4.0
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • The beachfront infinity pool (and swim-up bar) overlook the Gulf of Thailand
  • Close to Koh Phangan’s monthly Full Moon Party
  • Free activities from kickboxing to clam hunting
  • Large plunge pools in the Pool Villas

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • There are no flights to the island yet; travelers must fly to neighboring Koh Samui and hop a ferry or speedboat
  • The beach is family-friendly and the water is shallow
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Lush retreat on Koh Phangan’s pretty west coast, with a beachfront infinity pool and swim-up bar

The Look

Surrounded by towering palm trees, this compact beach retreat encircles a manicured central lawn. Tropical foliage lines tiled walkways that connect the main buildings and the public areas, ensuring that every room feels private. With the phases of the moon so strongly associated with Koh Phangan (up to 30,000 revelers congregate on the island for the full moon party every month), curved lines and circles are subtly integrated into the design elements, and colorful gold accents and soothing earth tones enhance the handsome teak floors and polished woods. The infinity pool and breezy restaurant sit right on the beach and overlook the nearby island of Koh Samui. Sunsets take center stage from the Moon Bar; despite the proximity to the lively party scene down the road at Haad Rin Beach, this quiet resort is resolutely laid-back.

Bed and Bath

Styled by two sisters native to Koh Phangan, Chantaramas has a design inspired by the moon’s phases. Each room is decorated with circular mirrors, round door handles and curved headboards, with gorgeous polished teak floors, black lacquered ladders and hill tribe baskets that evoke an old Thai residence. Some have thick slabs of teak fashioned into tables and bathroom counters with hand-carved stone sinks. Mosaic tile floors are found in both the showers and toilets; some ground-floor rooms have outdoor showers. The upper-level rooms come with large private terraces and two-person Jacuzzi tubs. Hand-carved wooden doors lead to the five stand-alone pool villas, which come with private plunge pools (some wrap around the exterior on two sides). While some villas have canopy beds, all feature vaulted ceilings, his-and-hers sinks and spacious outdoor wooden decks that can accommodate a private BBQ.

Beyond

The Sparamas spa is made up of three cozy pavilions draped in gauzy curtains; it’s perfect for a private yoga class or a traditional Thai massage. The turquoise-tiled infinity pool overlooks the Gulf of Thailand, and the 22:56 swim-up bar brings the party to the water, offering drinks and snacks all day. While the resort’s beach is not totally private, it is tranquil and secluded, and the water is shallow. Underneath a breezy, open-sided pavilion, the Moon Deck serves à la carte meals from a menu that changes daily. Polished concrete floors and comfy couches are bathed in cool ocean breezes, and the outdoor area is shaded by large palm trees.

In the Area

The island’s Full Moon Party is the biggest event each month, drawing revelers from nearby Koh Samui and the Thai mainland. Don’t want to party hard? A more subdued Half Moon Festival is staged between the Full Moon Parties high in the mountains rather than down by the water. Ride an elephant through the palm-studded jungle and see how these revered animals have been used to work on logging plantations for centuries. Ang Thong Marine Park is great for snorkeling and diving; it’s reached by a speedboat that departs daily. The Phaeng Waterfalls make a good stop along a hike to the island’s tallest mountain, Khao Ra, which stands 2,066 feet high.

How to Get There

Chantaramas Resort
123 Moo 4 T. Baan Kai
Koh Phangan, 84280 Thailand

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 480 Reviews
Fabulous
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent hôtel
Very clean with such a beautiful room
The staff is very polit and will do his best to make you feel special
Highly recommend and addictive
The pool is amazing and he beach is breathtaking
Just enjoy

Urlaub/vacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this 7 beautiful days. Everyone was so kind and courtouse.
Everything was clean and the beach was so near litterely only a few meter away.
The breakfast was delicious.

So I will come back again :)

Thank you

With kind regards

Antony

Like family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to give them 5 stars purely because they made us feel at home. We arrived to the resort and had booked a room with the jacuzzi outside. We really liked this as even when it rained, it was warm so could enjoy a warm jacuzzi. The staff were all really sweet and friendly. The night of the half moon party we came back and there was no water - we couldn’t shower until 5am! The next morning I spoke to Ju, the manager and she gave us a comp lunch and upgraded us to a suite villa with a pool with no hesitation. I think the food in the restaurant is expensive but we hired a motorbike so we were out on adventures and eating locally most days. The plunge pool and private beach are awesome. Highly recommend and would for sure go back!! Thank you all. Ps I miss the dogs!!

Relaxing stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed at the Chantaramas in early July for three nights.
The hotel and its grounds are beautiful, clean and well maintained. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and all the staff were helpful and friendly.
The pool area was lovely to sit/lay down and relax.
The hotel is located too far to walk most places, so we hired a motorbike to get around while we were there.
The only thing that brought down my rating is the restaurant at the hotel, it was very expensive and disappointing. While the complimentary breakfast is fine, it is worth the effort to find somewhere else to eat lunch and dinner.

Beautiful Place
Reviewed 1 month ago

The resort is really beautiful and quiet, two floor houses between the trees, is like staying in a little forest. The room we had was lovely and the bathtub is simply huge. The drinks at the restaurant are good, breackfast is fine also. Beach is also nice, but you can.t swim all time of the year as the water gets extremely shallow, you can literally walk meters long and it still only gets to your ankles. The staff were great and theyr dogs also ☺