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Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

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8.1

Excellent

695 reviews

695 reviews

Beach7
Housekeeping4
Breakfast3
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Hat Sichon (Beach) 16.1 km
Hin Ngam Beach 17.6 km
Baroque Cave 25.2 km
Wat Chedi 27.2 km
Su Nan Tha Waterfall 43.8 km
Samui Airport 48.5 km
Sai Kaew Beach 50.4 km
Sofia’s Shop 50.7 km
Super Zeen Minimart 51.3 km
Thasala Hospital 55.1 km

Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

28/3 Moo 6, Nadan Beach Rd., Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, 80210 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Khanom part of Nakhon Si Thammarat, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Private beach

Currency exchange

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nakhon Si Thammarat every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport48.5 km

Rooms available at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Family Villa
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Poolside Villa
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Villa - Pool View
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Villa Pool View
...
  • Balcony/terrace
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Single
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Room - Pool Side View
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 2500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Nakhon Si Thammarat with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+). There's an additional charge of 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Light meal like coffee or tea is served using only quality ingredients.

Can special events be hosted at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

Your special occasion or event can be hosted at one of the 2 versatile venues. Large events and gatherings such as weddings can be hosted at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+). Event decoration service is offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

The venue available at the resort can accommodate up to 40 people.

What is the smoking policy at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)?

Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The beach is really nice and clean."

    Pinphaka

    |

    October 5, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "Very good restaurant, highly recommended 👌"

    Christer

    |

    September 27, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "This hotel is suitable for relaxing with a beachfront and a big swimming pool."

    Chaichok

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    September 5, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 304 Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
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Room size
42 sqm.
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Location score
8.6/10
Service score
8.3/10
Bigger than
91
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Better than
90
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Better than
84
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Better than
75
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
695 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.6
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More about Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

More about Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)

Enjoy all that Nakhon Si Thammarat has to offer with a stay at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+). With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+). Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Nakhon Si Thammarat.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the resort, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms.
The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+). If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Recreational facilities at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) are designed for escape and relaxation. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing and snorkeling. Water sports are incredibly convenient with canoes provided by Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+). Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the yoga room and hiking trails at Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+).
Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 97% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 84% of other options in the city.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 89% of other accommodations in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Beach

9 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Finnish
  • Thai

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Cat-friendly
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible vanities
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books/DVDs/music for children
  • Cleaning products
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Roll-in shower
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Umbrella
  • Wake-up service
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site

Aalto Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Asian, European
Location
28/3 Moo 6, Nadan Beach Rd., Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, 80210
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Samui Airport (USM)
    48.5 km
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST)
    68.7 km

Convenience store

  • On-site
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Children 5-11 years old will be charged THB 150 for breakfast when using existing bedding.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee2500 THB
  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)400 THB
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 THB

The property

  • Local Tax ID/ Rental License0845551003011
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 28
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2009

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 THB

Reviews of Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.1
/
10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities8.0
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.3
Value for money7.5
High score for Nakhon Si Thammarat
Rating
9+ Exceptional (93)
8-9 Excellent (46)
7-8 Very Good (71)
6-7 Good (44)
<6 Below Expectation (43)
Time of the year
Mar - May (84)
Jun - Aug (71)
Sep - Nov (87)
Dec - Feb (55)
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10.0
Exceptional
Scott from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

On the beach! Outstanding breakfast!”

Nice location on the beach although the water is shallow for swimming. The restaurant served excellent food with a great view so we had a romantic dinner on the beach and n in cripple breakfast of eggs Benedict, fresh fruit, congee, juice, croissants, etc. Wonderful cook and staff.

Reviewed August 25, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Andreas from Thailand
Family with young children
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Exceptional”

It was a pleasant surprise, didn't expect such a nice beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was really great. Definitely would go here again.

Reviewed April 16, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jean from Thailand
Family with young children
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

A Beautiful hotel”

Absolutely super wonderful hotel, staff and room. Great location. Come one and all. You will love it here❤️

Reviewed October 14, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Calveen from Malaysia
Couple
Poolside Villa
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Awesome stay”

Hidden gem and I am pretty impressed! Will return

Reviewed June 28, 2022

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Dear Calveen, Thank you for sharing your experience of staying at Aava Resort & Spa. We really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Best Regards, Aava Resort & Spa

Responded August 25, 2022
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
10.0
Exceptional
Supradit from Thailand
Family with young children
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Good service”

It's available for family traveler.

Reviewed November 29, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Andrew from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Exceptional”

Very nice location. Good beach

Reviewed July 19, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Kreetha from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Relax beach hotel”

Everything is fine, Staffs are superb, the beach is very nice.

