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Wapi Resort
Ranked #1 of 29 Ko Lipe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Romania
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“had a great time there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

First, a review of the Island: very beautiful beaches and water, but as it's becoming more and more famous, it's in construction. Inside the island (behind the resorts), there is much rubbish and construction going on..and i understood the situation now is much better than in previous years. So go soon, before it's too packed.
About the resort:
Pluses:
- the manager is a French guy who was really helpful to all guests and really likes to have his resort clean and offering good service
- so the resort as it is now is very large (not crowded), large garden, nice beach, not so many boats in front of this resort
- nice breakfast included and the thai food at the restaurant is really good.(tip : try the green curry)
- room, bathroom and towels were clean (tip: they are not cleaned unless you request it, so every 2-3 days i would ask the manager to send to clean the room)
- with manager's help we booked a nice trip around the islands near koh lipe.
- there is a massage place, shower on the beach and bamboo huts to stay at the beach
- snorkel and vest free from reception
- good cakes (i tried only chocolate)
Minus:
- there were a lot of ants in the room (normal for thailand) , but they were not bothering us, just do not let anything sweet unpacked in the room.
- a small closet in the room could be useful (besides the shelves)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Be careful of this resort! We booked for 2 nights stay a good 2-3 months before our supposed 2 nights stay at Wapi Resort as we knew that accommodation on Lipe fills up fast, was given a confirmation via Thai Beach Travellers.com and fully charged for the 2 nights stay with a non-refundable policy. Thinking all was good, we reached the resort on our intended stay only to be told by a Caucasian guy that they were overbooked and thus they apologized and told us that they had arranged for us to stay at another resort in "more expensive rooms" than the ones we booked for at Wapi. The thing is, the other resort was in Pattaya Beach, had no sea views and a far cry from the gorgeous Sunrise Beach. It totally ruined our beach holiday. If Wapi Resort knew they were overbooked, an effort could have been made to contact us way before our intended stay dates since we did not book just last minute nor did we not fully pay in advance for our stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DarrenNg
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East Boothbay, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Koh Lipe is a "Must-Do", but do it soon! There is a fair amount of construction going on on this tiny isle. Now adjust your price expectations to a higher "normal". Everything on this remote island is (understandably) more expensive.
Wapi Resort is located near the center of Sunrise Beach, easily reached by foot from the end of the Walking Street. The resort buildings are separated enough that it doesn't feel busy or crowded. It never seemed noisy, even with activity on the beach. We booked one of the two beachfront bungalows and LOVED it. Large, comfortably furnished room with big, well-equipped bathroom, and an open porch right in front of the beach. The French owner, Johann (sp?) greeted us with a warm welcome and throughout our stay happily provided answers to all our questions. Breakfast was cooked to order and very good. Lunch was also delicious. (Note that they close around 7pm so a late dinner is not an option here - Go next door to Sunrise Restaurant, it's GREAT!) We found all the staff cheerful and accommodating. We especially loved watching the dogs "fish" at low tide in the afternoons.

Room Tip: Beachfront bungalow was roomy and nice. The "seaview bungalows" one row back looked very...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FogboundFergus
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Enjoyed a 3 night stay here. Good location and nice vibe. Snorkel and fins available, good breakfast and restaurant is in a lovely setting. The room which I stayed in (Garden) was basic and there are lots of ants but it had a clothes horse, broom, taps to wash feet etc. which was great. Room is large and quite hot as the aircon takes a while to work and cool down the room. The bed is hard but if you don't mind this, I would recommend staying here for the location. Sunrise beach is lovely and the colour of the water is beautiful. You can hire a kayak or snorkel out to the smaller islands nearby (or walk during low tide). Wapi is very close to walking street so there are lots of other dining options. The staff were friendly and I would stay there again.

Note: I recommend having lunch at Mountain Resort restaurant for the view, then walking back along Sunrise beach to Wapi.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Wapi resort is in a quiet place on Sunrise beach.We stayed in beach bungalow B4 few steps to beach, with partly view on see.French owner and all staff were helpfull.Our bungalow was simple,clean, with hot shower (not unusual in Lipe)and aircon but little bit small and pricey (3.000,-thb)for Thailand. Lipe is quite expensive at all.Next time I'll return there..

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

My wife and I stayed 6 nights in unit B-5 and both agreed that the Wapi Resort offers excellent value. B-5 is a sea view bungalow that in the Koh Lipe price range is mid tier priced. The unit is small with a comfortable queen sized bed, modest 3 piece (open shower configuration) bathroom and adjoining hall and includes a TV, bar fridge and most importantly A/C! The floors are nicely tiled and the units are very clean - it is a new 7 month-old well run owner operated property. The wifi is limited to the common area but is good and stable. The staff are very nice, helpful and eager to serve. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch but closes around 6:30 so if you are eating dinner there you must be early....order the Pad Thai it is very good. The resort is located on sunrise beach which is a bit quieter than some of the others - not the fault of the Wapi but one resort down the beach plays Techno music late and an be annoying - alas ...the island is small so you have to put up with your neighbours good and bad. I would not hesitate to recommend the Wapi Resort.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank james g
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Landstuhl, Germany
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

My girlfriend and I spent 5 days at Wapi and it could not have been better. We had a waterfront bungalow that looked directly out to the ocean and would recommend it without reservation. The only complaint would be the wifi which was a bit spotty. The food and the staff were great, the snorkelling right off the beach was very good, a great bar 10 seconds away, and another very good and chill restaraunt was a 2 minute walk down the beach...truth be told, we never made it very far from our place which is a huge compliment to the place and location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank harpierian
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Property: Wapi Resort
Address: Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe 91110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Satun Province > Ko Lipe
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lipe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Wapi Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wapi Resort is located in the middle of Sunrise Beach (Hat Chao Ley) on Koh Lipe, a small island in the South of the Thai Andaman Sea. It is conveniently located near the end of Walking Street.The resort is set in a mature Pine Tree garden, that provides shade and a gentle breeze throughout the day. Our beach faces East, allowing for amazing views of the sunrise.Wapi Resort is located in the middle of Sunrise Beach (Hat Chao Ley) on Koh Lipe, a small island in the South of the Thai Andaman Sea. It is conveniently located near the end of Walking Street.The resort is set in a mature Pine Tree garden, that provides shade and a gentle breeze throughout the day. Our beach faces East, allowing for amazing views of the sunrise.There are several great snorkel locations right off Sunrise Beach and around Koh Usen and Koh Kra, 2 small islands you can swim to that have lot's of cool stuff to see. Come and talk to us and we will point you in the right direction!We are a Thai / French family with over 10 years of experience on Koh Lipe, and we can provide you with all the help and information you will need for a perfect holiday on the beach. ... more   less 
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