Two couples stayed here together and we all upgraded to beachfront bungalows.
The upgrade was definitely worth the money as we had unobstructed views of the beach and sea. The bungalows are really spacious and very comfortable. My only quibble was the outside shower room which was grand during the day but in the dark a late evening shower could have you coming up close and personal with nature when you least expect it! The only other thing to note about this beach front bungalow is that the resort vehicles do pass you r door frequently and there is a lot of foot traffic as other guests make their way to the beach.
You need to be out early to get well located sun loungers and there definitely seems to be a shortage of loungers for the number of guests staying. The staff are all very friendly and helpful if you have any queries or problems. The hotel restaurant is very nice indeed and is a nice way to finish a lazy day in the sun followed by cocktails at the cocktail bar on the beach.
There are a lot of great restaurants located within a short walk of the resort but the climb up the steep hill out of June resort can leave you a little breathless. The walk into town only takes a few minutes and the choices of bars and restaurants are great.
I recommend getting a local tuk tuk to take you to various waterfalls and nearby tourist areas. We took a tuk tuk with King who is in a local tourist office. She was great and a very careful driver with lots of info to give as you travel along.
Be sure to visit the tsunami museum and see the rescue boat stranded well inland. It gives you a very real sense of what happened to the area. Despite the sadness of the event, the local people have really worked hard to get the area back to a sense of normality.
The resort is located in a nice quiet part of the beach and you can walk quite a long way when the tide is out which is a lovely way to see the area without climbing the hill every time. There is a good shop on site as well as a library and internet access room. You won't be bored!
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