Attractive Thai-style villas
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 outfitted with hardwood floors, good firm beds, several prop-open windows and spacious cold-water bathrooms. The new owners added more luxurious Thai-style villas with high ceilings, pointed eaves, dark-wood walls, wide glass windows, woven bamboo trim and hot water in the bathrooms. Despite the lack of extras like fridge and TV, these are good options for couples seeking a bit more style. Relax also offer family bungalows that sleep four, though we felt the family value was a little better at Libong Beach Resort. A large open-sided restaurant includes a nicely designed central bar that’s worth stopping by even if you’re not staying here. Run by a fairly young Thai couple, the resort also rents out motorbikes, bicycles and kayaks, and offers a wide range of boat tours and transfers. The rates we were quoted at reception and saw on Agoda are a bit lower than what’s listed on the resort’s website. We were told that Relax would close for part of low season. Outside of peak season, we’d ask for the shoulder season rates, which are 500 to 1,000 baht lower than the high-season rates listed here.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th February, 2016.