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.
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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.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 800 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,600 baht, high season 1,600 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 2,400 baht, high season 2,400 baht. Notes:
140 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 527
F: (077) 375 529
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B