Banpu Resort is one of Koh Chang’s longest established small resorts.
About Banpu Resort
Located at the southern end of the very popular White Sand Beach, Banpu Resort has 31 rooms in pretty tropical gardens by the sea, together with a swimming pool, terrace and restaurant.
Accommodation comes in three styles. Superior twin rooms occupy the understated two floored main building or deluxe bungalows (double or twin) are scattered about the garden and by the pool. In the main building, there are also single bedded family rooms which can sleep 7 or more, with facilities including two bathrooms and a seating area.
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, but to the north, you can can venture uninterrupted to the headland, taking in the restaurants and other resorts along the way
The amenities in standard Banpu Resort rooms include individually controlled air-conditioning, TVs, cable tv access, refridgerators, safes, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom accessories, balconies or terraces.
Banpu Resort lays on a buffet breakfast, which receives decent reviews. In the evening, there is a bbq, but things do close up quickly. Needless to say, you are spoilt for choice with other restaurants on your doorstep, not least Nong Bua straight across the street, a vertitable Koh Chang institution serving up excellent and cheap Thai food.
The staff and service at the resort are friendly and keen to please.
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, with inter-connected paths bringing 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 does also feel cramped, with guests traipsing back and forth past most of the terraces and balconies, so severely limiting your sense of privacy. The swimming pool is tiny, in truth more of a dipping pool and certainly not large enough for families and kids. The rooms themselves, rustic as they are, are also dated in every way.
In summary, Banpu Resort is somewhere between 2 and 3 star accommodation. Its prices are steep given what the competition is offering nearby. It will certainly prove adequate if you find yourself staying here and for some returning guests, it does have a certain charm. For us, though, it is another White Sand Beach to book with your expectations firmly grounded.
Room Types at Banpu Resort
Superior, Deluxe or Family
Rates at Banpu Resort
From 2,800bt (Superior) to 5,500bt (Family) in high season, great deals in low season
Facilities at Banpu Resort
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
Useful Info for Banpu Resort
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 12:00pm
Read the latest customer reviews of Banpu Resort over at Agoda by clicking here
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 nitghclub, 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