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Aerial Pool

Santhyia Koh Phangnan, South East Thailand

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One of our favourite finds in Thailand, a luxury hotel off the beaten track, built in typical Thai style so not for those who seek minimal modernisim.  Beautiful individual villa suites are scattered over the hillside with magnificent views out over the Gulf of Thailand. Each suite has a private pool and an outdoor bathroom so you can shower under the stars. Undoubtedly the main attraction, children will love what is surely one of the most creatively designed pools in Thailand, complete with waterfalls and hidden pools.  

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Aerial Pool
  • rooms

    We recommend the Santhyia Seaview Pool Villa Suites or the Hideaway Pool Villa Suites. These rooms all have private pools, outdoor bathrooms and a separate sitting room.  For opt for a larger room - the Royal Grand Villa Suite s spread over two levels and enjoys magnificent views.  

  • facilities & activities

    The magnificent swimming pool is the hub of the resort. Children can spend hours exploring the waterfalls and pools.  

    If you can tear them away, kayak to the next beach along for ice-creams. Hire a longtail boat to take you to some of the nearby snorkelling spots or perhaps to a remote beach for lunch.   For diving enthusiasts a visit to the Ang Thong Marine park is a must.

  • dining

    The hotel offers two restaurants. The hilltop restaurant 'Chantara' is open from breakfast until 11pm and their lavish breakfast buffet is the perfect way to start your day. Later enjoy a relaxed Thai lunch overlooking the beach at 'By the Sea'.  In the evenings, it is a short stroll along the beach to other local restaurants.  

  • family

    Children are warmly welcomed at this resort; with the amazing pool and tuk tuk rides to the beach, they won't want to leave.  

    The restaurant menus all offer plainer fare, if your children aren’t fans of Thai-style food - although we find many are converts by the end of their stay!  

    We recommend the Pool Villa Suites for families; the master bedroom is separated from the sitting room by a short corridor and curtain and can be converted into a room for the children. For larger families, the Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite offers two bedrooms over two levels.    

  • location

    This gem of a hotel is located on the secluded north-east coast of Koh Phangnan, in over 18 acres of glorious tropical landscapes. Koh Phangnan is a short ferry ride from Koh Samui, accessed by international flights via Bangkok or Phuket.

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