Reviewed March 09, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Mun from Singapore
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in July 2022

Aava resort ”

Amazing hotel. Breakfast is very very good. Highly recommend.

Reviewed July 08, 2022

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Dear Mun, Thank you for sharing your experience of staying at Aava Resort & Spa. We really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Best Regards, Aava Resort & Spa

Responded August 25, 2022
Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
9.6
Exceptional
Anthony from Thailand
Couple
Poolside Villa
Stayed 2 nights in August 2021

Exceptional”

Fantastic staff

Reviewed August 21, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Tara from Thailand
Couple
Poolside Villa
Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

Comfortable, perfect beach location, nice pool. High end for Khanom but definitely not a luxury hotel.”

Definitely worth spending extra for the pool view room. Interesting design aesthetic. Pool, beach view and bathtub were really nice. Restaraunt was overpriced average food. Pillows, towels and room accents were unfortunately low quality.

Reviewed April 04, 2021

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6.8
Good
Adrian from Thailand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Stay elsewhere”

The room is extremely small. Glass window & door facing main passage & curtain cannot fully close, lacking in privacy. Shower dripping from the top shower head while using shower spray, very annoying. Hot water is either too hot when turned on or too cold when turned off, unable to adjust temperature. Window in bathroom is partly open without insect screen & unable to close, insects come into the room. Breakfast time is set by session, had to take the early session because the later one is fully booked! Too many problems for such an expensive hotel. Extremely disappointed, better stay elsewhere.

Reviewed April 10, 2021

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6.8
Good
Thai from Thailand
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

It’s okay, but a bit expensive than what you got”

Nice place and good facility. Breakfast is not good taste at all (moreover for this price room rate)

Reviewed December 12, 2021

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5.2
Usaroch from Thailand
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

family with young children”

This is first hotel i have ever seen that they charge 3% for using credit card . Pillow in the room was awful. Staff dont have service mind

Reviewed February 28, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
Poolside Villa with Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Stunning Private Peaceful - Heaven ”

Private and luxurious. We had the best ocean front villa #6 - We experienced a variety of weather conditions too. The heavy downpours provide a romantic element to the visit. A lovely window box to sit in with the rain streaming down the windows. The beach was awesome and tranquil in he beginning though a big storm came through and that was the end of that, for our brief stay. So we just luxuriate in the awesome waterfront pool, napped, enjoyed the two daily cocktail hours, got up early enjoyed the stunning sunrises and delicious ala carte breakfast with and endless supply of delicious food. We took a short tour into the local market in the evening where we got heaps of locally made snacks. This is Absolute heaven though remember you can't control the weather you can control your own imagination though, read relax meditate & luxuriate there are taichi and yoga classes & massage spa. Plan your time to maximise your experience, we did and Aava resort at Khanom was unforgettable.

Reviewed December 20, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Aimee from United States
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Beautiful, lovely, nice place to just relax”

The design of the whole resort, rooms and grounds and pool, is so beautiful that I didn't mind some lack of function, unlimited breakfasts were really nice, service was amazing

I LOVE Aava Resort! Right before our arrival, I read a very negative recent review (something about inedible breakfasts and bad facilities) which worried me a bit--I was pleasantly surprised to find the opposite (what that guy was smoking, I don't know... perhaps he was a competitor?). This is the kind of place where I would love to bring extended family and future kids to just all hang out together, like a family reunion--too bad it is a bit out of the way, travel-wise. I really loved the aesthetics of the place, from the rooms (inside and out) to the wooden deck walkways, to the gorgeous pool layout in front of the pool villas and the beautiful view of the sea while sitting in the pool. One plus about the pool is there is this built-in underwater seating "shelf/bench" that goes all around the edge of the pool so you can just "sit" there in the water, enjoying your surroundings. This was a nice splurge on our trip since we tried to stay at mid-range level priced places in other places in Thailand. Breakfasts were quite nice, fresh bread and rolls provided with butter and jam, and then you could order any variety of the various breakfasts. Be prepared for things to sometimes not taste "quite right" (i.e., skip the french toast) but other things were SO delicious, like the yogurt topped with a sprinkle of blueberries and a drizzle of honey and berry juice, and their freshly blended "smoothie" drink. Definitely worth visiting during the low season (for the price), plus it is less crowded. If price is an issue, the basic rooms really are quite enough (no need to upgrade). The hotel restaurant meals really are too expensive but the front desk was very helpful in that they provided a free shuttle service to a nearby restaurant at another hotel (5 mins away)--the food there was much more reasonably priced and quite delicious.

