Banpu Resort is one of Koh Chang’s longest established small resorts.
Located on the very popular White Sand Beach, Banpu Resort houses its rooms in pretty tropical gardens by the sea and an annex area next door. These combine with a swimming pool, terrace and restaurant.
Rooms at Banpu Resort
Accommodation comes in three styles:-
- Superior twin rooms occupy the understated two floored main building .
- Superior triple rooms in the newly renovated annex
- Deluxe bungalows (double or twin) are scattered about the garden, by the pool and in the annex area
- In the main building, there are also single bedded family rooms which can sleep 7 or more. Facilities include two bathrooms and a seating area.
The amenities in standard rooms include individually controlled air-conditioning, TVs, cable tv access, refridgerators, safes, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom accessories, balconies or terraces.
Pool and Sea
Banpu Resort has one small swimming pool, with accompanying sun loungers on a terrace overlooking the ocean.
Banpu Resort is located towards the southern end of the beach, with direct access to the sand and sea. To the south, it’s not so far until you reach the rocks and cliffs area. To the north, you can can venture uninterrupted to the headland.
Dining in Banpu Resort
Banpu Resort lays on a buffet breakfast, which receives decent reviews. In the evening, they serve up a seafood BBQ.
Needless to say, you are spoilt for choice with other restaurants on your doorstep, either on the beach or along the road. Nong Bua straight opposite the resort entrance, stands tall as a veritable Koh Chang institution – excellent and cheap Thai food, don’t worry about the decor.
Banpu Resort – Our Verdict
Banpu Resort has a very relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Its natural design, using wood and thatch in the exteriors and interiors, is nicely complimented by the mature tropical gardens. The inter-connected paths bring it all together.
The location on the beach is also first rate, though the sea immediately in front of the resort does have rocks underfoot.
On the downside, Banpu Resort feels cramped. You may find your privacy somewhat limited by the guests traipsing back and forth all day long. The swimming pool is tiny, not really one for families and kids to let their hair down . The garden rooms seem a little tired but the new annex block, in its lovely pastel colours, has definitely given the resort an added freshness.
In summary, Banpu Resort is just about 3 star accommodation. Its prices are steep given the rates of the competition nearby. For us, though, if you book with your expectations firmly grounded, we think you’ll find it more than fine.
Prices and Booking – Banpu Resort
From 2,800bt (Superior) to 5,500bt (Family) in high season, great deals in low season.
At a Glance – Banpu Resort
Room Types, Rates, Facilities – Banpu Resort
- Superior, Deluxe or Family.
- Airport, transfer, car park, coffee shop, laundry service, poolside bar, restaurant, room service, safety deposit boxes, massage, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.
- Infants up to 1 stay for free if using existing bedding, though cots will be charged; children 2 to 3 extra beds charged, free if using existing bedding; over 3s considered adults.
- Check-In from 14:00, Check-Out by 12:00.
White Sand Beach is Koh Chang’s most developed area. Its main street is lined with resorts and hotels, small and large, shops, tickets offices, massage, shops and restaurants. Its nightlife includes a nightclub, various sports bars and at the southern end, a zoned beer bar area.
The beach itself is one of Koh Chang’s best, great powder sand and calm blue waters, busy at day with sunbathers and daytrippers and nicely crowded at night when the tables and chairs come out for dining by the sea.
It’s a very safe but touristy choice as a holiday destination, suitable for families, couples, even backpackers.
For the full guide, please follow the link here, at White Sand Beach
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