Booking our stay at the Longtail resort was easily and quickly sorted out over email, and being able to pick the actual bungalow you want to stay in from a map is a nice touch.
The bungalows were basic but clean, and the ensuite bathroom had hot water and good water pressure. The little balcony outside the bungalow has a hammock and a holder for a mosquito coil, so it's the perfect spot to relax after a day on the beach.
Initially we'd booked a room with a fan, but it was so hot that we requested use of the air con instead which the staff we were happy to help with and had it up and running for us in 5 mins.
The bungalows are at the quieter end of a lovely stretch of beach. Yes, the beach directly in front of the bungalows isn't the best for swimming due to the longtail boats there, but a 2 min walk down the beach takes you to a clear bit of sea.
We had breakfast and a few lunches at the resort - all of these were very good, especially the papaya salad.
The guys at the resort were helpful, especially with their suggestions of ways to get to Haad Rin, and then arranging a taxi for us, even though it was Thai new year.
The beach has a few other resorts with restaurants and bars, enough to fill a few days without getting bored.
Overallthe found the Longtail Beach resort to be excellent value for money, and the perfect place to get away from the madness of Haad Rin/Chaweng for a few days.
- Also Known As:
- Longtail Beach Hotel Koh Phangan