Located on a peninsula in Bangbao, Nirvana is a true boutique hideaway. Not a resort for anyone primarily interested in a beach vacation, but if you are looking to escape the crowds, get away from large concrete resorts and surround yourself by nature then Nirvana is as good as anywhere.
The 15 rooms are spacious and furnished in a modern Balinese style, the chunky wooden beds are very impressive. Around the resort you’ll find two jungle walkways heading off up the hillside. You’ll see monkeys around here and one trail ends at a hilltop swimming pool.
There is another, more easily accessible pool overlooking the bay. At the rear of the resort, on the west coast of the peninsula a wooden walkway leads along the cliff to secluded private sundecks overlooking the open sea
Also on the bay you’ll see Tantra, the resort’s restaurant built over the sea. This is a beautiful, open sided restaurant, great for a romantic meal.
This isn’t a kids resort – they would probably be bored to tears here with lack of good beach and lack of shops nearby. But is ideal for couples looking to get away, chill out and unwind. But there is a great beach on the opposite side of the bay – hop in your kayak and paddle over.
It’s a 15 -20 minute walk to Bangbao village so if eating in the resort doesn’t take your fancy you’ll probably find yourself at the nearby Cliff Cottages which has an excellent, far cheaper restaurant by the sea.
IamKohChang.com Reader Review
By Katia, Germany
As the name suggests, Nirvana resort is an incredible and magical place located in the island of Koh Chang. Years ago, I had visited Koh Chang when I was backpacking. Although I do not remember much, but the image I had of Koh Chang was that of a wild beauty, but now things have changed a lot.
Fortunately, Nirvana Resort came out to be an utter astonishment for me and my husband.
I would recommend this place for people who, like me are nature lovers, and want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. My husband named it as a “getaway for people who are yearning for peace and tranquility.”
After a year of work, we finally managed to get a few days off our busy office routine. This place was a dreamland for me. My husband booked us a deluxe bungalow a week back, and surprised me with the ticket and one-week vacation plan. I was on top of the world!
Our bungalow was a combination of finesse, style and chic. I especially loved the interiors. It gave a feeling of intimacy and relaxation and was quite spacious. I must add that the bedding was comfortable and from what I gathered, it was made up of the best linen in the world, and the pillows were soft and comfortable. Without a doubt, we had a perfect night’s sleep that whole week.
The front of the bungalow had a small terrace with a small table and chairs. We usually spent our time there, talking, reading and enjoying the serene atmosphere and the maleficent view in front of us. My husband is an avid swimmer and he was especially glad to find two swimming pools. The salt-water pool was located near the beachfront and gave unrivaled views of the mountains and bay. The pool was with a bar, with its own set of menu ranging from cocktails, to sandwiches. It even had its own WIFI connection.
The food was amazing and mouthwatering. The Tantra Restaurant provides a divine dining experience. I especially liked the sitting arrangements there. The atmosphere was so serene and you could feel the waters of Bang Bao Bay gushing past you. Although there were many restaurants in Koh Chang, Tantra restaurant is one of the best one. It is original and romantic in both ambience and décor. The food there was delicious as well. It was a tantalizing mixture of international and Thai contemporary cuisine complimented by either a wine or delicious cocktails.
Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay there. Nirvana resort is everything one could wish for. Beautiful scenery, awesome services, excellent customer service, and one of the best foods we had after a long time. It was just amazing. I wish I could go back there soon.
If you are planning a vacation in Thailand, my recommendation would definitely be to visit Koh Chang and Nirvana Resort. Enjoy the calm location full of greenery, good food, well-mannered staff, clean swimming pools, clean rooms, and much more.