We stayed 5 nights in a Thai Mini Suite that was not far from the front desk. I actually like the little extra front room for leaving sandy shoes and towels and a place to read while someone else sleeps. It was on the 2nd floor; however one of the other wings may have had a more decorative room. The photos look very color-full, but our room seemed rather white and dull. We didn’t leave the curtains open a lot because the window faced a walkway and was a clear shot into the room. We paid about 120USD/night. I think if you can get it for half or 2/3 that rate it would be a better deal. The term “Resort” is not accurate. The room was clean and basic. Shower water nice and hot all the time and I did like the set up with separate WC. With all the sand from the beach it would have been nice if the floors were swept and /or mopped when the room was tidied – even if only every other day. It was not done once in 5 days. Our linens were never changed (which I normally would not mind, but we could tell once the sheets got a little sandy by the 2nd day). We would sometimes be gone for 3 hours in the morning but our room didn’t get tidied or new towels until later in the afternoon. No mosquitos in the room but spray before you go to the open lobby or breakfast area.
Breakfast is free and adequate buffet with Asian and western food, although not at all interesting or particularly tasty; coffee is not good. In the evening they have an Italian restaurant that I can’t imagine going to. The front desk staff is ok at checking in and out but not much help for anything else. They had no knowledge of Phuket Town (about 45 minute drive away) and were confused when I asked them to make a call for a dinner reservation. It just isn’t something they do. Staff was friendly but nothing extra as far as service goes.
The pool looks ok, but we did not use it. The beach is right across the village alley way. Here you can find tour/scuba booths, coffee places, food & bars (so many places have pizza?) and trinket shopping (not much to buy in this part of Phuket but mostly mass produced trinkets and beach stuff), minimart, massage places etc, tuk-tuks and taxis available there all the time.
The beach is public. Pay 150 Baht for beach chairs from the local vendor wherever you’d like to sit. We walked just a bit north and ended up at Mr. Poon’s. He is friendly and funny. We took a break from the sun and sat in his little shanty restaurant and had the best fried rice – fresh and tasty. We went back to Mr. Poon’s beach area 3 days in a row.
The Octopus on the beach street had tasty dinner and drinks (good chicken with ginger and good soup).
Best massage place is just to the left (south) of the hotel entrance by the mini-mart, there is a tailor and the snorkel tour booth there also right in front of the Indigo Pearl beach entrance. The massage place is nice and clean, has an upstairs for the full body massages that is a little more private – with curtains to separate the tables and a great breeze. Thai massage is about 300-400 baht.
This hotel seems like a good place for families: there is lots of room for running around, pool, some big turtles to look at close to the lobby; breakfast has bland choices for picky eaters and spaghetti for dinner, large fridge to keep any snacks and water you can buy at the minimart.
It is not a resort.
One more complaint: They nickel & dime you for the Wi-Fi in your room. It is free in the lobby with your own lap-top with a slowish connection (if you use one of their 2 computers it costs!) it isn’t terribly expensive but it added to the cheap feeling of the place.
Dewa had a nicer atmosphere and depending on when you book might have a good price. Indigo Pearl is fantastic – much more upscale but if you can get a room under 200USD then go for it (and if you can afford more it is worth it).
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