The car journey from the airport was only a matter of minutes and check-in efficiently done we were delivered to our beach view villa. One thing I will add straight away is that the bath in the villa could pass as a small swimming pool elsewhere. We headed out with the few steps it took to reach the pool outside and spent our first afternoon swimming lounging in the shade and walking along the beach.
Next morning after a more than ample breakfast at the Saboey we decided to walk along the beach in the direction of Big Buddha. After about ten minutes along the beach we couldn't get any further and had to go along the road the rest of the way. There was more than just Big Buddha, in fact it was like a small village: bars, cafes, shops; time for a nice iced coffee. The stairs up to Big Buddha were pretty tiring in that heat and after our walk there in the first place, but the view made it well worth it.