The good news: The resort is small, and I think this works to it's advantage. It's not crowded at breakfast (breakfast here is excellent) and there are almost always lounge chairs available at the beach or the swimming pool (the swimming pool is also very nice, but small). There is a free shuttle bus to one of the popular beaches, twice a day. The rooms are spaced far enough apart that they give a fair degree of privacy. There's a 2-person kayak you can borrow for free (!) and you can see the "Big Buddha" from the beach. Also, they have DVDs at the front desk you can borrow (also free).
The bad news: The beach isn't very nice. I don't want to sound like a beach snob... but really, you won't want to swim here. The resort is not located within walking distance of any attractions. If you want to see anything specific in Sumai you'll have to rent a motorcycle or go on a tour. The airport is close to the resort, so you will hear air traffic All. The. Time. It did not bother us at night, but there were a few times at dinner when we thought the plane was going to land on us because it sounded so close.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking