The resort and location are without doubt incredibly beautiful; serene and picturesque. The rooms are generously sized, although a little too big for the very basic furniture in the rooms.
Long Beach is of course the little slice of paradise which has had the least development intrude onto the natural delights of Phi Phi. The short longboat journey from chaotic Ton Sai Bay transports you a million miles away in your comfort. Long Beach is amazing, within great snorkelling directly offshore, a number of great resort restaurants and a more sophisticated class of clientele.
So the up sides of staying on Long Beach can be experienced when staying at any of the neighbouring resorts.
The up sides of choosing Paradise Resort are; the slightly cheaper room rates, the quiet setting and the cleanliness of the resort.
The down sides of choosing Paradise Resort are; 60 mins wifi, which you have to request tokens for everyday, they then make you sign for them and treat you with great suspicion when you ask for them, reception for the wifi is poor and can only be achieved in the reception area, so no Skype possible in your room; breakfast is really poor quality, processed sausages and some rice, bread and a little fruit only, I had breakfast at The Beach Resort next door where the breakfast consisted of a mixture of western and Asian options, eggs cooked to request and lots of fruit and vegetables, a vast difference; Paradise Resort seems to prey on charging extras, such as internet, towels, soap, sun lounges, long boats and pretty much anything else which you need; on my last morning I went to have breakfast, pouring myself a coffee, when I was informed that I was not on the breakfast list that morning due to a booking issue, I didn't argue and said that I would just finish my coffee and leave, only to be told that I would need to pay 30 baht if I wanted to finish the coffee.
For all of the obvious quality and good maintenance and upkeep at the resort, it is the money grabbing and unreasonable extra costs which leave that sour taste that makes you realise you would not choose to stay here for your next Phi Phi visit.
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Ko Phi Phi Don
- Paradise Hotel Ko Phi Don
- Paradise Resort Ko Phi Don