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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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8.2

Excellent

675 reviews

675 reviews

Beach6
Breakfast3
Housekeeping3
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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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Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen 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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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Villa, 1 Bedroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Single
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Double Deluxe
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Double Superior
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Room - Pool Side View
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

Does Aava Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+) have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Aava Resort & Spa.

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+)

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast is very very good."

    Mun

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    July 7, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "It was a pleasant surprise, didn't expect such a nice beach."

    Andreas

    |

    April 16, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location."

    Jean

    |

    October 14, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 292 Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
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Room size
42 sqm.
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Location score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.3/10
Bigger than
90
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Better than
89
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Better than
86
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Better than
76
%
of Nakhon Si Thammarat properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
675 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 85% 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
  • 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

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8.1
/
10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities8.0
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.3
Value for money7.5
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9+ Exceptional (89)
8-9 Excellent (44)
7-8 Very Good (69)
6-7 Good (44)
<6 Below Expectation (42)
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Mar - May (84)
Jun - Aug (70)
Sep - Nov (80)
Dec - Feb (54)
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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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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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9.0
Exceptional
Annette from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 7 nights in November 2013

Loved this hotel and spa idyllic”

Location beach and friendly staff

The 4 of us had a wonderful stay at this resort. We made full use of the organised trips, the in house spa for massages and the delicious breakfasts. We would love to return one day. Our only comment would be to have more hooks in the bathroom and perhaps more of a bistro for lunch snacks at more reasonable prices.

Reviewed November 22, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Walter from United States
Group
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Absolute Oasis”

Staff speaks English and is incredibly accommodating

had a wonderful two night stay. although it is clear you are in thailand, this resort surpassed my expectations. we arrived on bicycles and one of is had a little mechanical hiccup. a driver was arranged to drive him 150km round trip instantly. the restaurant food was incredible, although they don't really understand the idea of a 'tasting menu' and treat it more like a 'set menu' it was incredibly delicious. the drinks are perhaps a little expensive, but you get what you pay for. there are alternate options within easy reach but as an overall experience it was the best resort i've seen for a lng time. interesting architecture, friendly staff, endless clean sand beach, no crowds, no drunks, no noise, great ambience. some little hiccups in the room perhaps, like ill fitting sink plug, but nothing to detract from a perfect stay. the wifi wasn't working very well in the room, but it did elsewhere!

Reviewed October 15, 2012

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7.7
Very good
John from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

Pleasantly surprised!”

food, service, and beach

If you're looking for solitude, this is your place to stay. And one of the best places in Khanom. The serrvice and food is excellent. Management is Scandinavian so there is a nice balance of Thai and Western food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Young children eat for free during lunch if one adult orders. There are 2 happy hours during the day...from 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Wine, beer, mocktails, and non-specialty cocktails are buy one get one free, which makes them quite affordable. This makes beer 45 baht each, mocktails 75 baht each and cocktails 125 baht each. That's a pretty good steal for a beach resort. If you're looking for things to do, other restaurants to visit, or many other people to befriend, this is not your resort of choice. This is for getting away and simply relaxing, which was exactly what I needed. Loved this resort!

Reviewed February 01, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Annette from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 7 nights in November 2013

Loved this hotel and spa idyllic”

Location beach and friendly staff

The 4 of us had a wonderful stay at this resort. We made full use of the organised trips, the in house spa for massages and the delicious breakfasts. We would love to return one day. Our only comment would be to have more hooks in the bathroom and perhaps more of a bistro for lunch snacks at more reasonable prices.

Reviewed November 22, 2013

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6.0
Philip from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Great breakfast, helpful staff, but overrated”

Breakfast, friendly staff, quiet

I wanted this short break to be special so opted for a 'special' hotel, as described. The hotel was ordinary in most respects, and less than ordinary in others. The room was tiny and felt quite claustrophobic. There are no grassed areas where children can play. The pool was quite small. The description for Aava makes it sound like something similar, but it isn't. OK, it doesn't have rainshowers and pebbles in the shower enclosure, but I can forego these superficial features. Aava has a nice kids' room and offers a free childcare service. The hotel also provides free meals for young children. These are really nice touches and the staff were great with our daughter. The breakfast at Aava was excellent (quite unusual in Thailand) and set me up for the whole morning. The menu is good but the food is extremely expensive for local standards. Tourists arriving from Helsinki may not think the prices are expensive, but for those of us living in Thailand it is quite a shock to see evening meals and fried rice . Similarly, the spa prices are expensive. I'm sure the service is very good, and I know the prices are a lot cheaper than Europe and Scandinavia, for a Thai massage is slightly more than that I pay at home. If you drive there yourself, which I guess that most guests don't, there is no hotel sign on the roadside. The sign in front of the hotel is printed in a weird 'artistic' font and is barely legible. Initially I drove past, and even when I drove back the hotel was difficult to identify. There is also very little parking.

