I don't know where to start....as the ferry turned up to Lonely Beach, I was convinced I had found paradise. The place was so peaceful, the waters calm and inviting, and the surrounding jungle mostly untouched. It was exactly what I was looking for - I needed to disconnect from the world for a while and it was the perfect island escape. I've not been to Thailand before, but I heard other people remark that the island itself is like what Thailand was many years ago. I stayed in one of the Bungalows for 4 nights - they were basic, comfortable and very clean, and solar-powered. Danny, the French guy that runs the place, is a very nice guy, knows a lot about the area and is very helpful. The kitchen staff were lovely, always available, and whip up some great, reasonably priced meals. Highly highly highly recommend the fish/seafood if they manage to get some (all dependant on availability). The fresh juices were lovely. The beach is raked every day which eliminates the sand fly problem. I spent a lot of time in the water - I had never seen anything like it, the beach was extremely clean and the water was exactly how it looks in the photos I posted. The night-swimming with the plankton was great, as was swimming under millions of stars!
NOW is the time to visit this place. Talking to locals, there is already talk of developments on the island, including building a main road through it (at the moment there are no cars), a hotel right where Lonely Beach is, and even an airport. It's not a matter of if, but when. I feel extremely grateful to have found this place, and the other travellers I met were to. There was mutual agreement as to how lucky we were to be there and experience this amazing place.
Handy Tip: Take enough insect repellent/sunscreen for your stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lonely Beach is your unique opportunity to experience true beach life. We're situated in a remote bay in the North of Koh Rong, miles away from the party beach in the South. It is so remote, that you can reach us only by the Lonely Beach boat. ... more less
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