We were fairly tired when we finally arrived on the island after a couple of long flights and a short speed boat ride, however the staff were bright and cheerful and very accommodating with our sign-in etc. Food was incredible, the variety was wonderful, I knew that I would be offered some wonderful indian dishes and I wasn't disappointed... plenty for seconds or thirds....but usually firsts was enough... except for ice cream at lunch. Basically only used the room for snoozing during the day or crashing after a long day and night of adventure. Surf guides are very experienced and leave nothing to chance... they know the conditions and are there to make sure you get back to the island safe and sound for that nice cold beer... Amy and Richard Kotch are great guides and awesome surfers... very friendly and most accommodating. Lohis left is incredible... even when the conditions weren't perfect the wave still tried to provide great rides... some days it was like riding a satin water bed... so smooth and friendly... the paddle out is no drama... even for an old bloke like me... 54... eventually you'll get through and just paddle back to the outside break. Went to Sultans and Jails... both great. Plenty of extra activities to do but I was mainly there to catch some waves. Sometimes the language barrier was evident... but as usual we all find a way around that... we gave our restaurant waiter $20 USD at the end of the week because he looked after us so well. For example, at lunch and dinner after the first day he knew I enjoyed a beer or two with the meal... so when he saw me arrive he would have a nice cold refreshing beer waiting for me on our table before I had time to ask for one... just make sure you ask your waiter when their last day is for the week because they vary their days off during the week... and it would be a shame not to be able to reward them... the room guy we gave $15 USD to... his eyes lit up with excitement... they will go out of their way to make your stay is very pleasant. I'd definitely go back... I went with the wife and kids... we all had a great time.