We chose to stay at Long Bay Resort at the very last minute while on the ferry to Phangan. We were not entirely sure what to expect from the resort so we made a booking for just one night in a Standard Garden Bungalow to try it out. By the way we were checked in you knew right away that this place had a professional management and trained staff to go with it. Very correct with a smile at the right moment. The room proofed to be quite spacious with a balcony and shower/toilet area to match. The mini bar was stocked up, the bed was firm but comfy and the practically noiseles airconditioning in good working order. It proved to be the best room/bungalow we would have on our entire trip to Thailand.
Because the Bungalows are seperated from each other (no direct contact with the neighbours) you could feel as if you had your own little secluded Island bungalow.
We had no noise problems as some of the previous reviewers seem to have experienced. Maybe this is because the Garden Bungalows are just a tad more private than the Poolside or Beachfront Bungalows. The Bungalows are all exactly the same size by the way, So maybe your choice should be focused on how much privacy you acquire. In any case we could not detect a direct source of noise to treaten even the Beachfront Bungalows. Maybe things have changed meanwhile.
The pool is of a good size (about 20 metres form end to end) but very deep. So parents beware: mind your children. There is a bathtub-size pool for the small ones.
The restaurant is excellent and offers a really good fish BBQ in the evenings. The service at the restaurant is also very good be it somewhat over the top at times (Yes, my food tastes good, but will you please let me eat first!).
Sure, Haad Rin offers the better beach with its snowwhite sands that hold the danger of snowblindness if looked at without polarized sunglasses but Haad Yao offers some excellent swimming without the hassle of the Hawkers and the noise of Jet Ski's and all night parties. Haad Yao would definetely be my choice and I would stay at the Long Bay Resort again without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Longbay resort is peacefully located directly on the beach at Haad Yao beach, on the northwest of Koh Phangan just about 30 minutes to Haad Rin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Longbay Hotel Koh Phangan
- Long Bay Hotel