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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 #16 of 91 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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“yes,definetly the right choice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Milky Bay is in beautiful Ban Tai. My favorite location in Koh Phangan. The main atraction on the island is the famous full moon party in Had Rin. It's a great place to go to party, but honestly I would not want to stay right in the middle of that most congested part of the island. Milky bay in Ban Tai is a perfect little oasis not too far away in much more relaxing and beautiful Ban tai. A perfect spot for couples, family, backpacker, or ayone to maximize your island experience, and the food at the resorts beach resturaunt/ bar is top notch, really some of the best I've tasted anywhere in all my travels. You will surely have an enjoyable and unforgettable stay that you will always remember and be glad to know you made the right choice here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, January 4, 2014
We are so happy to hear you left with great memories and experiences.I will certainly pass on your compliments to the chef.The full moon party in Haadrin is truly an experience but as you say good to party and get back to some tranquility afterwards in Ban Tai which is very central to everything.Thank you for a wonderful review.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This was the second time staying here. We hadn't booked but turned up after a few days at Koh Tao and they were very accommodating finding us a room with such short notice.

Stayed in a different room this time but it was just as lovely. Shower, air con, comfy bed, tv all the things you need.

Again the staff were so friendly. Ree especially helping with organising full moon party and also our transfers to get us back to Bangkok it made the experience so much easier and if we come back to Thailand we will definitely stay here.

Thanks again :)

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
So pleased that you returned and most of all that you enjoyed your stay just as much second time round.Thank you so much for taking the time to send in another review and share your opinions.It is so important to us.Thank you again.
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Westminster, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

No windows,no place to keep belongings,cockroaches,mosquitos in bathroom smelly toilet and very noise air condition.Nice surrounding,restaurant and some of the staff few off the service personnel very annoying.

Room Tip: no wooden bungallows
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
A bungalow is just that, a traditional Thai bungalow,they are small and cosy but do have windows and a shelf for clothing so not sure where you stayed.Mosquito,s are unfortunately a part of nature here in Thailand and mosquito nets are available at reception if needed.In response to the other complaints I would like to point out that the rooms are checked before every check in by our head housekeeper and reception and this was strangely enough not picked up.I am sorry that the staffs attempt to be friendly and helpful was found annoying.We are really disappointed that you were not happy at MilkyBay as our efforts are always only focused on making our guests stay as enjoyable as possible.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stumbled across this place when walking down the beach and it was lovely.

Walk through all of the staff are super friendly and say hello. The serenity is amazing.

Got to reception and booked two nights in a superior room. It was well maintained and nice as relaxing.

The pool is a stones throw from the rooms and so is the beach which is extremely handy.

Overall the place was well worth the money. When your a tourist you want to feel welcome and it was great that the staff spoke such good English and made it their priority to make you happy.

It was good to see the staff having fun too, playing ping pong and pool etc. Had a really good vibe about it.

Will be back to Phangan in a few days and will definitely be coming back.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Yes sometimes the unplanned turns out great so I'm really happy to hear this was the case.Thank you for all the lovely comments.Good to hear the staff managed to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.We would love to see you back again.
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I loved the place. Rooms were excellent - I didnot want a fivestar but a comfy, rural atmosphere. It has all the facilities of a city hotel yet preserved the " COUNTRY " look. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great value for my money!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, December 2, 2013
I'm glad that we managed to keep the country feel that you wanted and that you liked the rooms and that you had a good holiday.Thank you for a lovely review.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I returned to stay at Milky Bay at the beginning of November having stayed their back in 2009 and once again I was overwhelmed and fell in love with the resort all over again. The quality of all the bedrooms is second to none fresh,clean with plenty of Thai touches which is really nice. I love the fact that all the bungalows are spaced out throughout a tropical forest - the layout also lends it self to nice privacy for guests. All the staff are fantastic the really go out of their way to provide a professional and friendly service. The food and restaurant is really great, plenty of Thai choice and amazing fish BBQ's ( we had a romantic seafood BBQ for two *would highly recommend*)
The pool and private beach sit side by side...its all the extra touches that stand out in my mind complimentary afternoon Tea, the staff always happy to play a game of table tennis or pool with you and before you check out don't leave without a massage by far one if the best I've had to Thailand.
Having been fortunate to travel to many islands and try out many resorts Milky Bay tops my list and I'm already looking forward to returning...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, November 26, 2013
It is the best feeling to receive a review with the title "piece of paradise"Thank you thank you.A return guest is the ultimate sign that we might be doing things right so we are so happy that you enjoyed it just as much second time around.The massages are something all guests should take advantage of as they are really reasonably priced and so enjoyable so again thrilled that you enjoyed it and topped it off with some afternoon tea.Such positive feedback is so rewarding and we will strive even harder to make your next trip even better.
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had an amazing stay here. It is really value for money! It is cheaper than a lot of other resorts on the island but it is much better. We are planning a wedding on Koh Phangan and look at 15 other resorts for our guests to stay and in the end we picked Milky Bay where we had been staying.
The rooms are clean and nice. The grounds are kept very well. The pool area is fantastic and the beach is beautiful! We had such a good time here.
The highlights:
1) The staff - I have never come across staff that are friendlier. Everyone smiles all the time and chat to all guests. They will help you with anything you need
2) Food - all the food was really good quality and value, especially the fresh fish BBQ they have every evening
3) Thai massage - they have massage ladies on site, its the best thai massage I have ever had, they also do great facials
4) Their taxi service!

I am having my wedding on the island and all my guests have been recommended to stay at this resort.

Its in a convenient location - close to most areas on the south of the island

Do yourself a favour and book here!

Room Tip: All rooms have AC. We booked superior rooms which were lovely - I recommend B1 for a superior room
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  • Stayed October 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, November 26, 2013
It is a huge compliment that you chose Milky Bay for your wedding especially after investigating a lot of other resorts.We cannot thank you enough.To us a holiday is about a whole package.The staff that I'm thrilled to hear made your stay special, to the activities and of course facilities.Im happy to hear that you really enjoyed the fresh seafood that Thailand has to offer .We will certainly try our utmost to make your wedding a memorable one.Thank you again for an amazing review.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#8 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Milky Bay Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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