Reviewed June 29, 2013

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6.0
Philip from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Great breakfast, helpful staff, but overrated”

Breakfast, friendly staff, quiet

I wanted this short break to be special so opted for a 'special' hotel, as described. The hotel was ordinary in most respects, and less than ordinary in others. The room was tiny and felt quite claustrophobic. There are no grassed areas where children can play. The pool was quite small. The description for Aava makes it sound like something similar, but it isn't. OK, it doesn't have rainshowers and pebbles in the shower enclosure, but I can forego these superficial features. Aava has a nice kids' room and offers a free childcare service. The hotel also provides free meals for young children. These are really nice touches and the staff were great with our daughter. The breakfast at Aava was excellent (quite unusual in Thailand) and set me up for the whole morning. The menu is good but the food is extremely expensive for local standards. Tourists arriving from Helsinki may not think the prices are expensive, but for those of us living in Thailand it is quite a shock to see evening meals and fried rice . Similarly, the spa prices are expensive. I'm sure the service is very good, and I know the prices are a lot cheaper than Europe and Scandinavia, for a Thai massage is slightly more than that I pay at home. If you drive there yourself, which I guess that most guests don't, there is no hotel sign on the roadside. The sign in front of the hotel is printed in a weird 'artistic' font and is barely legible. Initially I drove past, and even when I drove back the hotel was difficult to identify. There is also very little parking.

Reviewed June 29, 2013

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7.7
Very good
John from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

Pleasantly surprised!”

food, service, and beach

If you're looking for solitude, this is your place to stay. And one of the best places in Khanom. The serrvice and food is excellent. Management is Scandinavian so there is a nice balance of Thai and Western food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Young children eat for free during lunch if one adult orders. There are 2 happy hours during the day...from 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Wine, beer, mocktails, and non-specialty cocktails are buy one get one free, which makes them quite affordable. This makes beer 45 baht each, mocktails 75 baht each and cocktails 125 baht each. That's a pretty good steal for a beach resort. If you're looking for things to do, other restaurants to visit, or many other people to befriend, this is not your resort of choice. This is for getting away and simply relaxing, which was exactly what I needed. Loved this resort!

Reviewed February 01, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Natthakritta from Thailand
Business traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in July 2012

Very nice hotel”

Very good

My stay at Aava Resort Hotel is very good, nice hotel.

Reviewed July 23, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Walter from United States
Group
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Absolute Oasis”

Staff speaks English and is incredibly accommodating

had a wonderful two night stay. although it is clear you are in thailand, this resort surpassed my expectations. we arrived on bicycles and one of is had a little mechanical hiccup. a driver was arranged to drive him 150km round trip instantly. the restaurant food was incredible, although they don't really understand the idea of a 'tasting menu' and treat it more like a 'set menu' it was incredibly delicious. the drinks are perhaps a little expensive, but you get what you pay for. there are alternate options within easy reach but as an overall experience it was the best resort i've seen for a lng time. interesting architecture, friendly staff, endless clean sand beach, no crowds, no drunks, no noise, great ambience. some little hiccups in the room perhaps, like ill fitting sink plug, but nothing to detract from a perfect stay. the wifi wasn't working very well in the room, but it did elsewhere!

Reviewed October 15, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Natthakritta from Thailand
Business traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in July 2012

Very nice hotel”

Very good

My stay at Aava Resort Hotel is very good, nice hotel.

Reviewed July 23, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Rene from Germany
Family with young children
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Very nice and friendly hotel”

nice hotel, great breakfast, friendly staff

We (my girlfriend, my daughter(1 year old) and my parents went there the first time and will sure come again. Its a very nice resort. Little offside, but very quiet. They also have foreigners working there as staff, so its very easy to comunicate there. The rooms are very nice and clean. The breakfast was really great. The Staff are very friendly. Its directly at the beach and has a good pool. We will come there again sure.

Reviewed May 27, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Theerayut from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

Aava Resort in Khanom”

Hotel decoration and styles.

Deluxe room we stayed is a bit small and has no sea view. However,these cons could be compensated by the resort nice decoration throughout the area and its outstanding breakfast. Khanom beach itself is breath-taking beautiful and also very quiet. Perfect place for honey moon, I suppose.

Reviewed February 10, 2011

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