Koh Ngai- Living it up Resort Style
Trip Start Jan 25, 2011
14Trip End Feb 21, 2011
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I knew this island was going to break my budget, I had planned that in for a few of these islands that were on my island hopping journey, knowing that some of them only had resorts, and resort prices. Were they any better than my first island up north where I only paid $10 a night? That’s what I came to find out. I am staying at the “top pick” in the Lonely Planet” they haven’t done me wrong yet, they kind of know my style, the unique, flash packer kind of place, that has charm and character, and won’t break the bank
When we arrived, we were met with someone carrying our bags off the boat, how nice! And greeted with smiles and cold glasses of fresh juice. Wow. The staff here all wears uniforms, not just the usual random t-shirt probably left over that a guest may have left behind. They have internet, at a price of course, and the place is nicely designed, somewhat like a Polynesian resort, with quaintly designed bungalows, with decks, and outside enclosed bathrooms (love those, you take a shower outside but no one can see you!) and an open air restaurant with view of the ocean. It is pretty cool.
The water is spectacular, it’s a light shade of blue, and very shallow in places, so you can walk very far into the water. It’s great for families…yes, families with children, young children. So there you go, you come to the “nice” places and you get the families. Now I’m not trying to say that I don’t think it’s wonderful, that families, mostly all European, okay all European because I’m going to tell you, Americans are just not brave enough to travel with their kids, and I can say that because I am American. And I think it’s great that families are traveling with their kids, showing them the world at a young age….but their kind of loud. And then run amuck, and the parents don’t seem to mind, it teaches them independence
And then there are the other guests, the nice couples, and the men traveling with their hired girlfriends, the ones young enough to be their daughters, I never get used to seeing it. These men are mostly German. I do have a couple of friends that read my blog that are American and come over here for their “ Love for Sale” yeah, I get it, the girls are easy companions, they are very accommodating, and yeah, I know the other part. But the men look so bored with them during the day. They can’t speak much to each other because of the language barrier, okay maybe that’s the point. . But how great of a companion can it be for several weeks, having nothing in common, except…. All right enough about that.
This island is small, and basically has one long stretch of white sand beach with only a few places, and this one is the best, I know, I walked the whole island in a half an hour. This resort is also on the far end by itself, so all the Speedo clad day trippers coming here, park their boats on the busier other side