We had the big villa right on the beach and overlooking the pool - I would definitely recommend paying a bit extra for this room. The whole place is kept lovely and clean. The beach is probably one of the less inviting for swimming on the island as the tide goes out in the afternoon and there is plenty of seaweed and the water is not crystal clear, though fine for morning swims. We were told that after March the beach is practically unusable due to the tide going out so far, however the pool is really lovely. We hired a jeep for 3 days and found plenty of other stunning beaches not far away, but it was nice to return to our resort as it was probably the prettiest and most tropical looking of any resort we saw in Koh Phangnan.
The Service was a bit hit and miss. The 2 boys serving drinks were lovely but we had to go and find them each time we wanted a drink at the pool bar in the afternoon. The lady who owns the resort wasn't particularly friendly and after a mix up on check in which was neither her fault or ours (booking company made a mistake) she didn't explain what went on with breakfast or tell us anything about what the resort offered. On the one day we came back early for a swim and dinner, the pool and restaurant was closed at 8.30pm despite advertising 10pm close.
This is a very quiet resort so if you are looking for a pretty place to chill and read a book all day (as most of the other guests were doing) B52 is the perfect place for you. We would have preferred a bit more of a friendly atmosphere for afternoon drinks/socializing however we had the jeep plus went by song tong to other places for that.
Overall, we had a nice stay here and absolutely loved the rest of the island - far better than Koh Samui in our opinion.
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