Photo: The beaches on Ko Libong can get very busy.


Ko Libong

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.

Homestays in Batu Bute village
Backpacker - Under 600B
Batu Bute village, Ko Libong

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.

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Libong Beach Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Haad Lang Khao, Ko Libong
T: (084) 849 0899

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.

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Libong Relax Beach Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Haad Lang Kao, Ko Libong
T: (091) 825 4886

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. Built by the now defunct Dugong Resort, the older bungalows are also very similar to those at Libong Beach but have been revamped. In more recent years, Relax also added a bunch of newer Thai-style villas enjoying one of the finest locations on... Read our full review of Libong Relax Beach Resort.

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Andalay Resort
Toprange - 4,000B to 8,000B
Haad Lang Kao, Ko Libong
T: (095) 085 8899

Opened for the 2015-16 season, Andalay Resort provides a decent option for luxury travellers on Ko Libong. A handful of Bali-style villas are spread around well-groomed grounds behind a medium-size swimming pool -- the only one on Libong. With polished concrete walls and high vaulted wood ceilings, the villas come with wall-size glass fronts opening onto wooden decks with loungers. Facing the... Read our full review of Andalay Resort.

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Libong Sunset Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Southern corner of Haad Lang Kao, Ko Libong
T: (089) 766 3341

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.

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Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Libong? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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