Located in Lonely Beach, Warapura Resort is one of Koh Chang’s best small boutique resorts, with just 20 rooms, swimming pool and a restaurant lounge area.
About Warapura Resort
Lonely Beach village is laid out in a grid system around around two streets running parallel from the main road down to the sea. The resort sits on the rocks at the end of the second of these, Soi 2, with its rooms and cottages tightly packed around the small pool and along the coastline.
Accommodation is split into rooms and villas, offering either king-size or twin beds. There is also one villa for 3 persons. The private villa, meanwhile, has a simple roof terrace.
In different configurations depending on the room chosen, amenities include individually controlled air-conditioning, LCD TVs, mini-bar, in-room safe, bath-tub and shower, hairdryer, bathroom accessories, wifi, refridgerators and coffee-tea makers.
Complimentary buffet breakfast is served at its in-house Kao Tha restaurant by the sea, where you can also choose from a full menu of western and Thai dishes. The food receives generally good reviews and the restaurant itself is a lovely spot, which pulls in a steady stream of outside customers. Of course, you only need to step outside the resort to find yourself in the the heart of the village, with dozens of cheap alternatives. Kao Tha is also known for its excellent sunset chillout bar.
Warapura Resort – Our Verdict
Lonely Beach is the backpacker and party area of Koh Chang, so it attracts both the budget travelers and those holidaymakers out for a good time. Warapura Resort meets the needs of those with a bit more to spend, who desire accommodation a cut above the average. It’s in the heart of the action but the atmosphere inside is very private, a lovely contrast from the hurly burly of backpacker life just outside its doors.
The resort design uses lots of distressed wood in combination with light and summery pastel colours to create an upmarket beach hut feel. The villas have polished wooden floors with white washed walls, sparsely furnished but practical and comfortable.
Overall feedback marks Warapura Resort as an efficiently run resort, in the main well looked after, with keen and friendly staff.
You cannot easily swim immediately outside the resort, but this rocky area is still a lovely spot on the island in which to relax by the sea. A walk down to the sand proper takes under 10 minutes.
Room Types at Warapura Resort
Cozy Villa, Poolside Villa, Private Villa, Seaside Villa and the quaintly named Nice Cottage – 2 single beds or single kingsize. One option with 3 singles.
Rates at Warapura Resort
From 1,700bt (Nice Cottage) to 3,300bt (Seaside Villa) in high season, great deals in low season and early bird
Facilities at Warapura Resort
Car park, laundry service, restaurant, room service, safety deposit boxes, massage, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Useful Info for Warapura Resort
Infants up to 1 stay for free, though cots will be charged; children from 2 to 5 free if using existing bedding. Over 5 counted as adults. Supplements extra.
Check-In from 14:00, Check-Out by 12:00pm
Lonely Beach is Koh Chang’s backpacker, traveller and party center. It is in two distinct areas, with the excellent small beach some 5 minutes walk from the village itself. There are just a handful of resorts on the sand, but a wide choice of accommodation back in the village. Here, you will also find bars and restaurants, the odd coffee shop, tattoo parlours, massage and ticket agents. Think Khao San Road by the sea on a much smaller scale and you are not far off it. Parties takes place most nights of the week during the main season and yes, noise can be a problem at night. Lonely Beach is a fun place to hang out, meet other travellers, let your hair down and enjoy life.
For the full guide, please follow the link here, at Lonely Beach