We had just spent 5 days at a 5 star resort in Phket and the 2 places do not compare. Upon getting of the ferry there is a member of staff holding up a Viking Sign to take you to the resort. The Resort is so unique and full of character. We had originally booked 2 nights in Tree House 1 and loved this small laid back part of the island so much we stayed an extra 2 nights in a Deluxe Hut (C4). The beds were extremely comfortable and they were very clean. We didn't get bitten once as the beds are covered by large mosquito nets. All rooms have their own hammock (put mosquito spray on before venturing out in the evenings). You can watch the crabs move around on the beach at night.
The resort has 2 small small beaches with soft sand and they clean the beach of leaves and twigs daily. You can have a massage on the beach too for 300-500 Thai Baht. The resort is small so the beach is never busy. It was just idyllic. They do not provide beach towels but you can borrow sarrongs from the reception desk. You can also hire snorkels and flippers and see the fish and the crabs that swim by the rocks on the left hand side of the beach (in the direction of Long Beach).
The resort is very clean and the staff are really friendly and helpful. You can walk 5 minutes to Long Beach and try the restaurant in the hotel there or 20 minutes to the main area of Phi Phi where there are plenty of restaurants which all specialise in seafood. Take a torch for the walk. The paths are lit however it can get dark in places. I used the torch on my phone.
The menu is quite varied. The food is good value for money and served quickly. They also do free Thai tasting every night which was lovely. There is lots of choice at breakfast (a la carte) and we ate eggs and ham, fluffy fruit pancakes, fruit salad, toast etc.
We did a 6 hour boat trip too (different boat trips offered daily) to do some snorkelling. I get slightly nervous when I get into the sea but the waters were turquoise, clear and warm and we snorkelled in 3 different spots always over rocks/reefs and close to the land. There were plenty of colourful fish to see. We visited Monkey Bay, Bamboo Island (white sand beaches) and Maya Bay where they filmed The Beach. They take you round the back of the island which involves swimming to a rope ladder and climbing up to get to the Bay. Take a dry bag or you can't take any photos.
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