I have to say it was a nice place to go, easy to stay on a budget and the "expensive" places I went to didn't seem worth the price. I enjoyed the local resturants which cost about $7 per person (250 Bahts). I was supprised that the whole ecomomy of the area was on tourism. You could actually go with no reservations and just a load of cash, exchange your money at the airport and have a great vacation. (Just read up before you go)
Wed 04/05/06 (day 2)
Coral island was a place I envisioned before going to Thailand. It was almost my own private beach. But had the basic services I needed, like a resturant, bathroom, lockers, and beach chairs. Definatly a nice relaxing place to go.
Thu 04/06/06 (day 3)
We got the the spa too early, so after making reservations we walked around the area. Nakalay Spa is part of the Thavorn Village which is huge, but on a bad beach It is rocky and didnt look fun to swim in. I cannot imagine how crowded dinner would be if the place was booked up. There must have been 100 Plus beach side cottages, 300 rooms away from the beach and then looked like 100 more rooms on the mountain side. It looked nice but After getting the bill at the spa I can only guess that it is an expensive place to stay at. I dont think Ill book a room at this resort any time soon.
2 hours spa was relaxing but overpriced. Think I'll stick to local bussiness next time.