We stayed at OK II for a week and had a bungalow down the stairs, close to the sea. We chose OK II because my partner had already been there 10 and 5 years ago, and loved it. Well, we were disappointed.
On the bright side, OK II is one of the cheapest resort on the island. Chalok is a good location if you want to stay away from the crowdy and agitated Sairee Beach. And one thing is for sure, their restaurant is one of the best of the island, if not the best! (and cheap too).
On the other side... most problems come from the fact that the owner is...stingy. Really stingy. Thus, the bungalows haven't been renovated for years. The bathrooms are exactly what they were 10 years ago - they are stains on the floor that cannot be washed. Shower is cold. The wooden steps to reach the bungalow threaten to break. Instead of a bedsheet, we were given a big bath towel...
If you don't specifically ask for it (and insist), the hut will not been cleaned - or the towels changed. After 4 nights, when we finally asked for a cleaning, they said it was too late "because you have to ask before 10am" (it was 10.30am). The owner wouldn't know anything and we argued for about 10 minutes before he finally accepted to ask the cleaning guy to take care of the bungalow, not without mentionning that "the guy will be angry". Tell me how the cleaning could possibly be over at 10.30 when check-out time it 10... Not to say we often saw the cleaning team chilling out around the huts, sitting on the balcony of the emptied ones and doing nothing, from 10 to 12am...
For the day we had to leave, we booked a taxi from them. It was a songthaw that we shared with 4 others people from the resort. We payed 100THB per person. Knowing that an usual taxi is 300THB for the journey we did, you can see that they simply double their profit on the service. Stingy people.
Finally, we couldn't help to notice that they never ever offer anything to us, although my partner was staying there for the 3rd time (what they knew), that we stayed a whole week, and that during the week we ate twice a day in their restaurant, almost every day. Of course they don't have to offer you anything - but just a fruit juice time to time would be nice.
About the location now. We thought it would be quiet, especially down the rocks... Wrong. That's not the fault of the resort, but the nearest beach is being privatised, and the access has been closed. Thus, we had lots of people all day long in front of our hut swimming and snorkeling. Some of them even let their waste on our steps. Charming.
Conclusion: it used to be a very nice place. It is no more. The only thing still worth it is the restaurant... That's too bad.
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