We arrived at Baan Manali and loved it straight away. It's very chilled and such a relaxing place. The owners are lovely and make you feel very welcome. If you are unsure of where to go or what to do you can just ask and they are more than happy to help. The bungalows are beautiful - very modern and clean and each one has it's own hammock (which are very comfortable) The beach is right on your doorstep and the bar/restaurant is close by too.
The staff are all really friendly and the food is lovely.
You can hire a kayak and take it to a nearby island - which is like a desert island and it's very beautiful. These are very cheap at 2 hours for £4.00.
There is also a little town nearby which takes about 10minutes to walk to, not far at all - it has bars/shops/restaurants/salons etc. and by the time you keep walking and looking around your in thongsala. It really isn't far at all.
This is a very beautiful location and i can't wait to visit again in the future. Thank you to all the staff for looking after us. 3 nights was not long enough!!