The consistently excellent Libong Beach Resort remains our go-to spot overlooking the golden-sand of Haad Lang Khao. Since our last visit, the old Le Dugong Resort had been sold and renamed Relax Resort, also a solid option for a bit more cash. Around the centre of the beach, what appeared to be an upscale resort with swanky Bali-style villas was nearing completion at research time. If you want to be immersed in the Muslim fishing culture, skip the beach and opt for a homestay in Batu Bute.
Amid the east-coast village of Batu Bute (pronounced ba-too-boo-tay) and its stilted houses overlooking a calm bay, two modest homestays offer travellers a chance to be immersed in Ko Libong’s traditional Muslim fishing lifestyle. If you don’t require a beachfront location and are happy with simple accommodation, consider settling into the village. Steaming crabs at Jannai. Libong Mondip... Read our full review of Homestays in Batu Bute village.
Ko Libong’s original resort is still one of the most relaxing places to stay on any of the Trang islands. If you can look past the unoriginal name, Libong Beach Resort provides comfort, consistency and value for everyone from budget backpackers to large families. The only requirement for staying here is a respect for the peace and quiet. A casual swing for an hour or three? Overlooking the... Read our full review of Libong Beach Resort.
Relax Resort is located right next to Libong Beach Resort, so close that you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s all one big resort. The older bungalows are also very similar to those at Libong Beach -- we’d be surprised if the same folks didn’t build them. All rooms overlook a lawn and get a direct sea view from large front porches. The fan edition that we checked out was spacious and... Read our full review of Libong Relax Beach Resort.
After looking very promising when it first popped up in 2011, Sunset Resort didn’t appear to be doing too well by time of writing. We arrived in March 2015 to find the restaurant closed and a few women who spoke very little English hanging out in the reception area. It seemed that no guests were in residence at the time, and the English-speaking owner who gave us a welcoming greeting on a... Read our full review of Libong Sunset Resort.
Located next to Sunset Resort at the far southern corner of Haad Lang Kao, Nature Beach Resort was closed when we last passed through in March 2015. Initially we thought it was a defunct resort, but when we called the “Nature Resorts” group that runs it, they informed us that it was only temporarily closed and would reopen for high season 2015-16. The same group also runs Riviera Resort on Ko... Read our full review of Libong Nature Beach Resort.