Need to know
64, including 17 suites.
Midday; check-in 2pm. Day-use rooms are available on request for a fee.
Double rooms from $302.90 (THB9,656), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates usually include buffet breakfast.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, kayaks, gardens, beach, library, WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV and DVD player.
Our favourite rooms
Go for any of the rooms with 'ocean' in their name, as you're guaranteed your own sun-bed on the beach. For privacy and pristine sea views, book a second-floor Ocean Pool Suite. Of the got-it-flaunt-it persuasion? Plump for an Ocean Garden Pool Suites below, where your pool and relaxation sala are set on the public beach.
Rooms come with private plunge pools, plus there's an aqua-blue infinity pool slung between the bistro, bar and beach, perfect for splashing and lapping.
Indulgent sessions are on offer at the Anantara Spa, a serene retreat nestled among ponds, boulders and lush foliage. Chill out in a traditional herbal bath or the tropical steam cave, then take your pick of luxurious indoor and outdoor treatment rooms for one or two. Signature treatments include the Rasananda Bliss with a floral foot bath, oil massage and after-sun treatment; or the Journey to Siam, which pampers with a foot ritual, steam, body scrub and Thai massage. Perched atop a flat rock, the yoga platform is the perfect place to salute the sun.
Big shades, a tiny bikini, and something floaty to wear to the restaurant. Shoes are optional.
Plan your stay around Koh Phangan's famed Full Moon events – party people should book early for the monthly mashup; those seeking relaxation should stay away.
Welcome, although the hotel prefers to peg itself as an adults' escape. Under-4s stay free if they share parents' bedding; extra beds for 4–11-year-olds cost THB1,500 a night (includes breakfast); THB2,500 a night for over-11s.