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Reviewed 7 June 2015

The resort is peaceful. I like their wooden bridges for some reason. I didn't mind the short walk to the beachfront. Their rooms are good with spacious bathrooms unlike other resorts which make them teeny tiny. The food is 3.5-4.0 out of 5. It's not a five star hotel but they have variety. I liked the barbecue which they surely took time to marinate. Plus the squash soup which tastes like cheese! Sounds weird but really tasty. In the evening we asked for the bonfire which they charged 150 for the wood. It looked like we had the place to ourselves even if they had guests because we were so noisy in our rooms yet no one complained haha. As for the pool, it was small. The beachfront didn't have white sand.. And that the beach was full of jellyfish. Not deadly but just makes you itchy.
What I love about this resort is the staff. No one answered in a bad way. They were very polite and respectful. They are helpful and really looked bothered when they can't figure out a fast way to grant your request.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Lara Triccia L
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

I love this place. Good food, friendly staff, secluded and quiet. Perfect for a weekend getaway. A place do not have to be grand to be beautiful. This place is simply gorgeous and relaxing. Recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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6  Thank worknleisure
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Spent an Overnight for a Diving Trip.

Rooms are rustic but decent and clean [Don't need more if diving only]
Food was Good
Service was Good
Dog Friendly Accommodation

Overall good quality / price Ratio
Recommended if you are on a tight budget diving trip / not looking for luxury,

Only (-): The Parking Area is remotely located and requires to take the stairs down and walk on the rocky shore before reaching the resort.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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7  Thank Tarek H
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Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

1) Service: the workers in Balai Resort are very helpful and warm. They were all smiles when doing their job which made us feel welcomed.

2) Food: Was great! Seriously..:)

3) Room: Decent and basic but clean. Our electrical point in the room was pretty flimsy and exposed. I hope the management will look into it and do something about it to avoid unwanted incidents.

4) Dive: awesome! Thanks to the watchful eyes and effort of our DMs in making sure we get to see the cool stuffs eg. Blue ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, mantis shrimp, harlequin shrimp, harlequin ghost pipefish (more than one type), 8 bargibant seahorses in one coral, etc...

Overall, it was a really satisfying and relaxing dive trip...sunset was beautiful...sea was generally calm most of the time which was nice...

I would definitely come back...

  • Stayed: May 2013
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5  Thank siQ-gracy
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Just had a 3 days 2 nights stayed in this resort. Really had a bad experience. Will never ever come back to this resort again!

(1) The electrical supply was very unstable. Brown outs at night with no aircon.
(2). Lots of mosquitoes at night. My kids were cover with mosquitoes bites.
(3). No daily housekeeping during check in.
(4). No 24 hours staff was available at night during emergency. Even the guard was not present at his post at night.
(5). No proper hygiene and no lifeguard present. One of the kid almost drown and vomited on the swimming pool but people still continue to swim in the dirty water.

Will not recommended this resort at all unless you have no choice and you need a roof to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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8  Thank Asian G
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