What can I say...The island is a beauty, with small beach and gorgeous cliffs(climbing spot),perfectly clear water fine for snorkeling, but the resort itself...First of all, the staff, far too numerous and very loud, not leaving you any chance for privacy, or even for decent sleep.They start to shout 6.30 am, and don't stop till late evening, obviously they can't even imagine somebody wishing to have a day nap, for instance.When our 3 year old daughter was having her after lunch rest, we had to be on duty, not letting these guys(and girls) to come too close to our tent. So we came for isolation and silence, and found a scout camp.Then, the tents: we are used to camping back home, but the mattresses...I'd better slept on bare earth, really.The food(included) is poor, one day at lunch we had soup with boiled eggs, and at dinner boiled eggs stewed with onion-that was funny(I understand that fresh eggs brought from mainland can not stay fresh forever, but soup with boiled eggs-ha-ha-ha).One may think:I'm on the island in the middle of sea, full of all kinds of fish, why not eat a fresh BBQ instead of rice, cooked with frozen chicken?On the other hand(or side:) I must admit that toilets and showers(of course shared) are quiet nice, though the water is cold.
Taking into consideration all above, the price of 3000baht for day for three of us was way too high.
Maybe Laoliang resort had better times, but for us it was really disappointing experience.
P.S.There are scorpions and scolopendras, so be aware, for some reason they tend to crawl into tents and hide in clothes.
P.P.S.The one hour longtail ride from Had Yao costs 2500baht, be prepared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Koh Laoliang is a small island 20 kilometers offshore in the Koh Petra Marine Park, in Trang Province, Thailand. Koh Laoliang is a place of unspoiled natural beauty - no trees were cut down and almost no concrete was used in the resort's construction. Laoliang combines peace and relaxation with adventure sports. ... more less
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