Stayed three nights at the Becks Resort for the September Full Moon Party.
Resort grounds were nice, plenty of spacious bungalows, great restaurant area with pool table and ping pong, beach bar was really nice and relaxed. Beach was OK but not stunningly blue or clear (probably due to being so close to the port. The resort have lots of dogs who seemed friendly enough, as well as a ferret called Hot Dog.
Location: about 5 mins drive to Thong Sala, where the boat comes in. There's not too much in Thong Sala but an array of shops, pharmacies and a few alright restaurants. We ate at one of the open street kitchens which was nice and cheap.
Rooms: large rooms with good working air con and tv, no safety box although you can pay 100 baht a day to leave your belongings behind reception. Our window rattled all night due to the wind and the shower dripped constantly so sleeping with earplugs was a must! Bathroom wasn't grating but it did the job.
Staff spoke really good English and were able to arrange trips/taxis/bike rental for you. We booked a bike through the resort and upon returning they tried to charge us for damage that we hadn't done, but after much discussion the woman gave up.
Our only complaint was that 25 minutes after checking out, we were waiting for our taxi in the reception area when one of the hotel staff claimed they had already washed and dried the two towels we had showered with that morning and that as the dark marks hadn't washed out (most likely mascara) we had to pay for a new towel. Found it very hard to believe that in 25 minutes they could have already been washed so felt a little s cammed, especially as we hadhad such a great experience of Becks 'resort up until then.
For the Full Moon, the hotel arranged a taxi for 100 baht per person, the journey took bout 20 minutes up some very hair twisty roads.
Sadly the resort doesn't have a pool but tell grand sea resort two doors down has a nice pool you can swim in for 200 baht per person per day. We rented bikes and drove to Hat Salad and loved it, would highly recommend. Salad in the north and loved the beach
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