I see a few low ratings for this place and I guess it all depends on what sort of person you are and how fussy you are about a couple of things. I'll try be neutral and let the reader make up their mind.
The best thing about this place is we were literally right on the beach. Such a beautiful beach too, we had hammocks right out front but it was lovely to just relax on our balcony (maybe it isn't called a balcony on stilted bungalow). Within twenty minutes of me sitting on the front a little puppy came up my stairs and he jumped up and just laid on me all happy.
The location was perfect for us, it wasn't in the massively touristy area on the other part of the island but there were shops and restaurants just a short walk away which is ideal. I did hire a scooter from a local guy to tour the amazing island but thats for a different review.
The bungalows are huts on stilts. If you don't expect them to be hotel standard you will be fine. They could maybe do with sprucing up but the bed was comfy, the fan kinda kept us cool and there was a shower.
The shower is cold, some may hate this but having major sunburn at the time, I loved it. My only two gripes about the room is the mosquito net didn't reach the floor, which it should, and the towels weren't cleaned (One of my pet hates in hotels because I like clean towels and was resorted to rinsing them in the shower and drying them off in the sun).
The staff are very nice friendly people, and as other people have mentioned they are slow at taking orders, I waited half hour for one cocktail when there was hardly anyone there. However, we did find this attitude in a lot of the islands restaurants and I think maybe island people are just ridiculously laid back.
All in all we loved our stay, I would stay at the same place again because the location was simply amazing.
Advice: faster service, clean towels, a bit of fresh paint in the rooms.
If you prefer being away from the trouiristy areas and prefer a sitting right on the beach then this place is ideal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pawapi resort is Thai style beach houses,over looking 180 degrees of sparkling Andaman beauty. Directly on the beach,no obstruction of view.Located on the unique position,(sheltered) sandy peninsular.Close to the Emerald Cave,and the fishermen's village,set along 350 meters of white sand beach.Pawapi is on the quieter side of the island where the style is laid back and the flavor is definitely local. The resort is set among a blend of cultivated sea-front gardens, wild flowers, coconut palms, cashew nut and mango trees and two glorious 100 year old tamarind trees. The feel is very much well-maintained but has ‘natural’ and ‘rustic’ as the underlying theme.Calm-perfect for swimming and safe for children. Four meters wide balconies with a two meter elevation,perfect for catching the cool breeze. A unique blend of charm and style that will make your vacation to Thailand unforgettable. ... more less
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