We stayed a couple of nights on Koh Lipe at this resort on the back of reviews from TA and The Lonely Planet guide and were not disappointed.
On Sunlight beach at the far right hand side these two storey huts were perfectly placed on white sands next to turquoise water. We were lucky enough to walk in and get a sea view room and thoroughly enjoyed staying there.
The beach had a welcome breeze compared to that of Pattaya which was ideal given the temperatures. The resort had a good reasonably priced menu so much so we ate there all but once. Candlelit at night for a bit of the old romance.
Koh Lipe is much busier than it used to be due to development but you still have to admire this gem of an island for it's scenery and waters. The part of the beach outside the resort was quite due to it's location and there was excellent snorkelling among the coral just offshore.
My only gripe was that out of the several islands we visited on honeymoon in Thailand, Lipe was the only one with pieces of glass on the beaches so beware if walking barefoot.
Sunsets are amazing on the tip of the island by the Mountain Resort but expect it to get busy late in the afternoon for that perfect photo for your album.
Highly recommend the Castaway resort for that shipwrecked holiday feeling though if it's a luxury room you want then this isn't the resort for you.
NB No swimming pool but only a couple of the high end resorts do on Lipe. You don't need one with such beautiful water on your doorstep though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Castaway Resort the spirit of ‘The Beach’ is brought to life. Amid the beautiful setting nature has given Koh Lipe, our spacious wooden bungalows and large chill out deck overlooking the beach definitely make Castaway the most atmospheric of Koh Lipe’s resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castaway Resort Koh Lipe Hotel Koh Lipe