Photos of this resort can not do it justice hidden away through the jungle from the party side of the island this is a perfect location for a getaway break. Arriving after 2 days travelling from England we walked down the steep incline into the resort (not all taxis will drive down into the small car park so be prepared) the view across the bay was stunning. The road is not all surfaced but the surface although dusty when riding in the back of a pickup taxi was no rougher than the surface of many british potholed side roads.
The huts are basic, the beds 'firm' but adequate if you know what to expect. Take a torch if you want to read in bed (or to stroll on the beach after dark to avoid the mooring ropes) and if you can afford go for the air conditioning as temperatures and humidity were high in April.
The restaurant proved as others have said to be the best and cheapest food on the beach although never expect all the meals to arrive at the same time (anywhere in Thailand!). Everything is charged back to your room and paid for every 3rd day, rooms are cleaned and bed linen changed also every third day.
The staff were all especially friendly and helpful although this might have been helped by the presence of our 20 month old granddaughter. If you want to arrange trips speak to the staff as they arranged a boat trip for snorkeling and hire of a taxi with driver for the day at competitive prices.
An artificial reef to protect the boats directly in front of the resort does mean some silt but a very short walk up the beach brings you to a perfectly clear shallow beach perfect for swimming in the warm waters.
The resort has a small number of deckchairs freely available and a collection of children's beach toys. The village where there are a number of shops, chemist and a small supermarket can be accessed along the beach not up the hill.
Can not recommend this resort enough as long as you accept these are 'huts' on the beach not 5 star hotel rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Longtail Beach Hotel Koh Phangan