Baan Chaweng Beach Resort – Koh Samui
Over the years I’ve stayed at a half dozen different hotels on Chaweng Beach. Except for the Centara Hotel at Chaweng Beach, all the hotels have some flaws that I couldn’t see past so that I never went back. The Centara is a very nice hotel however the large structure lacks the lush tropical feel.
This time I stayed at the Baan Chaweng Beach Resort and Spa. I’d never stayed here before and the reservation was made based on a walk-through a couple of years ago. Since then, they’ve added more rooms to their lush tropical grounds.
Let me say that there was nothing negative about my five day stay at this hotel. The room, which was described as a “beachfront villa”, was near the beach and somewhat beachfront but I overlooked this hyperbole since the room was newly constructly and large. The room was very comfortable.
Although not shown here, the bathroom was immense probably, somewhere around 4 by 4 meters. You didn’t have to worry about bumping into anything in that bathroom.
The vegetation was lush. And the grounds were impeccable. Although the tropical feel is made to look somewhat wild, the beautiful grounds bore the signs of exceptional care. It’s beauty made staying here even more enjoyable.
The pool area was somewhat small but you never felt like the pool was crowded. Most of the guests migrated to the chaise lounge chairs on the beach and did not spend any time around the pool.
The beachfront was impeccable with very fine sand and clear water. The water is shallow for quite a ways, even at high tide so it is quite safe for children.
The only criticism I have of this resort is the service in the restaurant. Some of the staff was very professional but too many of them was somewhat unfamiliar with the term “customer service”. Sometimes breakfast was one steady attempt at getting their attention for more coffee or tea. They just didn’t pay attention. But that being said, overall this resort is highly recommended.