Ok this is a big title but after thinking about this for a while I cannot come up with a better one. Over the years I stayed in a number of places in Thailand (including the Mandarin Oriental :) ) but this one makes my Thai dream come true.
I guess it is all about expectations: we wanted to dive and chill in friendly and comfortable surroundings with good food at what we consider a reasonable price and that is exactly what we got. And more.
Located at the quiet part of Sairee it is only about a 10 minute stroll down a shaded path to the hustle and bustle. It is a mid to upper range Thai beach resort (both in price and offer) with the added bonus of a lovely chilled out restaurant on the nicest (and cleanest) part of the beach. Food is varied and excellent and it caters to all food preferences well - we found it all very fresh and lovingly prepared.
We are just over half way through our 8 day stay in the superior bungalow at the top of the stairs and yes it is a trek but the views are worth it. No there is no wardrobe in the room but hey ho...there is plenty of space to organise stuff
Staff are very friendly and yes they are relaxed but that is what i think makes this place work...
Not sure where the bad experiences in these reviews come from as I witnessed nothing but kindness..everyone has an off day I guess.
Like other reviewers here we were met by lovely Aow at the reception and promptly helped to our room to refresh leaving the necessities like payment and passports for later.
Sometimes there is a towel missing from a daily change which does not bother us and when we pointed out to ac/light glitches they were promptly fixed.
Our days consist of diving and then sitting/lounging/snoozing in the restaurant (free WiFi throughout) for hours on end and then a leisurely stroll to get a massage in the evening. We barely set foot elsewhere and are yet to eat anywhere other than here. And the eating approach is: "I feel peckish every couple of hours so I shall have a another little delicious snack ".
This is our second time in Sairee and initially we only returned for the diving but now we will be coming back to stay in this lovely place - a true find.
Thank you Aow, Tuay and everyone at In Touch for making our stay truly wonderful.
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