First the bad news, if you want to see the sea or even be able to easily walk to the sea from your resort on Koh Chang then Annika Resort isn’t the resort for you.
But all is not lost. The rooms are good value and there is a regular shuttle that takes guests to the beach at The Dewa, Annika’s sister resort at the southern end of Klong Prao beach. In addition the resort was renovated during covid and had a name change from Ramayana to Annika
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2019. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)
And there are more plus points. Good quality rooms of a 3 star standard and very reasonable room rates, which are a couple of thousand Baht/night cheaper than an equivalent room right on the beach. In addition the resort does have great sunrise views over the inland mountains – a view that you won’t see if you are staying by the beach.
So for anyone in need of a comfortable, contemporary room and happy to rent a scooter or car to get around and swap a beachfront location for considerable savings on room rates then Annika Resort would be ideal.
The area around the resort is quiet, there are a couple of restaurants on the river, near Aana Resort, 5 minutes walk away and a couple of roadside cheap Thai restaurants and small mini-mart in the vicinity. But you’re probably going to want to hop on a pick up truck taxi in the evening and head to one of the busier areas to dine out.
Good value and recommended, so long as you are fully aware of the lack of beach and lack of shops & nightlife nearby.
Exceptional 😀 - Perfect place to get through a week of Dengue Fever. Staff were wonderful and friendly and the rooms were immaculate. The pool is clean and so good.
Outdated, but also beautiful resort that lives up to its expectations. 😀 - What we liked most was the Balinese garden area, which looked really beautiful and well maintained. The rooms are appropriately and stylishly decorated and the large windows overlooking the terrace make them really bright. In the low season (rainy season) it was also pleasantly quiet, but there were hardly any guests there. I can imagine that this is different when the resort is fully booked. The beds were comfortable, but nothing special. Breakfast was very good! Although there were so few guests, there was a wide selection of western dishes, but also many local dishes that changed daily. On some days, the cook even asked us personally if we had any requests and if she could cook something for us. The private beach was nice but quite far from the resort itself. There was a free shuttle servie though. 😞 - The bathroom was completely outdated and really not nice to look at anymore, so rather not a feel-good atmosphere. However, it was relatively clean and we had hot water. The air conditioning was very loud and quite strong even at the lowest setting. We also often had problems with high humidity in the room (but guess that just happens on tropical islands) and as beautiful as the garden was, it was also a paradise for mosquitoes.
It exceeded my expectations and the immediate surroundings and facilities were very restful. 😀 - The landscaping, the room and the pool were all very good. The staff were very attentive, friendly and efficient. 😞 - Breakfast was a little limited, location a bit isolated.
the staff helpful and friendly at all times 😀 - spotlessly clean 😞 - comfortable and clean
i miss this place and want to travel back 😀 - staff and service were very friendly and great. the food was good and the view awesome 😞 - everything was great nothing was bad