Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
This resort was known as Panviman Resort up until September 2016.
Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort is located in the centre of Klong Prao beach. This is one of the quietest areas of beach on the west coast of Koh Chang. Even in high season you will only see a couple of dozen people out of the beach within a few hundred metres of the resort.
There are no pushy beach vendors, no rows of deckchairs on the sand. Just a couple of small beach massage places, a couple of low key restaurants and couple of laid back backpacker bungalow huts nearby, where you can also get sensibly priced food and drinks.
It’s a good spot to get away from it all. The negatives are that the design of the resort maybe a bit too over the top ‘mock temple’ for some. And that the quiet location means that it is a bit of a trek to get to the local shops.
Figure on a 15 minute walk to the main road. The hotel does have a free shuttle service but this doesn’t run all day, only at selected times. And finally, the room rates are amongst the highest on the island.
The new pool access rooms allow you to cool off right outside your room and are worth paying a premium for as the main pool area can get crowded during High Season.
If a mid-size, 50 room resort in a quiet spot is paramount then go for it, you’ll get a good 4 star standard of service and room on a long quiet stretch of beach.