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“Relaxing, great staff and lovely food” 4 of 5 stars
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Milky Bay Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #18 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
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“Relaxing, great staff and lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights over the full-moon party. It's a great resort which offers amazing service at an affordable price. It's located away from the main party beach but they arrange transfers to the full-moon party and taxis are cheap. The food is fantasic but the beach isn't great so we spent most the time around the pool.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
A positive review makes our day thank you so very much for all your wonderful comments.We are glad you enjoyed the food and service and hope you will one day return so we can make your holiday even better.Thank you again.
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My sister and I had an amazing time at Milky Bay. The staff were out of this world, and went above and beyond to ensure we had a pleasant stay, especially May and Mai. Full Moon Party transfers organised, various excursions on offer, peaceful surroundings, beautiful beach, spotlessly clean rooms. Would totally recommend!

Room Tip: We could see the beach from our garden-view bungalow, but this is to the case with all. All rooms ar...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for a lovely review.We appreciate you taking the time to send it in and am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

After coming from the craziness of Chewang Beach in Ko Samui this place was just what we needed. So relaxing and peaceful. We spent four days here and got a really nice room. The food in the restaurant here was the nicest food we had in Thailand with lots of variety. Breakfast really nice. Having our dinner while watching the sunsets were just amazing. All the staff are so friendly and helpful especially Win and Yu. Such nice people. If I ever return to ko phangan I will be staying here again.

Room Tip: Payed a little extra to upgrade to a superior room and it was worth every penny.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you thank you thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you were able to revive and unwind at Milky Bay.I will certainly let Win and Yu know how you felt and give compliments to the chef.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at Milky Bay for 6 nights and absolutely loved it. The location is fantastic...just 10 mins in a taxi from Thong Sala (free transfer) and in a beautiful secluded bay. Swimming in the sea isn't ideal - very shallow - but the view of Koh Samui is stunning..and they have a pool (which was being renovated when we were there, but looked lovely).
The staff at Milky Bay were the highlight for us...just a simple 'hello, good morning, how are you?' makes you feel instantly welcome and at ease. We found they couldn't do enough to help us and always made us laugh.
The communal areas - bar, restaurant and BBQ are immaculate - modern, clean and a really relaxed atmosphere. Great facilities - massage, badminton, ping pong and pool table. The complimentary afternoon tea was also a really nice touch. Food is delicious - fantastic BBQ and traditional pizza oven - we ate there every night as the menu (Thai and Western) was perfect.
We stayed in a standard bungalow for our first 3 nights which was clean and comfortable. We did upgrade to a superior room afterwards as there was a special deal on. This was gorgeous - cool, clean and lovely decor.
We rented a scooter during our stay to explore the island - you can do this at reception for about 150B - we felt this was a better option than renting from a rental shop - we did have to leave our passports at reception, but knowing the staff, we felt completely at ease.
We can't recommend the resort highly enough - we've stayed at other places on Koh Phangan and this one tops our list!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Wow it's wonderful to get such a lovely positive revue, thank you very very much.We are so pleased that we could be part of forming unforgettable Memories of your holiday in Thailand.The staff and how they interact with our guests is one of the most important aspects of the resort for us so I am really happy they were able to make you feel so comfortable and happy.We do apologise for the pool but really hope you will return one day to enjoy it, and enjoy our continued effort to give the best service possible.Thank you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at Milky Bay in early February 2013 and the service was the friendliest I can recall (especially Win and Yu). We were upgraded to better rooms for no cost and found the food, drinks, massages and scooter hire were reasonably priced and top notch. Not so good for anyone who needs the internet, wifi only works at certain points and even then intermittently.

  • Stayed February 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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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
So glad to hear that you will some day return and that you had an enjoyable stay at Milky Bay.Thank you for your comments.We will certainly look into better wider wifi coverage.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great spot to stay on Koh Phangan for a couple of nights. The staff were really helpful. The food was nice and it's an awesome spot to have beers by the pool and the sea! We stayed in one of the upstairs units which was very spacious and fairly well appointed. Some of the bungalows looked pretty old but I didn't see in inside but I'd definitely choose one of the units again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Having never visited Thailand before, my husband and I decided to spend our entire stay at the Milky Bay Resort, we weren't sure if this would be a good idea but it ended up being a fantastic decision for us. We were extremely happy with our room, the air con was a huge relief on particularly humid days, although the water pressure from the shower was a bit unreliable it is important to remember that Koh Phangan is a small island and not to expect 100% Western facilities! The staff were AMAZING the entire time, the resort was a brilliant base and allowed us to explore every inch of the island from on a locally rented scooter. Although the water directly outside Milky Bay is not deep, the position affords some stunning views and the water is perfect for cooling off throughout the day, as is the lovely pool. Milky Bay will always be special to my husband and I as it is where we decided to spend some quality time after his return from a 7 month tour in Afghanistan and it is also where he proposed to me. We both hope to return one day not only for the memories but also the great location, atmosphere and staff (and hopefully Banana the dog).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
It's so good to hear that we didn't disappoint you and that your decision was a good one.It makes it very special to know that you will have such special and dear memories.I will certainly praise the staff in the part they played.It is really hot in Thailand at this time of the year so yes the aircon is a wonderful relief from the heat.The tide at Milky Bay is out at this time of the year but glad you still enjoyed it and the pool.Good luck and congratulations on the engagement. We wish wonderful and happy things.
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Address: 103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Milky Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Milky Bay Resort is peacefully located on Koh Phangan at Ban Tai beach makes it is easy to travel to all parts of the island. Haad Rin, the location of the monthly full moon party, is only 15 minutes drive away, At Milky Bay all bungalows are equipped to meet the highest of standards. All bungalows are air-conditioned and have western bathrooms with hot and cold water showers. The room decor is a blend of modern sophistication with local Thai and traditional African decorative elements and furnishings. Each room has a spacious balcony with sea or garden views. The bungalows are surrounded by lush vegetation All pathways are covered with soft wood-shavings, which give the resort a special rural character, and make it comfortable to walk barefooted around the resort. Set under a crisp tropical sky, overlooking the calm inviting ocean and spilling onto a soft milky beach all huddled between beautiful lush gardens is Milky Bay. You can savour sunset cocktails, taste the delectable flavours of Thai cuisine and pizzas or enjoy a beachfront barbecue Thai style with fresh seafood.Keep yourself busy with the wide range of activities available at the resort cool your senses with a swim in the pool after a day of adventure and unforgettable images or relax with a massage followed by a herbal steam. If it is relaxation and tranquility you are after or a holiday filled with adventure, then it is all waiting for you at Milky Bay. ... more   less 
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Milky Bay Hotel Koh Phangan
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