Friendly and charming
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Named after the two-storey round cottage that sits next to the road, this tiny beachside resort also has a cluster of woven bamboo bungalows painted dark crimson and set behind an intimate beachside restaurant area.
The vibe here is quiet and relaxed, making it a good alternative to nearby Horizon if you don't feel like being part of the evening gatherings there. Along with a few thoughtful touches like colourful cotton beds preads and potted plants, the small and simple bungalows come with hardwood floors, fans, mosquito nets, soft beds and small front porches. Some have ensuite cold-water bathrooms while others rely on shared facilities. Noise could be an issue as the rooms have lots of natural cracks in the bamboo and are set very close to one another on a tightly packed piece of property. Reachable via a wrap-around staircase, the "roundhouse" cottage has a high ceiling and more space, but it also relies on the shared bathrooms. There's also an air-con beachfront villa with two beds that was full during our visit. We were told that the resort may not open for the worst of the rainy season, and the rates (listed below) that we were given seemed to come from the mood of the day more than any pre-determined plan, so take them more as ballpark figures.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 6th June, 2014.