Serene style on the rocks
4/3 Moo 1, Lonely Beach, Ko Chang T: (039) 558 123, (083) 987 4777 F: (039) 558 198
Perfect for couples who want some luxury by the sea but not a generic beach resort experience, Warapura has a youthful, understated style.
With whitewashed walls and turquoise trim, rooms are in a sort of Greco-Roman-meets-Thai-ocean-chic design that works really well. Along with all of the creature comforts like TV and air-con, the bright, airy and spotless seaside villa we checked out had a comfy queen size bed, polished concrete floor, large modern bathroom and -- the best part -- wall-size windows and a wood platform perched on rocks no more than two metres from the sea. For a bit less cash, the cheerful young receptionist offered larger villas set back from the sea with white sofas and living area. Other villas are clustered around a small swimming pool. A funky little bar and restaurant has a pool table to go with a "life-size" chess board on which a big group of friends could slowly battle it out while having cocktails delivered mid-game. Who wants to be the queen?
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,700 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,500 baht, high season 2,600 baht. Notes: 1,800/2,700 baht for sea view
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