We LOVED our stay at Outrigger. We weren’t quite sure what to expect given the recent remodel and covid-related travel restrictions but here are some highlights:
Location - We loved staying on Surin beach. We debated a resort with a private beach but this turned out to be even better. It’s a 2-minute walk to the beach, where you can rent a chair for 100 baht and feast on fruit shakes and street food. The vibe is more relaxed than the more developed beaches (kamala, kata, karon, patong) with food stalls instead of brick-and-mortar restaurants, though there’s not much in the way of nightlife. The water is pretty clear and the beach clean. 7-11 is just around the corner.
Amenities - The resort was recently renovated and has a fresh, clean feel with really beautiful design elements. A few things about the quality of construction could be better, but nothing was outside of an acceptable range. The pool shower didn’t function and our A/C worked just okay, but these did not impact the enjoyment of our stay. The restaurant offered somewhat generic western food (steak, pasta, etc). For the free breakfast, you order aka carte off the menu which includes excellent espresso drinks.
Service - The staff were absolutely incredible to go above and beyond to meet our every need.
We highly recommend this hotel! The value for money is great. In our experience, this was better than a big resort that would have been 3x the price.