1st Place: Lime N Soda
Standard Bungalow Fan: 560 THB to 2,000 THB
Standard Bungalow A/C: 800 THB to 3,000 THB
Family Bungalow: 1,360 THB to 4,500 THB
Superior Beachfront Bungalow: 1,760 THB to 5,500 THB
Lime N Soda is a well-run resort with good value bungalows in a beachfront location. It is popular with people visiting Koh Phangan to go to the Full Moon Party.
The great thing about Lime N Soda is that it offers everything necessary for a good beach holiday without costing lots of money.The resort is set in an attractive landscaped garden that includes a bamboo shaded walk-way from the main road.
There is a choice of bungalows for rent. The cheapest are fan bungalows. They have a double bed, bathroom and bamboo closet. The bungalow is 15 square meters in size.
The next grade up is the Standard Bungalow with A/C. As well as air-conditioning it has satellite TV and hot water bathroom. It is also 15 square meters in size.
The Family Bungalow also has air-con, hot water and TV, but features 1 double bed and 1 single bed. It covers 30 square meters.
There are 7 beachfront bungalows that feature double bed or twin beds, A/C, bathroom with hot water and satellite TV. They cover 30 square meters.All the rooms feature the same modern interior style in white with tiling. Some of the bungalows also have a line of green that is the motif of the resort. All rooms also have free wifi.
There is a large thatched roof restaurant next to a medium-sized pool. They serve a range of Thai and Western dishes at reasonable prices. There is also a massage sala and two ping pong tables. Lime N Soda also offers ticket booking and motorbike hire.
Lime N Soda is the sister resort of Milky Bay Resort which is also in Baan Tai. It is an excellent mid-range option that is particularly popular with a younger crowd keen to experience the Full Moon Party.
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2nd Place: Milky Bay Resort
Standard Bungalow: 940 THB to 2,350 THB
Superior Room: 1,130 THB to 3,530 THB
Studio Apartment: 1,880 THB to 4,120 THB
Villa: 2,410 THB to 5,290 THB
Villa Triple: 2,860 THB to 6,120 THB
Deluxe Beachfront Studio: 3,760 THB to 8,000 THB
Milky Bay Resort is the sister resort of Lime N Soda. As with Lime N Soda, Milky Bay Resort is a well-run and attractive place to stay with large attractive bungalows, covered pool and excellent restaurant.
The resort is on the beach, near Baan Tai Pier. The bungalows are in a shady garden setting. The pool and restaurant overlooks the beach with seating on the beach. Food on the restaurant menu includes fresh seafood BBQ and pizza from a wood burning oven.
There are 6 different accommodation choices. The standard bungalow is 12 square meters and has a double bed, air-con, satellite TV and hot water shower. There are 14 superior rooms with air-con, TV, hot water shower and mini bar. They are 27 square meters in size. The 6 studio apartments have smart interior design and as well as air-con, hot water, mini bar and satellite TV they have a comfortable lounge area. The studio apartments are 50 square meters in size. The Triple Villas are slightly bigger (54 sq m) and feature a double bed and a single bed or 3 single beds. There are 2 deluxe beachfront studios with outdoor Jacuzzi, living area and 56 square meters of space.
Wifi is available for free in rooms and in all public areas.
Milky Bay Resort has a communal pool, restaurant, pool tables, ping pong tables and a massage sala. For those who like working out there is an impressive gym with Muay Thai equipment on the resort. They also organise fishing trips and other tours as well as motorbike and jeep hire.
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3rd Place: First Villa Resort
Standard small bungalow 790 THB to 2,500 THB
Superior garden room 890 THB to 2,800 THB
Garden bungalow 890 THB to 2,800 THB
Beachfront bungalow 1,290 THB to 3,700 THB
Deluxe room 1,290 THB to 3,500 THB
Room with 2 double beds 1,390 THB to 3,800 THB
First Villa Resort is directly on the beach at Baan Tai. They offer high quality bungalows and rooms. This is a pleasant resort with good facilities and service and a friendly atmosphere.
