Thoroughly enjoyed my time at Shiralea. Joy, Josh, Brett and the rest of the staff are passionate about their work and committed to helping you have a wonderful stay. I would definitely return, as the area and accomodation are authentic/not touristy, while the accommdation is to a high standard at reasonable prices. They fulfil their original vision to create a mini paradise amongst coconut trees, with massages available, three standards of hut and a great pool! Its also a 2 minute walk from the perfect Haad Yao beach and doesnt have a huge amount of huts, so makes the guests feel exclusive, ensuring a community feel. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.
I was there for relaxation, and Haad Yao is the perfect area for this. I went during the low season and in between moon parties, so it was quiet and chilled. Getting to know staff and holiday-makers was easy due to the relaxed atomsphere the staff create. This was especially important for me as a solo traveller. From what I can tell, if you are into partying then this is the place to come: authentic rural thai accomodation combined with some crazy bar parties! Regular contiki tours ensure lots of fun partygoers.
Lastly, the food is excellent. I went to a few restaurants on the beach and it was never as nice. Home-made and virtually available at any time of the day (I was slightly addicted to their french toast), do not bother eating anywhere else.
ATM, moped hire (at own risk!) and a 7/11 are all nearby. Get a massage at Ratatoille, either at Shiralea or on the beach. AMAZING.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the stunning tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan - home to Thailand's famous 'full moon party' - Shiralea is a boutique resort designed to be a backpackers paradise. Welcome to a 'flashpacking' experience. Shiralea was built by a group of travellers who wanted a haven to return to. With a focus on 'good times' we created a friendly and vibrant atmosphere which puts our guests immediately at ease. Shiralea is a place where strangers become friends, we designed the resort with a social aspect which sets us apart, our guests love how they can do exactly what they want at Shiralea- whether that be a crazy night at the bar or a quiet one watching movies. Shiralea is the ideal spot to set up for a few days you'll never forget. Located 1 minutes walk from the beautiful Haad Yao beach. Our resort has all the creature comforts you could want and we cater for all budgets - hot showers, comfortable beds, wall-mounted fan or air conditioned bungalows, an ensuite in each bungalow and your own balcony with a hammock. In addition to our 30 bungalows, we have great facilities to keep you entertained, including a restaurant that offers delicious and well priced Thai and Western meals, a great bar, free wifi, large swimming pool with Jacuzzi and poolside bar, movie lounge, a games room with pool table and a massage hut. Shiralea has everything you need to enjoy your 'flashpacking' experience, but it's the memories that our guests treasure. Lose yourself in the fine art of doing nothing or celebrate balmy nights dancing into the wee hours with new friends. Our staff always welcome our guests with open arms, so all you need to do is bring a bag of basics and a smile. We invite you to join the fun. Book your stay with Shiralea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shiralea Backpackers Hotel Koh Phangan