Loyfa is not your average "resort" - the beach is not that great, there aren't many activities to keep you entertained, even the views (by Thailand standards) are not that amazing. But despite all this, I really enjoyed my time there.
We stayed in a "Deluxe seaview cottage" room, which was quite clean and nice, with some views from our balcony (although we didn't spend much time sitting out there). The bathroom was a little dated perhaps, but not unpleasant at all. I may agree with other reviews saying that the fan/aircon blows directly on the bed, so it can be a bit tricky to get it set at a comfortable level, but at least you have the choice of both.
The staff were very nice during our stay, especially Charlie (the taxi driver and barman). What a lovely man - very friendly and always up for a chat and with useful advice. We spent a lot of time at the beach bar, and met some really nice fellow guests there who we spent time with outside the hotel as well. The sunsets were amazing.
The food was quite good in general, and very well priced.
We rented a scooter from the hotel (didn't require a passport as deposit like a lot of places) and it was a very fun way to explore Koh Phangan. We drove up the northwest coast through Salad Beach, up to Chaloklum and Haad Khom and visited all the beach, visited waterfalls etc. It was fantastic.
Loyfa is a very comfortable and affordable base to explore Koh Phangan. Don't expect to turn up and spend a week without leaving the resort, because you will get bored. Get out and explore the island, and return back for a dip in the pool and few beers at the beach bar to watch the sun set, and you will be a happy person.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Loyfa Natural resort is set within a private beach at Sri Thanu on the West coast of Koh phangan. Loyfa offers a range of value accommodation suitable for all comers looking fro fulfillment in the sand, sun and pleasures of the Tropical island & friendly atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loyfa Natural Hotel Koh Phangan