Wapi Resort

Wapi Resort

Clean and comfortable

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One of the better of Lipe’s many newish midrange resorts, Wapi occupies a chunk of what used to be Tarutao Cabana Resort around the centre of Sunrise Beach.

Travelfish says:

In addition to adding freestanding concrete villas set among casuarina trees with tinted glass-windows overlooking the sea, the Spanish managers gutted old rooms in attached single-floor buildings to create modern accommodation for those who like their comforts. Outfitted with tile floors, modern furnishings and soft beds, all rooms come with air-con and LCD TVs, and the two pricier categories also bag you a fridge and balcony. The rooms are immaculate with bright modern art to contrast a cool, minimalist design. Large bathrooms come with hot water, dark tiles and quality appliances.

The refreshingly simple resort offers Thai massage and kayak rental along with a wooden sea-view deck with sofas and tables. The restaurant serves Thai and European fare and closes at 18:00, after which the resort becomes rather dark.

Next door, Salisas Resort offers less-inspiring air-con rooms for around 500 baht less, and its Happy Vibe Beach Bar helps to make up for Wapi’s lack of a bar. Do make reservations at Wapi if you want to stay here in high season.

Contact details for Wapi Resort

Address: Central Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
T: (089) 464 5854 ; (080) 037 6150;  
Web: http://www.wapiresortkohlipe.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º18'35.28" E, 6º29'24.26" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 1,600 baht 3,000 baht
Superior double room 1,800 baht 3,500 baht
Deluxe double room 2,500 baht 4,000 baht
Beachfront villa
3,000 baht 5,000 baht
Family room 3,500 baht 6,000 baht

Reviewed by

David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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