I will seriously advise not to book this property, its more of a youth hostel or chawl. Rooms are no good, had dampness and none of the basic stuff (AC, Geyser) was working. Front-end staff was very blunt. Water was dripping from roof near buffet area. There are many better options to consider.
1. Location. The resort is located right across the beach and nearby market which is basically the "centre" of the island.
2. Food in the restaurant (ordered, not breakfast) was tasty and looked good. A bit expensive though.
1. Price/quality ratio in general is a disaster. We paid 110 per night and what we paid for is just riddiculous compared to what we could get anywere in Europe for this amount of money.
2. Breakfast is a buffet style, but not so much choice. Poor variety. They serve only typical Indian food and being the only foreinger there is a survivor battle. No cheese, ham, boiled eggs... Only different kinds of dough with several sauces. Eventually pancakes and scrumbled eggs, but after seeing an Indian guest choosing and touching each piece by hand, I gave up on that. As an European, I disinfected all cuttlery (no knives, though) and plates before taking food, well, just in case.
3. Rooms look nice, but thats all. We had rodents in the roof, squeaking all night long while making a nest or whatever. There is a whole wild life in the bathroom, from geckos, spiders, lizards to night butterflies. Have not seen any cockroach. There is no A/C, no money safe, no room cleaning service.
4. Warm water in the shower does not exist. You have to pre-order a bucket of it 1/2h before you might need it.
5. WiFi did not work at all during our stay.
6. Bar looks OK, perhaps the best on the island. Beware that all drinks are served warm, since they do not use the fridges (maybe only water is chilled). No bottle/can drinks, no beer, only juices from big package and among alcoholic drinks, they only had whiskeys. It works until 22.30.
7. Private beach - if they had stayed under the British empire, it would have been a nice idea. It is just amazing how Indians are capable of devastating everything. Such a nice, sceneric beach (while high tide)... When the tide is low, one could see (and smell) a sewer pipe directed to this beautiful sea. What a pitty of devastating a nature! Because of it, we moved to another beach 200m further for "swimming" - it is too shallow for it, but anyhow nice to be inside the clean water.
8. Stuff barely speak English, their level is very basic. Information flow is from one guy to another (and thereby slow), instead of using internet/mobile phones like the rest of the world. We waited for over 24h to get the information about the price of service they claim they have in their regular offer.
9. Offered activities - avoid by all means. It is a rip-off for terrible service. They themselves are not prepared for this, have lack of info and ask for money. We had a feeling we are the first guests actually interested in any of it, because they could not provide any info immediately, but rather asking around how to organise it.
We took "jungle" trekking for 2 (1000R each) and had to pay 500R additionally for the transportation (who was sbds friend). Trekking lasted for about 1/2h, through the so called jungle - it is a normal path among the palms towards the beach. Not an advanture at all. We even had a guy - a local young boy who, of course, did not explain anything, we were just walking behind him. Tip: if planning to do trekking, ask the locals how to find a path through the "jungle" that leads to Elephant beach, find a transport on your own and walk on your own, straight forward towards the beach. It is 1,5 km only. It will save you lots of money and nerves.
The lagoon view rooms are great though the bathrooms are pretty bad. It's needs an upgrade. If you are concerned only about the location then do try this hotel. Food is great, while someone stole my gold chain and a pendant. Reached the management but no help. It was surely the beach cleaning workers.
The pictures make this hotel look great but its not. I stayed here for 5 nights over christmas paying over $200 per night. The rooms look great with big beds but there is no hot water, the staff are unberlievably rude and do not want to help. I called room service and asked for 2 glasses for my beer that I bought and was told no and to drink out of the bottle. I then called to order 2 more beers and was told to collect myself. We were not allowed to sit in the outdoor bar area but other people were sitting. We were told they were important people and I am not. Honestly stay away from this place. its over prices and there are nicer places on the island.
We had booked 3 lagoon cottages for 3 nights near to beach. The cottages were good but little dull on lightings. Restaurant staff was good and offered complimentary milk for the lil ones which was a positive gesture. The beach is nice and looks beautiful during high tide.
However, the food at the Restaurant is average with very limited options and the Reception staff needs basic lessons in hospitality !!