Cliff Beach Resort is the northernmost resort on Kai Bae beach and occupies a great location, with some stunning views to be had from the clifftop infinity pool. However, it’s showing it’s age now and needs some TLC
If you are going to stay here go for the newest rooms, ‘Cliff View’ which are by far the best. Others have better views or are more suited for families but are pretty old and fading quickly. But note the word ‘Cliff’, this indicates that you will be trudging up several flights of steep steps in order to get between your room and the beach. You need to take care if you have been out of a few beers. And obviously they aren’t ideal for older folks or young kids.
The highlights of the resort are the beach, which is great and the clifftop pool which, due to it’s location, rarely gets busy and has excellent views to the nearby islands.
And if you want to splash out then the Sea View Villas are well worth considering – spacious, bright & airy and with amazing views.
Nearer the beach are the family rooms which are in a garden area with a natural lotus filled lagoon. A small children’s pool is also here, close to the beach restaurant. Cliff Beach Resort also has some Budget rooms. These are located in what was built as a shopping plaza on the opposite side of the main road. Most shops have long since closed and the resort has renovated some buildings to add guest rooms. Obviously no sea views.
The beach is good and there are plenty of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Only downside is the price, you could do better for the same amount, and despite claims – you couldn’t really call it a 4 star overall. So, Cliff Beach Resort is an OK back-up resort if your first choices are full.