My birthday at Rocky Resort
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No bike so we went to internet café to search for the other resorts. We found a place with a nice price but we don't know how it looks like. It's on the other beaches which much more nicer but should we take it? Yeah why not, let's try. There's nothing to loose.
We took a cab to Rocky Resort. It’s about 15 minutes from Ban’s diving but the road is rough.
The cab driver stopped us at the entrance of Ao Thien on the east side but Rocky is on the West side. I don’t want to walk that far. We’d pay 400THB, why didn’t you just send us at least closer? Worked, just a little complaining he moved to the west side but we found out that the road is really rocky. His cab isn’t a 4 wheels drive so he couldn’t go so he discounted to 300THB. Then another local cab passed by, it’s 4 wheels drive, he asked them to send us at Rocky instead. The local guy was nice, he said he’s going that way also so he’ll send us off.
Here, Had Tiean or another name people call it Shark Bay has many beautiful but pricey resorts. I think Rocky is the cheapest. There’s one resort before Rocky, looks nice so we went to check it out. There are many big bungalow next to the beach with air con. We went to talk with the receptionist. Ale asked “Is there any rooms available here?” Instead of answering “yes or no” She said “But the price starts from 8,000THB per bungalow na ka”. :O Did we ask about the price yet?
This is your attitude? Is that the same meaning as “Sir, we don’t have a free room for you because we think you don’t have money to pay”?
So I said “ Ok it's 8,000 Baht .. and is there any rooms available?” She looked at me for two seconds and said “yes, most of them are available". Oh yeah I think so. We asked a few more questions but she answered us with a 'don't bother me' mood. So I said "Well, The bungalow is nice but the manner isn’t, have a nice day, bye”.
I think the owner of this resort has to do a manner training course for their receptionist. If they don’t know how to do, I can teach them!
And for me, even the room is nice but to compare with Central Cottage Resort at Tong Nai Pan beach, Phangan Island I think it isn’t so different- and there was only 1500THB! Here’s 8000THB. Maybe they charge you so expensive because this is the special bad manner service limited edition of this resort? That’s why I saw only the staff with no customers!
So we went to Rocky Resort.
Here, the owner and the staffs are polite, nice and kind. The owners are Thai and staff are from Myanmar who understand English better than Thai) :D What I don’t like about this place is the tube line form bathroom that is connecting with the sea with no filter. We saw it when we were almost taking a shower so we both don’t use soap or brush our teeth with the tooth paste at all. This room is a sea view, the view is wonderful, down there is a fish dancing show but when someone takes a shower, you’ll see a lot of foam in the sea in front of you-chase the fishes away.
We’re at the last room of this resort. Another resort on the left is Jamakiri Resort and Spa, it looks really awesome. We just saw it after we checked in at Rocky's. We want to have a look but the way to go by road is far, and from our room we could climb the rock to it so I asked Ale to do it and he did. He made a tour there and come back with the detail and pictures. The price isn’t expensive if compare with the room/space/view, it starts from 5000THB (low season), like now. Too bad we already took Rocky, too bad that we didn't know it before, and tomorrow we go back home so … next time.
The sky in the night was really awesome. Our room isn’t so good but at least I have the sea view, and can see the full moon!