Yoga and very close to the beach
The activities menu at Villa Serenity reads like a one-stop shop for just about every type of alternative workshop imaginable.
But there's a lot more to this place: the resort is in two main sections — a yoga barn above the reception houses their budget single rooms (with shared facilities) while out back there are a bunch of bungalows and villas on offer. The budget rooms are small, with low-slung mattresses, a mosquito net and (oddly) a very prominently displayed safe. Anywhere else we'd say rooms are overpriced, but you are just a very short walk from the beach here, you get access to a saltwater swimming pool and there's also free WiFi, which sweeten the deal. The beach here is swimmable and home to a bunch of fishermen's shacks and their jukungs — it's a refreshing scene compared to other stretches of beach in this area where it is all given over to hotels and fancy private estates. If yoga is your thing, look no further, but for the room alone, this isn't great value.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.