We wanted a relaxing vacation where we just laid on a nice beach, ate well and had a fabulous room, and we got all of that at Aleenta.
The resort is very relaxing, private and really well maintained. The food at both restaurants was amazing. The staff is EXTREMELY accommodating and everyone that works there is so nice.
We had a pool residence and it was HUGE! It was like a two story condo, with 2 master bedrooms (one on each floor), there were 4 balconies that overlooked the ocean and we had a private infinity pool and a full kitchen. We watched the sunset every night and it was breath taking.
One really unique offering the resort has is a private cooking class with the chef from the Thai restaurant. You pick out 2 or 3 courses that you want to cook, you then go early in the morning with the chef into town to their market where all of the fresh fish and produce is brought in daily, buy ingredients for your dish and then go back to the resort for your cooking class. Since our room had a full kitchen, the chef came to our room with all of the ingredients and utensils, along with a cookbook containing the recipes of the dishes we chose and aprons for us. Then she gave us a private cooking class and we ate our dishes from one of our balconies. The food was AMAZING and it really was such a unique experience. We had our cooking class with Chef Thip, and she was so sweet and a fabulous chef and teacher.
If you're looking to do nothing except chill in paradise, go to Aleenta!
Traveller from W
For those craving complete self-rejuvenation, Aleenta Resort and Spa is truly unbeatable. Located right on the beach, just …More
A serene and quiet place to be at if you prefer not to be disturb. Luna restaurant serves superb and creative authentic Thai food that you should not miss it. You will be pleasantly surprised! Personalized and attentive hotel staff that brings warmth to your stay.
Some of the staff are amazingly proactive, and helpful. The beach was dramatically beautiful and the pool well positioned on the edge of the beach. I stayed there for 5 days on my own and was very happy.
We stayed here for 3 nights. It's a beautiful resort full of lush gardens, frangipani trees, a lake etc. The setting is stunning and it's a huge complex (if you will use the pool a lot it's better to get a room by the pool, otherwise you have to walk up or buggy to the reception). The reception is decked out in Thai style decor, which is nice compared to the other modern resorts around the area.
The pool is huge,warm, and there is a pool bar where you can order food or drinks. There are also 2 big hot spring pools which are lovely. The gym is in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Equipment is pretty old, but there is a lot of variety.
The staff are friendly and nice, but their english isn't very good and sometimes they can't understand you. It is in a very remote area, but they do have a shuttle bus to take you into a huge tesco supermarket, or there are a few restaurants and shops near the supermarket that they can take you to as well. But generally don't go here if you want to shop and have an abundance of food choice.
The only downside to this compared to some of other resorts is that it's not directly on the beach front. You have to cross a jetty to get the beach, and the beach on this side is quite barren, and the current here quite strong. not great for swimming.
Overall though, the resort is stunning and i was surprised at how huge it was. Rooms were nice but TV was old and picture fuzzy.
Lydia from Singapore
This two-story resort set in tropical gardens has its own mineral-rich hot springs, and is one km (0.6 miles) from a beach …More
We had a great stay here. The location is a bit isolated, but we had motorcycles, so that wasn't a big problem for us. We only stayed one night, but I think that if we stayed longer, we would get a little bored since it is so isolated. Staff is very friendly and the surroundings were beautiful!
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