Stayed for 10 days at panviman and had a great time!!
Yes, the dirt road sucks... Yes, they do not speak the best english but when traveling trough thailand.. how many people speak fluently english?? And you'll need a motorbike to go around the island anyway (if you want to see more than just the stunning swimmingpool and beach) So walking this road is not nescessairy... And if you do not want to rent a motorbike, the resort is happy to arrange transfer for you for a little price... (2 times a day is complimentary from the resort!)
I think that people working at panviman are doing their best! They really try to help you and I think that the "real" management (probebly a german guy or an other european person) makes it sometimes quite hard for them...
As for the amazing bungalows, they are very clean! The bathroom rocks and you'll have a nice terrace to chill out in the evenings...
We stayed in july wich is low season at koh chang. Booked the "shock shock" rate at their site and had a very cheap stay for only 3200bht per night (excl breakfast, which we had once and is ok but 400bht pp.) (normal rack rate is 5500..)
so my advise: check their own website! and if traveling in the low season, waiting might save you a lot of money!
Staff is very freindly and very very polite..! Always happy to help you (if they can..) And also had complimentary pick up at ferry..! So call/mail them in advance when arriving!
Next time when I'll be on koh chang, I'll defenitly stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SANTHIYA TREE KOH CHANG RESORT (Formerly Panviman Koh Chang Resort) We are in the process of rebranding Panviman Koh Chang Resort, which will be called SANTHIYA TREE KOH CHANG RESORT effective immediately. We look forward to welcoming you to our new Santhiya destination soon! Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort is located at Koh Chang, the second largest island in Thailand, only about 300 km east of Bangkok. Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort is a traditional Thai retreat majestically set on the stretching fine sandy beach at Klong Prao. Klong Prao beach is not only tranquil but also idyllic for swimming. Not to mention it is one of the most spectacular spot to enjoy the view of sunset. Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort nestled at Klong Prao beach, a tranquil part of the island and idyllic for swimming, offering a unique blend of serenity and relaxation within a traditional Thai architectural setting. Great value for money and a unique experience of traditional Thai hospitality. All of the resort’s 50 deluxe rooms are majestically set in a tropical lush garden; it reflects the mood of pure comfort. All rooms feature private spacious terraces, and beautiful back-to-nature style bathrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panviman Resort Koh Chang Hotel Koh Chang
- Panviman Hotel Koh Chang
- Panviman Koh Chang