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The staff, the beautiful little first row wooden house, lovely scenery, fantastic weather for July... We spent a perfect week relaxing after two weeks of traveling, and kinda miss the sound of cute gekos :)
Best is the view to the ocean and to a small laguun. And that you can use kayaks from the hotel free of charge (though only for 2 hours). The restaurant looks wonderful. So even if you are not hungry, it is worth going for a drink or juice in the evening. The bungalows (seaview and oceanfront) are comfortable, nature-like and decorated with good taste. You don't have to be afraid of the insects in the bungalows. The matress in both bungalows is really good, escpecially if you have a bad back. The oceanfront is bigger than the seaview, but we liked the smaller one more, it was more cosier. The staff is nice and wants you to have a pleasent stay. The seaview bungalow had very little space to put our things and clothes. Some of the staff do not have a very good english, so better to make sure that they have understood what you have said. At the time we stayed in the resort they had only one option for drinking water 0,5l for 50 bath. It is much, if you drink 4 l per person per day. But there are some places nearby where you can buy it cheaper.
We loved the peaceful environment, the nice beach and the fact that the island is not very touristic. The resort it is very calm and we stayed in a clean and comfortable tent - a nice experience, because you can hear the sea and the sound of the jungle. The stuff was very friendly and helpful, but some of them didn't speak much English.
the location was fantastic no direct access to the beach, need to use canoes to reach the beach and only 2 are available for free. if both are out then they request 100 baths to rent a kayak!! the restaurant in the resort is really expensive for the food provided. breakfast butter out of date, etc... if you don't mind the walk there are really nice local shops where you can find nice food for less than half the price.
Good value for money hotel. The rooms are clean and have a magnificient view. The thai food being served in the restaurant is a little more expensive compared to local prices, but the quality is absolutely fabulous. The beach is very quiet and beautifull (one of the best on Koh Kood). TIP: go to Nine Shop/Bar/Restaurant for great food and drinks (5 min walk). Do not rent anything in the adventure centre as they are overpriced. For example a kayak is costing 1000 baht for one day, but outside the resort only 100 baht. Other things we did not like: to go to the beach you need to go by kayak (little hazzle)... these kayaks are free of charge, warm water and airco are only from 18:00 (late!) up to 10:00 in the morning, wine is expensive (starts at 20 euro a bottle), Christmas dinner was good but very very expensive (1400 baht!).
This is a wonderful, quiet resort with beautiful bungalows that include a delightful private outdoor garden with shower or soaking tub, excellent service and delicious food, acres of beautiful walks and gardens, a small private beach with appealing snorkeling, and a large, wide, sandy beach just south of the property. While I did explore the island a bit, as I would usually do, I would have been equally satisfied to stay at the resort the whole time and still not felt I had missed the culture. It requires a bit of off-the-beaten-path travel to get here, so there were no tour groups around. Other guests were primarily European, many of them in their 30s, some with baby or toddler in tow. But there was plenty of space for all to enjoy, with dozens of quiet platforms, day beds, swings and hammocks at various lookouts along the property, and a private beach bar. While there was no pool, I didn't miss it for a moment. Many gather at night along the property edge to watch the spectacular sunsets. I plan to make this a yearly trip. From, say, Bangkok, travel requires a flight to the tiny (but lovely) Trat airport, a long taxi ride to a ferry, and another longish ferry ride to Koh Kut (it is apparently also possible to hire a van from Bangkok to the ferry dock), with possibly a final taxi to the resort (though my small book simply docked at the resort). I'm not sure any of this is a negative, really--those who make this effort will be fully rewarded!