If you travel in Thailand as
much as I do (17 two-month trips in the last 22 years) you get
to stay in a lot of different bungalow operations. Some are
good, some suck, a lot of them are forgettable. When I
stumbled into Ting Rai Bay Resort a couple months after they opened for
business in October 2003, I figured it was going to be just
another resort with a nice beach. Nothing special. I'd seen it
I was sooo wrong. Great resorts can still be
found in SThailand. This is one of them.
I don't know where to start.
When you arrive you get a welcoming glass of cold,
fresh-squeezed orange juice. They usher you into your
hut...and there are flower petals on the pillows. The beds are
more comfortable than mine at home. You will sleep good at
Ting Rai. The sound of the waves surrounds you.
night at TRBR
The owner is simply the best
there is. The Thais who work at TRBR rake leaves and
laughlaughlaugh all day long. Like every resort on KJum the
food is out-of-this-world good, and they will steam
vegetables for you if you ask.
But it's the people
who work here that make Ting Rai Bay Resort so special: