Seldom before I have written a review with such a smile on my face. The Paradise Palms... Let's put it this way: there's no wifi, there's a rocky beach, there's no luxury, and it was rainy season when we'd gone there.
And here's my five stars plus rating for this place. How can that be? I'll tell you why.
First of all there's Matt & Tara, the owners. Tara is just lovely, always smiling, incredibly helpul and nice. Matt is hard to describe, you'd better go and meet him yourself. He's friendly, relaxed, honest, stubborn (in a positive way) and old school when it comes to begging for wifi instead of reading a book. Together they're simply the best hosts one could think of. With them being more family than resort managers, and us being more homecoming mates than paying customers.
We've been lucky enough to stay in the beachfront bungalow. And honestly, we've been around a bit. But this place offers a view to die for. You sit on your balcony and feel like the waves touching your toes. You go to sleep and wake up with the sound of the sea. What more could you ask for?
Ok, they don't give you wifi - but if you're in urgent need of it, just "steal" it from one of the places around. We had more than one open access point.
And yes, it was the rainy season. So what? I like it better this way. Not too hot, always a bit windy, and the rain? Yes, there were a few drops here and then. Come on.
Laundry? Ask Tara. Car? Matt goes for it. Motorcycle? Included anyway.
Fun, great talks, warmth and Thai hospitality? Included.
If you're looking for five star amenities, better stay away. But if you're into unspoilt nature, genuine friendliness and truely unique places with a wow, then go for the Paradise Palms. Good luck to you, Tara & Matt ! C&J
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paradise Palms Resort is in Hadd Kai Mook (Pearl Beach), West Coast ( sunset side ) Koh Changs national marine park. We are a small family-run business with only 3 large luxury seaview bungalows,and a 2 bedroom family bungalow. All bungalows have air con, cable TV (60 channels in English), large fridge, fan, king beds , western bathroom, hot waterlarge balconey . We also provide motor bike & car rental for your use arrange all your trips ,diving ,fishing ,elephant ,jungle trexs . The resort has a tiki beach bar, man-made sandy beach, chill out deck, sun chairs ,snorkel equpiment . All bungalows have sea view, with great snorkeling off the beach. Paradise Palms is a very quiet location, great if you're looking to chill and relax.PLEASE BE AWARE WE DO NOT DEAL WIH ANY BOOKING AGENTS ,AS SOME ADVITISE WE DO SO .YOU HAVE TO BOOK DIRECTLY ON OUR WEBSITE AT paradisepalmsresort .LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU THANKS ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Palms Hotel Koh Chang