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doesn't burst with style or creativity, but the family in charge have built a strong reputation for simple, functional, reasonably priced accommodation with a sincere attitude. Set a short walk back from the beach in an attached orange concrete building that fronts the smaller of two swimming pools, the cheapest rooms represent great value. These are spacious and spotless, with air-con, TVs, fridges, safes, soft beds, large front porches and modern bathrooms with basin sinks. We appreciated the lone painting of an orchid over the bed for a touch of elegance. All of the other rooms are set in detached villas, also bright orange, and the prices get higher as you inch closer to the outstanding main swimming pool and the beach. The resort has an odd pricing system with rates that are rather expensive during "peak season" from December to March 1, then fall by around 700 baht from March to April, then go for 1,000 baht less than that in November. The low season rates are a real bargain.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 800 baht, high season 2,600 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,500 baht, high season 5,700 baht. Notes: