Located just north of the turnoff for Salak Khok, this isolated resort in a peaceful setting caters to health-conscious travellers.
Each with air-con, TV with DVD player, fridge, desk, rattan furnishings and soft beds on four-poster frames with mosquito nets, the beautiful villas with wood tile roofs are blended successfully into the surrounding forest. Flowers, butterflies and birdsong abound. A lovely saltwater swimming pool fronts a vast lagoon, where guests can kayak through the mangroves, though it's a very long paddle to the nearest beach. While the accommodation and facilities are excellent, the resort's main selling points are its health programmes that include guided meditation, yoga, exercise and cleansing treatments. Special rates are offered to guests who opt for the three or seven-day fasting programmes, during which they consume only a natural detox drink and herbal supplements. We did a seven-day cleanse here in January 2013 (prior to our most recent spin through) and found it a touch more impersonal than somewhere like The Sanctuary on Ko Pha Ngan, but perfectly adequate. Those accepting food can enjoy the quiet restaurant that focuses on raw foods and uses organic veggies grown on site. The resort offers transfers from the ferry piers, Trat town or even Bangkok.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,650 baht, high season 1,850 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,650 baht, high season 2,943 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 2,850 baht, high season 3,178 baht. Notes:
15/4 Moo 4, Baan Salak Khok, Ko Chang
T: (039) 553 091
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F: (039) 553 093
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B