Some Kenting hotels operate shuttle-bus services for guests coming via Kaohsiung’s airport or high-speed railway station, solving in a single stroke the question of how to get to the resort.
Chateau Beach Resort
With an unbeatable beachside location, good in-house eating options, free use of kayaks and other water-sports equipment for guests, it’s no surprise the 293-room Chateau is many regular visitors’ favourite. In addition to the stretch of sandy beach right on the hotel’s doorstep, there are three swimming pools for kids and a deep pool for adults.
Kenting Caesar Park
The most up-market of the region’s larger hotels, Kenting Caesar Park has direct access to Xiaowan Beach via a pedestrian tunnel. In addition to rooms of various sizes, the Caesar has a small number of villas (two master bedrooms and one Japanese-style tatami room in each) set in its lovely grounds. These are ideal for extended families. So parents can have some relaxing time to themselves, the hotel’s Kids Club organises safe, fun activities, although youngsters who don’t speak any Chinese may sometimes feel left out.
Moonshy Kenting Boutique Hotel
For those looking for a retreat, a place removed from the constant hubbub at the centre of the resort, this hilltop establishment has several advantages. Tourists more interested in ecotourism in the national park’s interior than lounging on beaches or bar-hopping may also conclude this is the perfect spot for them. As might be expected, rooms on the higher floors facing the ocean have the finest views.
Feng Tsai Yi Sui Guesthouse
Throughout Taiwan there are dozens of excellent homestays which don’t advertise themselves in English, simply because they’ve no need to. In Kenting, Feng Tsai Yi Sui falls into this category. Less than 150m inland of the main road – meaning it’s quiet at night yet not remote – and within strolling distance of the restaurants facing Chuanfan Rock, the guesthouse’s two- and four-person rooms are decorated in Mediterranean-meets-Asia style.
Kenting Wine & Dine
Thanks to the thousands of holidaymakers who descend on Kenting at weekend, the resort has a restaurant-nightlife scene that rivals Taiwan’s larger cities. Everything from pizzas to Mexican food to spicy Thai cuisine is available along the main road. During peak season it makes sense to eat on the early side. Those trying to get a table at a popular eatery after seven o’clock may find themselves waiting outside if they haven’t made a reservation.
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