Monday, August 31, 2009

Al's Resort, Chaweng

Al's Resort, Chaweng

Has a perfect location, smack down in the middle of Chaweng, with a very nice stretch of Chaweng's beach in front of it, near the coral. It's also located next to or almost is part of Al's Hut. A review of this resort is to follow at a later stage.

The 43 rooms at Al’s Resort in Chaweng have a style that is both simple and charming and each is equipped with the standard amenities to make guests feel comfortable and right at home. The restaurant affords a beautiful view of the sea and both local and international cuisine is available. The spa facilities at Al’s Resort offer Balinese-style massage, various aromatherapy sessions and a selection of body scrubs and facial treatments.

Al's Resort offers 5 studio rooms (25 sq m), 21 Deluxe Garden view rooms (20 sq m), 12 Units Villa Deluxe (28 sq m) and 5 Units Villa Suite (56 sq m).

Well priced rooms for the location!

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Deluxe Garden room

Suite courtyard

Deluxe pool yard exterior

Swimming pool overlooking the beach

Resort exterior

Monday, August 10, 2009

First Bungalow Beach Resort, Chaweng

First Bungalow Beach Resort, Chaweng

Is located as the only place in Chaweng at the connecting point of Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach at the Southern end of Chaweng beach. Although this is not entirely true, since Samui First House shares the same premises making it another unique experience, two hotels sharing the same premises run by the same family.

This is another place I used to work at during as part of my ongoing dive adventures on Koh Samui and I conducted some PADI IDC's here for a short while.

Right now an old friend from the Netherlands is visiting me on Samui and he's staying at the First Bungalow resort. They enjoy it although they also have a commonly heard problem with the hotel, which is that the mattresses are very hard! Other than that, they enjoy their stay very much and the premises are really nice.

The resort was the one of the very first resorts in Chaweng, hence the name and has been around since the 1970's.

It provides 147 tastefully-designed rooms, fully equipped with air conditioner, hot and cold water bathroom, cable TV, minibar and IDD telephone. 42 beach bungalows, 14 Sea View bungalows, 11 deluxe Bungalows and 80 Deluxe rooms. The resort also boosts a very nice and big pool and the beach is wide and big with plenty of space.
This all comes in a very reasonable price range and is recommendable.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

The big and spacious pool, surrounded by green and buildings

Deluxe Bungalows

Chaweng Noi beach

Pool side bungalow room

First room