There are 30 accommodations for rent at First Villa Resort. The standard small bungalow has TV, hot water shower and air-con. The hotel rooms are in an accommodation block. They have air-con, TV and mini bar. Some of the rooms feature outdoor bathtubs. The standard bungalows offer more room as well as air-con, hot water showers, mini bar and satellite TV. The beachfront rooms are located next to the pool and are the closest rooms to the beach. These rooms have air-con, mini bar, satellite TV and indoor bathtubs.
The restaurant serves a wide variety of Thai and Western dishes. Every Friday there is a buffet with BBQ items.
The generously sized pool overlooks the sea and has a Jacuzzi part.
Services offered include Thai massage, ticket booking, motorbike and jeep hire and excursions. Free wifi is available around the resort. If you phone before you arrive you can arrange free pick up from Thongsala Pier. It is also worth noting that sometimes First Villa drop their minimum stay requirement to just 3 nights.
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4th Place: Morning Star Resort
Standard studio 1,1900 THB to 2,090 THB
Standard beachfront studio 1,490 THB to 2,470 THB
Superior studio 1,590 THB to 2,760 THB
Superior beachfront studio 1,990 THB to 3,720 THB
Deluxe suite 2,490 THB to 3,810 THB
Morning Star is a small family-run resort. In 2009 Princess Eugenie stayed here with her friends and went to the Full Moon Party. If it is good enough for royalty, it might be good enough for you!
The standard studio has A/C, hot water, TV and terrace with sea view.
The standard beachfront studio is next to the pool, and very close to the beach.
The superior beachfront bungalow has tinted glass windows to allow guests to view the gorgeous beach while avoiding prying eyes. It has a 32 inch plasma TV, A/C, hot water shower, safety box and mini bar. 6 deluxe suites have 2 double beds as well as all the creature comforts (TV, A/C, mini bar, safe, hot water shower).
There is a large open lounge and restaurant; it is a relaxing place to rest with stylish furniture. The restaurant serves Western and Thai food. It also includes a cool bar with UV lighting and bar tender who makes great cocktails. Every week a party is thrown with a resident DJ.
For those who enjoy playing games there are plenty of board games to choose from as well as pool table, play station 3 and air hockey. On the beach there is a volleyball court and net. Every evening they show a movie through a projector.
Morning Star Resort is happy to arrange boat and bus tickets, island tours, diving trips and vehicle hire.
It is a resort that you never really need to leave except to head off to the Full Moon Party.
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5th Place: Sabaii Bay Resort
Beachfront A/C bungalow: 1,290 THB to 2,500 THB
Beachfront cottage with 2 double beds: 1,390 THB to 2,800 THB
Family bungalow for 5 people: 2,990 THB to 6,500 THB
Deluxe bungalow poolside: 2,470 THB to 4,900 THB
Beachfront honeymoon bungalow: 3,690 THB to 5,900 THB
Sabaii Bay Resort is located on Baan Tai beach. It is an eye catching resort with a range of accommodation options. It has a communal pool, restaurant and bar and is a perfect place to book for the Full Moon Party as it is just down the road from Haad Rin but far enough away to avoid the noise.
The cottages and bungalows at Sabaii Beach Resort are impressively designed with interiors enlivened with splashes of colour. For budget travellers there are fan bungalows. For those looking for luxury there are rooms and cottages with air-con, hot water shower and satellite TV. There is only one beachfront bungalow so book well in advance if being on the beach is of paramount importance to you.
For families there are a number of cottages with two double beds. There is also, bizarrely enough, a honeymoon suite for 3 people.
The restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers a variety of Thai and Western dishes.
The pool is directly on the sand and has plenty of sun loungers.
Sabaii Bay Resort organizes tours, bike hire, jeep hire, diving and snorkelling, and kayaks. Guests can get Thai massages on request.
The resort has joint Thai / Swedish management and staff are available that not only speak English and Thai but also Swedish and French. It is the service as much as the classy surroundings that make Sabaii Bay Resort one of the best places to stay in Baan Tai.