Clean and comfortable
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.
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.
Address: Central Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
T: (089) 464 5854 ; (080) 037 6150;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º18'35.28" E, 6º29'24.26" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
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|
|3,000 baht||5,000 baht|
|Family room||3,500 baht||6,000 baht|
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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