Popular midrange spot
Purple and yellow Delight Resort just looks like a typical Haad Rin restaurant from the street, but it has some very decent rooms hidden away inside with a swimming pool to further sweeten a deal that yes, you could almost describe as a delight.
Rooms are simple but clean. Firm beds, white linen and towels (not a towel swan in sight), minibar and safe are all standard, as is air-con and in-room WiFi. We’re talking more functional than memorable as far as the rooms go, but they’re of a good standard for Haad Rin village and the rates (outside of Full Moon) are a steal.
Delight also has a moderately sized swimming pool tucked away behind the rooms, with a sign politely asking guests to take their pool party to the beach once the sun sets. The tone of the sign neatly encapsulates the place – and we found the people who work here to be very friendly and chatty. There are a few deckchairs by the pool, though not all that many given the number of rooms.
There is also a large restaurant at the front and the reception doubles as a travel agent/one stop shop. Rates jump astronomically over the Full Moon with a three night minimum stay and the 800 baht room then going for 2,500 baht – at that point we’d be veering towards the nearby Nap Inn, but away from the party, this is a solid deal that is just a few minutes walk to the beach. The rates listed here are what we were told as a walk-in but these bear no resemblance to what is listed on their website. Definitely shop around online for a competitive rate.
On that note, even outside of the party, light sleepers should pack earplugs as we’d imagine it gets pretty noisy in the evening.
Address: 140 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 527; F: (077) 375 529
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º4'0.94" E, 9º40'34.57" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||800 baht||800 baht|
|Superior double room||1,600 baht||1,600 baht|
|Family room||2,400 baht||2,400 baht|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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