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Wonderful stay in a beautiful location!
overal it was a nice place. only far away from everything. The only negative point is that the beach in front of the hotel is very dirty. glas bottles ect.
I thought the hostel was nice and very friendly. I loved the food and the atmosphere was great also. The accommodation was a bit out of the way but that made it very peaceful and quiet. There didn't seem to be any hot showers.
Cliff Cottage was a nice place. much better for couples or groups of people. I was a solo traveller and found that everyone else was on their own agenda. Nice restaurant, altough a bit more expensive. BangBao area is good for shopping at the pier, diving, and there are a couple of okay beaches that end of the island. I would recommend backpackers to rather stay at Bailan Bay or Lonely beach areas.
We were more or less 300m away from the bathroom, not really great in the middle of the night. Our hut was quite old, there were holes in the walls, so there were insects inside our room. WiFi was available only around the reception desk, it was actually easier to connect to one of the neighboring resorts (yeah, sure, we didn't go there for the internet, but...). The restaurant was seriously overpriced. Good things: the area is great, the view is gorgeous, plus, there are some monkeys.
The location was absolutely amazing and overrules all the reasons that this place wasn't that great. I would come back just because of how beautiful the view was and the peaceful not-too-many-people atmosphere. If you don't get the deluxe room you are basically sleeping in a shack with a bed and a light bulb hanging from the ceiling. The bathroom is about 100 meters away down some steep stairs and is in deplorable condition (vines hanging through the ceiling, spiderwebs all over.