We were extremely excited to visit this island and resort. We were quickly disappointed.
Terrible service, all guests who we spoke to were unanimous on this. It had a terrible vibe.
Other reviews seem to highlight this issue. There is potential here but it's a stretch. There are no small touches that make the stay- just a welcome conversation or drink, fruit in the room or flowers would soften it a bit & make guests feel welcome.
A huge safety concern were the hammocks directly under abundantly fruiting coconut trees which would randomly drop like bombs! The fact that most resorts don't want to kill guests and proactively remove coconuts added to pawapi's unwelcoming atmosphere
Best thing about the place were the divine dogs who were very sweet and friendly and chilled out with us on the beach.
Lonely planet should remove this hotel from the next edition. It is way too expensive to justify such poor service.
We provided feedback direct to the owner and he did not appear at all concerned or appreciative of the feedback or intend on making any changes except perhaps removing the coconuts - it would be interesting to hear if this changes.
- 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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