We came here with low expectations because of the reviews, but because of limited time we decided to come here anyway being that its not too far from KK.
Our first impressions were that is was very dull and boring, the beach was grey and not too spacious, with a fair amount natural debris strewn across it.
However after the first day we started to get used to it, and found the place extremely relaxing with minimal bother from the staff, who were polite and friendly but not intrusive. The food was fine, but I wouldn't want to stay there for more than 3 days as everything would get a bit samey.
We enjoyed the walks in the jungle, and the mud volcano. Snake island was a bit of a rip off, and we felt a bit sorry for the poor snake getting dragged out from under her rock for a bit of prodding by our non local guide. We only saw one female and a few little males, I'm not surprised the other ones have gone if they had to put up with this on a daily basis! It's worth making a trip to the sand bank though as that is gorgeous.
We made the walks to the other side of the island and it seems that sea erosion is making those beaches quite a lot thinner and rougher than the side of the resort. The forest is quite plain though you do get to see some monkeys and monitor lizards. Oh speaking of monkeys they must have scared them a lot since some of these reviews as we never saw them in the resort area.
The highlight was the sea, which was absolutely crystal clear and on 2 of our 3 days completely flat and like a giant swimming pool, lovely!
Rooms were basic, but clean, bathroom not too nice, but adequate.
If you fancy a quiet trip to read a book and have a nice swim, early nights and peace and quiet, this is the place for you.
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