Photo: Looking over West Railay.

Photo of Rapala Rockwood ResortRapala Rockwood Resort

IMproved budget digs

Towards the northern end of Railay East T: (075) 622 586 

Rapala Rockwood Resort

Rapala showed noticeable improvements since our previous visit, sporting fresh coats of dark violet paint on the coconut-wood bungalows and hammocks strung to porches that used to have only cracked plastic chairs.

Photo of Rapala Rockwood Resort

Inside, the mosquito nets were actually strung up and the rock-hard mattresses had been raised off the floors, putting you that much closer to the wall-mounted fans. The attached cold-water bathrooms are as simple as ever, with bucket-flush toilets. If you’re looking to save cash, settle into a cheaper room with nothing more than mattress on the floor and fan in a thin-walled longhouse. For these you’ll be using shared bathrooms in a cement building towards the centre of the property. The spacious roofed-deck restaurant with floor cushions is great for chatting up other travellers, and even the laughably small aboveground swimming pool (more like a kiddie pool really) had been outfitted with its own mini deck and a couple of loungers. The property is larger than it first appears -- ask for a bungalow towards the rear to be as far away as possible from the late-night techno that thumps from the nearby bars. Little kids and chickens hang around here, and the man who greeted us was a lot friendlier than the older woman who we met last time. When we asked if he’d have a room open for the next day, his response was: “I always have rooms.”

Our rating:

Last updated on 23rd April, 2015.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan share bathroom
400 baht
500 baht
Bungalow fan private bathroom
500 baht
800 baht
Room: Bungalow fan share bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:

Rapala Rockwood Resort
Towards the northern end of Railay East
T: (075) 622 586 

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