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Above Us Only Sky

Picturesque location but not for light sleepers

Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal T: (088) 426 8030

Above Us Only Sky

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Above Us Only Sky, with just five bungalows arranged on the hillside above the rocks of Serendipity looking across the bay to Ochheuteal, is perhaps the pick of this clutch of small, low-key resorts.

We can’t decide whether these Serendipity operations represent either a good compromise or rather fall between two stools as you’re neither in town nor on a tranquil island. The “beach” is far too rocky for bathing and you’re a mere 100 metres or so from the four lanes of busy Serendipity Beach Road. There are four or five of these mini-resorts each reached by a footpath/motorcycle track leading through the middle of the preceding one. Though it may look peaceful during the daytime even Above Us Only Sky’s manager admitted that night time noise from the main beach was an issue as the intervening waters apparently serve to bounce the booming base sounds onto the rocky hillside.

More hotel-style interiors than bungalow-style.

More hotel-style interiors than bungalow-style. Photo: Mark Ord

The bungalows are spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and well-appointed and do manage to at least create a beachy vibe without dispensing with any of the comforts of a hotel. There’s simple but effective decor, mosquito nets for each bed and cable TV, fridge, safety deposit box, air-con and ensuite hot showers. Each room comes with a very pleasant veranda from which you can admire the daytime view and sit back with a cold one tapping your feet to the Ochheuteal sounds into the early hours.

Their well-positioned restaurant and bar area with wooden decking perched on rocks just above the high tide mark is a delightful spot and, for us, the resort’s best feature. The menu includes local and western faves and there is a full bar with cocktail list plus daily happy hour(s) from 17:00-20:00 and all day on Sundays. A great spot for a sundowner and overall, a pretty good accommodation choice as long as you’re not counting on getting too many early nights.

Lazy chairs on the deck.

Lazy chairs on the deck. Photo: Mark Ord

If Above Us Only Sky does float your boat, then book well in advance to secure one of their limited number of bungalows, but watch out for the festive season surcharges.

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Bungalow air-con private bathroom
Up to $200 in peak season
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: US$45, high season US$65. Notes: Up to $200 in peak season

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Where is Above Us Only Sky

Above Us Only Sky
Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal
T: (088) 426 8030
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º31'15.22" E, 10º36'22.02" N
Room rates: US$35 to 75

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