Castaway Resort, Koh Lipe
Often referred to as the Maldives of Thailand, Koh Lipe Island is a beach lovers paradise with powder white sand and crystal clear water. Since it’s a little further out of the way than many other Thai islands, not as many people venture down to it, meaning that the island has managed to maintain some of its local culture and small island vibes.
Of course, when coming to an island like Koh Lipe you’ll want to stay right on the beachfront to make the most of the unbeatable ocean views. Castaway Resort has an idyllic set-up, with wooden treehouse style bungalows with the beach right on the doorstep.
Settle right into island life with your very own beachfront bungalow. Made from locally sourced natural materials, these quaint two-story wooden beach huts have everything you need for a comfortable stay. The bedroom upstairs offers fantastic views, whether you’re on the beachfront or in the garden. Colourful hand-woven fabrics add a flare of local culture, whilst the artwork on the walls can be purchased to support the local community. Though simple in design and decoration, the bungalows are perfect to retreat to after a day in the sun, complete with ceiling fans and mosquito nets to ensure a restful nights sleep.
Castaway Resort Koh Lipe has the layout of a small village, with a maze of sandy paths leading to each individual bungalow. This sense of community reflects the relaxed and sociable feel of the resort, whilst the design of the huts themselves creates privacy. Soak up the peace and tranquillity from the hammocks on your front porch, with a laid back or seated option to suit your mood at the time. It’s the ideal spot to sink into a good book, or simply to shelter from the midday sun under the palm trees that tower above the rooftops.
Step down from your front porch and into the soft white sand below, and follow the trail to the beach just steps away. Down on the beachfront, the Castaway Restaurant is a vibrant place to hangout at any time of day. From breakfast through to late night snacks, there’s something on the menu for everyone. And the awesome drink specials everyday during Happy Hour, it’s the perfect place to catch up after a day of scuba diving, snorkelling, or taking a boat tour around the islands.
Sunrise & Sunsets
Being on the East side of Koh Lipe, Castaway Resort catches the most perfect sunrise everyday. As the sky comes alive and the light beams down onto the water, the warm golden hues of sunrise bring the beach to life. Early morning yoga classes are available for those who like to start their day with some movement, and with a view like this, it’s hard not to be tempted.
The West side of the island is the place to be to catch an epic sunset. Just a 10 minute walk from Castaway Resort, this long stretch of white sand welcomes the islands inhabitants and visitors to soak up the last light of the day. As the boats dock on the shore to signal the end of another day, the sky puts on an impressive display of pink, purple and orange light that bleeds into the sea behind the island.
In short, the island is definitely worth the journey. Its laid back island vibes, a simple and rustic lifestyle are enough to make you pause, slow down and enjoy the ride. If this sounds like just your speed, then be sure to stay at Castaway Resort Koh Lipe.
Services & Amenities
• Located on Sunrise Beach in Koh Lipe
• Short stroll to walking street, filled with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars
• Eco friendly resort
• Beachfront or garden view treehouse style bungalows
• Breezy two storey bungalows with a fan over the bed for additional cool air
• Private deck with hammock
• Family friendly, with activities for all ages
• Beachfront restaurant and bar
• Yoga classes
• Massage and spa treatments available in the beach Salas
• Scuba diving centre onsite