Family Tanod Bay: relaxed beautiful location
Posted Jan 6, 2012 on Hotels
This hotel was a great value for what we paid. It was right on the beach and the view from our bungalow was incredible. If you're looking for the same service and accommodations as a five-star resort, you won't find it here. You can't use air conditioning until after 6pm and you can't flush toilet paper in the bathroom. But the beach, remoteness, and view make up for this. You need a four-wheel drive vehicle to access the hotel, and it's sometimes recognized as Tanote Bay Resort instead of Family Tanod Bay Resort. The staff doesn't hover but will be helpful when you make a request. The lounge area/restaurant had a fun hostel atmosphere- you put in your own orders to the kitchen and can play games, drink and socialize with the other tourists while overlooking the beach. Good, cheap food- my husband highly recommends the shakes!
One tip- if you're coming from the pier, be sure to book your transfer to the hotel ahead of time or else you'll end up paying 2-3x more for a taxi once you arrive.