Amaresa Resort Sunrise lifestyle Koh Phangan

Our Story

Amaresa Resort – our dream 

We would like to tell you more about our resort, and our passion to share the easy-going fun-loving Thai lifestyle to likeminded people. We have founded Amaresa Resort in 2010. 

Like many entrepreneurs we started off with just a dream. We are Roy Fakiera and Prewien Pandohi-Mishre and our background is in civil engineering. We were doing all right at the time but our hearted craved for more. Our dream was to spread happiness among our people, our community and our customers. To provide curious travelers with a genuine experience of tropical green nature. 

We wanted to create a place where our guests would be able to gaze at idyllic views and feel united with nature. We wanted them to taste the freshness of our food prepared according to authentic Thai recipes. To facilitate a stay so charming and pleasant that our guests would smile every time they remembered their trip to Amaresa Resort.

So we did! We did create that place that existed only in our dreams. The design was done by ourselves in cooperation with a Dutch Architect. We funded the project without financial help of any bank. We supervised the construction and personally went out to buy the materials. From the wood for the bungalows to the curtains and pillow covers. Our college friend Ratree Wannaburee (also known as Auy) joined our team and together we negotiated with lawyers, landowners and government to get all paperwork in order. 

Guests from all parts of the world

For the past ten years we have successfully operated and maintained Amaresa Resort. We have received guests from all parts of the world who loved the natural environment, the views, the delicious food and our friendly staff. We are thankful to Mrs. Ratree and our staff and the guests for this success.

During the lockdown we did not depend on any government supporting program, nor did we close down our business. We know that it is just a matter of time until global travel is restored, and our guests can travel again to celebrate their holidays and make up for the lost year.

Post pandemic

We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well in these challenging times. As the global lockdowns are enduring, we have stayed positive and did everything we could to survive this period. Hoping that International travel will be possible soon again, we are contacting you with a proposal to make a pre-booking for the post-lockdown period. 

Staying afloat

The past months we have managed to stay afloat during the lockdown. During this lockdown foreign tourists could not come to Thailand for the holidays and our business, like many others, was affected dramatically. Deciding not to give up, we have thought of ways to overcome the financial challenges that we face. 

For instance, we spent time rethinking our hospitality concept, and refined our internal processes. We have tried to cut costs wherever possible. At present we are busy with some necessary maintenance to get the resort ready to receive our guests now that Thailand is slowly reopening to visitors again. Also, we have renewed our website with an integrated booking module to make it easier for guests to make a direct booking with us. We hope that you like the new look of our website and that you are tempted to make a booking with us. We look forward to seeing you at the resort!