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Beautiful spacious apartment. Very comfortable for a family of 6, and looks exactly as the photos show. The location for Surin Beach could not be better, the Chava Resort is wonderful and we had a fabulous time here!
The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos and is on the 4th floor (5 floors in block). The apartment is located in a boutique apartment resort called The Chava Resort which has about 45 rooms in total. The quality of the furnishings is good and the De Longhi coffee machine was a pleasant surprise - bring your own beans or ground coffee. The pool, staff, onsite restaurant were all excellent. The interactions with Tolga were prompt and his onsite manager, Kirana, arranged transport and was there to meet us on arrival - it is always nice to have someone meet you with a sign your names on it after a long flight. So overall a great experience and better value than booking direct with the resort.
Surin beach is pretty quiet in the low season and the beach is a bit rough as it is deep beach and was closed for swimming. Bang Tao beach is one beach north and is shallower and not as rough. Ocean temperatures at this time of year were great at approx 30 degrees. Hiring a car (reception can assist) is a great option to see more of the island and was 1300 BHT per day.
Fantastic house! Didn't leave once! Had everything you would want! Will hope to come again!
The house was beyond our expectations! Beautiful home, with beautiful views. Plenty of space for everyone. Having our own private pool was wonderful.
Kirana, the property manager for this location, was helpful from the moment we landed in Phuket. She arranged for transportation (extra charge, of course), and stayed late to get us check in since we had arrived late. Everytime we called to ask a question, she would always pick up. The property is accurately depicted in the photos, it actually looks better in person. If you are looking for exciting nightlife and small vendors everywhere, this beach is not the one for you. There are taxi's right outside of the property with set prices on a white board, usually about 800B to 900B to get to Patong or Phuket town, that is a good option for a daytrip if shopping is what you're looking to do. But if you're looking for pristine beaches without the flocks of tourists, noise or garbage that come with it, this is the location for you. The beach is just a little walk away, with a family mart just next door. The beach you have access to actually has a law that every 200m it is considered a 'clean beach zone' meaning no vendors, no umbrellas etc. So its not over run by money making opportunists. Also, there were no jetskis or boats to be seen, meaning no oil in the water. I'm not sure if we stayed during low season or not, but the resort was so quiet and with all the greenery it was enchanting. This is a great family resort, the swim up cabanas at the pool made for some very relaxing afternoons, the pool was almost always deserted. There is nothing I would want to change about this trip, we had an amazing time.
I can't even describe how amazing this place was. We had 6 adults and a 1.5year old and there was sooo much space. Everything ran smoothly from Kirana's communication with us before the trip, th airport transfer, arriving late from Sydney flight Kirana was at hotel waiting for us to show us up to apartment at he the Chava. The place is exactly as in the pictures and better. There is a pool view from the main balcony which was an extra special surprise. The space and full kitchen was the best with a small child and doesn't not even compare to a normal hotel room. Just amazing!! The staff at the Chava were all wonderful and the food very nice. We ate here a few times but also explored the local restaurants which were great!!! Peter is very helpful with advice of the area restaurants etc, btw if you haven't tried banana egg rot pancakes down by the local stalls at the surin beach carpark you are seriously missing out. Best ever! Thanks tolman for such an amazing holiday. We wouldn't hesitate to book again the next time we are in thailand and we will be telling all our friends too: thanks.
We loved our stay at Tolga's beautifully designed and spaceous apartment. The Italian espresso maker was a nice touch (but bring some beans). The Chava is superb with great facilities. Lush green walls and palm trees surround the pool. It's a short walk to Surin, our favorite Phuket beach. Overall, a perfect family vacation home. We'd definitely come back.
Awesome place, with everything you need provided for. Great views, very relaxing. There was no need to get out of the villa - you could just make arrangements and the friendly management would be more than happy to accommodate your requests.
Perfect for a few days of just relaxing.
Fantastic apartment overlooking the best beach in Phuket! High end appliances/equipment and furnishings, everything you could need was there in the beautiful apartment. Amazing views of the sea
Everything was perfect, Tolga and his team really impressed us! The property is very nice and I highly recommend it to anyone.
Happy to host Tolga, very kind and easy to communicate with. Apartment was in good shape when he left. I recommend him to all hosts.