Nice but not for us. Too secluded.
Posted Dec 14, 2016 on Hotels
We chose this hotel because of its location above the ocean and possible snorkeling. There was no snorkeling (with fish) but we enjoyed the free kayaks. You can only reach the resort by boat. The free boat shuttle drops off at a beach a 1+ miles from where we wanted to be--AoNang Bch; but there were a short Tuk-Tuk ride away from the drop-off a section of restaurants that most people would enjoy if they hadn't already stayed at AoNang as we did. You can make a trip there to bring back wine or beer, although the liquor prices weren't too awful.
We booked an Ocean Facing room, but our view was mostly of the solar panels of the row of units below us. They could change us, but it would be more stairs up even higher and farther away, and not until the next day. The rooms had many sliding walls; very nice.
The Monkey Trail was well used, but too hard for us. Many, many steps up, then level, and then as many down -- but it does get you over to AoNang Beach. At certain times of the day, and on certain days you can walk around the point to AoNang.
The pools were nice. Breakfast great. Food was best for us in the poolside bar, but choices change from lunch to dinner -- not always to our liking. Price there was fine, but higher at the other restaurants.
The views are spectacular! This is a very exclusive resort. Those who came to stay the whole time here, relaxing, probably loved it.