Bit of a delay in writing this!
We spent a wk at the hotel in Feb-the last wk of our honeymoon and it was just what we needed after traveling about Thailand and Cambodia.
Its a boutique hotel with around 25 cottages-we had one of the beach ones which was lovely with our own decked area and loungers.
Its a great mix of classic Thai and contemporary and has a a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere without being intrusive.
The rooms are great with large comfy beds, big tubs and wet rooms, tv, dvd (lots to borrow from reception) and nice areas to sit outside.
The beach is right there but it isn't your beautiful stretch of sand like Krabi or Phi Phi but still they make the most of it with hammocks and loungers.
With this being a small boutique it is exactly that with a lovely outdoor restaurant serving great food-the buffet breakfast is excellent-evening meals amazing-I'm vegetarian and the chef was more than happy to experiment so don't assume whats on the menu is all you can have.
Service at this hotel is fantastic and we could not have asked for better. The staff went out off their way for you and were so lovely. The double checked our flights for departure too make sure they were on time-thankfully as our flight was canceled! and they organized for us to get on a different flight.
Location wise the hotel is pretty much in the middle of Koh Chang. We hired a moped think it was 400Bht for a couple of days to get around or you can flag down the jeep bus.
There's not much of a pace on the island but that's what we wanted, there are some great little restaurants outside- the O2 being one and enough to keep you amused but very chilled out.
There's also a great spa just up the road called Bodiworks ( I went every day)which is a real spa experience instead of the usual walk in massage places. Around 800Bht so yes more expensive but with a definite hotel spa level of service.
We couldn't decide between this and The Dewa and but glad we went here. We went to The Dewa for lunch and its lovely also but on a much bigger scale than this. If you want something intimate then this is definitely a great choice.
We were hoping to get back for our 1st anniversary but with baby on the way its not possible but we will be back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GajaPuri Resort & Spa Koh Chang is a Boutique style Hotel at the beach of Kai Bae. Only a short 20 min drive from the ferry pier, the resort offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere in-midst tropical gardens. To the west you'll find the beach of the Gulf of Siam while to the east the rain forest with scenic mountain views surrounds your line of sight. GajaPuri and GajaLanai are laid out like cozy villages with unique wooden pathways leading you towards your private corner in paradise. ... more less
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