This is the island to be if you like crystal clear seawater, white sandy beaches and the Robinson Crusoe experience. There are 3 lagoons or coves to swim from with colourful and abundant marine life. The corals by the beach are mostly dead but there is an effort to revive them with artificial reefs. Although there's only 1 restaurant, the Thai food was excellent and not extremely pricey. Access to the resort is very easy from Koh Samui with twice daily high speed catamaran departures. The journey only takes 2 hours and if you don't mind forking out and extra 100 baht per way, you can opt to sit in air-conditioned comfort situated mid deck. The staff especially Sarah and Jar from reception and the restaurant staff were extremely helpful and made our stay truly pleasant. Wifi is gratis for in-house guest and the connection can be erratic at best from the rooms. Better connection in the reception area. From 10am onwards, many day trippers who come in from surrounding islands and the atmosphere of this peaceful retreat morphs into a mini Ibiza. It is sad to see the amount of trash they sometimes leave behind. Most of the day trippers leave around 3pm for the island to regain its tranquility. This is not a luxury resort but the location and overall ambience combined with fair prices make the resort an excellent choice if you want to get away from it all, and if you want to experience down-to-earth and charming Thai hospitality. Will definitely be back.
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