We ended our travels in Koh Chang and headed to Nirvana where we stayed in a Jungle Room for about 6 days. It was a beautiful location right down south away from lots of the touristy beaches in the little fishing hamlet of Bang Bao.
We arrived tired after a long day travelling and were ushered into a room that smelt strongly of cigarettes (we had asked for a non-smoking room). I enquired about the smell and discovered that all the rooms are non-smoking but the previous guests had obviously been inconsiderate of others in this regard. The staff were very accommodating, they came and took away the curtains to be freshly laundered, cleaned the room thoroughly and did all they could to make us comfortable - they were really great! Overall the room was big and comfortable (great TV etc) but the bathroom was pretty rustic and not that good for a resort.
The restaurant had a wonderful breakfast included - beautiful food and amazing atmosphere on the water over the bay. The resort also has wild monkeys which was unreal - they were hilarious and entertaining.
The two pools were beautiful, the cliff walk and sunset viewing area was gorgeous in the evening - would have been better if no one else was there :) and the snorkelling in the rocky inlet was great too (free snorkelling gear and kayaks from the resort was a bonus!)
We loved the remote location and hired a scooter from the nearby town for exploring the island, but if you are looking for more action and a stretch of beach on your front doorstep then it's perhaps not for you.
The charming Bang Bao village (15min walk away built on a pier) had some awesome places to eat and drink and was just a quiet and unique place, the resort offered daily complimentary shuttle to the village (either by truck or on a boat) as well as to a nearby stretch of beach for a day on the sand - which was great.
We really enjoyed our time at Nirvana - it was beautiful and relaxing and a great end to our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nirvana Resort is a special place designed to surpass its name. Made with lovers of natural beauty, comfort and service in mind. Nirvana is the special getaway for anybody who is yearning for peace and tranquility with comfort. Famous for its positioning, Nirvana is the one resort on Koh Chang offering views of both sunrise and sunset. Our stunning rock walk offers breath taking views with total privacy. There's nothing like it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nirvana Resort And Spa
- Nirvana Hotel Koh Chang