family friendly chalet beach hotel.
Third time we've been there, but after a long gap. Chalets on stilts set either on the sea or up the hill in the rain forest. Staff great, cheerful and helpful. Nothing too much trouble. Outstanding setting, up the dramatic hill side.
Some of hotel itself now beginning to look a bit tired and our rooms hadn't been checked adequately. Spotlessly clean but minibar empty, no kettle, remote didn't work, various lights needed replacing, our son's key and tv didn't work. Everything other than the key was dealt with immediately and charmingly, staff v helpful.
Good for families esp with small children, though lots of steps in main area.
One of the features is its huge multicultural buffet breakfast. It was as amazing as ever. Room service fine, Thai restaurant good.
Maybe because there is development going on nearby there is the sound of building though not intrusive. The upside of eating into the rainforest is that more interesting wildlife is present. As we swam sea eagles wheeled above us, toucans glided between the trees. There were more sorts of monkeys (some v bold) and monitor lizards.
Sandy shallow sea v close. Our son loved jet skiing. Sea great until the last day when the wind blew mildly stinging jelly fish into it. No lifeguard but flags to say if safe to swim.
Lovely pools, toddler, jacuzzi and main pool with waterfall and bar.
Good spa, with treatments, massage, sauna, steam room, pool with jacuzzi.
Lots to do elsewhere on island.