One of the originals and still the largest resort in the area, Dolphin Bay Resort offers several different room types encircling an enormous swimming pool with water slides and fountains.
There's also a wooden playground, swing set, play room with loads of toys, two foosball tables, nanny service and various kayaks, bicycles and motorbikes for rent, making this an obvious choice for families. Several different room types are available in a single-floor attached concrete building, a newer two-floor attached building and huge villas in the back. Even the cheapest rooms are of a fairly good size and are immaculate, with rattan touches, white-tile floors, desks, soft lanterns, minimalist floral paintings, air-con, TVs, mini-fridges and good-size hot-water bathrooms. From there you can move up to an upper-floor room with private balcony, one-bedroom suite, two-bedroom apartment with full kitchen and picnic table, three-bedroom villa with private swimming pool and Jacuzzi or even a six-bedroom house. Complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the large beachside restaurant, and we found the staff to be exceptionally welcoming. The resort is centrally located right along the beach road and pick-up service in Pranburi is available.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,790 baht, high season 1,890 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 2,690 baht, high season 2,790 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 4,150 baht, high season 4,590 baht. Notes: Two bedroom villa
Phu Noi beach, Sam Roi Yot
T: (032) 559 333
(032) 559 360
F: (032) 559 361
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B