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Santhiya Tree Resort Koh Chang

Santhiya Tree Resort, Klong Prao beach, Koh Chang

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.   Even in high season you will only see a couple of dozen people out on the sand.  Just one of the reasons this is one of the best resorts on Koh Chang.

903 reviews
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)

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There are no pushy beach vendors and  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 15 minutes walk to the village and nearest 7-eleven.

Pool Suite rooms at Santhiya tree Resort, Klong Prao beach, Koh Chang

Figure on a 15 minute walk to the main road.   However, 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 villas near the beach all have either pool access or a private pool. This is in addition to the large beachfront pool.  This pool can get busy during the high season, so if you want some privacy the pool villas might be worth splashing out on.  

In 2018 Santhiya Tree Resort opened a new riverside hotel block.  This is a towering four floor structure that is clad in teak wood – giving the appearance of a wooden palace.  Despite the size there are only an additional 28 rooms.  However each room, also decked in teak from floor to ceiling, has a private plunge pool with sunrise view of the jungle. On the ground floor is a 40 metre long lap pool and restaurant. 

Highly recommended if you enjoy a bit of luxury.  But if it’s too remote try The Dewa or Emerald Cove at the busier southern end of Klong Prao beach.

Pool access room at Santhiya Tree Resort, Koh Chang

Exceptional 😀 - This is my Favourite resort in the whole of Thailand, such a beautiful place, traditional and so tranquil. This island is beautiful, full of elephants, waterfalls, monkeys. Something for everyone without the hustle or the cities. The staff here are Amazing, this is my second stay here and it was just as memorable as the first time. Breakfast is superb also with a mountain view for everyone to enjoy. If there is one resort that is a hidden gem and under the radar, this is the place. 😞 - There is nothing, it is perfect.
100% 😀 - Ewrything Super frendly staff Nice poolnice room I hope too come back 😞 - Nothing
Comtarble relaxing great 😀 - Magnificent buy the pool 😞 - Nothing
Amazing 😀 - This was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, they greet you whenever you pass them and go above and beyond to help. The room was beautiful and cleaned every day. Would love to stay here again. 10/10
Really good place. 😀 - Way better than standard.
Very good stay, liked it much 😀 - Very nice rooms with private pool. Staff was very friendly. 😞 - Noisy

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  • I have just booked 18 days at the Panviman via a german website , charged in EUR.

    On average we are paying THB 3,650 per night, so checking out several agencies/websites can save you almost 50% of the price the hotel itself charges.