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Pawapi Resort
104/4 | Koh Libong, Kan Tang, Ko Muk 92110, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Ko Muk B&B and Inns
3.5 of 5 stars 57 Reviews
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“A special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Clearly you either love this place or not and we love it. We returned in January this year even though last year we thought the service was poor and thankfully the new management team have improved things considerably. A grateful thanks to Nun who could not have been more helpful when we needed to re-arrange flights.
The rooms are basic and that is part of their charm, but their location on a white sandy beach means that if you are awake early enough you are rewarded by a stunning sunrise. A few minutes walk into the village offered a number of reasonably priced eating places as well as supermarkets. There is no doubt that we will return and for longer next time

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Find another place to stay. There is only one good thing to say About this place and that is the Beach.
The bamboo hut was dirty, the mosquitonet were very very dirty, almost grey. Only cold water in the shower.The staff was not helpfull, they did not speak and understand any english, the food is terrible, me and my husband got sick, so did 2 other people, during our 3 days there. No clean towels, althoug we put them at the floor, ..
There is a lot of noice from many longtail boats, we know it is and Island with local Fischermen , but did not expect so much noice, also at Night , absolutely not the paradise we dream about.. We have been traveling around in Thailand for a month, this place is Not worth the price.. We will never be back!!!
Eriksen . Danmark

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pitt98, Guest Relations Manager at Pawapi Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
It seems that your stay with us totally not what we strive to be, which is simple charming accommodation and friendly service on a beautiful beach. We apologies for that. We have now replaced our management team including the General Manager.
In the service sector it is often the way with hotels that they pay 'lip service' to the complaints of customers. Please believe that from the very start we wanted Pawapi to be different - to be better - to have heart and soul. when we get it wrong, and it is obvious in your case we did, we take your comments seriously and do our bes to put it right. We believe we have now done that.

Sincere apologies

Best regards
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We booked 4 nights at Pawapi Resort with my wife and two young children.
Unfortunately our one year old became sick from an illness contracted on a previous island and had to be rushed to hospital in Trang. The staff here were excellent and looked after us like a family during this difficult time. providing assistance and getting us to hospital immediately. I found all the staff to be truly wonderful. They are all so helpful especially Nun, Bird , Yut and Queen and Phan too. Whenever we needed something they were always very happy to assist.
The beach is exceptional and as good as any I’ve visited in other parts of the world. The rooms are very clean with fantastic views across the sea, with cotton sheets changed every day. We loved watching the sun rise every morning from our porch and playing in the warm sea with our kids. I haven't got a bad word to say about this place. We came back for a further two days and will return for another three at the end of our journey.
I would highly recommend Pawapi and will be very sad to leave.
Thank you to all at Pawapi for an amazing time. Big Love the Cosens family.

Room Tip: We loved room 4 on the front row, great view and gentle sea breeze to keep cool
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had such a fantastic time in Koh Muk! The Pawapi Resort ticked all of the boxes for myself and my traveling companions.
We arrived and had lunch (as we were famished after out long journey) and the meal was delicious - as were the subsequent meals that we purchased there. Maybe a little on the pricey side for us, but worth the splurge on occasion.
Although there were minimal staff working throughout our stay, the overall experience was personal and friendly. The staff were always polite and modest, while managing to show their genuine Thai smile.
We stayed in a beachfront bungalow, which was neat and had a laid-back feel. The bungalow was a tidy and simple wooden room, that projected an authentic feel. Mosquito nets were provided and worked a treat..Great to see fly-screens also!
Being an animal-lover there were lots of puppies and dogs to get to know on the island. The resort's unofficial dog was the best! She had a very beautiful nature and loved to dig up and chase crabs.
Koh Muk and Pawapi proved to be such a relaxing escape from the craziness of 'Tourist Ravaged Thailand'.
I would love to return one day :)

