We stayed here for the August 2011 FMP and it was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted to be close enough to the action for a short drive but far enough away to sleep all day and recover without drunk people passed out on our porch or techno music skipping the beds across the floor. Beck's Resort was perfect. The staff even arranged taxis to take all the guests down to Haad Rin the night of the party. It was a pretty hazy night but from what I remember it was only about a 30 minute drive. The A/C in our room was an excellent treat when we got back from the party at about 8:30am.
The staff at Beck's is also awesome. Valentina at the front desk was super friendly and booked everything for us from my dive trip up north in Chaloklum to our boat/bus/van tickets from Ko Phangan to Penang, Malaysia when we left Thailand. She is the best.
The restaurant is also VERY good. I almost felt bad for not trying other spots around the hotel but the food is so good it didn't bother me. The burgers are the best I had in Asia.
The resort is also walking distance to town (about 15 minutes) so we made it down there a couple times to use the ATM and to check out the night market (for a super cheap meal this is recommended). The beach patio is also awesome. The hammocks are perfect for sleeping off a gnarly hangover. The water in the bay right out front is very shallow and, thus, very warm. So it isn't as refreshing as I had hoped. But it is nice being able to take a stroll out about 200-300 yards and still have it only be up to my waist. Plus the resort has kayaks to use if you want to paddle out to deeper water or cruise around the island just off the shore.
Finally, make sure you chat it up with Lucky, the beach bartender. She is the best!! I don't know how many Chang beers I had there, but it's probably safe to say I was responsible for at least a couple runs to the grocery store. Lucky even came to the FMP with us! Tip her well and ask her about her dogs.
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- Also Known As:
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