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Beautiful Location, Fantastic Staff
This place is a, one of a kind, and I have to say, the staff are exceptionally attentive professionals, they literally, could not have made us more welcome and cared for if they tried, the staff really made our holiday at this resort. My wife is a Vegan and I am gluten intolerant and at the time I was coming out as a new Vegan, any Island Resort in the South China Sea is a difficult place to be a gluten-free Vegan! but every meal we enjoyed was freshly prepared and catered to all of our dietary requirements. One of the top pastry chefs Barry-J even made me a gluten-free, Vegan chocolate dessert! WOW! Ramesh Krishna was a wonderful host and Dolis Mongulid the executive sous chef was unrelentless in his pursuit of our happiness for example making me a mean Fish & Chips when I needed it most. The Catering Team and Conservation Team particularly made our holiday one to remember. Thank you to Justin and his team for there wonderful experiences in the Jungle and on the Water, wow! And to head chef Angus, Barry-J, all the waiting staff and Head Chef "Ramsey" and his sidekick in the Japanese restaurant. Great Stay, I would recommend this place for sure!
A honeymooner's dream
In the coronavirus era, this is the kind of place I would be happy to self-isolate in! My wife and I began our honeymoon here and it was wonderful from start to finish. The resort staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. As well as the daily banquets in the restaurant, drinks in the bar (pineapple juice was the best we'd ever tasted) and sunbathing, we enjoyed an afternoon of kayaking in the mangroves with the very passionate marine biologist Justin, had a aqua dinner on the beach and a couples' massage. Just fabulous. Hope we can revisit in the future!
First star treatment from the moment we stepped out of the taxi and lead to our own private speedboat to Gaya Island. We were greeted by our hostess and shown around the resort. Our apartment over looked the beautiful bay, high up in the rainforest ( note, there is no transportation around the resort, so if you have walking difficulties choose a lower apartment ) The food was great, from the breakfast to a private dining on the beach for couples This is not a place to take children, but a wonderful place to relax, snorkel, canoe and watch the local wildlife while taking in amazing views
A beautiful Hotel
We stayed here for four nights. The food was good with the Chef willing to prepare whatever you wanted, he would come to the table and ask if he could prepare you something different. Lots of Monitor Lizards around the Hotel, also wild pigs and Macaques. Went on a shuttle boat, just to the other side of the Island and listened to a talk on marine conservation and how they are replanting coral, sadly it was Jellyfish season so I did not go snorkelling, but the water was so clear you could see the amazing fish from the Pier.
This place is a wonderful peaceful and luxurious haven. You truly feel special here as every member of staff has relaxed and superb customer service off to a fine art. Although the drinks and restaurants are a little pricey you always feel you have paid for quality in every respect. Food is superb in all the restaurants and each one has the stunning view of the beach and the bay beyond. Villas are arranged on the hillside and most have stunning views from the spacious balcony. They are very comfortable and the air conditioning is very efficient and very necessary as this country is extremely hot and humid. We did go in February 2020 and it was very quiet and felt very exclusive. We loved the BBQ on the beach with the local dancers and really loved the time spent with Justin the wildlife ranger. Being nature lovers we found him knowledgeable and passionate about his work with the mangroves and the rainforest around the resort. There is enough to keep you occupied for a week here if you enjoy activities but also an amazing and beautiful place to relax by the pool or on the beach. The resort accommodation and especially the staff are 5 star.
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