Hotel, beach & staff nice, but few speak English.
Posted May 1, 2016
The hotel and beach are nice, but between a naval base and public beach, so long beach walks not available. The staff were sweet and try very hard, but few speak English so that presents a few challenges. The breakfast was ridiculously expensive, so we opted to buy fresh fruit from the market across the street every day -- yummy mangoes, bananas, melons, jack fruit and others. Cheap and great! Hotel food was good, but limited; mostly Chinese options. Bar menu was the best choice for us because we don't eat much. Coffees all made with UHT milk and few salad type items, but reasonably priced -- especially for a fairly isolated property. We had a superior room with balcony which was nice and a beach view. Only one floor is non-smoking and we weren't put there, but the smoke didn't bother me and I am sensitive to it. Room was very clean & linens nice. The pool was gorgeous and pretty clean and the grounds and area verdant and full of flowers. If you like jet skis and water sports, you'll enjoy the beach and the surf mostly drowns out the noise. The sea is very clean here and lots of shells make for fun beach combing. Sunrises, no sunset views. It didn't hit the 5 stars because of the limited food options, but all in all we enjoyed our stay and I'd recommend the hotel -- especially to Chinese people and families with young kids -- hotel is very family-friendly.