My wife and I booked 5 nights at Viking as part of our semi package honeymoon. Unfortunately the flight that the tour operator booked landed at Phuket airport at 2pm which was too late for the ferry to phi phi. So after a ghastly stopover in Phuket town (see our review of Twin Inn.) We took the 8:30 Sea Angel to Phi Phi. The islands are simply stunning and we were taken by a long tail boat to Viking for free which we were expecting to pay 150baht each for. On arrival our room was not
Yet available as we'd arrived before checkout time so we had lunch at the reception/dining area. The food was great and we both really enjoyed it. Our bags were carried to our superior tree house where we were blown away by the view and by the incredibly spacious room.
The room is a wooden tree house set into the jungle. The rooms are fan cooled and are not sealed at the ceilings to allow heat to escape. We were expecting critters of all shapes and sizes in the room. Over the 4 nights we didn't see anything larger than a mosquito in the room. I was surprised by how few Mosquitos there were to be honest. On the balcony there were more creatures ranging from 2 humming bird sized wasps living in the bamboo supports, several lizards and the odd frog that seemed to like jumping into the windows.
For a relaxing trip that's as close to island life as possible but with the bonus of electricity this resort is simply brilliant.
The paths are a little tricky to navigate and would not recommend if you have young children.
We both enjoyed our time at Viking very much for 3 of the 4 nights.
Unfortunately on our final full day we had breakfast at the restaurant and we were both sick for over 48 hours.
So apart from the food poisoning at the end we had a great time. Would strongly recommend if you have a strong stomach.
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