Aug 292011

This place is located at Bailan Beach, on the southwestern coast of Ko Chang island.

The complex consists of numerous individual bungalows, an open-air reception building, an open-air dining area, and a pool. The grounds are on the waterfront.

We stayed in a Superior bungalow, which is the upper tier of their accommodations. It had a double bed, bathroom with shower and Western toilet, air conditioning, and small refrigerator. The bungalow had a small porch with two plastic chairs.

At an off-season rate of US $40, it was overpriced by overall Thailand standards ($25 or $30 would have been more like it). By Ko Chang pricing standards, however, it is reasonably priced.

Other accommodation categories included a row of smaller bungalows near the water, and another row of similar bungalows behind them. These smaller bungalows had water closet style bathrooms.

The restaurant served decent food for dinner, although it was priced about 25% above Thai norms. Breakfast is included with the room, which is a selection of very basic sets, such as coffee, white toast, and eggs.

Free wi-fi was available in the lobby and dining areas. The signal did not extend into our bungalow, although those closest to the lobby might have been lucky enough to hit the router.

The main flaw with the resort is that the arrangement and closeness of the bungalows eliminates any sense of privacy. So – while the bungalows are clean and reasonably priced – we kept wishing we weren’t looking at, or right next to, our neighbors. Given the number of guests at the resort, and the positive reviews on various web sites, this appears to not be a problem for a good number of people – we just aren’t counted among them.

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