Sleek and central resort
With a great location near the centre of Cha-am Beach, Bann Pantai is a slick resort with a palette of turquoise and light grey in clean rooms set around an enormous lagoon-style swimming pool.
Reached by a footbridge that spans an offshoot of the pool, cushy superiors in a two-floor stack represent outstanding value. While you don’t get a view of the pool in these, frangipani and palm trees stand between two room blocks for a measure of privacy. Within steps of the pool, an extra 1,000 baht bags you a slightly larger freestanding villa with identical amenities as superiors.
In all rooms you get a soft queen bed or twin beds, large safe, desk, free WiFi, fridge, bathrobes, coffee/tea facilities, wide-screen LCD TV with several English channels, and private balcony with cushioned daybed for two. Bathrooms are spacious with rain showerheads behind glass doors. No rooms at Bann Pantai have sea views, but the beach is right across the street.
In addition to the giant pool rimmed by loungers and palms, the resort offers parking, a fitness room and restaurant where included buffet breakfasts are served inside or out on a breezy deck. The young staffers who greeted us were welcoming and one spoke very clear English.
Overall, Bann Pantai offers a solid upscale experience that would cost twice the price down in Hua Hin.
Address: 247/58 Ruamchit Rd, Cha-am
T: (032) 433 111; F: (032) 434 113
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º59'1.66" E, 12º47'45.01" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room|
Add 400 baht for a corner room
|1,900 baht||1,900 baht|
|Deluxe double room|
|2,900 baht||2,900 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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