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“Incredible”
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Anankhira Villas
Ranked #16 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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“Incredible”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Anankhira was THE highlight of our holiday- after months traveling around SE Asia, the luxury was ever so welcome! We were promptly picked up from the pier, taken to the beautiful hill-top setting (the views- oh my!), warmly welcomed in by the lovely Kit and it was plane sailing from then on. Everything we wanted, we got it! Delicious home-cooked food, cable TV, loads of DVDs, friendly staff, every activity booked for you- not to mention the fantastic villas themselves, which were clean (not always the case in Thailand) and charming. The private pool made all the difference really and it's worth staying just for that. Basically- loved it.

  • Stayed September 2013
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
So glad you loved place, we love it too! Sounds like you had a fab time which is of course our main objective. Please do come back and says again seen
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We had 4 nights here in early September 2013 and would have been happy to stay longer (actually we tried to though it was fully booked).

Location is great, you can walk to Sariee down some stairs and down hill (either beach or road) in about 10mins (walk is of course uphill on the way back). Everything you could want is in Sairee, food, shopping (Koh Tao style), bars, dive shops and supermarket.

Though when you are at Anankhira you are away from it all, it's very quiet and peaceful.

Our room had an excellent set up. Living area, couch, TV, DVD undercover though open air. I watched a movie one night with the geeckos! Some people have mentioned in reviews that they didn't like this though we thought it was excellent, it was a place other than your room to relax and get out of the sun. We had friends in the two bedroom villa (Mokara) and as stated the pool is much bigger and deeper, kind of lke a backyard pool.

This leads to a plunge pool ,at it's deepest I could kneel and the water covered my shoulders, which was great to cool down. The pool was cleaned daily. There were a couple of very comfy deck chairs to rest up and enjoy the view.

The barfridge was COLD, the coldest I have experienced on the islands, it was well stocked and also plenty of room to also put supplies.

The bedroom was roomy with a large ensuite, a wardrobe with robes and slippers and excellent airconditioning and a net over the bed if you want open air. The mattress was firm as is the Thai style though very comfortable.

Kit and the team were always helpful though discreet. You are provided with a phone to call Kit when you need, I used it twice and always reached her. This is a small resort and you won't always get what you are after in 5 minutes though we never had any delays. Breakfast was simply though fresh with great plunger coffee :)

Would not hesitate to recomend and would be lucky to stay here again. We have stayed in other places in Koh Tao and Anankhira is very good value for what it is.

Room Tip: We stayed in Cattelya Villa, highly recomended. We had friends in the Mokara Villa which is higher t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you for your lovely review and I'm sorry we couldn't extend your stay as we were fully booked! We strive to create a relaxed ambience with in obtrusive yet dedicated service and thank you for fully appreciating that. I hope you come back and see it again.
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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Words cannot describe.... How I already miss it.... Everything about this place was just SO PERFECT. From the villas, to the service, to the wonderful private pools, through to the staff (thank you so much Kit and Jordan!), the excellent food, how close you are to nature, the beach, the nightlife, those magnificent views... I could go on- but I could not recommend this place enough!

Room Tip: We stayed in Cattelya, which was superb
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review. We do make every effort to try and ensure that our guests have a great time and obviously we're doing something right! We are very proud of our staff and they work extremely hard so thank you for giving them a mention. Hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

My family and I were really thrilled that we chose to stay at this beautiful resort- everything about the place made this holiday the best we'd ever been on. The villas- stunning; the views- mind-blowing; food- delicious, ate in every night; location- perfect, easy access to the beach and far away enough from hustle and bustle to unwind. The real winner for us though was the impecable service- the resort manager and assistant manager were always there to answer all your questions, arrange anything you wished and just went that extra mile which made our trip that more comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you for your lovely review and I'm very pleased that your family and you enjoyed your holiday with us. The Mokara villa, where you stayed, is very family friendly as it has two ensuite bedrooms and a larger pool than the one bed villas. We find that the kids just want to play the pool! We hope to see you again soon!!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

It's a long and hard journey to Koh Tao- but by god, staying at Anankhira made it all worth it! We were whisked away from the pier by the wonderful Kit and Jordan, who were so friendly, warm and accommodating. We arrived very early and so were given a gorgeous breakfast, which we really appreciated. And from there it just got better and better....

