We were a bit wary coming here because some of the reviews but from our experience it felt so very different and very good. We booked beach front cabanas right on the beach (about 25 steps to the sea). They were basic but clean with good air con - insect free! The staff are wonderful with people like Samnang Sem sorting my friends hair into braids just because she was struggling. The pool is fabulous, the sea clean and warm, and breakfast was really good - eggs, toast, fruits, cereals. There are a few dogs on the beach and we found that they make up their own little daily entertainment. With a good happy hour and close walking to lots of bars and restaurants, whilst maintaining a chilled out vibe - this felt like a little bit of Thai paradise.
We stayed 2 nights an surprisingly it was a lot of fun.The beach itself is pretty enough and plenty of floats to rent for photos etc. The jetski was an okay deal and no scams attempted. Plenty of convenience stores close by to fill up the fridge and an ATM next door. The food on this beach royally sucked - but then it does for most of Samed. Very pleasant stay and wished we had booked more nights here instead of transferring to much more expensive hotel.
I'm really glad we booked this hotel for our Valentine's stay. The bungalow's are modest but that's enough cause you're spending your whole day outside anyway. And you can also rent a bike right outside the resort. The staff was nice and helpful. You get the most amazing view at the breakfast. BTW. you can choose between asian dishes and continental breakfast. The beach is beautiful and quite comparing to the other one's we visited.