Overall this place was very nice and relaxing. Words like amazing and perfection are not something I throw around easily & I can't say they apply to this place. That doesn't mean it was bad as it wasn't, I just want to provide an accurate review & I think a lot of people are easily pleased. First, note that although it's called a resort, it really isn't if you have been to resorts around the world. I would honestly say it is more like an upscale backpackers but on a great part of the beach with good facilities. Most places in Asia are called resorts anyway. They don't help you with your bags at all & one of the first things you are told is that they don't allow food and drink from others places. I think this is a little strict considering this isn't a resort by any means & they don't seem to apply this same strictness to the customer service they offer. We stayed in a wooden bungalow right in the beach. Location was perfect as bungalow B5 was the last one furthest away from the pool and most quiet. The bungalows are basic and there isn't much room at all. The bathroom is attached to the bungalow and is just a shower over the toilet. Mosquitos come in easily in the bathroom as it is open around the sides of the roof. The restaurant food is average with average service and prices far too high. The pool area is really great and relaxing and the bar is perfectly positioned on the beach. There are hammocks and sun beds on the beach in front of the bungalows but the problem is people from other places seem to just walk along and use them all day. Seeing as the staff are so strict about food I would expect they monitor this so the beach can be used for resort guests but they don't bother. A couple of times it was hard to use the beach in front of our bungalow or relax as there were families from other areas sitting themselves in front and loudly chatting all day. In saying this, the beach is really nice. Wifi only works in the restaurant. The laundry service is way too expensive at 70 baht for express service when just in front of the driveway for the resort I put laundry in for 1.5kg for 40 baht for 3hr express! I would recommend people stay here but it is over priced for the service that's provided which I would say in my time here was lacking.
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