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Milky Bay Resort
Ranked #20 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Beautiful remote resort right on a private beach. Staff very friendly, welcoming and helpful (the manager in particular). One man did ask if everything ok about every 5 minutes though!
Nice pool, part of it is in the shade, not many sun loungers though (but not too busy there so that was ok). Beach was beautiful, you could walk right out to the sandy section in the middle with lots of little crabs.
Food was very good here and we got up for breakfast everyday (which is rare for us). They make it fresh to order and the omlettes were delicious!
There was nowhere to go nearby so we also ate lunch and dinner here which was always delicious (it was a little pricey though). Pizza, fish and chips and flapjack were very good. Cocktail promotions were very good too- had a fabulous mojito afternoon!
Room was pretty but very dark even with all the lights on. We were very near the bar and think it was an older room and the newer ones seemed nicer. Bathroom was a wet room and didnt have mosquito nets up so insects got through very easily including as massive moth and many centipedes which I didnt like at all!
Quite noisy as noise from the bar (but only went on until midnight but started early). Had 2 powercuts when we were here due to storms. Good location for black moon party (but 500 baht admission).
Overall a beautiful friendly resort to get away from it all- lovely food and beach. The massages were disappointing though.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

I have stayed at Milky Bay for a month at a time for two years in a row because I get the ultimate pampered and relaxed holiday! The staff is very service minded and there is a variety of characters that make your stay both fun and relaxing, depending on your mood. The barbequed seafood (available on almost all nights) is truly fantastic and my favorite is the mackerel but the white/red snapper or tuna is almost as good due to the truly great cooking. It is usually quite a mix of people staying there so you always meet someone cool and nice person to hang out with. If you stay at Milky Bay you really get a lot for your money and you can totally relax, do some Muay thai (Kobra gym just down the street with a the best trainer in Thailand), diving, jet ski and if you get bored you can always do a crazy party night at the Full Moon, Half Moon or so on!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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ComaBlack, Director of Sales at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2011

Dear Sophie,

Warmest greeting from Milky Bay Resort Koh Phangan.

Thank you very much for your comment, we are hope you very well

If you have any comment,please do hot hesiate contact us as soon


We hope to see you soon


Have a nice day


Best Regards


Milky Bay Team

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Reviewed 17 November 2011

I recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights to attend the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan. We stayed in a 'Superior' Garden View double room and left very dissatisfied.

First the good parts - the restaurant and bar are clean and lively (although the bar service was pretty awful), the beach front views are nice and the rooms were clean.

Now onto the bad parts...
a) The room had a gaping gap between the front door and the floor. Therefore in addition, to the constant noises from wildlife outside (scratching at the front door, on the roof etc) we had a cockroach, a bright yellow flog, lizards and numerous insects/bugs in the room. We hardly got any sleep as a result and were not warned about this by the staff at any point

b) The 'shower' was reminiscent of standing under a leaking gutter

c) The staff could hardly speak English and made no effort to help us organise travel etc - they refused to order taxis for us to get to the port to leave and when the hotel taxi was there they charged 300Baht for 2 persons when it is widely known it costs 100Baht per person to Haad Rin (this was not to get to the Full Moon party) by the meanest of taxi drivers

d) The hotel is remote, with taxis needed to get everywhere

In summary, if you are akin to Ace Ventura; love sleeping in the wild and don't mind being ripped off by the hotel for food, drinks and transport then this is the place for you. If not, much better value is to be had elsewhere...

Room Tip: Choose somewhere else!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

My first review. The place is very cheap! Nice staff and the food was amazing! The cleanliness is not to brag about, but everything else makes up for it!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bjørn Tore J
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

This is my first review on trip advisor. I decided to start doing this because the reviews I read helped me pick this resort and really made my trip enjoyable. I hope my feedback helps make the best choice for you!

