Our family had the opportunity to visit this cozy and friendly resort for 4 days during new year 2018. Comparred to what we are used to we were blow away by the beautiful surroundings and first of all the sea of this location. Yes the place is isolated - there are no shops, not several dining places and not a lot of tourists. But this we found the most charming part of this place. The staff are extremely friendly and they are serving very nice Thai meals at an affordable price. The breakfast however could be modified to include more than just toated bread, eggs and sausages. Also we suggest to offer some kinds of desserts, which very not present. The cottages are just fine with nice beds (not hard as mentioned by Leszek D) and functioning aircon. Wifi is only present at the reception and is very slow so prepare for this. We didn´t consider this to be a problem at all since we had plenty to do at this resort. Snorkling, relaxing, card playing, kayaking etc. There are rare blue corals to be observed here - despite many corals being destroyed by climate changes, which are obviously a worlds wide problem at other locations too.
This place is indeed highly recommended by our family !.
Before we booked this property we called there to ask if they have soft beds. The owner guaranteed they're soft, so we booked a bungalow for 4 nights. When we arrived we realized our bed is Thai standard firm. I asked the owner to give me a softer bed. He agreed with a smile on his face. I asked about missing tv receiver and missing AC remote controller in my room. He answered me I had very special requirements, "ok, I'll organize remote controller for you but if you want to watch tv you need to come to the reception". When I left he started talking with his wfe in Thai "nobody complains like him, he should find any other hotel if he has such special requirements". Besides tv receiver with cable tv in my bungalow as hotel facilities were pointed:
- free wifi in all rooms
When we asked about a massage he answered "we don't have a massage. People are coming here to relax not for the massage". Next day we asked about snorkeling tour and we got the following answer "if you want snorkeling tour - go to Koh Chang. You can rent a kajak from me for 400THB."
Usually being on holiday I don't need nor TV nor wifi but on this island after the sunset there was really nothing to do.
During our second night I went to him to say that we cannot relax in there since we've heard how they're talking about me so that we'd leave the hotel tomorrow and it would be good to receive a refund at least for one night. After arguing with me he finally agreed but on the next next day when Agoda contacted him he declined. Fortunately Agoda understood missing facilities problem and I received a gift card worth the total amount I have spent for 2 nights in this inhospitable place.
Amazing fish you can stand up and feed them bread out of the Palm of your hands whilst standing in unspoilt serene clean pristine crystal clear water. It's a non brainer paradise. Food in th restaurant amazing r came for my birthday what a day !