We stayed 5 nights and wished we had stayed 5 months. A real Robinson Crusoe experience. Sublimely relaxing: choose your own beach to swim from with no one in sight; the sound of the sea lapping away at your beach hut door when you wake up and all the quiet and solitude you need as you rock in your hammock from your beach hut terrace looking out over the water.
Expect basics but you have your own facilities and the mosquito net effective as any incense coil. But bring your own hair shampoo.
Kavita and Michael were a real delight and it is amazing what they have achieved in 3 years. Once you mastered the system of writing your food order in your room notebook and hovering by the kitchen door to give your meal preference everything was run by a relaxed informality. The food was really excellent - try the veggie rice cakes or the red snapper if locally caught. Patrick the volunteer served drinks handsomely behind the bar but don't ask him for a rusty nail....
And the hour's boat journey was equally fun seeing dolphins on the way and flying fish on the way back. We didn't participate in the snorkelling sorties off the island or kayaked off around the headland but were content with long walks inland and along the deserted beaches at low tide.
We had a terrific stay and can't wait to go back. But please don't tell your friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All bungalows have seaview balconys and private bathroom Bungalow: 1 double bed, 35 USD/night Family-bungalow: 2 double beds and 1 single bed, 60 USD/night ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koh Thmei Hotel Sihanoukville