Bamboo and Italian food
Situated at the top of a hill lined with young rubber trees that enjoys northward views of Ko Kut, this intimate resort has a fitting name.
All eight stilted bungalows are crafted almost entirely of bamboo, with whole polished bamboo rods encompassing both floors and walls sealed from the outside by woven bamboo. The rooms are spacious but sparsely furnished with comfortable beds draped in mosquito nets, large hot water bathrooms, a few windows and front porches with bamboo furniture. All rooms come with air-con, which we found a bit questionable as the exotic feel and bamboo design seems better suited to fans. The tidy grounds are decorated with, you guessed it, clusters of bamboo trees, and there's even a small swimming pool. Managed by a friendly Italian man, the resort also features the superb La Dolce Vita restaurant. The scent of fresh-baked bread and espresso fills the air each morning. A small mangrove-lined beach is reachable via a downhill path from the resort. Closed from June to September.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.