We booked at Emerald Villas but were allocated a villa approximately 20 minutes walk away at another complex (Golden Villas). Nonetheless, the villa was identical to those at Emerald Villas. The rooms were large, clean, air-conditioned and serviced daily by a housekeeper. The swimming pool was wonderful and gardens beautiful. Approximately 15 minutes walk north from this villa is a huge supermarket and several restaurants. We cooked our own breakfasts in a suitably equipped kitchen and ate our meal poolside. The villas are located approximately 15 minutes walk from the beach which could prove difficult for families with young children or elderly but we preferred to swim in our pool so this wasn't a problem. Additionally, to reach the villa on foot at night required a 5 minute walk from the main road through several dark lanes on uneven ground (take a torch); we avoided walking alone. The staff (reception, security and housekeeper) were friendly, competent and accommodating and all spoke conversational English. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to send a special thank-you to the delightful Acy Wyan and security staff.
Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends