We made our way from Taipei via hi-speed rail to the City of Kaoshiung in southern Taiwan. From there we were picked up by private taxi and taken an additional 2 hours to Sand Point on the southern most cape of Taiwan. Although the English abilities of the owners are not that great, the owner's assistant was fairly fluent and helped us several times over the long weekend.
The B&B itself is a quaint building set across the street from the ocean and a rocky beach. Although, the beach is rather treacherous to try to swim from, a beautiful sandy beach sits next to it, and is unfortunately part of some odd environmental protection project in an attempt to save the dead coral sands that are there (we still can't figure out why).
We did however find the B&B itself to a beautiful respite with large modern, simply but stylishly decorated rooms and a huge open air roof-top balcony over-looking the ocean.
A short walk to the southern tip of the cape and you'll find a huge property to explore with caves, above ground ancient coral passage ways and an old light house.
For what we were looking for - a short get-away free of the city bustle - this was perfect. If you're looking for something in the middle of the action, then you need to consider 20 minutes north in central Kenting where there is more of a party atmosphere and nightlife - if that's what you're looking for. Plus don't forget to check out the mobile road side reggae bars.
We did rent a scooter with the help of the owner's assistant and ventured into Kenting for dinner and shopping and decided to make our way to some hidden beaches about a 45 minute scooter ride (each way) where we once again avoided the crowds and connected more with the locals.
Overall, a great place to really get away for some alone time. There is also a small restaurant/bar just a few doors down which keeps odd hours probably because they run dive trips but the owner makes an awesome mojito!
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