When we saw the listing and read the reviews, we decided to splurge on our vacation budget. We are backpackers and wanted to get some r&r. The first 2 days, it poured which happens however, it became apparent a few details we wish we would have known prior. We did not realize until we checked-in that the wifi is only accessible in the open bar/restaurant and is not the very good, it would drop a lot or was just slow. This area tends to be very buggy in the evenings so bring lots of bug spray or long cloths. Next, we messaged the host prior about the price range of the menu but did not receive a response and we had read the previous comments which mentioned the food was reasonably priced. We are on more of a budget, so we noticed the prices were higher than what we wanted to pay and were 3-4X than what could be bought in town. This resort doesn't accept cards so if you want to buy food here you MUST bring enough cash for food while still having 100k kip for the bus ride to your next destination. The other unusual aspect was getting used to the geckos in the room, which would wake us up at all hours of the night.
On the last day, the sun came out and we enjoyed the panoramic views of the resort. This place is truly breathtaking. The pool is very relaxing and clean. The pitbulls are very friendly and will give you lots of attention. The staff was warm and accommodating as well. The free kayaks were a plus, just make sure your kayak has a plug in it. Ours was not and we almost sank. Be sure to check out monkey island, it was amazing. We stayed 3 nights, but 2 would have been better. When we left we were provided a free tuk-tuk ride to the bus station which is just on the side of the road but don't be concerned a bus will show up for you, ours showed up within 5 minutes and was only 50,000 kip per person to Vientiane.