Our review of the Sabaii Bay Resort in Koh Phangan in Thailand.
Name: Sabaii Bay Resort,Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Type: Beachside Villa Hotel
Date of Stay: 7th February – 20th February, 2014 13 nights
Booked through: Direct
Why we went there?
Koh Phangan, Thailand was the last destination on our 12 month 2013/2014 RTW journey. We wanted a place to chill, that was cheap and where we could catch up on our content writing for our website.
Why we chose it?
Prior to arriving in Koh Phangan we booked online two accommodations – Coco Gardens and Lime and Soda. On arrival at Coco Gardens, we checked out the Lime and Soda resort which was a few minutes along the beachfront and knew we would not want to stay there longer term. Unfortunately Coco Gardens were booked out for the remainder of our stay on the island of Koh Phangan.
We explored other beachfront accommodation and liked the look of Sabaii Bay, nestled at the end of the beach, with an infinity pool and different types of accommodation available. We were able to negotiate our remainder 13 nights for an amazing THB723 /AUD$25 per night in a bungalow in the centre of the complex which had a double bed with ensuite and fan. The resort offered free Wi-Fi.
What was it like?
The first night we were put into the beachfront bungalow at the front of the resort with an amazing view, then we moved to the larger bungalow for the rest of our 12 night stay. The bungalow accommodation is just what we wanted, large private room with a great balcony that looks straight out to the beach front. We are close to the bar but it is not busy so no noise. Rooms are serviced when you require them. The complex is well maintained and very clean. Pel and Mai the owners are hands on. All staff are very friendly and welcoming. The infinity pool is a haven for us to chill, and the water is inviting. They have a great restaurant area; it is expensive compared to the other accommodations and the food areas outside, that being said it is a great area to meet other travelers. The infinity pool is the best we have experienced in our travels.
What was around it?
A 5 minute walk away and you are on the main street with a large supermarket, many restaurants and bars, further on down the street towards the ferry port you will find more banks and ATMs. There are many agencies in town that offer car and bike rental, onward travel reservations and many local tours.
Would we return?
Yes. Definitely because of cost and location and would try to reserve the same bungalow.
Cost? TBH725/AUD$25 per night
How was the Wi-Fi?
Wifi is strong in the reception, at times we can access it our room, but like the rest of the island it can be intermittent at times.
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