Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas
Koh Phangan, East coast beaches and islands, Thailand
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Pool Suite, on a bed and breakfast basis, including economy class shared speedboat transfers
At a Glance
The most luxurious property on the laid-back island of Koh Phangan
Situated on a pristine white sandy beach
Nowhere near the full moon party atmosphere
Just a 30-minute private speedboat trip from Koh Samui
Local restaurants and bars within walking distance
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Koh Phangan has a tropical climate and the best time to visit is from February to September, which is relatively dry but there is some rain every month. February to April are the driest months. October to January are wet with the monsoon coming from the northeast across the Gulf of Thailand.
Set in a stunning location, Anantara Rasananda is the first truly luxury boutique property to open on the island of Koh Phangan and is an oasis of tranquillity in the north of this little island, hidden away on a goregous beach.
Located to the north of Thailand's beautiful island of Koh Phangan, Anantara Rasananda has a picturesque setting on the pristine white sandy beach of Tong Nai Pan Noi. The island is well known for its party culture, but don't let this deter you. Anantara Rasananda couldn't be further away from this, both in terms of location and atmosphere.
There are 64 spacious and contemporary Thai villas and suites, all beautifully appointed and most have private plunge pools. Some villas are located right on the beach with amazing sea views whilst others are located behind and are more private with enclosed courtyards.
Anantara Rasananda has a lovely spa located amidst the jungle with the treatment rooms hidden away amongst the vegetation. The beachfront restaurant offers meals in a romantic setting and a great pool is located at the heart of the property, complete with pool bar offering thirst-quenching cocktails, and moreover, Happy Hour occurs three times a day! Within minutes of walking you can find yourself in a local town with some more restaurants and bars for a change of scene.
Rasananda's 64 Villas and Suites, all have indoor and outdoor living areas, most with private pools, espresso machines, Apple TVs, DVDs/CDs and iPod docking stations so every modern comfort has been considered. Décor is modern Thai with wooden floors and brightly colored accents. The seven different rooms types are dotted around the resort with the ultimate being the Ocean Pool Villa set alone right on the beachfront with an open-air bathroom.
Located on the 2nd floor, the Pool Suites boast expansive terraces overlooking the tropical landscape and endless horizon. Spacious yet intimate, the 100 m2 suites create a private luxury experience, with Thai touches, king-sized mattress, outdoor plunge pools and hints of the tropics in every detail.
|Garden Pool Suite||
Step onto your terrace, to admire the blooming flora in the private garden that surrounds. Enclosed by high walls and an ancient wooden gate, the Garden Pool Suites provide the ultimate in private luxury and spacious living quarters. Luxury resorts in Koh Phangan are renowned for their lavish comforts amidst beautiful scenery. With 130 m2 of indoor and outdoor living space the suites at Anantara Rasananda gracefully combine a modern aesthetic with all the vibrant charms of Thai tradition. Features include a king-sized mattress, traditional outdoor shower and private plunge pool.
|Ocean Pool Suite||
Located on the upper level (100 m2), the Ocean Pool Suites offer beachfront panoramic vistas, with views of tropical flora and the endless ocean horizon. An expansive terrace wraps around the suite, the ideal venue to take in sunsets or spend indulgent days lounging in the private plunge pool. Features include a king-sized mattress and rain shower.
|Ocean Garden Pool Suite||
Experience the pleasures of sun, sand and stunning shoreline all from your 200 m2 suite. Among all the resorts in Koh Phangan, the Ocean Garden Pool Suites offer the pinnacle of luxury, space and natural beauty fully equipped with a seaside pool, sala with daybed and large private tropical garden. All with spectacular views of the sea. Features also include a king-sized mattress and traditional outdoor shower.
|Lagoon Pool Suite||
Designed for romance and seclusion the Lagoon Pool Villas offer 140 m2 of private space. With open outdoor terraces and salas, vast interior living spaces and outdoor showers, the Koh Phangan villas create an environment of sophisticated luxury and tropical bliss. Each Lagoon Pool is infused with Thai charm and the enchanting environment marked by the picturesque lagoon. Features include a king-sized mattress and bath and rain shower.
|Thai Pool Villa||
The uniquely designed Thai Pool Villa is a secluded two-storey structure with 180 indulgent square meters of living space. Surrounded by a high wall and antique wooden entrance, the Thai Villa embodies both the privacy and laid back atmosphere of traditional Thai living. On the ground level find open air living spaces with a lush garden and private plunge pool. Upstairs retreat into the privacy of your bedroom, detailed with glistening wooden floors and the constant promise of a cool sea breeze. Features include a king-sized mattress and traditional outdoor shower.
|Ocean Pool Villa||
For the ultimate Anantara Rasananda experience, the stunning Ocean Pool Villas feature a massive 260 m2 of indoor and outdoor beachfront living space. Relax in your own large terrazzo tub or fall into blissful slumber in your bedroom overlooking the calm blue sea just steps away. The villa comes with an open-air bathroom, a refreshing garden courtyard, a beach front plunge pool situated on a wooden terrace and a tropical sala all ready for relaxation. Features also include a king-sized mattress.
