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Pansand Resort Ko Bulon Lae
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in La-ngu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2013

I stayed for 6 nights and overall it was a very nice stay. basic bungalows with only cold water and fans and electricity only 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., but that's all good. very good restaurant and very friendly staff.
The beach is nice, but difficult to use bcs of big rocks in the water outside all of the resort. if you walk left from the resort towards the stranded container the beach is better.
A lot of interesting animals about - crabs of all sizes, lizards, frogs etc. Be careful if you walk around at night so you don't step on hermit crabs on the paved walkways.
I stayed for a few nights in a back row bungalow and a few nights at the L-bungalows closer to the beach. I did prefer the back row bungalow. Bigger, nicer and no nasty smells. The L-bungalows I stayed in smelled really bad.
To sum it up: a nice island, friendly people, very relaxed. Not for those who prefer perfection.

Room Tip: if you have the possibility, check your bungalow for bad smell first.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

Staff at Pansand is smiling and efficient. The food served at the restaurant is high quality at standard price. Nice buffet breakfast is included in the room price which overall makes Pansand a cheaper solution compared to other resort having not breakfast included. you have no hot water and electricity from 6pm to 6am. bulgalow are spacious but very basic.
bring a lot of good repellent if you have problems with mosquito

Room Tip: second row bulgalows are next to the jungle. you migt have chance to meet interesting animals. first...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank marcyit
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

This resort clearly misses the attention to detail, which could make it perfect. They do repair and clean up things. But leave everything half finished. There is left over cement, building material around, piles of leaves are left, the wooden bridge almost dangerous. But should you complain about this in Asia in the price range?
Island is suffering by very bad erosion. This has led to small narrow beaches and loss of houses. Which they then clean up half. But the other resorts do the same thing...
Beach is still nice and white sand. Views are beautiful, but there is nothing to do here. So if you come to relax for a few days that is fine, but do not expect activities, party, exploring, etc

Value for money? The Cold water is a turn-off, but he, it is 30 degrees plus. We paid 1500 baht for the Laolieng room, we thought it was ok.

Staff is superfriendly and will do everything to help you. We took the snorkling tour (2000baht for the boat, to be shared with as many people you can find) which comes recommended for the beauty of the islands, but not really for the snorkling.

Room Tip: Laolieng is a bit further away but these houses are nicer than the ones closer to the beach.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank jonasdejong
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

This is paradise!

We have visited this beautiful island respectively in this resort for the third time now. The resort has everything you need to enjoy a perfect break-away from your daily routine. The staff is so friendly and helpful and will assist you with any wish or concern you have. The food is very delicious and for those who do not like authentic local dishes the resort offers some international food as well.

We always chose to book the beachfront bungalows because of the stunning sea view. You will find everything there you need for a vacation on this island. Certainly it is not materialistic luxury like a TV or anything else but you don’t need that at all. The island and the resort itself are very quiet. You won’t find locations to party every evening but will meet travellers who also appreciate the beauty of the island itself.

Ko Bulon Lae is not easy to access but in the past we have decided to spend some little extra money for a private car (Hat Yai airport to Pakbara Pier) and boat transfer to the island. On first glance this seems to be more expensive but in the end you pay this extra money to people who really need it. So we think it is worth it. Just ask the staff a few weeks prior to arrival.

If you do not need a 5-Star-Hotel, a disco or a TV but instead want to experience how luxurious simple life can be, then you should think about visiting Koh Bulon Lae and the Pansand Resort. The real luxury of this (not anymore secret) hideaway is that time doesn’t matter at all, the only constant things are sunrise and sunset as well as high tide and low tide.

And by the way, this is the perfect place to marry. Just tell the staff what you want (Thai or European style) and they will take care of everything. Inviting the staff and their families to your party is always a good option…

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Natalie_Berlin
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

i found this peaceful beach and pandsand resort when i return trip from Lipe Island, the Bundhaya speedboat left from Lipe at 0900 am and drop 2 couples tourist at Boulon island around 09:30 am,, then i jump out from the boat into the local longtail boat to Boulone Island and i found one nice resort name Pansand resort (you have to pay boat fees THB 50-nett per person) there is no exaclty pier, you have to jump out from speedboat to longtail boat with your baggage (a bit complicated), luckily that i had one small handbag with me, the beach so beautiful, fine whitesand and less busy than Lipe at all, no long tail boat park infront of the beach as lipe island
i visted around Pansand resort and had lunch there, food was fine and staff were friendly (not many staff there), if you like to stay in air condition room, then, this is not the place for you, but, if you love to stay in peaceful beach and not crowded with group of tourist, so, here is the heaven for you to stay and lay down on the fine sand beach in front of the hotel, the size of room is not too big and the resort has about 5 different room type, all with electic fan and it is convenience for 2 persons, if you come with small kid, you may book family bungalow, i spent time about 3 hrs there and continue my tirp to other island by longtail boat, it was a fun trip under the sun but it was so wonderful trip, Pansand resort should be the best available hotel avaialble on Bulone island, i found another 2 resort on Bulone island but i still consider to stay at Pansand in my next coming trip to this beatiful and peaceful island, well, the resort is closed during monsoon season from May onwards

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank PAIDOOSI
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We left Ko Lipe for Ko Bulon without knowing this island, and it was really a very nice surprise for us to explore it! Wonderful nature, very clean and nice accomodation at Pansand Resort, nice sea and garden. Compliments to the professional and friendly staff, they just made us to feel at home. We met old couples who live on this island for 5-6 months, and we can understand them, why... It is a real paradise.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cat0118
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Pansand resort is quite simply wonderful. The beach is spectacular, clean and beautiful. The resort is nicely laid out with enough privacy even when it's busy. The staff are very friendly and efficient and always willing to help. Food in the restaurant is really fresh, beautifully cooked and served with a smile, plus they made alterations for me as a vegetarian and created new dishes not on the menu. It is the most expensive resort on the island but worth paying the extra for the view, the well organised way they do things and the sense of tranquility. The huts are clean, have a fan, a safe and many have great views of the beach. The showers are cold but this is not a problem as its so hot outside. There is also wifi and computers on in the evening. Its also possible to get a very good massage, for a very reasonable price, in the shade next to the sea (wonderful!)

We have visited a few times over the years and have never been disappointed, plus the staff have always helped us with our travel plans, organising any onward transport we needed, days trips out to other islands.

This is a special place and they helped us organise our wedding there, (including looking after our 30+ guests many if ehom had never been to Thailand before) which I would highly recommend to any couple thinking of getting married abroad (please get in touch if you want advice about this as I'd be happy to tell you about our experience). Definately worth a visit here to experience relaxation at its best and to experience this paradise for yourself

  • Stayed: February 2012
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6  Thank Caryl E
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Additional Information about Pansand Resort Ko Bulon Lae

Address: 82-84 Visetkul Road, Muang district, La-ngu, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Satun Province > La-ngu
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in La-ngu
Price Range: £16 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pansand Resort Ko Bulon Lae 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Pansand Resort Ko Bulon Lae Hotel Satun

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