Beachside bungalows with Thai flair
Paradise Pearl is the northernmost of the resorts on Long Beach, so if you’re walking here you’ll stumble out of the forest and into Paradise Pearl.
The 47-room resort is a collection of concrete and wooden bungalows plus several rooms set in a two-storey configuration running back under a leafy canopy from the beach. Of these the upstairs ones are by far the better option -- they’re clean, well-maintained and are easily large enough to sleep four or five people. The ones closest to the beach have some water views from their large balconies but further back you’ll need to settle for glimpses of azure through the trees. The newer bungalows are really quite attractively designed in a Thai contemporary style using a lot of wood with canopied beds and a large bathroom with a dressing area. All rooms are air-con and include double beds, hair dryers, safes, kettles, mini-fridges and satellite TVs. Some rooms are furnished with an extra single bed, and there’s one family-sized bungalow available. Low season rates are very competitive for the standard (for Ko Phi Phi). Reservations are not accepted by email or phone, only through their website. Be sure to try for a discount in low season. Prices listed below include breakfast.
Address: 138 Moo 7, Long Beach, Ko Phi Phi
T: (075) 601 246;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º47'2.4" E, 7º43'50.16" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,800 baht||3,000 baht|
|Deluxe bungalow||3,000 baht||4,000 baht|
|Beachfront bungalow||4,100 baht||5,300 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.