Anantara Adds Koh Phangan Resort to Portfolio

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Anantara has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Thailand with the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, a luxury resort located on Phangan island, north of Koh Samui in southern Thailand.

Tucked discreetly at the base of a lush mountain, amongst towering coconut palms and just steps from the powdery sands of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, 44 private pool suites and villas in seven distinctive layouts face the turquoise sea.

 Comprising indoor and outdoor living spaces ranging from 100 to 250 square metres, each suite/villa features a blissful dreams mattress adorned with 500 thread count linens, a 32-inch flat screen TV with home theatre entertainment, and outside a private plunge pool.

Guests can keep in touch with complimentary WiFi throughout the resort, accompanied by an extensive library with PCs alongside international magazines and newspapers. Light relief from the beach is also catered for by browsing unique artifacts at the boutique gift shop and energising sessions in the gym.

The Anantara Spa is where guests can lose themselves in paradise while enjoying different treatments and massages. Anantara Spas holistic approach extends to private yoga classes for one or two people, which take place on the shady poolside deck of a guests private suite or villa, and on a spacious wooden platform nestling pristine sands to the sound of gentle waves. 90-minute lessons or elongated three, five and seven-day programmes offer an inspirational approach, complete with spiritual quotes and focused intentions, as well as a personalised exercise plan to take home.

Lazy days can be spent unwinding at the beachfront infinity pool. Interactive resort experiences include mastering the art behind one of the worlds most popular cuisines with a Thai cooking class. While at the resorts dedicated activities sala, guests can choose from a thrilling range of water sports including scuba diving, and book captivating excursions to suit every passion and holiday inclination.

The sparkling waters of the Gulf of Thailand beckon exploration, and the resorts 37 foot ocean cruiser affords the perfect sailing escape. A day trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park introduces guests to one of Thailands most beautiful reserves, where teeming reefs offer colourful snorkeling opportunities, crystal clear waters are ideal for kayaking, and a mountain climb reveals an impressive panorama.

Anantaras tropical rainforest adventure showcases the islands distinctive cultural and natural attractions in one day, by combining snorkeling, archery, elephant trekking, a Thai boxing show and a herbal steam sauna.

 Local life can be encountered in a leisurely stroll through Phangans bustling walking street market held every Saturday, tempting visitors to browse for souvenirs, sample southern delicacies from street food vendors, and mix with fellow travellers at local bars.

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