We came up here from Baan Tai because our resort was booked up due to full moon party. We wanted somewhere quiet to stay the last week of our trip and we definitely got that!
We stayed as a family of 4 in the superior bungalow and were charged 2500 baht per night as we were staying 7 days. Normally its 4300 baht. I'd be pretty annoyed at that price! Our bungalow was nice, 2 bedroom with a/c, TV, and a fridge. The TV didn't work. We had two out of 7 light bulbs working. The fridge was plugged into a plug with no power so we had to pull the fridge out and find another plug! We'd ask for help but the staff just doesn't really seem to care much about us so we didn't bother.
The pool was a bit slimy but OK...the kids usually love pools but didn't spend a lot of time in this pool b/c of all the debris and bugs in it.
The Wi-Fi is free but only works in the restaurant area. They told us at check in that it was available all over the resort which was huge for us as my husband is doing some work on this holiday.
The restaurant has OK food. We mostly go into town and eat there or drive to thong sala and spend the day down there.
There is no pool bar...the place shuts down at 9 and even if we were in the restaurant using Wi-Fi at 9 pm, it didn't matter....lights OUT!!
The scenery is nice and peaceful although if they put a bit of work into the grounds it'd be so nice. We mostly see the staff sitting in the restaurant on their phones or talking to each other when there's so much work that could be done to make the place nice. There's a really nice fountain by the pool on the beach that is full of green slime water...with a hose laying there beside it. I'm tempted to fill the fountain, at least spray it out!
We basically just slept at this resort and because we had a car, we left every day.
One more thing...our room was great but the neighbours had 6 dogs and they fought and barked all the time. One time it went on at 2 am...the dogs run in a pack on the beach and the first night we stayed, my daughter was confronted by the pack right in front of our bungalow. It was a bit scary as they ran towards her barking. A responsible resort owner would deal with this issue.
We paid for 7 nights but had to leave a day early b/c we had to go to the hospital in Samui. I asked if we could get a refund for the last night-the resort was empty...manager hummed and hawed and said she'd get back to us. The morning we were leaving she said she couldn't get a hold of the owner so the answer was no. We were annoyed again... They just seemed to want to rip us off every chance. If a meal was 80 baht and you hand them 100, they would just assume they could keep the change..I had to ask for my change back. Awkward.
I would never recommend this resort.
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