Review: Charm Beach Resort
Hotel: Charm Beach Resort
Date: May 11th-16th, 2016
Room: Standard Quadrouple Room/Standard Double Room
We turned up at this hotel because it was near the school where we wanted to learn how to dive. We told the employee who met us on reception about the diving. He went out of his way right away to bring an instructor to meet us. We spent the first few nights in a big double room with our friend. But early morning dives and noisy German neighbours wasn’t working out too well for us. We mentioned it to the hotel who happily moved us to a quieter spot. The new room was a hut right on the beach and it was beautiful.
The rooms were simple and comfortable. We found them to be really clean and well kept.
Charm Beach Resort is in Baan Tai and is literally on the beach. From either of our rooms we only took seconds to be toe-deep in gorgeous sand. The views from here were so beautiful and we could see right over to Koh Samui. The main street was a few minutes walk away and we found there to be plenty restaurants, shops, a market and even a Muay Thai gym really close by.
When it comes to the hotel we slept just fine. Sadly a few nights we were kept up by people partying all night at the pool, but just simply ask for a room away from the pool and it won’t be a problem.
We met a few different types here. Like I say we did meet a few people who just wanted to party all night long, but we also met couples who were relaxing. A lot of people here were learning to dive, or had just learnt to dive. Lots of people from nearby hotels came to the beach bar to meet others to join at the Half Moon party too. The owner has children who were playing nearby so I believe it is family friendly too.
My favourite part
I loved the people we met here. The guy who worked here called Bond was the nicest person. He moved us rooms, told David the football news and scores, got us food, called our diving instructors for us and even booked our night train tickets and brought them to us at the diving school. He was one of a kind.
My least favourite part
The only thing which was really ‘bad’ here was the noisy guests so it was not a fault of the hotel. We also found the wifi to be really poor and really inconsistent so I wouldn’t stay here if you need internet for work.