We stayed here for 4 nights this past week. I booked the place hoping that all the good reviews here were right. Thankfully, they were.
From Trat we took the Princess Ferry at noon - this was a mistake - it just makes it more of a trek than it needs to be. Take the speed boat - it'll drop you right at the hotel.
Stephane was there when we arrived. We were greeted with a glass of cold juice (felt wonderful after the long ride there) and taken to our room right away.
I have to agree, having the A/C just makes for better sleep at night, so it's nice. I do think that ceiling fans would also work OK.
Bungalows have everything you need, really, and are cleaned daily. Which is very nice. We had an almost unobstructed view of the ocean from our balcony.
This was my husband's first time snorkeling (I had done it once years ago) and we both loved it. There is plenty to see under the surface at the beaches here (including very big sea urchins!). The hotel has snorkeling gear and kayaks you can use for free. If the bottom is too rocky for you, you can go to the shop just outside the reception area and buy water shoes (and snacks, toiletries, booze, medicine, you name it).
Breakfast is satisfying and for the most part standard Western. It's a nice break from the Thai food. The fruit is always fresh and sweet. Thailand might just have the best pineapples ever.
We ate almost every meal here (except for dinner the last night) and were very pleased. Portions are generous and the Thai food is still legit Thai (the only non Thai item we ever ordered were sandwiches). It might be a bit pricier than other options around, but our bellies and wallets were happy here. The curry dishes are probably the best on the menu.
There are only about 20 bungalows on the hotel so it's very private and quiet. It's never, ever noisy here which is great. This is truly a place where you come to rest. My husband said the massage he had was very good. I think it's a pretty good value too - an hour long massage for BHT300-400 or so.
Everything about this place is lovely. It's great for those who like unspoiled areas and just want to relax. We would gladly give Stephane and his crew all our business again.
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