The resort itself is really nice. The grounds are peaceful and the rooms are clean and spacious. The property is a bit isolated if you are looking to walk to places - you will need to use a taxi. Staff is really friendly and willing to help. The beach is a bit small and the water is shallow so don't expect to swim. However, there is a nice pool overlooking the water. The pizza at the restaurant is a must - really good! If you want a quiet place away from the Full Moon Party but are attending I would highly suggest this place. Oh and the road from Haad Rin (Full Moon Party) to the resort is quite scenic - drastic elevation changes make for quite the ride!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

From the first minute you walk into Milky Bay, you know you've arrived in a very special place. The staff are so genuinely friendly and helpful. They were obviously chosen for their positive attitude and friendly, smiling demeanour.

But the grounds of the hotel, and the rooms themselves are what makes Milky Bay so special. The owner has taken care to make the loveliest place on Ko Phangan, with a forest of Bambo and other trees, and rooms that tastefully blend in with the surroundings. The beachfront restaurant (and separate bar) are just lovely to sit and relax. The service is no pressure, and the food quite good. The massage was also so good, I had to do another one a few days after.

The only slightly negative thing I can say is that the 'beach' is not really a real beach, like with waves (calm on this side of the island). Some of the beach you could sit on, but most of the time water touches most of the low wall (1 meter high) in front of the hotel (and least 1/2 of the wall). But who cares, there are lovely deck chairs (with permanent umbrellas) facing the sea, and the swimming pool a few meters away! It did not make any difference to us at all.

We stayed 1 week, and stayed in several different rooms. (Upgraded after the first night ourselves to a large studio, and had to change mid-way because of a leak that couldn't be fixed soon). Free internet (but only at the restaurant and reception area (as the wifi doesn't extend to the rooms as the grounds are so spacious!)

We looked at other hotels on the island when we were there, and really, this is as good as it gets within this price range. And the location is perfect! I can't recommend this hotel more. It's paradise!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good. Loved the Studio, and the Villas are just delicious!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

As the resort itself is absolutely amazing the staff just ruined it for me: at the very beginning they promised us a pick up from the pier and confirmed it by an e-mail, when we arrived no one was there, so we had to take a cab by ourselves , upon the arrival tithe resort the receptionist rudely said that we needed to call them to confirm the pick up - although the email didn't specified this, when we showed her the email she just ignored us!!!after our check in we were exhausted but the receptionist made us wait 5 more minutes to other group of people so that she would brief us all together , she couldnt say those 4 sentences twice ... A very hard thing to do I guess!! The restaurant staff made us uncomfortable as every moment one of them came to us and asked if we finished and if he can take our plate , as if the entire restaurant was depending on our 2 plates.additionally the DVD in our room didn't work so when the lovely receptionist tried to charge me on the movie that I never saw she claimed that the maintenance lady said that the DVD worked, altough that she didn't managed to fix the problem infront of our eyes!!!! I was at the hotel 2 years ago and my experience was so good that I have decided to come back , but after this visit I definitely won't come back, horrible and rood staff

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Additional Information about Milky Bay Resort

Address: 103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £20 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Milky Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Milky Bay Resort is peacefully located on Koh Phangan at Ban Tai beach makes it is easy to travel to all parts of the island. Haad Rin, the location of the monthly full moon party, is only 15 minutes drive away, At Milky Bay all bungalows are equipped to meet the highest of standards. All bungalows are air-conditioned and have western bathrooms with hot and cold water showers. The room decor is a blend of modern sophistication with local Thai and traditional African decorative elements and furnishings. Each room has a spacious balcony with sea or garden views. The bungalows are surrounded by lush vegetation All pathways are covered with soft wood-shavings, which give the resort a special rural character, and make it comfortable to walk barefooted around the resort. Set under a crisp tropical sky, overlooking the calm inviting ocean and spilling onto a soft milky beach all huddled between beautiful lush gardens is Milky Bay. You can savour sunset cocktails, taste the delectable flavours of Thai cuisine and pizzas or enjoy a beachfront barbecue Thai style with fresh seafood.Keep yourself busy with the wide range of activities available at the resort cool your senses with a swim in the pool after a day of adventure and unforgettable images or relax with a massage followed by a herbal steam. If it is relaxation and tranquility you are after or a holiday filled with adventure, then it is all waiting for you at Milky Bay. ... more   less 
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