The yoga on offer and the instructors were amazing. The health food restaurant next door was also great and the food was delicious. Unfortunately the thing that let it down a bit for us was the quality of the room and reception. It was clean but maybe just a little dated. It had more of a backpacker vibe than a yoga retreat which is what we hoping for.
The location is great, only a short walk from where the boat comes in. The bungalows are set back from the main strip so it's a bit more quiet, however you will be woken up at 4am by the muslim prayers- which is basically a guy singing into a mic very loudly what felt like right next to our room. We tried out yoga one morning which was good, perhaps a little more advanced than what we thought but we enjoyed it. I really liked the open yoga studio in the garden.
The pool is not great- probably perfect for learning to dive, but you can't sit around it and it doesn't feel like you can float around in it as it looks specially made for teaching diving. Its long and thin so a bit awkward. However you are so close to the sea you just go there anyway. The cafe is nice but limited to vegetarian food, however it is nice, if a little slow.
The staff were ok, we found them to be a bit smug/ off-ish? when we asked for help, but then others were ok. We didnt need much help anyway so it didn't really matter.
The rooms are great. Air conditioning that works, tv with a few film channels in english, the iutside bathroom is good with hot water. We got used to finding the odd giant beetle upside down in the floor in the morning!
We enjoyed it here, i feel like its one of the better places without being too overpriced
I didnt stay here as i wS already booked somewhere else but i did yoga each day and had my morning coffee at banyan tree which is awesome healthy cafe next door. Yea they had a proper coffee machine winning 🤗. They even used my rice milk i had with me for my coffees each day and kept it in there fridge. I checked out rooms. Best rooms were at back behind the yoga room. A girl told me some of rooms on side are adjacent to alley way that the horses go up dwn so if u are a light sleeper go the rooms up back on right. Loved the yoga recommend place 😊
I stayed here for 4 nights and had a great experience. The staff is wonderful, particularly Jakub, the manager, who is super helpful and knowledgeable. It's just a 1 min walk or so to the pier, and a 5-min walk from the night market. It was really convenient to have the yoga classes right there, and they were pretty good.
Overall, I really liked the place. It's clean, central, and the staff is great, but I do think it's overpriced. I had a friend staying just a 3 min walk north and paying half of what I paid. (I paid $85/night... he paid $40). I also met friends who were staying further down south (near Scallywag's and Black Penny's), which are still super convenient locations, and also paying half the price.
Also, the mosque noise is loud and so are the sounds of the horses clomping down the street with their bells ringing, so bring ear plugs. Also, the wifi was pretty spotty. Sometimes it worked perfectly, other times, not at all. Personally, I'd recommend staying further south or north and just renting a bicycle to get around. You'll get a better deal and sleep better.
This is a very nice bungalow.. Including the seashell lamps which are most adorable.. the lighting of the room is like as advertised.. There are free water which is very much appreciated.. The breakfast was nice but plain.. If you are a person who prefer salty or spicy food, better bring your own sauce. However beware of the thin walls.. you could hear everything that is going on outside the room.. Therefore it is better to choose the most remote room to reduce the chances of getting noises from the neighbouring bungalows… or better yet bring an ear plug!! But over all it is a nice place to stay!