So we set out to enjoy a lovely time at the beach, and did so the first day we arrived, until we got back to our little hut where a pretty damn big rat was waiting for us....
Video is hard to see, but here it is anyway: http://youtu.be/1YuMJwviZPI
So I went to the front desk, tried to change huts, they said there was no more room and brought 2 traps. We tried to sleep with great difficulty, and I kept seeing the rat peaking from the ceiling (check the picture). At night you will hear them munch on the bamboo. But wait, it gets better..
So the next morning we wake up to see that the traps were still set but the cheese (or fish or whatever it was) was gone, of course.. these are experienced rats. We weren't the only ones with rats, this other guy who has been coming to this same hotel for over 9 years tells me in a totally casual way: "Oh yeah, I have rats in my hut too, they all do and always have!! (speaking about the bamboo huts) It's because they like to eat the bamboo you see." Unbelievable, really.. That night, when we got back, I saw another rat, it was half the size, which made me wonder how many rats our hut was actually nesting.. Luckily for us it was our last night in this hotel!
Thought I'd also mention that the restaurant isn't really worth it, more expensive obviously then the local restaurants, and the food isn't great. They don't seem to mind stray dogs coming to bug their customers. Oh and if you order any kind of juice (watermelon, pineapple, orange), ask them to strain the pips/pith before serving it to you, not too sure why they can never get that right.
On the plus side, the view is fantastic, like all the hotels there because there is still so much space and all the hotels are literally built on the beach.