If your idea of a perfect holiday on Koh Samui is about sitting under a palm tree on a hammoch watching the sun set with a beer chang to sip on then this is the place for you.
THE LOCATION/SURROUNDS: Pros: The location is beautiful. The beach front bungalows are litterally right on the water front and look over the neighbouring 5 islands and the sun set. Even the garden bungalows are only about 30-40 metres from the beach/bar/restaurant. Located in a nice quiet part of the island nestled in coconut trees and palms. Its really beautiful.
Cons: The only problem was that often we felt a little isolated from other parts of the islands. Lamai beach is a good 30 minutes on a scooter. The airport is about an hour away (600 baht) in a private taxi. This is the pay off with the beatiful location.
THE BEACH: The beach was clean, quiet and safe. Plenty of deck chairs, shade, a hammoch, massage hut, and a cannoe. - Beautiful......
RESTAURANT: The food is what you would expect from a hotel of this standard. Very nice but not outstanding. We spent about the same amount on food and drink as we did on the the accomodation - quite expensive by average Thailand food/drink prices.
The staff were polite and helpful without being super over friendly.
We stayed in the garden bungalow which were clean and comfortable with good airconditioning a TV with BBC World and an English movie channel as well as some other weird and foreign channels (russian, french, spanish etc). Our room had a romantic semi outdoor bathroom which we shared with a frog, a spider and a gecko named Fred. All were friendly. If such creatures of Thailand freak you out then maybe an outdoor bathroom's not for you. Also if you require 36 degree water with huge water pressure you wont enjoy the bathroom much. I personally loved the back-to-nature semi out door bathroom.
I would recommend the more expensive rooms if you want to splurge as they are bigger and have nicer views from the verandas. The beach front bungalows looked fantastic but have a little less privacy if this is important.
Yes, safe beach, small, no passing traffic.
Overall - Beautiful beach, super relaxing, little far away from busier spots of the island.
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