Our family of four, (kids aged 10 and 14) spent 5 days here in June/July. It might not be connected by road from Chaloklum, but that's part of the beauty, isolated relaxation.
We stayed in 2 of the double storey bungalows. The bathrooms are terrific. The only thing the bungalows could use are perhaps a cupboard each, even if a quaint bamboo one such as the tables and chairs in the restaurant. There is a fan and mosquito net over the bed, although we did not see or hear a single mosquito all week. The restaurant has western as well as Thai food. Try the Thai food, terrific! The staff are helpful, arranging long tail water taxis for trips to Chaloklum.
We stayed at Ocean View on Had Khom a few years ago, which was just as nice, but the tide is too low for the time of year we travelled this time.
Bottle beach is stunning. A long wide expanse of sand and warm waters.
If you enjoy beach football, look out for the staff from all the resorts on Bottle Beach meeting mid to late afternoon in front of Smile Bungalows for a kick around, great fun.
If you enjoy snorkelling, swim across to the rocks on the right hand side. (right hand side when you're looking out to sea).
There are often long tails which bring day time guests to enjoy the terrific beach, which tells you good the beach is.
If you're looking for Air-conditioned luxury this is not for you. If you're looking for a laid back, island experience, this is it!
Thanks Smile, had a terrific time, we will be back.
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