Koh Libong Sunset Resort
Koh Lipe, Thailand
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Koh Libong Sunset Resort Koh Lipe Reviews
Peaceful resort and Beach Dec 10, 2012
We found this lovely place after making friends with some young people crossing from Trang to Koh Labong for the long weekend. They asked and suggested that we might like to try this place as this where they were going to stay for one night. We also had a lovely invite for their bar b q later that evening and they would not accept any offering to pay.
Labong Beach Resort is a collection of beautiful huts facing the sea. Four have fan and two have air con. We paid 900BHT per night for 3 nights. (Air con is 1100BHT) Just ask the motorcycle taxis at the drop off jetty on Koh Labong, they know where it is.
It is lovely and quiet with nicely landscaped garden area (see pics) with plenty of reclining plastic chairs and hammocks available to wile away the hours staring at the beautiful Andaman Sea!
Our Hut had a very large double bed, side board, and table and chair. Lovely bathroom (again see pics) which also had a water heater for the shower if you wanted it, sink and western WC with its own flush. The hut is tradional lined with bamboo on the inside and wooden cladding on the outside with substantial roof. Your own veranda with two recliner plastic seats (so much more comfortable than upright plastic chairs), some even have their own hammock.
There is no Wifi and breakfast was not included. Also there was little or no phone signal and yes we do have Thai sim cards, just the location doesn’t allow signal strength to be strong enough. For those that think all this is a minus, remember this is a “get away” from it place, with some pretty great service. Phone signal does pick up however further along the beach nearer the village centre.
They have a beautiful raised –open separate restaurant/ sitting/relax area with books and TV. The restaurant serves breakfast/lunch/dinner and at quiet reasonable prices for the Island. They do make some delicious mango “shake” without milk but with ice which are yummy. They do have the usual fridge with beers, and soft drinks and of course fresh water.
Service is by far totally superior to anywhere else we have been. You can order drinks and snacks and they will bring them to your veranda without extra charge (well they did for us and a couple of other guests who were staying). They also offer trips around the Island, Dugong watching, bird sanctuary, and snorkelling etc. Enough English is spoken to be understood. Food menus are in English and Thai. The food is very acceptable considering where you are, and their fish dishes are of course always fresh.
There are Snorkel mask kits and short flippers for your trips out and when we teamed up with some other guests we ended up paying 115BHT each for 3 hours trip to watch Dugongs, of which we saw them breaking the water several times but not breaching, non the less this was lovely and exciting for all of us to know that they are still there and safe-ish. The boatman was also great pointing out breakers where he saw them and trying his best to get us in the best position to see them. Note; the trips are usually paid by the boat so this trip would be 800BHT for the boat, divided by however many people you have going. We felt that 115BHT each was a good deal for what we experienced and didn’t think that paying for a boat by yourself would get you to see the dugongs any better than we did. BTW we also did some snorkelling by the Dugong grass beds in the vain hope they might be seen that way but no such luck.
We would come back again and we would highly recommend it.
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