Children are welcome at Rasananda but there are no specific facilities here for children and their families except for babysitting.
Rasananda's beachfront restaurant serves modern fusion food in an idyllic setting but meals can also be taken in your villa or in a private romantic beachfront location. There is a champagne and wine lounge for those who appreciate the finer things in life. The spa has an extensive range of indulgent therapies as well as a steam cave and there is also a gym, yoga pavilion and library.
Watersports available from Rasananda include diving, snorkeling and kayaking, jungle treks and island excursions are all great excursions on Koh Phangan.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
The experience starts when you leave Koh Samui on their smart speed boat with a handful of other guests. There is an option to have a private transfer if you prefer. The journey offers views of the full moon beach which is on the other side of the island and other pretty coves. None however have a beach like the one you will staying on. Its a fantastic feeling, reaching the hotel, berthing on the shores below the reception area where the staff will help you off. The hotel looks like it would be lively at night, and equally very romantic for honeymooners.
The rooms are very spacious and have their own pools. Complimentary spirits are provided in the mini bar. This is a nice touch that other hotels do not offer!
Clare Barratt (Staff)
I really loved Anantara Rasananda, it is the sort of place where you feel instantly at home. The warm welcome and laid back atmosphere makes it easy to settle in. Our room wasn't quite ready yet so they offered us a complimentary head, shoulder and neck massage whilst we waited which was a great start to our stay. And the spa really is something special, one of the nicest settings I've seen with its almost secret garden style location with the treatment rooms dotted around at different levels accessed by stepping stones, walkways and steps all encompassed with colorful vegetation. The villas were very comfortable and spacious with big bathrooms and most with a private pool. But it is really the resort itself that grabbed me, the big pool at the heart of it, the restaurant with tables on the sand and the beach itself with lovely clear waters and white sands. They even have reserved sunbeds for each villa, so no getting up early to reserve them. There is a small village just minutes away where you can head to in the evening for some local dining. Its a shame that many get deterred by Koh Phangan for its reputation as a party island, but that really is a small section of it. There is absolutely no hint whatsoever of this culture at Anantara. Arriving by speedboat right in front of the hotel gives it a lovely secluded island feel. There are plans to build an airport, so get there soon before it becomes more developed to enjoy the seclusion of an island getaway.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
Koh Phangan has such a cool chilled out vibe, here there is no need for watches because you are on island time. Anantara Rasananda itself is a gorgeous collection of villas each with their own private pool. What makes the property so special is that it has really embraced the chilled out nature of the island with happy hour three times a day, a really cool paired back style and overall atmosphere of complete relaxation.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
In Thailand, it is rare to find villas directly on the beach with views out to sea. However Rasananda has plenty of these and they amazing. Not only do they have huge bedrooms, decorated in warm colors but also amazing bathrooms and your own private pool. I could spend all day relaxing in my pool and admiring the picture-perfect view. The villas are not totally private and other people will walk past but they are set back from the shoreline and I loved watching the world go by. Every day, they will also leave yummy little snacks in your villa and complimentary house spirits – perfect for an evening sundowner as you watch night settle over Tong Nai Pan.
East Coast Thailand in Style
Koh Phangan & Koh Samui
from $4200 pp 10 nights
- This is a wonderful combination of two very different islands that complement each other perfectly. As they are only a 30-minute speedboat ride apart the transfers are very easy and you would have a private pool villa at both of the hotels for that extra element of luxury.
- Stay at two of the most luxurious properties on Thailand's stunning East Coast for the ultimate relaxing vacation.
- The beach at Four Seasons Samui is white sand and picture perfect during the day, and very romantic and atmospheric in the evening when the palm trees are illuminated by candle light.
Location & directions
Koh Phangan, East coast beaches and islands, Thailand
Anantara Rasananda is located on the beach in the north of Ko Phangan, close to Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight. The nearest international airport is Koh Samui Airport, located on Koh Samui, a 30-minute speedboat ride from Koh Phangan. Your host will greet you at Koh Samui Airport and from there escort you to the beach facility in Bangrak for your journey to Phangan. The trip across the channel only takes 30-minutes and will land you right in front of Anantara Rasananda.