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Halmstad
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We only regret that we hadn't read all bad judgement before booking this resort. Three nights at Pawapi was à nightmare. We have travelld all over Thailand for 15 years and visited many Island resort in different prices. Pawapi is far to expensive and do not compensarion in any other way.
The rooms never gets cleaned and is full of mosquitos and cockroches.
It is almost impossible to get anything to eat and the staff is a joke.
The manager had given up trying. There was only one male employee that know the word "service". He made his very best to drive us to Charlie Beach with the boat or bike. He also sprayed room for mosquitos and did his very best.
Pawapi is not worth the price and we should not go back even for free.
/Disappointed Swedish couple

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pitt98, Guest Relations Manager at Pawapi Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
We are very sorry to hear your stay with us was not a happy one. As you can see from our other reviews this is an unusual occurrence. We would like to say that we have now changed the management team and solved a few ongoing difficulties. Our new manager, a man of great experience and reputation, has implemented new systems and we are confident he has got it right.
We would be very happy if you decide to give us another chance. Should you decide so please make yourself known to us and we will make every effort to make your holiday a standout experience.
Again, apologies.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Pawapi is wonderful, our only disappointment is that we didn't stay for longer!

We were greeted by Yut, the new Manager, who is friendly, helpful and always on hand to pour a drink or give local information.

The huts were great, simple but clean and some nice touches, such as fridge, kettle and hot water. They all have beautiful views and a lovely size balcony with daybeds. We stayed in the standard rooms, which were more than enough for us.

The restaurant food was fantastic, a good choice of dishes, everything we tried was delicious! Nil, who runs it, is so lovely, really eager to please and sweet. The restaurant is on an empty beach and lit by candles, with just a handful of tables. Breakfast was great, ordered from a menu of different eggs, fresh fruit, toast etc - the omelettes were the best I've ever had.

The new management here has made a huge difference, they really care that your stay is memorable. Special mention to their lovely little dog, Muk, who is very sweet and loves a cuddle ; )

If you are looking for an island that is quiet, chilled, with beautiful beaches, Koh Muk is the one! Pawapi is just a few minutes walk to the local village, we liked this, as it wasn't just a tourist island, but a home to many native Thais too.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liberec, Czech Republic
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Our 3 days in this resort were unforgetable experience! When we arrived we were welcomed by friendly english owner Paul, who told us everthing about resort and island. This place reflects nature of the owner, who keeps everything in natural style. Bungalows were new, clean and kept clean every day with amazing view on the beach.
Their kitchen offers traditional thai cuisine, simple, fresh, delicious!
Beach is natural with so soft and white sand. Everything is settled in beautiful coconat grove, see is clear and hot. Pawapi is quiet place with relaxed atmosphere and with owner, who gives his heart in this place. It reflects the appearance of the restaurant, bungalows and surroundings where you can have a romantic dinner in the light of the candle. Paul is always around to give you good advice about dinner, travel, island or how to spend evening on the beach with his classic records.
For us - when Koh Mook - than Pawapi!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chuanpis t, Manager at Pawapi Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Lenka
Thanks for the great comments and we are truly happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Also thanks for the positive feedback about our style :-) We feel we are different and yes we do put our heart into it .... and have done for the last 4 years. Rustic luxury is what we are aiming for and it pleases us no end when we feel we are getting it right! Once again, we appreciate the comments and you are welcome back anytime.

Pawawpi team
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Address: 104/4 | Koh Libong, Kan Tang, Ko Muk 92110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Trang Province > Ko Muk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Muk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pawapi resort is Thai style beach houses,over looking 180 degrees of sparkling Andaman beauty. Directly on the beach,no obstruction of view.Located on the unique position,(sheltered) sandy peninsular.Close to the Emerald Cave,and the fishermen's village,set along 350 meters of white sand beach.Pawapi is on the quieter side of the island where the style is laid back and the flavor is definitely local. The resort is set among a blend of cultivated sea-front gardens, wild flowers, coconut palms, cashew nut and mango trees and two glorious 100 year old tamarind trees. The feel is very much well-maintained but has ‘natural’ and ‘rustic’ as the underlying theme.Calm-perfect for swimming and safe for children. Four meters wide balconies with a two meter elevation,perfect for catching the cool breeze. A unique blend of charm and style that will make your vacation to Thailand unforgettable. ... more   less 
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