Soothing tropical retreat
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With attractive dark crimson and ochre bamboo villas nestled into a forested hillside overlooking the beach's quiet northern corner, Relax Bay blends into the natural environment.
Spanning the area close to the beach all the way up to the hilltop, villas are spaced far apart and accessed by walkways that meander through trees and flower bushes. The rooms have an Asian-tropical flare, with woven bamboo walls, thatched roofs, hardwood floors and dark maroon silk pillows with Chinese characters embroidered on them. They make up for a lack of extras with wide glass doors, spacious decks with hammocks and stylish hot-water bathrooms. Air-con rooms have TVs and are solid value, though fan editions are a bit overpriced for what you get. Also overpriced but certainly interesting are the fully furnished tents located in a secluded spot. The resort offers an atmospheric seaside restaurant to go with beach loungers, massage salas, on-site yoga classes, bicycle rental and a small swimming pool that's hidden in the jungle. Prices jump by 500 baht from mid December through January.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 4th June, 2014.