Hello, my wife and I are travelling to Phuket from the US April 16-26 of 2014. I booked out airfare and lodging at Baan Yamu on Cape Yamu. I am very well aware that this facility is on the quiet east side of the island away from the popular beaches. We aren't beach people but prefer to lounge at the pool and do day trips to beaches and other sites. The facility will afford room for us to spread out as we will be bringing our 6 and 9 year old.
What should we expect for a taxi ride straight across the island to Surin Beach? Also, is there a place of recommended drivers to hire for the day somewhere on this board.
Is this hotel easy enough to get to the marina for tours out to the islands off the east coast of Phuket. Also, read one review about being able to catch long tail boats of the small pier on Cape Yamu...is this accurate?
Also, did the Baan Yamu used to be called Club Yamu until recently? I can't seem to find more then a couple of reviews on "Baan Yamu".
Thanks in advance.