange excursions, many of which can be taken on the resort's 37-foot ocean cruiser, and organise Thai cookery classes where you can make your own Thai Curry or Tom Yum Soup.
The highlight of Rasananda's facilities is its spa. Small but perfectly formed, guests can have treatments ranging from a simple foot massage through to an extended restorative journey. The backdrop of mountains, woodland and waterfalls add to the experience as the treatment rooms are open air.
Anantara Spa's holistic approach offers private yoga classes for individuals or groups of two. These take place on the shady poolside deck of a guest's private suite or villa, on a spacious wooden platform nestling amongst pristine sands with the sound of gentle waves creating the ideal tranquil atmosphere. Lessons offer an inspirational approach, complete with spiritual quotes and focused intentions, as well as a personalised exercise plan to take home.
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