I recently stayed here aug 2010 with my partner. We booked 6 days and left after 2 days here is why.....
1) We where told it was 45mins away - Its more like an hour!
2) You have to book the shuttle bus 24 hours in advance and before 5pm so if like us you get there after 5pm on sat and want to go to the city for a few drinks you cant because you did not book 24 hours in advance and you cant do anything on the sunday either because its too late to book that either. Even though it says on their website you can book within a couple of hours!
3) Taxis needs to be booked 2 hours in advance. 100RM one way to city. 15RM one way using their shuttle bus.
4) They only seem to have 1 bus which holds about 10 people but the resort has about 100rooms so if like us you book late but within the time if all the seats are taken then you cant go!
5) Cant stay longer than 9pm in the city if getting the shuttle back as thats the last time of the shuttle from the city.
6) They have a man made beach about 50meters long. The only way to access the rest of the real beach is to either go through the sea of jump a fence which we had to do as the water level was too high to go through the sea.
7) Internet is very very poor there and hardly worked and the staff had no clue how to fix it, luckily I work with computers and was able to fix it once!
8) NO Amenities - only one little shop in the resort. Nearest shop is 30mins drive away.
9) No money exchange or cashpoint around so if you want to book a tour and have no cash - tough luck!
10) Its 10RM to hire the bicycles for 1 hours but there is no where to go ridding! Joke!!
We wasted 3 days there and left on the 3rd day and enjoyed the hotel's and islands in the city! We where sooo happy we left. If you want to see the city or other island don't go here!!
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