Reviewed August 19, 2011

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9.6
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
Poolside Villa with Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Stunning Private Peaceful - Heaven ”

Private and luxurious. We had the best ocean front villa #6 - We experienced a variety of weather conditions too. The heavy downpours provide a romantic element to the visit. A lovely window box to sit in with the rain streaming down the windows. The beach was awesome and tranquil in he beginning though a big storm came through and that was the end of that, for our brief stay. So we just luxuriate in the awesome waterfront pool, napped, enjoyed the two daily cocktail hours, got up early enjoyed the stunning sunrises and delicious ala carte breakfast with and endless supply of delicious food. We took a short tour into the local market in the evening where we got heaps of locally made snacks. This is Absolute heaven though remember you can't control the weather you can control your own imagination though, read relax meditate & luxuriate there are taichi and yoga classes & massage spa. Plan your time to maximise your experience, we did and Aava resort at Khanom was unforgettable.

Reviewed December 20, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Aimee from United States
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Beautiful, lovely, nice place to just relax”

The design of the whole resort, rooms and grounds and pool, is so beautiful that I didn't mind some lack of function, unlimited breakfasts were really nice, service was amazing

I LOVE Aava Resort! Right before our arrival, I read a very negative recent review (something about inedible breakfasts and bad facilities) which worried me a bit--I was pleasantly surprised to find the opposite (what that guy was smoking, I don't know... perhaps he was a competitor?). This is the kind of place where I would love to bring extended family and future kids to just all hang out together, like a family reunion--too bad it is a bit out of the way, travel-wise. I really loved the aesthetics of the place, from the rooms (inside and out) to the wooden deck walkways, to the gorgeous pool layout in front of the pool villas and the beautiful view of the sea while sitting in the pool. One plus about the pool is there is this built-in underwater seating "shelf/bench" that goes all around the edge of the pool so you can just "sit" there in the water, enjoying your surroundings. This was a nice splurge on our trip since we tried to stay at mid-range level priced places in other places in Thailand. Breakfasts were quite nice, fresh bread and rolls provided with butter and jam, and then you could order any variety of the various breakfasts. Be prepared for things to sometimes not taste "quite right" (i.e., skip the french toast) but other things were SO delicious, like the yogurt topped with a sprinkle of blueberries and a drizzle of honey and berry juice, and their freshly blended "smoothie" drink. Definitely worth visiting during the low season (for the price), plus it is less crowded. If price is an issue, the basic rooms really are quite enough (no need to upgrade). The hotel restaurant meals really are too expensive but the front desk was very helpful in that they provided a free shuttle service to a nearby restaurant at another hotel (5 mins away)--the food there was much more reasonably priced and quite delicious.

Reviewed August 19, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
emma from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

secluded beach retreat”

beachside location
more singha beer - they ran out twice during our stay :-)

Aava resort is very new - nearly completed - with a lovely location on a deserted beach at Khanom - just a short hop from samui on the ferry and easy drive south from donsak. the resort is small with friendly and attentive staff and delicious food - amazing breakfasts and oven baked pizzas! This hotel is a sanctuary of peace and seclusion - perfect for a few days break to relax or explore Surat Thani / Nakhon Sri Thamarat provinces by car.

Reviewed July 27, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
emma from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

secluded beach retreat”

beachside location
more singha beer - they ran out twice during our stay :-)

Aava resort is very new - nearly completed - with a lovely location on a deserted beach at Khanom - just a short hop from samui on the ferry and easy drive south from donsak. the resort is small with friendly and attentive staff and delicious food - amazing breakfasts and oven baked pizzas! This hotel is a sanctuary of peace and seclusion - perfect for a few days break to relax or explore Surat Thani / Nakhon Sri Thamarat provinces by car.

Reviewed July 27, 2010

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6.7
Good
Vinchel from Indonesia
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in August 2010

Impressive looking hotel”

Nice layout and concept is highly interesting, perfect for honeymooners
Hotel ain't complete and they have been marketing it for 8 months

Stayed there a night and came for the 1st time to Khanom for the purpose of relaxing away from maddenning crowd and to see the rare pink Dolphin in the sea. Aava has huge potential as it is rated one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in Thailand. The problem is that the hotel isn't finished, so we were the only guests staying there. Beach is very beautiful, of course. We found the resort was 90% complete as the reception isn't done. The back-office is aweful and there are some serious works to be done on the interior. I understand the resort was introduced in Dec 2009 and up until Aug 2010, it is still not ready. The management said it will do official launch early Sep. Given the time they have and the kind of management we run into (owner is Finnish), I doubt they will be ready. I suspect they have run into some sort of difficulties, with lousy and unfinished contracting work on the interiors being one of them, and under-staffing issue being another one. That said, IF properly run and managed, the resort has huge potential to draw tourists to understand its concept. One day, I will come again and hopefully, it will be a much better hotel. I like off-the-beaten track, that is Khanom.

Reviewed August 21, 2010

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