Prana Resort Nandana Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand with kids
Our family stay at Prana Resort Nandana Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand with kids was wonderful from start to finish.
We had been to Koh Samui before but not with children and it was fantastic to return with them. And show them this beautiful island.
For this trip we stayed at the Prana Resort as part of our summer trip to Thailand with kids and after lots of sightseeing at the start this was the perfect place to relax. We felt welcomed into this gorgeous hotel and loved every minute of it.
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Prana Resort Nandana Samui:Location
This resort is just over a 10 minute drive from the international airport and around an hour from the ferry terminal. The look of the hotel is beautiful, playing on traditional products like bamboo and rattan.
This isn’t a large hotel but is packed full of all the elements you need for a great stay. There’s a great welcome in the lovely Thai-inspired reception area with drinks. inspired
With swimming pools and its own beach area, the Prana Resort Nandana Samui is perfect for family holidays.
Nearby it is easy to get to the Big Buddha Statue and Wat Plai Laem. Chaweng is around a 10 minute drive away.
Fisherman’s Village Plaza is just three miles away and packed with hops, restaurants and bars. The weekly Friday night market is great fun with its stalls selling clothes and handicrafts along with lots of food options.
Staying at the Prana Resort Nandana Samui
There are a number of different rooms in different locations across the resort. We stayed in two of their interconnecting rooms in the garden area.
This was a perfect space for a family.
We had two rooms. One the master bedroom with large double bedroom and one for the children with three single beds for them.
Each room had a desk and changing area along with a large bathroom.
The rooms were beautifully appointed and really comfortable. There were gowns, tote bags to take to the beach and plenty of space to spread out.
We had a small terrace with relaxing chairs which were an easy walk to the main pool from.
Because the rooms were interconnecting we all had enough space to really relax.
The Prana is a small hotel that packs a big punch. It has absolutely everything you could need for an amazing family holiday.
There is a main pool which is fantastic for everyone to splash about in and cool off in. There are also two splash pools, which were close to our rooms and then in the beach area there’s an adult only infinity pool.
Beach – Prana Resort Nandana Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand
Across the road (with security guards to help you cross) is the beach area. There are chairs here, including hammocks, to hang out on and the beach has some swings on it too which the kids loved.
Playroom for kids
For younger children there’s a kids playroom packed with games and toys that is free to use.
There’s also a gym here if you fancy working out.
Cookery classes at Prana Resort Nandana Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand with kids
You can also book to take some Thai cookery classes. We took a family class that was such a great experience.
The resident chef got us all cooking up spring rolls and a delicious range of Thai dishes. As we’re vegetarian he tailored it to that for us too.
We then got to have lunch eating the food we’d created. And we took home the recipes too.
The Prana has its own spa, the Amezcua which is the perfect place to get a treatment. I had one of their massages which was absolutely wonderful.
I loved how discreet it was (compared to other Thai massages I’ve had!) and how glowing my skin was afterwards. It was one of the nicest massages I’ve had.
If you stay at the hotel I definitely recommend the spa for a fantastic experience.
Eating in at Prana Resort Nandana Samui
There is a main restaurant for breakfast and then a beachside restaurant for lunch and dinner.
We loved breakfast which was a huge spread of pastries, cereals, fruits and juices. There were hot foods, including vegetarian and vegan options.
I loved the look of the noodle soup station (although this was only meat based) and there was an egg chef too.
We always filled up so well at breakfast and everyone left happy.
We ate a number of meals in the beachside restaurant, Tropikana. They had a huge choice (including a separate began and vegetarian menu).
There was traditional Thai foods from curries to noodles though to quesadillas, burgers, salads and pizzas.
We loved the food and the setting, overlooking the sea was wonderful.
How child friendly is Prana Koh Samui?
This is a really family friendly hotel. It is clear from the very start that those traveling with kids are actively welcomed here.
The children loved the pools and the beach with the swings. They didn’t use the kid’s club but it’s a great facility for those with smaller children.
The food in the restaurants was perfect for kids and a great chance for them to try local flavors as well as safe child-friendly options.
We really enjoyed our stay here and wouldn’t hesitate to return on a trip back to Koh Samui.
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