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Green Papaya Resort

Tasteful luxury resort

64/8 Moo 8 Haad Salad T: (077) 374 230(077) 349 280 F: (077) 349 278

Green Papaya Resort

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If you're looking for a spendier, more luxurious choice on Haad Salad, the friendly and well designed Green Papaya, set towards the northern end of the beach delivers the goods.

Despite being around for quite a few years now (note the lush, well tended gardens), the resort remains in very good condition and we were taken aback by just how friendly the manager and staff were here. The resort offers a wide range of lodgings, from affordably mid-range bungalows back off the beach along with some more typical hotel style rooms in a two storey building at the rear of the resort. The closer to the beach you get, the more luxurious it becomes with a rambling freeform pool running down the centre of the tropical grounds. Green Papaya was almost at capacity when we visited and the only room available to see was one of their premium offerings, the beachfront villa.

There is a room in there somewhere.

There is a room in there somewhere. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Bungalows have big decks (no hammocks) and some have a recliner. The pool meanders down most of the length of the resort and empties over a few curved steps towards the sea and set just back from the beachfront restaurant. Only one room (the beachfront one) has a solid beach view, most of the rest are garden view with just slashes of blue, though we assume the upstairs rooms towards the rear of the resort offer sea views. The beachfront villa was spacious and stylish without the cheesiness you sometimes encounter and terrifically positioned to take in the sunset from bed. The bathroom was well decked out with a curious shower head.

The nearby Salad Beach Resort and, at the southern end of the beach the Salad Buri (both owned by the same group) also offer a high standard of accommodation, and would do at a pinch, but we preferred the jungly more boutique feel here, and, as noted above, the service was excellent. Haadlad Prestige just to the north of here, is another midrange option worth consideration. While these other options are good, if Green Papaya fits with your budget, it would be our top recommendation for Haad Salad at this pricepoint.

Suite views...

Suite views... Photo: Stuart McDonald

Green Papaya has a wide range of pricing options, be sure to check their website for the full spread and shop around online for a competitive rate.

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Walk-in rates at Green Papaya Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Superior double room
2,500 baht
3,900 baht
Deluxe Cottage
Deluxe double room
3,900 baht
7,200 baht
Ocean Cottage
Family room
4,800 baht
8,900 baht
Private pool villa
6,900 baht
12,500 baht
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,500 baht, high season 3,900 baht. Notes: Deluxe Cottage
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,900 baht, high season 7,200 baht. Notes: Ocean Cottage
Room: Family room, low season: 4,800 baht, high season 8,900 baht. Notes:
Room: Private pool villa, low season: 6,900 baht, high season 12,500 baht. Notes:

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Where is Green Papaya Resort

Green Papaya Resort
64/8 Moo 8 Haad Salad
T: (077) 374 230(077) 349 280 F: (077) 349 278
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º58'23.3" E, 9º47'12.84" N
Room rates: 4,000B to 8,000B

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