The Dewa is definitely one of the most interestingly designed of Koh Chang’s luxury resorts. It’s bare concrete and funky, sparkling tiling fall into the ‘love it or hate it category’. Fortunately, most guests seem to love it.
This isn’t really a family resort. It’s more suited to couples and the decor isn’t soft and fluffy. The interiors of the room are bare concrete with Thai silk and natural wood finishes and decor. Plus artwork that doesn’t fall into the usual ‘scenic sunset’ or ‘beach vista’ category. It’s more abstract and eclectic. You’ll love the bathrooms and sliding glass walls which allows you to climb into the bath from the bedroom, should you wish.
The resort is only 100 metres from the Emerald Cove and both receive similarly very positive reviews and ratings from guests. Nothing much between them in terms of location or service. But in terms of having personality The Dewa wins easily. And if you want to splash out, the two floor beach villas are well worth it for a special occasion.
Possible downsides are that the rooms is that most don’t have a sea view, as the resort is on a relatively narrow strip if land. So only guests staying in the super luxury beachfront villas get uninterrupted sea views. Likewise the pool is hidden from the beach, so no views whilst you are lounging poolside – but the pool is 700sqm and so is rarely crowded.
The narrow beachfront area can become a penguin colony in High Season, as it also caters to guests staying at the resort’s sister hotel, Ramayana, which doesn’t have it’s own beach. Nearby there are some good beach restaurants and also a few other large resorts. But if you want to find a quieter spot to swim, just walk north along the sand for 10 minutes. Klong Prao village is under 10mins walk away, take a shortcut through the nearby Blue Lagoon bungalows, so finding inexpensive Thai food in local restaurants.
Want luxury & service? Want a resort with character? Bored of generic mock ‘Thai temple style’ resorts and want something unique? Book The Dewa.
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