Bacaya Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
6.4
Reviewed:
01-Aug-2012

Although we were only on a short break, we would happily have stayed longer at Bacaya if only for the deserted beach and delicious pool. The roadside location caused initial concern, but once ensconced and surrounded by tropical greenery looking out over the untroubled bay, the traffic noise quickly dissolved and the holiday took hold. For a private house at this level, palatial surroundings were never an expectation. Happily though, the layout, facilities and warm welcome exceeded our predictions.

Bacaya was clearly built as an alternative to hotel accommodation and in that respect more than lives up to requirements. The main living and dining area resembles a studio apartment. Everything is close to hand, with additional benefits such as a fully equipped kitchen and standing fridge freezer that we quickly stocked from the local supermarket as a value substitute for the in-room facilities provided by hotels in a similar price range. The full-time maid prepared a fine daily breakfast and was a mine of local information despite limited English. She was more than happy to help with provisioning (everything from sunscreen to electrolyte), so the absence of more full-time staff was never a cause for complaint.

With a varied choice of restaurants and bars within walking distance, it would be easy to hit the town every night. For pleasant evenings in, we found the garden gazebo proved an ideal spot for extended dinners, while late night dips in the private pool added to the joy. Although the master suite outshines the smaller guest bedroom, both are comfortable with plenty of space to make them your own. Bacaya is not a choice for large families or gatherings, but certainly a great place for couples or small families to get away from it all without completely cutting off from the island's diversions.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:6 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:6 Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:6 Facilities:6 Staff:6
Value:8
Highlights

The location is superb if you want to combine activity and lethargy. It's a serious advantage to have so much on offer close by, but still with a private space to retreat into. The sunbeds on the generous poolside terrace provide the perfect excuse to do nothing and the views never leave you complacent.

Surprises

Proximity to the road does mean noticeable traffic noise, more so when a coach or delivery truck goes by. There are also a few small bars directly opposite the villa and their music can filter through to the garden at times. The understandable popularity of the villa has meant that some signs of previous occupation are beginning to show but not enough to detract from the dreamy location.

Guest Reviews (2)

LM, Hong Kong checked out on 27-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
18-Dec-2012
A lovely week spent in Bacaya with our young family of 2 children and a baby. The beach was perfect and on the doorstep so we could watch the children safely from our chairs and the pool was small and manageable. The location is not secluded but suited us perfectly as it was close to shops and easy to get a taxi which is useful for a small family. The real highlight is the housekeeper Khun Jit. She made sure that we were completely looked after and pampered. our children loved her and she clearly took great pride in ensuring that we had a stress free holiday. Would certainly recommend!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Kusumote Natnicha, Thailand checked out on 05-Jan-2011
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
19-May-2011
Villa very beautyful good for small family. Staff very good ,helpful , good cook. Great value for the money. Beach
is beautiful white sand quite.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:9
Bacaya /villa/bacaya.aspx Price starts at $0 - $0 per night
6.77 out of 10
based on 3 user reviews. Although we were only on a short break, we would happily have stayed longer at Bacaya if only for the deserted beach and delicious pool. The roadside location caused initial concern, but once ensconced and surrounded by tropical greenery looking out over the untroubled bay, the traffic noise quickly dissolved and the holiday took hold. For a private house at this level, palatial surroundings were never an expectation. Happily though, the layout, facilities and warm welcome exceeded our predictions.

Bacaya was clearly built as an alternative to hotel accommodation and in that respect more than lives up to requirements. The main living and dining area resembles a studio apartment. Everything is close to hand, with additional benefits such as a fully equipped kitchen and standing fridge freezer that we quickly stocked from the local supermarket as a value substitute for the in-room facilities provided by hotels in a similar price range. The full-time maid prepared a fine daily breakfast and was a mine of local information despite limited English. She was more than happy to help with provisioning (everything from sunscreen to electrolyte), so the absence of more full-time staff was never a cause for complaint.

With a varied choice of restaurants and bars within walking distance, it would be easy to hit the town every night. For pleasant evenings in, we found the garden gazebo proved an ideal spot for extended dinners, while late night dips in the private pool added to the joy. Although the master suite outshines the smaller guest bedroom, both are comfortable with plenty of space to make them your own. Bacaya is not a choice for large families or gatherings, but certainly a great place for couples or small families to get away from it all without completely cutting off from the island's diversions.

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