Castaway Beach Resort
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Castaway Beach Resort

bungalow perdu dans le jardin
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Panorama at the Castaway Resort Koh Lipe
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hammocks also great for relaxing
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4.0
#3 of 16 resorts in Ko Lipe
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
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At Castaway Resort the spirit of ‘The Beach’ is brought to life. Amid the beautiful setting nature has given Koh Lipe, our spacious wooden bungalows and large chill out deck overlooking the beach definitely make Castaway the most atmospheric of Koh Lipe’s resorts.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Couples massage
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Board games / puzzles
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Thai

Location

Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe 91110 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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Langkawi Airport
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Galia7 wrote a review July 2020
Bangkok, Thailand115 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent some days at this place. I booked a bungalow with garden views but still managed to sea a little bit of the sea since it was on the second line. It was pretty basic but clean. I liked how cozy it was, also the bed and pillows were comfy. I disliked how hot it was inside, there's a fan on the ceiling but it was very slow and I could barely feel the air, so after requesting it I got a standing fan which made such a difference. There is NO fan downstairs where the bathroom is located.
They should get rid of the towels and bedsheets, they are so old and even though they had been washed they just didn't smell good, because it is time to change them. Bedsheets also were hard and had some permanent stains on them.
Location in Sunrise Beach was good. WiFi was nonexistent, in case you need it, don't count on it. There is a very cool restaurant with several sitting areas. During my stay they did not serve food (low season) but we could bring it from outside and eat it there. No chance to refill my bottle of water at the resort and if you buy it there it's very expensive, so it's better if you buy it at the 7/11.
The member of the staff who I dealt with during my stay, Nut, was very helpful and attentive and he always had a smile. I have to clarify that I went during the low season, right beginning of July when the island reopened after the Covid. Therefore, I had a good deal and I'm satisfied with what I paid. But I wouldn't book this place in high season and I wouldn't recommend it either since prices are way too high for what you get. (I live in Thailand and I checked them a few times plus I was in Koh Lipe a few months ago).
Lastly, there's also a small diving shop but the guy who works there (not sure if he was the manager) let's say he was not very welcoming. Despite being a diver I decided not to dive with Castaway Resort. I would recommend Ko Lipe Diving School instead.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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DolphyDee wrote a review Jan 2020
Manila, Philippines528 contributions120 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came here and stayed for 5 nights and could really not fault this resort. The bungalowes were right on the beach and the service was superb. Everything from the service in the restaurant, the availability of beach mats and pillows was exceptional. The rooms are basic, however in keeping to the theme of being environmentally friendly, they were very comfortable. Having the windows open for a sea breeze coupled with a fan we were not uncomfortable being in the peak of the dry season. Being very active, we never felt we had ti leave the resort and just took in the chilled vibes!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anna D wrote a review July 2020
Bangkok, Thailand18 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After travelling around the Trang Islands for 2 weeks in low/covid Season, Castaway was a little slice of paradise for my family. The bungalows are very basic (cold water and fan only) but they are spotlessly clean and in beautifully maintained grounds right next to the beach. Watching the spectacular sunrises from our bed was something special. There are also multiple places to chill and sit (something that we have found lacking in many resorts in Thailand). I'm now a hammock convert! In short, if you want a simple and relaxed stay, I can't recommend Castaway enough 😊
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Divagando pelo Mundo wrote a review Mar 2020
Sao Paulo, SP24 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Castaway surprises in everything: the incredible atmosphere, the wooden bungalows, the food (one of the best we ate in Asia), the kind staff, the concern for the environment, the location (in front of Sunrise Beach, the best Koh Lipe beach). We spent 4 incredible days there, and every morning we woke up early to watch the sun rise (don't miss this chance!). Every detail there is thought out with great care, which makes the experience even better. Inside the resort there is a diving agency and kayak and accessories rental, massage space and yoga classes (I did it early, after sunrise, and it was amazing). Every day there is happy hour in the late afternoon, with several drink options. We highly recommend it if you are looking for beautiful days of rest in a true paradise!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mickey O wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Before coming to Castaway the communication was fairly good I have to say. Also the place looks really nice. But that’s it.

I always woke up at 6; because part of the bungalows are with glass which you cannot cover and you get light into your room. The blinds look fancy but very, very cumbersome; no idea how it works till now.

The lights in room are kind of inexistent; it was very very dark and it’s very hard to find anything in the dark, at least for me given I’m not a bat.

The food was good but a bit pricy (so if one doesn’t want; no need to buy - free world).

The check out is at, wait for it, 10:30 am. I think I travelled to 40+ countries and many places in Thailand but haven’t seen a 10:30 checkout (maybe it exists, but I haven’t seen it). We asked kindly if we could extend for one hour; but the hotel said the rooms are fully booked. After my friend insisted the hotel said if we pay for one more night we can extend the check out for an hour.

So in the first place they didn’t tell us the truth about the rooms being fully booked.

And the more interesting or rather annoying part is they just partially cleaned out rooms so technically without any problem we could have stayed for an additional hour so we could have a last swim and shower before leaving the island.

I think a bit flexibility is part of this game - we hadn’t asked for a 4 hour long extension.

