About this listing
Nataraj in the middle, the Thai massage ladies are your neighbors (house at the left side of the pic).
Nataraj is not a house, it's not an apartment, it's your own spectacular nature spot in the rocks. It's the place of opposites: living in a huge hut with the power of nature & the elements, the place is superbasic, yet with the luxury of white cotton sheets and the dedicated room services of our beloved Song, your Thai host.
Nature living with wonderful ocean&jungle views
Perfectly located at the wonderful jungle bay Had Tien at Koh Phangan, right at the beach, built in the rocks, Nataraj is one the most amazing jungle houses of the bay, and the only one you don't have to climb any hills to access. No walls, no windows, sheltered by a huge, thatched roof, gorgeous crystal rocks and some bamboo pools, at Nataraj you live in and with nature. Beautiful ocean view from the bed, great jungle view from the hammocks, surrounded by magical crystal rocks.
White cotton mosquitonetted king size bed & open air rainshower
There's a 110m2 meter wooden platform, 60 m2 under the thatched roof, 50m2 outside deck. Beautifully handmade kingsize four poster bed, white cotton mosquitonet and sheets, hammocks, sunbeds, small table and bamboo chairs, simple campingstyle kitchenette, wardrobe, toilet in a bamboo cabin on the outside deck, no hot water. Electricity to charge your phone or other devices is provided from 6 till 10 pm. You can choose to light a few lamps during that time, but you'll probably prefer the fairy tale like lighting of the oil lamps. Enjoy the exciting experience of taking an (open air) rainshower directly under the stars. Thanks to the location, you don't need a fan or airconditioning; most of the time there's a gentle, natural breeze from the ocean.
Superbasic yet luxurious: daily roomservice will be provided to you by the lovely Song. Song only speaks a few words of English and his services are friendstyle like, laid back, and always with a heartwarming smile.
He takes care of the house, the cleaning, and of you. He'll be happy to get you your meals from any bay restaurant, light the more than a dozen oillamps at evening time, get you filtered drinking water every day, do your laundry and even gives you a great massage. On occasion, he might bring you some of his delicious barbecued fish, that he catches himself, a spicy papaya salad or fresh cut coconuts. It's totally up to you whether you want him to wake you up with a cup of coffee, fried eggs and fresh fruits (you can buy all at Hadrin) and make you a boil of hot water to shave or wash, or you only want him to clean your house and make your bed after you've left the house. Song will be stand by, he and his lovely wife Nok live just next to Nataraj.
Had Tien is a quite secluded jungle bay, to be reached by boat from Hadrin, and is known for the famous Sanctuary Spa, Detox & Wellness Resort, a few minutes walk from Nataraj. Together with the 4 Thai resorts in the bay it's attracting a beautiful blend of people of many styles and from all over the world. Travelers, health seeking people, yoga students, dancing crowd and hippies, creative people, entrepeneurs, easily mixing together.
About doing & not doing
Enjoy all of the famous dining and wining, meditation and yoga classes or workshops of the Sanctuary ((website hidden)) or have a candlelight dinner at Spice, one of the bay's best fishrestaurants. Take a swim in the ocean, hike to Hadrin, ask Song to take you fishing, or take Thai boxing classes at Horizon. See movies at the next beach, or dance till dawn or midday at famous Eden or Guy's bar parties.. Or..... choose your solitude and ask Song to bring you your meals and drinks at home. It's totally up to what you feel like doing (or not doing :-) in the moment!
Please note the Friday night Guy's Bar parties
!! At Friday nights there's a (loud!), funky open air Guy's Bar party in the bay, that lasts till the next day. Some people love it, some don't, and if you can't sleep with the sound of music, you may NOT want to rent Nataraj on Friday nights, or at least use earplugs (you can buy them in the Sanctuary's shop!!
Some people in the bay choose this night to spend time in a different bay, or at Thon Sala, and stay over in a cheap bungalow. But if you do like to dance, it's a wonderful experience to wake up very early and dance into sunrise.
Pets and animals
Comparing to the jungle houses in the hills, at Nataraj chances aren't big you come eye to eye with any scorpions, snakes or centipedes at Nataraj. Gekko's, monetary lizards, frogs, bats, and loads of butterflies and dragon flies come as pets and it's joyful to watch them. Ants will be your roommates too; as long as you store your food right, they simply walk in a straight line, and you'll come to appreciate their peaceful company. Sometimes a cat or a dog comes to visit you, and if you're lucky, a monkey will try to draw your attention by throwing little pieces of glass from one of the rocks. To some it can take a day or two to get used to 'jungle living', but most people come to love it in no time.
Private retreat or honeymoon suite
Staying at this wonderful, magical spot is a true one of a kind experience. It's not for everyone. It doesn't have walls or even hot water, it's designed for people who love the beauty of nature and the elements, while still being able to choose to eat great food, socialize or feeling cherished by roomservice. At day time it has its rough natural beauty, at night time it's magical, lighted by more than a dozen of oillamps. With good wheather it's a serene romantic spot, with storm or lightning it can be quite adventurous.
Make it your private yoga or meditation retreat, your super romantic honeymoon suite, or invite friends for moongazing parties or naked sunbathing at the outside deck. Go climbing in the attached caves, it's truly like a boy's book!