Great views, expansive resort
The reception for Arayaburi actually looks after two properties belonging to the same owner, Bayview and Arayaburi, with the former being the older and slightly more affordable of the two.
Between them they cover an expansive section of the hillside fronting onto and overlooking Ton Sai Bay. This section of the beach is also known as Laem Hin (Rock Cape). While the Arayaburi rooms are the better, they are a long, long way from reception (though closer to the off-the-beach swimming pool), so keep that in mind. Rooms are well sized, with large terrace verandas, air-con and TV, with the prices rising the closer you get to the water. The resort is backed by a good section of Phi Phi forest giving it the feeling of being wedged between the jungle and the sea. It’s a pretty, and very popular spot, but their high season rates are pretty cheeky. If we were to stay here we’d wager Arayaburi is worth the extra money. Expect some racket in the evening from the bars on Ton Sai Beach. On our latest visit (August 2014) we were distressed to see wastewater being piped onto the beach and into the sea right next to the resort entrance – hopefully this will be remedied soon.
Address: 69/1 Moo 7, Ton Sai Beach
T: (075) 601 127; F: (075) 601 126
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º46'50.16" E, 7º44'4.92" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room|
|2,000 baht||3,500 baht|
|Deluxe double room|
|2,700 baht||5,600 baht|
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
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