Ater much deliberation and searching for accommodation in Koh Samui to suit our family of 4 (we have 2 young kids: 2.5 years and 13 months), we chose Banana Fan Sea for our stay in July/August. Usually I book all accommodation online but I ended up going direct thorough the hotel and Mas, the manager, could not have been more helpful. When she let me know she was unable to get us accommodation for the full 9 nights we required, she organised a stay at their sister hotel (Baan Chaweng) for the first night, before we could move here. Having kids we wanted a room where the kids could be separate to us. We booked an Executive Suite which, whilst a bit more on the expensive side, was perfect. It had a large living room for the kids beds and a door to close off this area from our bedroom. The room itself was situated about 20m from the beach, which could be seen from our balcony area. The pool was a very short walk away which was great if we needed to duck back and get things from the room. The pool area sits above the beach and overlooks the ocean. Happy hour happens twice daily and the frozen Mojitos (we have named them FroMo's) were to die for! The pool area always had lounges available, with a relaxing, family friendly vibe. There's 2 smaller pools connected the the main pool meant for kids. They are still quite deep and our 2.5 year old was unable to touch the bottom, but she had a swim ring so that wasn't a problem for us. Mas, the manager, is delightful. She came around daily and knew the kids by name. She was great with the kids and always stopped to chat and try to make them laugh. The staff here, like everyone we have always encountered in Thailand, were fabulous friendly and particularly taken by the kids. The location of Banana Fan Sea is great. Slightly away from the very main section of Chaweng Road, but a short, flat walk there, with shops, restaurants and anything else you need right at the door. The beach area here is also lovely. Beautiful white sand. Perfect for kids to play in and the water is clear and calm enough to swim in. There's many restaurants and massage places along the beach. We found that they couldn't do enough here to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Every request we had was met almost immediately. The WiFi was a bit slow, but your on holidays to relax so being out of touch of the real world for a little bit doesn't hurt! We always felt safe here and it had a warm, welcoming vibe throughout the resort. We will definitely be coming back to Banana Fan Sea and are so pleased we chose this for this holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Fan Sea Hotel Chaweng
- Banana Fan Sea Bophut
- Banana Fan Sea Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng