Gajapuri Resort and Spa is one of Koh Chang’s most peaceful 4 Star resorts.
About Gajapuri Resort and Spa
Located on the very popular Kai Bae Beach, Gajapuri Resort and Spa has 46 rooms and villas, set in lush tropical gardens. The rooms are connected together by raised wooden walkways which lead towards the beachside swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar.
After an expansion completed in 2014, accommodation now comprises a wide range of options. Superior rooms are found in a discreet two storey building with a step-up to superior cottages. Deluxe rooms come in Lanai style or jacuzzi, with or without seaview. Beachside offers Lanai or Gaja style and at the top end of the scale, you’ll find pool villas.
Gajapuri Resort’s main swimming pool sits by the ocean and you can exit the pool out onto the beach. From there, you can walk to the northern cape or venture next door to The Awa or The Chill. The sea will come right up to the front of the terrace at high tide and care should be taken swimming here, with rocks and coral underfoot.
The amenities in Gajapuri Resort rooms include individually controlled air-conditioning or fan, 32″ TV, DVD, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, in-room safe, hairdryer, bathroom accessories and wifi.
Gaja Chaan is the in-house restaurant offering a buffet breakfast, followed by Thai and International cuisine for the remainder of the day; the menu has 7 set dinners to work your way through over the course of your stay. There’s a pool bar too.
The food and drink is generally well reviewed by guests, but it’s only fair to say that the breakfast does not draw unanimous glowing praise. If you want a change, you can easily venture out onto Kai Bae’s walking street for lots of further dining choices, with Ziva Italian, Moo 4 and O2 just some suggestions among many.
Along the main road, you’ll also food stands, fruit markets, convenience stores and a few bars with Mojitos and The Wine Gallery both worth a stop.
GajaPin Spa is located on site, with massage, steam room and treatments, open daily from 10.00am to 19.00.
Service and staff are very attentive and professional, supplementing the calm atmosphere of the resort.
Gajapuri Resort and Spa – Our Verdict
Gajapuri Resort has been designed like a village, with the walkways and gardens connecting it all together. It uses wood extensively in the rooms and in the exteriors, a unique environmentally friendly approach that mirrors Koh Chang’s interior rainforest. The resort has a an adult, peaceful air, more likely to appeal to couples than families with kids. It’s a secluded haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Of course, we put Gajapuri Resort and Spa up among Koh Chang’s top 4 Star Resorts.
Room Types at Gajapuri Resort and Spa
Superior Rooms or Cottages, Deluxe (Lanai, Sea view, Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi Rooms – assigned on booking according to availability), Beachfront (Lanai or Gaja), Pool Villas or Pool Villa Suites
Rates at Gajapuri Resort and Spa
From 4,000bt to 9,000bt in high season, great deals in low season
Facilities at Gajapuri Resort and Spa
airport transfer, car park, laundry service, poolside bar, restaurant, room service, safety deposit boxes, garden, outdoor pool, spa, steamroom, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Useful Info for Gajapuri Resort and Spa
One extra child under 12 in existing bedding allowed in some rooms only; most rooms no extra bed allowed. Some rooms no child under 16. Check when booking as the policy is complicated. Supplements extra.
Check-In from 14:00 till 21.00, Check-Out by 06.30am to 12:00pm. Late Check-out possible with fee. No Check out on 24/12 & 31/12 each year
Kai Bae Beach is one of Koh Chang’s most popular areas as it offers a bit of everything, attracting families, couples, independent travellers, flashpackers and backpackers. It has a relaxing mix of Thai and western restaurants, fun bars, though it’s not a party zone and plenty of shops. There are some great stretches of beach too, especially at the southern end, offshore islands, an elephant camp and even a hidden waterfall.
For the full guide, please follow the link here, at Kai Bae Beach