Rasananda was completed in 2009. It offered the first luxury accommodation on the beach front of Thong Nai Pan Noi. The concept is individual pool villas in a modern Thai style that combines the best of the clean lines of minimalism with the features of traditional Thai accommodation.
In 2010 Rasananda won "Best Luxury Resort" at the Luxury Travel Awards. Since then demand has soared for the boutique resort. In June 2012 Rasananda will add another 20 private villas to its resort.
As a result of increased demand, Rasananda has partnered up with Anantara Brand Management to improve the experience of staying at the resort. Anantara has over 4,800 rooms world wide and has resorts in such places as Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Bangkok and Hua Hin.
Ownership of Rasananda remains Thai. It is promised that the newly branded Anantara Rasananda will remain true to its cultural roots while bringing the wealth of know-how that Anantara have to make an even better resort in Thong Nai Pan Noi.
While this might disappoint some - seeing a brand slip into the accommodation mix in TNP Noi - it will be seen as a welcome development for guests at Anantara Rasananda as they will be provided with even more luxury.