We stayed in the two bedroom garden villa which was amazing and had all the facilities we needed. Our host was fantastic and collected/dropped us off at the pier. We were so impressed with the rooftop seating area where we loved to play cards in the evening. The pool was a real bonus as this had not been built when we booked. The children spent many hours playing and splashing in there. When our son had been unwell with a stomach bug, our lovely host appeared like Mary Poppins with medicine which was really kind of her. The supermarket is a short walk from the villa along the beach. We spent a few nights (including my birthday) at the milky bay resort which is to the left of the villa, a great spot to eat. I would definitely recommend the villa and hope to return one day.
We stayed in their one bedroom studio/bungalow while were there and we loved every minute of it. Ratchi & her team made sure we had everything that we
needed and even gave us some great tips about restuarants and other attractions on the island. The bungalow itself is very fresh and looks completely newly built. The studio/bungalow is not right in front of the beach but it is only a 30 second walk away from it. The area is a bit secluded since you have to get on a minor road before you reach the place, so I would recommend hiring a motorbike/scooter while you are here, even though the place is not far from the main road and some restuarants. The best ones is a short trip away though.
Our stay in the Charu Bay Villa was amazing. The house has everything you need. It looks exactly as on the photos online!
The owners are very helpful and kind. They are helping in every situation; if it's renting scooters or booking a day trip. They also picked us up at the port in Thong Sala. It's rare to have such generous and cooperative owners!
The situation of the house is perfect if you wanna stay in a lively area and near the centre of Koh Phangan. It's a perfect starting point to go to Halfmoon Festival, Haad Rin or to the North of the island.
We really recommend to stay in the Charu Bay Villas!
The villa is brand new and in great condition. It has everything you would need. It's located right next to a lovely sandy beach and a resort with a spa. Neal, the owner, was a superb host. You can also rent bikes off Neal and take a spin around the island to any one of the amazing beaches.
Myself my girlfriend and another couple rented the smaller villa for 4 nights. Neal and his wife where terrific hosts. Neal met us at the pier and checked us in showed us the property. He then chatted about what we wanted to do while staying in Koh phangan such as the full moon party among a number of other things. He also gave us some great advice about thailand and where we should head on the rest of our trip. The property is lovely but Neal was a great find in thailand as he was a treasure trove of advice and help. I would recommend Charu bay to everyone.