After looking for a place to stay for long weekend,decided on this resort. Went there with our friends,also a family of four. Unfortunately,all the big villas were taken,so we rented two 2-bedroom villas. Ours was on the very top of the hill,overlooking the bay,surrounded by lush greenery... Sounds great,right? Wrong! To get there we had to take what seemed like 10000-stairs stairway,very narrow,no rails. You can't just "pop in quickly and be back in a sec", the way up is like a trip itself,slightly tiring even for my sporty hubby,and for a non-athlete gal like me- exhausting.
The villa. Peeling paint,greasy kitchen furniture,doors and windows and clouds of insects:mosquitoes, flying ants and cockroaches,spiders,bugs and much more. Apparently,they don't believe in fumigation ( although ,when our friends asked for they room to be fumed, the staff did it)... Our bathroom was a separate story: when we arrived,the (pretty dirty) bathtub was filled with water(!) and room was buzzing with mosquitoes. Immediately we decided to drain the water,but...there was no drain! Only a hole in the side of the bathtub,blocked with a piece of wood. Luckily,we managed to remove it and drain the water,which helped to reduce the number of insects but during the shower water would of course just come out and run through the drain hole on the floor. Very strange design solution ,if you ask me.
The food. It wasn't bad. Except for breakfast. Breakfast sucks. Rice,pasta salad,some cut-up fruits,bread,one kind of cereal. That's it. All of this stands outside on the tables,open to flies, sun, dust etc.
The beach. That was the best part. It is clean and not crowded. Kiddos loved playing in the waves!
We had a nice walk on the beach.
The verdict: we'll probably be back, but this time we'll take villa on the beach, bring along LOTS of bug spray and our own breakfast. In this case we may even enjoy our stay...