The villas were astonishingly beautiful- the views spectacular, all well appointed and a good proximity to the main beach, Sairee- where there's a great deal going on in the evening with a wide range of restaurants and bars etc. What really made this place so special was the service: my family and I have never been so well looked after- it just took all that stress away of traveling with young kids! One day, for example, my little girl had taken a tad too much sun and the staff kindly went around the island searching high and low for all possible cures to her ailment! With food brought to your room on demand (that's takeaways as well as the brilliant in-house dining) and Kit's wealth of information about activities to do on the island, we were always happy.

Thank you very much for making our first family holiday so special- it was the highlight of our whole trip in South East Asia!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in Mokara, the two bedroom villa: fabulous.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Wow what a recommendation thank you! And thank you for your kind words about our staff they really do work very hard and it's lovely when they are appreciated. We really think of our team as a family and when you come and stay with us you become part of that family and as you can see we will do everything to ensure that you have a fantastic time.
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Kansas, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

It's a really special place this one. My wife and I were so pleased, after all the chaos of Thailand, to end up in this utter diamond of a resort. Everything about it was spectacular: dramatic views, private plunge pool, delicious, home-cooked cuisine, family atmosphere, fully-equipped rooms and a closeness to nature (which I usually hate).

We were whisked away from the pier and arrived to be greeted by Kit, who was really so charming and helpful. After recovering from the shock of how beautiful our villa was, Kit helped us to arrange our 10 day stay, with everything from a boat tour to scuba diving. They were even kind enough to lay rose petals on the bed, give us some luxurious gels and lotions and a romantic dinner for two since we opted for the honeymoon package.

I just felt great every day I stayed- so chilled out and zen. My wife was the same.

If you're thinking of Koh Tao, definitely come here- kick back, relax and enjoy!!!

Room Tip: Honeymoon package was great
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoy it honeymoon package the extra little luxuries do help to make it a memorable stay with us. It's been very popular and is definitely something that we will continue with. We have also recently added a champagne sunset cruise to the package and those lucky enough to try this have told me it's stunning. Please do come back and see us soon.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I don't think I've ever been so sad to leave a resort... Waking up every morning to those views; the exquisite meals; the privacy; the peace and tranquility; the friendly staff; everything organised for you; oh, and that pool...! My muddled syntax doesn't befit how utterly mesmerizing this place is. An enormous thank you to Kit and the team for making my stay with my wife the most perfect imaginable.

We were greeted warmly as soon as we arrived, led into our spectacular room, which they had specially made up romantically with rose petals strewn on the bed... And then- well, just bliss. Kit- the staff manager, organised everything we wanted- she had a great wealth of knowledge about the island and we owe her thanks for many a fine dining experience.

We actually came here for a chill-out after the full-moon party on Phangan and it was just what the doctor ordered- food delivered on demand to your room; satellite TV... Basically all those home comforts you miss when you're abroad- but the plus is that you're submerged in this breathtaking environment- in fact, I really enjoyed the proximity to nature and the open-plan thing worked really well for me: would never usually go for it, myself!

If you're wondering whether to book- just DO, can't recommend it enough!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Laelia which was beautiful- but the others look good too!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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JayneChard, Owner at Anankhira Villas, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Thank you for your lovely review - we’re really pleased when our guests enjoy their stay with us. And thank you for the mention of our staff who work hard to ensure that our guests have a great time.
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Property: Anankhira Villas
Address: 15/104 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand (Formerly Anankhira Boutique Resort)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed in Balinese-inspired architecture, Anankhira Villa Resort is a short stroll from Sairee Beach. We are an intimate resort with four villas – one two bed and three one bed. Each villa has its own private plunge pool and a stunning sea view. All our bedrooms are ensuite and air-conditioned and also have a fan and a fridge. Every villa also has an outdoor sitting area with TV and lots of DVD’s. We have free Wi-FiThe resort is an 8-minute drive from Mae Haad Pier. We provide a free shuttle service to and from the pier. Free private parking is available on-site.We can provide Thai cuisine and Burmese specialties in your villa or in our bijou dining area. Our price includes all taxes and breakfast. ... more   less 
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Koh Tao Anankhira Hotel Koh Tao
Koh Tao Anankhira Ko

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