I'm so excited to write this review because they deserve a true review from me. My husband, my little precious and I spent 5 days 4 nights at Nakamanda last week. It was a fabulous holiday for the 3 of us from accommodation, the superb services and the place itself. And 5 days 4 nights is just not enough!
Let me start with the resort.
We were picked up at the airport and it took us about 40 minutes to reach the resort. We were given cold towel and mineral water when we were in the car. By the way it was a new Camry. Check in process is very good. We were greeted by the Chief Concierge-Rit and he suggested some programs for us during our stay. And we decided to join the 4 islands tour. Trust me....it was superb and the islands are so beautiful!
The whole ambiance in the resort is so relaxing, comfortable and we are kind of having the whole resort by ourselves during our stay due to the low season. We had our lunch and dinner in the resort and we still find the food at The Kitchen (name of the restaurant) is the best. Don't be confused by other reviews mentioning the price is high. It is not and you will find that even the restaurants outside or at Ao Nang town also charging about the same price. But in terms of taste and quality, they are not compatible with The Kitchen. So we decided to have all our meals in the restaurant during the last day of our stay. We went to Ao Nang seafood and Koh Bua for our dinner. They are good but not as good as The Kitchen. If you want really good Thai food or Western food, The Kitchen is your best choice. The chef also baked nice cookies!
The Sala Villa we had is partially sea facing. Although there are many stairs in the resort and may not be so friendly to elder people. But you can always ask for the villa located at the ground floor. It's not a problem at all. Spacious room and great bathroom! I love the bath tub that you can have a hot bath and looking into the sky. Isn't that romantic.....
Our room rate inclusive of breakfast and kid is free. Some reviews mentioned that choices are limited for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you eat at the restaurant everyday. But we don't feel that cos there are lots of things you can keep on trying. E.g. fried noodles, fried rice, rice congee, western breakfast, or even sometimes if you request item not in the menu, they will try to fulfill. We love their boiled eggs (4 mins). So tasty and so delicious that we had it every day. We request BBQ chicken for our girl's dinner n they did it so good. My girl finish everything on her plate!
Now let's talk about their spa. Yes, you can find some spa outside the hotel but we dare not try due to the hygiene issues and the environment. We had our spa at the resort for 2 days. They even took care our daughter for us while we enjoy the spa. My little princess was so happy and showed us the nail&toe color they put for her!
We also went to Krabi town for a half day shopping with Rit. He is so kind to offer us the trip at a very good deal. We had a wonderful shopping at the outlet village. But you must remember to ask the staff to fill up the VAT refund form so you can get your refund at the Krabi international airport. We asked them a few times and they keep saying there isn't VAT refund at the Krabi Int'l Airport. This is not true! So please make sure you did it. We were so angry with them and lodged a complain at the VAT refund service counter.
Rit also took us to the famous fish noodles shop at Krabi town. The noodles is delicious. Rit is just so professional, friendly and kind. He even entertain our girl while we shop. What else can I say about his service!
We also went to the Ao Nang night market but there wasn't much to see. So I would suggest that if you want to do some shopping...go to outlet village, big C or even Tesco.
But if you do not fancy shopping...then just relax yourself at the resort or go for islands hopping.
I am so glad that I made the right choice. At first I was struggling whether to stay at Sheraton or Nakamanda. Because there were lots of review about Sheraton but don't let those affect your decision. We walked to the beach in front of Sheraton from Nakamanda and is just a short walk about 10mins. After the walk, I can tell you....go with Nakamanda!! You will be amazed and experience the true thai friendliness. I want to thank you all the staff at the Nakamanda for making our holiday a memorable one and we will be back with our other family members!
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- Also Known As:
- Nakamanda Hotel Nong Thale
- Nakamanda Resort And Spa
- Nakamanda Resort Krabi
- Nakamanda Hotel Krabi
- Nakamanda Resort & Spa Krabi, Thailand