obsessed with the rocky formations in the andaman
Posted 21-Oct-2015 on Hotels
obsessed with the rocky formations in the andaman sea! so beautiful and peaceful from anywhere - the famed infinity pool (probably the most spectacular pool i've ever enjoyed), breakfast or bar, or the beaches. amazing service with your GEM (guest experience manager?), including any bookings for excursions, spa therapies, restaurant reservations and golfcart transportation. all the workers were extraordinarily pleasant and smiling. the food was all very tasty and varied choices, and included free ice cream! the villa was also very spacious, clean and beautiful with private pool. good a/c and wifi. my only small quibble would be that given it was a bit of low season (early-mid october), the diving excursions were not exactly as advertised on the website (and divemaster not very responsive via email pre-trip) - the only diving offered was off Ko Phi Phi and by speedboat, which we ended up having to book privately because there were no other interested divers, so a bit $$$$ but ultimately worth it for a fantastic trip.
on a related speedboat note - i believe transport from phuket is more common and economical - we flew into Krabi and the only transport option was again the speedboat, which i believe was about $300 usd. in case that figures into your airport planning.