Eco-friendly budget resort
Pattaya Beach, Ko Lipe T: (084) 521 7969
We didn't have high hopes for Green View's future a couple of years ago, but we're happy to say that it survived two nightmarish seasons of dealing with a big, smelly trash barge parked right in front of its bungalows.
The scenery here was notably beautiful and well kept at time of writing. The small resort's name is fitting for two reasons. First, the large bamboo and thatch roof bungalows are set in a grove of bountiful palms and flowers. Second, the resort's eco-friendly practices include responsible wastewater management, proper trash and recycling methods, and purified running water in the bathrooms. The spacious fan bungalows come with a few extras like safes, king-size beds, soft lanterns, desks and hot water in the pricier rooms. Otherwise they're straightforward beach bungalow material. Each comes with a large porch with Thai-style floor cushions, and a few hammocks are scattered around the atmospheric grounds set just back from central Pattaya Beach. On our most recent visit, the eccentric Italian owner had just installed what he claimed to be "very fast" WiFi, which would be a big selling point on Lipe if it's true. Expect to pay substantially less than the rates listed here in November or April. Closed for low season.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: closed or n/a, high season 1,500 baht. Notes: Peak 1,800 baht
Room: Family room, low season: closed or n/a, high season 2,200 baht. Notes:
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In the early 1990s, whispers of an unspoilt island far out in Thailand's Andaman Sea began surfacing among backpackers. With dazzling white-sand beaches touched by crystal-clear water that sheltered vibrant marine life, Ko Lipe
was everything it was cracked up to be.