Backpacking as a couple we stayed here for four nights from 8 Dec 2011. Three nights of the accommodation were included in a PADI course with Simple Life Divers, but we needed to stay an extra night which we arranged on arrival with the hotel for 500THB. For this price we got an en suite double room with cold shower and a fan. The room was very tatty and basic and generally a let down. Based on our experience, I wouldn't recommend staying here.
We actually arrived at the resort after a long journey from Bangkok and were shown to a room that literally had a building site right outside. They were apparently demolishing an old building and building a new one so the construction noise will be around for a while. The noise was incredible and the building shook frequently which was pretty disconcerting. Moreover, the curtains didn't cover the windows properly so the builders had a great view straight into our room - not great for privacy. We were genuinely surprised they were still putting people into this room.
After some negotiation, we managed to get a new room and refused to pay any more for it. It was in the same old block but on the other side of the corridor so not facing the building site. It was still, tatty and noisy and the building still shook but it was a small improvement.
The actual resort restaurant/bar was really nice. It was set right on the beach and was full of cushions to relax and chill out on. Between 6-8pm the bar served 100THB cocktails which were really good.
The staff were great and extremely helpful and friendly.
The rooms that we saw really were of a poor standard - the construction work made this even worse. The first room that we saw was not fit to live in and the second was only barely liveable. If we weren't travelling on a budget we would have written the money off and moved elsewhere.
We simply cannot recommend that you stay here. Look somewhere else instead. If it's a freebie thrown in with your diving,ask for the money instead and look elsewhere - I know that a guy on my PADI course did this and Simple Life Divers were cool with it. Please note, that there are some newer but far more expensive rooms/bungalows at this resort which may be better than the rooms that we saw.
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