We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Laid back base to explore”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Loyfa Natural Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 24, 2012

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.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank DylanS_78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (353)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

144 - 150 of 353 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2012

We came to Loyfa after spending 3 nights in an incredible resort in Samui so perhaps our expectations were a little higher. Rooms were ok- nothing special however with beautiful views. This side of the island has pretty average beaches not really suited to swimming etc so we ended up by the pool for most of the trip... but were never able to get a sunbed next to the pool as they were always full!! I had HUGE issues with the A/C and fan systems in the room- they both blew directly on my face and I was freezing and uncomfortable with either on, but uncomfortably hot with either off.

Breakfast was really average as you only get one option- cereal/ eggs/ pancakes/ fruit, but the food otherwise was actually really good and great value for money!

The staff on the whole were also OK, few were exceptionally friendly but others not so much.

I wouldn't even consider coming back here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Catherine M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 27, 2012

After three weeks touring in Thailand, this "resort" was very disappointing... The lady at the reception was very unprofessional and even rude: we had to pay everything upfront (?), not the hospitality we were used to (coming from 3*, 4* and 5* resorts all over Thailand), the pool had yellowish water, the location was ok (beatiful view), only food (diner) was really excellent! Breakfast however was very poor.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank LucDC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Stayed here June 2011 and recently again in June 2012....and will be back (hopefully) in June 2013...
Everything about this place has already been said ! Only to say that they are all correct and that Loyfa has everything going for it. A great place to stay on Phangan, with terrific staff who smile endlessly and cannot do enough to help..(hello Sawana and Krit !)
Hope to see you again next year !

John (Australia)

Room Tip: The new "hotel" rooms are great value, but the other options nearer the beach (more expens...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ThaiHops
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is a definitely the best hotel you could go for in Koh Phangan. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The hotel facilities are really good. We got the cheapest room which is in a building and it is a good value for money. Room was very clean, with AC and small fridge. The hotel has a private beach which is beautiful and the swimming is nice, clean and just like you see in the pictures. We dine at the hotel one night in a table close to the beach, and food and atmosphere is really great. They also have a bar at the beach, we unfortunately we didn't had time to go.
I would definitely stay there again and trust me, this is a right choice if you are planing to stay at the island.

Room Tip: If you are in a tight budget the rooms at the building are a really good option. But if you have a b...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mr_WS9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 13, 2012

We chose Loyfa as it offered both a private romantic more luxurious feel as well as in a good location to get to other good beach's, town to shop and to the parties. Its beach is the best on the island. their food is great, service great, and the rooms all have great views and are clean and actually get cleaned daily. For the price it is your getting possibly the best value.

My favourite hotel in all of Thailand. I would go back in a heart beat. Great value and a great holiday!

Room Tip: We had one with a beach view, right on the water, it was more secluded and gave us the feeling it wa...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sellmanbrown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2012

The last few days of our holiday we stayed here four nights and truly enjoyed our stay here.
The bungalows are well maintained, the food is well priced but tastefull.
The great advantage at Loyfa is the relaxed atmosphere at the restaurant and poolside.
It's really enjoyable to drink a nice beer or cocktail and just relax and jump sometimes in the nice pool. Just outside the resort are some bars and shops where you can buy drinks or fruits. This is a relaxed place where you can rest and charge your battery. The owner is also a nice man to talk to. He worked a long time in Europe and knows his businnes. If I hould come back some time I defenitely would stay another few nights at Loyfa bungalows.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank cms65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ko Pha Ngan hotels
2.3 mi away
Cookies's Salad Resort
Cookies's Salad Resort
#19 of 91 in Ko Pha Ngan
581 reviews
9 mi away
Sarikantang Resort & Spa
Sarikantang Resort & Spa
#10 of 91 in Ko Pha Ngan
683 reviews
1 mi away
Sunset Cove Resort
Sunset Cove Resort
#23 of 91 in Ko Pha Ngan
624 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.7 mi away
Havana Beach Resort
Havana Beach Resort
#26 of 91 in Ko Pha Ngan
456 reviews
6.5 mi away
Buri Rasa Koh Phangan
Buri Rasa Koh Phangan
#1 of 91 in Ko Pha Ngan
1,595 reviews
0.8 mi away
Seetanu Bungalows
Seetanu Bungalows
#25 of 413 in Ko Pha Ngan
498 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Loyfa Natural Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Loyfa Natural Resort

Address: 14/1 Moo 8, Srithanu Beach | District Surat Thani, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Phone Number:
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 413 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $43 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Loyfa Natural Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Agoda, Ctrip TA, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your Loyfa Natural Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Loyfa Natural Hotel Koh Phangan

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing