We stayed here for 3 nights of our 4 week treck of Thailand over the full moon period. The resort is fantastic - we stayed in the Beach front rooms - with breath taking views across Ban Tai beach.
Bay lounge is a hip, trendy chill out bar with pool table and a computer with internet and printer. The place looks more like it belongs more in london than on a beach in thailand, with good comfy modern seating areas, tables on the sea front and loungers on the same sea front. They have a happy hour for cocktails between 4 and 7 which can also be enjoyed by the pool. The infinity pool with water feature is also fantastic and a great place to watch the amazing sunsets from.
The beach front rooms - with huge glass sliding doors provide a beautiful place to relax. There was a large double bed, air con, large fridge with numerous treats (mini bar) a quirky glass sink and a large shower room. A music system with usb full of chill out music that you could swap at recpetion when you'd listened to it all.
The resort is located 3 km from Had Rin, where the full moon party takes place and shuttle will take you there. Now my one negative about this place is that it advertised free shuttle to the full moon on their website and then we were charged 100 bht each - 17 of us were squeezed into the back of a pick up truck which was dangerous to say the least, not something I would want to do again. The resort is located at the bottom of an extremly steep hill so you do rely on the hotel to get you out and into town - so anymore than 3 nights and we would have been itching to see the island more. Everyone drives a moped there and it is extremly cheap - but its not for the faint hearted.
The beach is a little disappointing - we attempted to swim in the sea but it is more like a mud bank and not really suitable for swimming which we soon realised. The hotel do a good job trying to keep the beach clean but if your looking for a beach front hotel suitable for sea bathing i'd look elsewhere.
In all this resort is a fantastic base for the full moon and a good place to chill out for a few days after or ouside of this as part of a explore of the island.
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