Santhiya Koh Phangan is a 5 star resort with a private beach in Thong Nai Pan Noi, a secluded spot on the north-eastern shore. Built into a jungle hillside it beguiles with breathtaking views of Banthai Beach and though it is shielded from tourist crowds Phangan's relative small size means you can still easily access vibrant locations such as Haadrin or Thong Sala. The luxury Eco-friendly resort is built entirely from teak wood showcasing a Thai heritage with intricate carvings, grandiose wooden furniture and charming old fashioned decor rounding it all off.
Arriving in a traditional pick-up wooden pathways meandering through 18 acres of rain forest revealing cascading streams and sculptures where an enormous pool with a waterfall is embraced by lush foliage and beach views. It has a spa with breezes wafting in from the sea and the 2 restaurants are again as traditional as it gets. The first offers indoor seating as well as an al fresco experience on an outdoor deck where Oriental style lamps perched on wooden banisters adds an enchanting ambience. The second restaurant is by the beach next to the lapping waves. If you are on a romantic venture an intimately draped candle lit table for two can be set up on an in a private corner of the beach.
Dotting the hillside 5 of Santhiya Resort's eleven accommodation categories feature their own pool. Located in a 3-storey mountain-side building featuring bathrooms with bath tubs overlooking the bedroom and rolling hills beyond the 43 sq.m deluxe room with sweeping sea views, and 48 sq.m supreme deluxe room with partial sea views are the most budget friendly options. The sea view villa suite is 85 sq.m with an outdoor verandah complete with a sunken bath tub overlooking the bay. If the price of having your own pool seems to high, you can opt for the supreme deluxe pool access room stepping straight from your enclosed patio into a pool shared with only 8 other similar rooms.
Traveling as a family? The free standing 2-storey grand villa suite is a whopping 150 square meters featuring 2 bedrooms each with a king size bed and living area. For just a tad more you can have your own infinity pool with views extending across Koh Phangan in the 197 square meter 2 bedroom Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite featuring an open-air bathroom. Couples will find the free standing 115 sq.m hideaway pool villa suite with a separate living area in a wild tropical setting, or the Santhiya sea view pool villa suite private and romantic sanctuaries.