-Location is simply stunning...the natural beauty is jaw-dropping
-AWESOME outdoor pool
-Great bar and restaurant
-Very fun party atmosphere
-Beautiful beach within a 5 minute walk
-Most of the bar staff (more below). Josh is the best bartender that I've ever had, anywhere.
-Hammocks...oh man, the hammocks...
-Definitely a rowdy scene. If you want to party your butt off, then this is the place. However, the music is LOUD and goes into the wee hours of the morning, so it can be very hard to sleep
-LOOOONG taxi ride to the Full Moon Party...minimum half an hour, and sometimes longer when the horrible taxi drivers shuffle you around like cattle
-One member of the bar staff, the guy with dreads, was simply terrible. Never smiled, always reluctant to actually do anything to help, gave off bad vibes
-POSSIBLE source of concern: I had money, which was hidden in my luggage, go missing when I was there. American cash that I was saving and was definitely NOT spent. I might have misplaced it somehow, but possibly be careful about the cleaning staff
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the stunning tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan - home to Thailand's famous 'full moon party' - Shiralea is a boutique resort designed to be a backpackers paradise. Welcome to a 'flashpacking' experience. Shiralea was built by a group of travellers who wanted a haven to return to. With a focus on 'good times' we created a friendly and vibrant atmosphere which puts our guests immediately at ease. Shiralea is a place where strangers become friends, we designed the resort with a social aspect which sets us apart, our guests love how they can do exactly what they want at Shiralea- whether that be a crazy night at the bar or a quiet one watching movies. Shiralea is the ideal spot to set up for a few days you'll never forget. Located 1 minutes walk from the beautiful Haad Yao beach. Our resort has all the creature comforts you could want and we cater for all budgets - hot showers, comfortable beds, wall-mounted fan or air conditioned bungalows, an ensuite in each bungalow and your own balcony with a hammock. In addition to our 30 bungalows, we have great facilities to keep you entertained, including a restaurant that offers delicious and well priced Thai and Western meals, a great bar, free wifi, large swimming pool with Jacuzzi and poolside bar, movie lounge, a games room with pool table and a massage hut. Shiralea has everything you need to enjoy your 'flashpacking' experience, but it's the memories that our guests treasure. Lose yourself in the fine art of doing nothing or celebrate balmy nights dancing into the wee hours with new friends. Our staff always welcome our guests with open arms, so all you need to do is bring a bag of basics and a smile. We invite you to join the fun. Book your stay with Shiralea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shiralea Backpackers Hotel Koh Phangan