Phuritra Resort

Phuritra Resort

Friendly with unusual rooms

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Featuring Lipe’s most unusually fashioned bungalows, Phuritra is operated by a youthful group of Thais who expanded in recent years to open a pair of cheaper sister properties nearby. Running down a leafy hillside to the beach and an elevated dining terrace affording views to Ko Adang, Phuritra’s bungalows were built in a number of different shapes.

Travelfish says:

The "Capsule" has rounded corners; the "UFO" looks like the upper three points of a diamond (or spaceship?); and the "Shark Fin" is, well, self-explanatory. A few more traditional-style bungalows stand beside steep precipices with attached sea-view porches.

Parquet wood, tall windows, modern furnishings and paintings of little silver pigs make these rooms classy, comfortable and a bit quirky, but the odd shapes often mean less space than you might expect for the prices. Outfitted with firm beds, hot-water bathrooms, LCD TVs, mini-fridges and air-con, the rooms face in different directions so that loungers on your private terrace don’t face another room.

Though English isn’t a strong suit for some staffers, the young Phuritra crew has always been welcoming to us. The group also runs Phuritra Sabai, a cheaper sister property with more typical bungalows across the lane from the original resort, and Baan Peang Por with its bizarre round-roofed metal huts fetching around 1,000 baht further inland where Jack’s Jungle used to be. All three properties are popular among young and trendy Thai travellers.

Contact details for Phuritra Resort

Address: Sunset Beach, Ko Lipe
T: (085) 376 2555 ; (083) 206 0086;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º18'13.48" E, 6º29'34.61" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl fan private bathroom
Bungalow at Phuritra Sabai.
1,234 baht 1,499 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
Bungalow at Phuritra Sabai.
1,666 baht 2,111 baht
Superior double room 1,999 baht 2,599 baht
Deluxe double room
Up to 2,559/4,567.
2,345 baht 2,999 baht
Family room 5,555 baht 5,999 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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