When we pulled up in our taxi from the airport, I was already pleased with the choice that we’d made in booking the Centara Anda Dhevi Resort and Spa for our accommodation in Ao Nang. The foyer is light, airy and very tropical looking, and all of the check in staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were served a delicious welcome juice on arrival, as well as a cold towel – something that we’d really missed in the Philippines! Check in was quick and efficient, and we were soon escorted to our room with the promise that our bags would soon follow.
We had booked one of their pool access rooms for a little splurge to finish off our holiday, and it was well worth it. The room was decorated in rich jewel tones, and although it was quite modern it still managed to retain an underlying traditional Thai feel. The room was well appointed with a large bed, small couch and sitting area and a desk/dressing table with a large mirror above it.
The bathroom was quite large compared to other hotel bathrooms, and had a separate bath and shower, something that I always really like. The bathroom did have the large window through to the rest of the room that seems to be popular with more upscale hotels these days, so be aware of this if you’re travelling with friends.
A large sliding door opened out from the room onto a good-sized terrace next to the pool. The terrace had 2 wonderfully comfortable sun loungers and a small table, as well as a towel rail attached to the wall. It was really nice that the terrace was fenced off from the pool, giving you a bit more feeling of privacy and security. The terrace also offered a good amount of shade, which was great as I was able to spend a lot of time out there without being fried to a crisp! To get into the pool, you opened a small gate and stepped straight down a few steps into the pool – glorious.
One of the downsides of our terrace was that there was a volleyball net right next to it, so we did get a bit of noise and splashing, with the occasional ball coming over the fence as well! It didn’t bother us too much though, and it really does come with the territory when you have a pool access room. The good thing was that the room itself seemed to be quite well insulated from a noise perspective – when we were in our room with the door shut we could barely hear anything.
The pool itself, although not massive, was quite well equipped – especially for families. There were numerous things to do in the pool other than just float around including a small water slide, the afore-mentioned volleyball net, and a basketball hoop. Up the other end of the pool which was a little quieter was a pool bar with a great selection of cocktails and some spa jets.
Breakfast was served in the Palm Court restaurant, which echoed the foyer’s modern tropical theme with open walls. At the time of the year when we visited (April), the weather was quite hot and humid and as the restaurant was open air they only had fans, which did make breakfasts a little hot and sweaty. The joys of the tropics! The breakfast buffet was really well equipped, with an egg station, a good variety of both hot and cold breakfast selections, and even a Bloody Mary station! I had some of the best omelettes I’ve eaten at the breakfast here.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Centara Anda Dhevi in Ao Nang, and I would definitely recommend it for any couples or families visiting Krabi.