Stunning house reef; attentive and helpful staff
Posted Feb 22, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed for 5 nights in February, and had a wonderful time. The house reef is absolutely stunning - for both diving and snorkelling. It's marred slightly by the plastic waste that washes up from further up/down the coast - we pulled loads of it out each time we went in - but the coral and marine life are hugely abundant and varied. We snorkelled once or twice every day, and saw something special each time. The resort itself is lovely - beautifully laid out, great food (a few of the restaurants were closed but we still found variety and good quality - and quantity! - options), and helpful, friendly and attentive staff - without exception. They really made us feel welcome. This is a quiet, grown-up, super-relaxing, good-value resort. Just what we needed! Outside the beach, favourite moments were the moonlit cocktails at The Top of the Rock bar, and free Aquaerobics with Ahmed! Most guests appeared not to leave the resort, but we did a camel ride, horse ride, and took the shuttle bus into the local town one night to buy gifts and souvenirs, and support the local economy... something that is desperately needed at the moment.