Creature comforts in Tonsai
Dream Valley is the only resort in Tonsai to offer a swimming pool -- and it's an attractive one with two tiers and spacious decks.
Aiming squarely for flashpackers who appreciate their comforts, the resort runs electricity for all but a couple of hours during high season. Polished concrete deluxe rooms face the pool and are the most luxurious that we saw in Tonsai, simply decorated but very spacious and kitted out with air-con, shiny hardwood floors, soft mattresses on raised frames, seating areas with cushioned chairs, desks, fridges, LCD TVs, safes, coffee/tea facilities and modern bathrooms with hot water. Further back in a leafy area behind the pool, older orange concrete bungalows have tile floors, smaller TVs, comfy beds with mosquito nets, open-air garden bathrooms and front porches. Breakfast is included in high season and reception is always staffed, like a real resort! If you prefer a freestanding air-con bungalow, Tonsai Bay Resort is also worth considering. If arriving in November, March or April, try to negotiate for the low season rates -- it worked for us.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.