On our recent visit to Trang Province, we made reservations to Anantara Sikao which is about an hour drive from the city. This is not our first time here. Last time was about a couple of years ago when the resort was named Amari. Not much has changed since. The resort is located on a beach very near Hat Chao Mai National Park. This makes the nature here like almost untouched. Also there are not much developments around, which make the resort ideal for people who really want to be away.
Our room was the Anantara Suite, it offers a large terrace with a beautiful sea view. The interior is furnished with marvelous golden teak. In the center of the living room a glamorous day bed invites us to lay down and enjoy the view outside.
Just a few steps from the room is the beach. The strong winds (during the time we were there) and the warm water make a perfect condition for a swim. Other sea side activities are kayaking, and wind surfing. As the wind was strong it is also an ideal situation for wind surfing (for only experienced wind surfers).
Outside activities are Trang sea, the most famous tours is the 1 day trip to 5 islands. One of the highlights is swimming in the dark through a cave at the end of the cave is a small private beach surrounded by mountains at the very top is the sky. It is a unique land form the only way in or out is through that cave or climb over the mountains. The other highlight is feeding the fish while snorkeling. Thousands of colorful fishes surrounds your hands full of bread is a picture worth seeing.
There are two pools in the resort; the main pool which is a large oval shape. The second pool is the adult only pool (no children). While at the pool, I had a peak at the menu, the prices were very reasonable. We ordered a pizza; it came to us very fast. One bite we were hooked since, from that point on we never bother to go outside of food. It’s either the restaurant or room service.
The peaceful atmosphere, the design, the rooms, the surrounding nature all add up to a very unique place. Trang is known for their variety of food offerings and the Andaman Islands with clear waters, fish and coral. It’s truly a paradise. It is rare to have a resort like this in a non mainstream tourist province. But certainly it is a welcome for a paradise in paradise.