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Loyfa Natural Resort
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We stayed at the beachfront deluxe bungalow, my husband, myself and our two teenaged children. We really enjoyed the place. The view was spectacular out across a beautiful private beach. There was mild wave action which was nice for the sound, the weather was perfect (a better place to go during rainy season than the wetter phuket side of thailand) and the staff were really warm and welcoming.
We had a bungalow that was the only one fronting onto the beach and it felt like it was our own private beach just for the four of us. At night, at one end of the beach, Charlie would set up the bar with pretty lights and anything you want to drink and it felt like it was our own private bar! Just a few steps away, up the hill was the pool overlooking the bay and the restaurant. The food was good - not fabulous - but good and sort of homestyle cooking. The drinks were wonderful. We must have drunk about 100 fresh lime juices while we were there. We were hooked.
The rooms were pretty well filled up by the beds and the television and the big closet but it felt roomier than that because of the huge expansive view and the fact that you could open all the windows to the ocean breeze. We could've plucked the coconut right off the palm tree from in front of our room.
Our hope was to be in an isolated setting with a great beach and the chance to just hang out, read and do nothing and that's exactly what we did. The guys at the restaurant who were super friendly and goofy made it all the more fun.
The beach itself had some rocky sections where you couldu watch crabs catching fish - so cool! And at night you'd see the squid boats and lantern fishermen come out and the water in the bay was so shallow you could walk and walk and walk before it came up to your waist.
Also each of us had a great massage while we were there - the aloe vera massage realy helped with the sunburn we got on koh samui!

Room Tip: If you can, get the beach bungalow and fill it with yourself and three other friends. It's like...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

The place is beautiful, stuff very friendly, and the owner is the sweetest person on earth.
We booked 8 nights in the "deluxe family villa". the problem was that it's not a villa but 2 seperate rooms sharing a balcony.
It is not suitable for families with young children like we have, because they have to sleep in a separate room.
The owner understood immidietly, and was willing to give back all the deposit.
Problem was that 20% goes as a commission to a guy called Moo Noi, who actualy leaves in London, and insist on returning nothing.
Eventually we got the refund from the owner that said "I might lose some money, but I gain peace in my heart".
Another minus for us was that it is an isolated place. You have to get a car\motorcycle\taxi to the next 7\11 or restaurant,
Srithanu is 15 minutes walk from there , and there's nothing much to do there, though it should be high season in August.
If you love the isolation and calmness, it could be an advantage.
Book directly through hotel web site www.loyfanaturalresort.com and NOT with the agancy www.loyfa-natural-resort.com

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Yoavbenarie
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

A very quiet part of Koh Phangan. We stayed two families for 6 days and almost didn't leave the resort. Not a big place but we didn't miss anything.

Staff is very very friendly and helpful also with special request. Especially the two male waiters who also enjoyed playing with the kids on the beach.

But we made the mistake by booking via the website www.loyfa-natural-resort.com which is NOT the hotel's own website despite the name but merely an agent. The agent takes an up front payment and the shows absolutely no flexibility if you wish to make any changes later.

Highly recommend to contact the hotel directly. www.loyfanaturalresort.com is the proper website.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank TokyoDanish
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Arrived here as part of our Honeymoon.
Pick-up was perfect from Ferry.
Arrived to a warm greeting as always in this friendly country.
Informed by lady that we were expected, that we had booked long time ago, and then told that the room we'd booked on the beach was not available. It was the only reason we had booked here, and my chin hit the floor. My new wife was close to tears. She said look at the other rooms, but I was ready to leave. Went to first alternative and was not enough. Up hill and small though clean and fine, just not what we wanted. Next one was just above beach, plenty roomy for 2, and had a view of the pool, bay and beach that was worth double. We took it.
Rooms aren't huge, bathroom is not 5*, but all clean and well kept, with storage and TV and decent air-con.
This was technically an upgrade from our original room, and no extra money was asked. I know and nearly understand why they didn't, but a courteousy email wouldn't have hurt.
Pool was lovely and clean, comfy beds, umbrellas, even a terrace half on the sandy beach with bar and restaurant at one end of it.
Breakfast was Eggs, Bacon, Fruit, Shake and Coffee. Toast was served with a Coconut Marmalade that I would love if someone could get the recipe for!
Breakfast, like all other meals, was above average. Not Michelin, but always good, home cooking at prices as cheap as anywhere we went. Drinks again were better priced than anywhere we went, and the shakes were brilliant. Service from the 2 guys and one gal was always with a smile, and they were there from dawn til dusk and beyond. Thank you.
We didn't want to go anywhere, so have no idea about bikes or rides, but others were, including Full Moon, and heard no complaints.
One lady on reception seemed keen for us to pay for room, laundry, drinks as we went, but nobody else did, and we were happy - maybe a problem with guests in the past? Seemed a bit hassly sometimes but no biggie.
Even took us to our next hotel a couple of beaches away when they never came for us.
Overall, good accommodation, great atmosphere, friendly, and perfect stay. Would return tomorrow, and definately will. Better for couples, but good for all.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank sibv1970
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

we choose a beachfront what was perfect for us. rooms are a bit small but as you spent most of the time outside that shouldn`t matter. staff is nice and helpfull. the food is for tourists and we could not get something real spicy. but you have many options in sri thanu and on the whole island.
the beach is private and because of low season there where not much guests. if the resort is full i think it could get a bit tight i think.
we where statisfied and its the perfect place if you want to get away from it all.
rent a bike or a car and explore the island. in sri thanuj don`t miss mama poohs rstaurant (if you crave for real & spicy thai food). go to sri thanu, on the left side the last restaurant - even if you don`t think this could be a restaurant - that is mama poohs. you will be statisfied.
and don`t miss the excellent coffee in sri thanus internet shop oposite the mandala massage

Room Tip: beachfront to watch the sun go down
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

We decided to get as far away from Had Rin as possible and opted for the quieter West coast of Koh Phangan.
Loyfa Resort was a little haven tucked away up a steep dirt track. We opted for a cheaper bungalow which was right on the beach but having found that the toilet leaked we were upgraded to a much more contemporary bungalow with great views of the bay. The more expensive rooms are large and well equipped with nice bathrooms and a little balcony.
One of the highlights of the resort is the stunning pool, with great views of the sea, and the lovely surrounding area for sun-loungers. The restaurant & beach bar are also very good and we had some excellent seafood there. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and the owner is a very sweet guy who makes the effort to talk to all his guests.
Loyfa really is a little gem tucked away - perfect for chilling out and resting, as well as being a great base from which to explore the island (we did it by hiring scooters!)

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CarlyRTWTraveler
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

We stayed in Lofa during Christmas 2010. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our bungalo. We had 2 minor issues with our room during our stay which were addressed immediately. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend this resort and we would stay here again. I dont think it is suited to those with mobility issues as there are several steps through out, otherwise it was a very relaxing stay-an excellent choice.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 14/1 Moo 8, Srithanu Beach | District Surat Thani, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 380 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £16 - £233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Loyfa Natural Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Loyfa Natural resort is set within a private beach at Sri Thanu on the West coast of Koh phangan. Loyfa offers a range of value accommodation suitable for all comers looking fro fulfillment in the sand, sun and pleasures of the Tropical island & friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 
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