A paradisiacal retreat

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Four trips here in the past year, and dreaming of the next… that says it all! It really is paradise – as long as you do not crave crowds, bars and busy beaches, or cannot live without your tv. Olivier and Kiet do make some concessions to modernity – there is wi-fi in the main lounge and reception area, so you are not entirely cut off from the outside world. The restaurant meals are great, in a wonderful and peaceful beachfront setting. It’s a few hundred metres’ stroll along the deserted sands to the next small family-style resort, so you won’t be disturbed. A selection of Thai or Western dishes to suit all tastes. The teak wood traditional-style chalets are lovely. Such a pleasant change from the usual run-of-the-mill resort bungalows. Grouped around the pool, few in number, even when Le Passe-Temps is full, it still feels quiet and secluded.  Olivier and Kiet are wonderful hosts, ever-present when needed, yet discrete. There are some wonderful trips to be made in the area – not least touring the islands with Matt on one of the local boats. You choose where you want to go, or let Matt guide you around the bay, visiting pristine beaches, snorkeling, incredible vegetation … it’s entirely up to you. I can happily stay a week and find plenty to do when I’ve had too much relaxation. Can’t wait for the next trip!