But it is what it is.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Lotta H wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My dream resort! Living in the bungalow right on the beach is like staying in paradise. The water so clear, so blue. The sand white and shining.
Koh Lipe can be crowed, but on Castaway kept the feeling of serenity. Barefoot luxury, to a good price. Nice food, service. Good yoga, diving. And a good mix of people. I highly recommend and will return. It is a piece of heaven on earth.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you are lucky, choose bungalow 25 or 29...
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ConquerorsOfSummits wrote a review Nov 2021
Bangkok, Thailand350 contributions29 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here, in Castaways for two nights, while we had our diving course in dive center nearby and I must say that this place has absolutely met our needs. We lived in lovely two-storey bungalow with a garden view, and it was very clean and neat inside, the same as the territory nearby. Despite plenty of boats, we heard no engine sounds in the mornings, so we could have a good sleep here. I would like to highlight two things in particular. The first one is staff: they answered all the questions we had and helped us when we needed an aid. The second thing is a restaurant. Oh…That is something! It was a special kind of pleasure to drink espresso and enjoy a sea view, while sitting here in the mornings and relax with something cold and refreshing - in the evenings. By the way, espresso, is especially good here! To cut a long story short: we will definitely come back here in our next visit of Koh Lipe.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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hk-trekker wrote a review Dec 2020
Hong Kong, China243 contributions131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for three nights and while the four beachfront bungalows were booked (and quite expensive) I stayed at the reasonably priced garden bungalows. Very reasonable priced and very nice inside. No wifi in bungalow (only at beach restaurant) and not aircon or even hot water. Still, I enjoyed it here and can highly recommend it. Very helpful staff and nice restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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RialtoBE wrote a review Nov 2022
Bern, Switzerland36 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great stay from A-Z! Very friendly, helpful and well trained staff, extremely stylish and well furnished houses, beautiful location on the beach, very good food. There is the possibility to rent kayaks and snorkelling equipment. Furthermore, the whole hotel is trimmed to sustainability: The materials used in construction, the waste management, in the restaurant there is no fish from the national park, the rooms have neither air conditioning, nor hot water, nor a refrigerator - all of which is not necessary at all despite (or because of) the warm climate, because the houses are in the shade of the many trees and are pleasantly cooled by the wind (and the fan).
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you travel with only 1 kid, I wouldn't chose the Garden House (with two bedrooms), since...
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Jimmy F wrote a review Dec 2022
Gothenburg, Sweden7 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Castaway has that picturesque feeling about itself. We are superhappy with the accommodation, service and nice food.

We had a 4 person bungalow with 2 rooms in the garden. Nice and clean with a balcony on the upper floor. Fans and Mosquito net in the rooms above the beds. Nice and spacious shower/toilet.
No air condition but that was stated in the information before we booked. The fans make it tolerable.

The staff was very kind and service minded and when sitting in the lounge/restaurant they noticed you right away and brought menus, took your orders fast and always checked if you wanted to order anything more. Food was good!

We can really recommend this place, it's placed couple of meters from the ocean on Sunset Beach.

The massage was also very good and you can borrow beach towels for the beach for free.

One thing we can complain about is the castaway diving center, the dive manager was an extremely rude obnoxious white male in his middle ages with bald head. The other staff in the dive center was really nice, but he ruines it for all, a bully who likes to talk down to people, we won't ever book a diving trip there again as long he is present.

Other than that, we loved castaway away beach resort with its friendly atmosphere and personnel.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Pierre Drake
Ko Kret, Thailand46 contributions2 helpful votes
No rooms with Aircon
neelamjangpangi asked a question Apr 2019
31 contributions1 helpful vote
How much time will it take to reach from phi phi ??
Answer from Pierre Drake
Ko Kret, Thailand46 contributions2 helpful votes
In high season 5-6 hours.
Answer from Lea Rose
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions28 helpful votes
I love the Garden ones have just stayed there with my family for 2 weeks and it's our second trip. Its very quite and beautiful.
Georgina P asked a question Aug 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom311 contributions14 helpful votes
Are there alot of longtail boats moored outside the resort in December? Thanks
Answer from londongirl1001
London, United Kingdom69 contributions33 helpful votes
The long tail boats are a necessity of life on Koh Lipe....everything is brought on to the Island. December will be high season so height if activity I would have thought.
Dream25632935652 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely take part in the snorkelling trip and make sure to get a thai massage before you leave!!!"
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Irishbarry78 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom81 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring deet for mosquitos"
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Dois Nomades wrote a tip Nov 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the food, the happy hour drinks and take some time out for water sports. This place have a lot of things to do."
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rachael wrote a tip Nov 2023
Altrincham, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take ear plugs for the long tail boats during rush hour! These were not a problem at night and all we could hear was the sea."
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Laureline273 wrote a tip June 2023
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France139 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent some kayak and diver trip or snorkling trip"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$42 - AU$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
castaway resort koh lipe hotel koh lipe
LOCATION
ThailandSatun ProvinceKo Lipe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castaway Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Castaway Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ko Lipe (0.6 km), Koh Lipe Walking Street (0.4 km), and The Living Room Bar, Koh Lipe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castaway Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Castaway Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Castaway Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ten Moons' Restaurant, Bombay Indian Restaurant Ko Lipe, and On The Rocks Restaurant at Serendipity.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castaway Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Castaway Beach Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ko Lipe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castaway Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Thai.
Does Castaway Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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