“That’s what Massi said to us when he greeted us at the beach upon our arrival at the Golden Buddha. Having spent amazing 9 nights there, we can confirm that Golden Buddha is a very special place that I would have no doubt calling our own paradise. The setting is truly idyllic, the houses are beautiful and it is incredibly relaxing with all your needs catered for by a very friendly team of staff. We enjoyed seeing monkeys and hornbills at the resort and although it takes one or two nights to get used to being so close to the nature (particularly at night when we had some visitors in our rooms and open air bathrooms), we have already been missing being woken up by birds, cicadas and crashing waves.
We chose Golden Buddha as our family reunion (from UK, NZ, Germany and Poland) and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend time together. It was my mum’s 60th birthday and Massi organised a birthday meal for all of us in our baan which was very special and at no extra cost (included in half board).
Not wanting to repeat all the compliments already mentioned in previous posts, I wanted to highlight the fact that there is a wide choice of activities too – we went for a snorkelling trip to Surin Islands which was great fun, even for those in our group who were new to snorkelling. You can also rent kayaks and go paddling up the small river among mangroves (it was peaceful and very easy with the tide coming in) or go to the nearby islands for some more snorkelling. We also took advantage of yoga classes with Alex who was a great teacher. The location of the yoga sala allows you to enjoy the early morning view of the bay whilst doing your sun salutations, just amazing! Or just get in a hammock or sit on a veranda and relax to the sound of waves crashing few meters away from you… You choose how to enjoy this paradise yourself:)”