We can’t say enough great things about Nice Sea Resort. From the moment Mr. Nice picked us up at the pier, we knew we were in good hands. Mr. Nice and his staff are all so friendly and make you feel like you are at home. They work so hard to make their guests feel welcome and are committed to making their guests happy. We have stayed in many guesthouses, hotels, hostels in 4 months of traveling and we would rate Nice Sea Resort as one of our favorite places. This is based on the staff, the amenities of the property and the overall experience.
We had the pleasure of staying in the Wooden Bungalow and a Standard Bungalow with air-conditioning and both were amazing for different reasons.
The Wooden Bungalow is perfect if you are looking for cost effective accommodations and you aren’t bothered by a few ants and the heat. The wooden bungalows are a nice size, ours had a double bed and another single bed. It had a large balcony with a hammock and 2 chairs and was a great place to relax and enjoy the views. It had a western toilet that you have to scoop flush, the fan was very powerful and got the air moving. Just remember, it’s a rustic style of accommodation, kind of like camping. We had a great time here, perhaps found it a bit hot to sleep as there wasn’t much breeze the first night. The 2nd night was much cooler due to the breeze and we slept fine.
The Standard Bungalow is very nice if you are looking for a more premium experience. It had air-conditioning, a mini fridge, TV with some English channels (Star World, Fox Movies Premium, BBC), a bureau to hang your clothes, modern plumbing and gleaming tile. It was a larger room and was extremely clean (no bugs), had a little bit smaller balcony and was equipped with a hammock and 2 chairs to relax in. It had everything you could ask for. Beautiful!
We thoroughly enjoyed the beach. Currently in the morning to mid-day the tide is low which creates the most beautiful little sandy beaches with rich blue shallow water. Later on in the day towards sunset the tide is higher and the water is deeper. It was breathtaking, romantic and simply beautiful. We were so happy with the beach that we never left in 5 days.
Currently there is some construction going on, as they are building 3 more bungalows. The construction goes during the day and wasn’t that loud at all and made no impact on our stay. It’s great to see a local Thai family expanding and growing their business on the island. There are some dogs on the property that do bark now and then, but they were a real pleasure to have around. They really added to the charm of the environment.
The property is beautiful and really well kept, the staff wakes up early raking and cleaning up the yard, there is so much pride here. We love that all of the bungalow have a foot wash basin outside, this is a nice touch. They have a great “on demand” system if you need housekeeping, you simply just put your key in a red box at Mr. Nice’s office and they will take care of it for you. The Wi-Fi is strong, consistent and had good signal strength. It worked everywhere on the property. Regarding food, the restaurant was amazing. We ate there many times, tried several dishes and each new dish we tried kept getting better and better! The area is great and quiet and laid back. There are also some nice restaurants in walking distance, we loved that there is a 7-Eleven which is a only a 5 minute walk away.
If you are looking for a beautiful property to relax in, a gorgeous beach and friendly staff, Mr. Nice and his team will be a good fit for you. We would highly recommend the Nice Sea Resort.
Here is a link to a video we made of our experience: http://youtu.be/aPWrrlLPvX8
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