This resort is approached by a long, steep, rickety and rusty staircase. For those with mobility problems or small children, it is emphatically not recommended. For people with the ability, energy, nerve and incliniation to scale the staircase, however, the resort has much to commend itself. The view from the small swimming pool is the best of any resort on the whole peninisula, taking in Koh Jum and on an exceptionally clear day, Koh Phi Phi too. The pool terrace is a sunny and breezy place, but not so breezy as to sufficiently cool the visitor on a hot day, so the pool is a welcome retreat, particularly in the hottest month of April.
Pool View Rooms
There is nothing remarkable about these hum-drum rooms except for the exceptionally garish tile patterns in the bathroom, which are so psychedelic as to make the visitor wonder if he should put his sunglasses on when sitting on the toilet.
The interiors are dark and gloomy, but smell-free, clean and in fairly good condition. The terraces and balconies are pleasanter places to spend time than are the insides of these rooms, and are surrounded by mature trees and lush jungle foliage.
The wierd and over-the-top tiling patterns are repeated in these bungalows, but are more likely to provoke a laugh than displeasure, unless the visitor has eaten too much spicy food and so needs to spend lengthy periods of time staring at these ghastly patterns of clashing colours. The interiors of the Private Bungalows are more light and in better condition than those of the Pool View Rooms. Two of these six bungalows offer fabulous views over the East side bay and are recommended. These two better bungalows are the ones nearest the sea - if you book on this site, we'll request one of the best two bungalows for you. One of them even has a mature, creeper-clad tree growing straight through the roof of the terrace, which beautifully complements the jungle setting of these bungalows, perched high above the bay and immersed in nature. To the resort's credit, they didn't chop this tree down when building the bungalow.
Mountain View Bungalow
These large bungalows, which are a long uphill hike from the East beach, are cheaply constructed of wood and admit insects by the dozen through all their gaping holes and cracks. They have small air-con units which are under-powered for the room sizes, particularly as all the cold air ecsapes through the porous walls. The only redeeming features of these rooms are their large size, which enables them to contain two queen-sized beds without being cramped. This means that 4 people can share one of these bungalows, making them a budget options, but not a particularly good one - better budget accommodation is available in nearby Ao Nang, from where Railay is eaily accessible on day-trips.
The above rates are net per room per night and inclusive of service charge and breakfast for 2 people. Note that when an extra bed is placed in a room, the occupant of the extra bed does not get breakfast included in the rate.
Compulsory gala dinner:
Compulsory gala dinner on 24 Dec 09 is Baht 2,500 per adult and Baht 1,250 per child
Compulsory gala dinner on 31 Dec 09 is Baht 2,500 per adult and Baht 1,250 per child