Single Traveller, 3 nights.
I stayed here for a few nights in December after reading some positive reviews, and am I glad I did. After a somewhat choppy crossing frm Chumpon, I was collected Lompraaha pier by a lovely driver who took me in pick up to La Cigale. What strikes you first is the location of the resort, quite a way up into the Jungle, but by taxi/scooter its a breeze. I was greeted by two friendly members of staff who showed me to my room. I was stunned as the room looked like the very one I'd seen pictures of before. Furnishing was of a very high standard, lovely bed, good air con, safe, tv, fan, french dooors opening onto a beautiful wooden deck with a stunning view of Sairee beach to the south. I then discovered the en suite bathroom, which was insanely good. I dont normally rave about bathrooms, but this one is worth it. Shower, WC is in a private room, in the jungle! (My pictures will go some way to explain what this actually looks like, but lets just say its seriously cool!)
I was also given a personal mobile where I could order food and use for calls.,The owner, Andre, called me to introduce himself. He was away from the resort when I stayed but it was a nice introduction to the La Cigale and the Island.Touches like this makes this place even more magical.
The whole bungelow and resort is discreetly placed in the middle of the Jungle, but in no ways does this mean isolation. The beer is only 250 metres away, but it is a steep hill, so some holiday makers may want to use scooters/taxis.La cigale also rents scooters, but they were all out when I arrived so I used a place at the bottom of the hill( about 50 metres to the main road). I had mine for 5 days and there a good reputable place.
In terms of location, La cigale sits to the North of Sairee beach, and ojn Scooter its less than 5 mins. The beach is only 250 metres away, and the main road, where there are shops and scotter rental is only around 50 from the bungelows
I did stay elsewhere on the island later on in my trip, but La Cigale was by far the best place I stayed and nicest place I've stayed in my 6 weeks in Thailand.
I will be back to Ko Tao soon, and La Cigale is the place I will be looking to book. Thanks again, Andre and the La Cigale team for a fantastic time :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome =) la Cigale comprises just four comfortable, cosy cribs on one acre of land cradled among large granite rocks in a tropical garden with excellent views over nearby Sairee beach. Spacious and down-to-earth, the suites are designed with open lounge areas, natural feature bathrooms and hardwood verandas. Villas are fully furnished including kitchen with dining setting & espresso machine, bedrooms complete with air conditioning, open air en-suite, toiletries, gowns, slippers, cable TV/DVD outdoor hammock and fast internet access. Relax in privacy and comfort just a few minutes walk from Sairee beach. Our coffee shop prepares superb hand-press extracted coffee a la Pavoni.. served at your room or on the deck at the Jamm Corner Café breakfast bar. We also offer motorbike rental, taxi service and massage onsite, simply use the house mobile phone provided for all service and information any time. ... more less
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