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AvellaC_79
Palm Beach, Australia

Perfect Everything!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 Jan 2013
Welcome to the most beautiful place in Thailand! where do I start?
My husband and I stayed at Coral Island resort from xmas eve to after boxing day (4 days in total) we had just come from multiple transfers and extremely tired. The Coral Island resort staff were the most accommodating, beautiful bunch of people that just wanted to impress you and make you feel like you're at home!
We stayed in this gorgeous little bungalow right on the beach! The sand was pure WHITE, the ocean was gentle and crystal clear, full of coral and marine life - it was paradise! and only cost us $60 per night (AUS).
There's no television - at first we weren't too sure how we would handle that! but it turned out to be one of the best things about our stay. We read our books, we relaxed on our deck chairs and watched the sun set every evening. One night we witnessed an awesome storm passing over the horizon, another night we shared a huge fish BBQ'd perfectly by the chef.
We had the freedom to trek through the other side of the island which dazzled us with even more pristine beaches with white sand and FREE deck chairs.
The food was outstanding and quite extensive menu so it didn't feel like we were eating the same thing - I can recommend the Nasi Goreng!! We found the entertainment a bit out dated, but very funny! we can only recommend that the resort invest in some chillout music and a few board games (in case of bad weather).
Coral Island resort was the highlight of our honeymoon, thank you for helping us slow right down and enjoy the essence of Thailand - we will be back, but with all of our families!!!
Date of stay: December 2012
Room Tip: Bring a good book, lots of sunscreen and a deck of cards.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

We spent 4 nights at the resort and had a great time! The staff was very friendly, and kept the resort very clean throughout the day, including the guest rooms and cabins. The beach itself was beautiful with great snorkeling, and easy access to banana beach via a trail. There were a few downsides: the amenities are in need of some upkeep, there are a lot of day trippers (all gone by 17:00), and food/drink and transfers to/from the island are a tad expensive.

Date of stay: December 2012
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
5  Thank stygarfield
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

A very nice location. The rooms were clean and good value. The food was the worst food I have had in Thailand. The advertised wi fi only worked very early in the morning and even then was very slow. Staff in the main were pleasant.

This is a very nice location and with a bit more effort could be a great place to stay. If you like the idea of an island try the Elixir resort.

Date of stay: November 2012
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2  Thank DenisG781
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Thanks God, we only stay for one night. if i have to back to this hotel, i prefer stay more days on phiphi island ^^ V

the tide was low on afternoon/ evening. so when we arrived, we can swim. because coral and rocks everywhere. so quite and boring : ( nothing to do

the tide was high at morning, so we can swim. the beach is blue and clean. but so many people from across (phuket) come to swim and have fun. crowded. good also

the staf are friendly, the food (dinner and bfast) also good.

the swimming pool is clean enough. the room is also nice (bungalow).

Date of stay: August 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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2  Thank kuswandikwan
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Much like the rest of Thailand, it doesn't look like any maintenance or up-keep has been done since it was built - from the looks of the decore in the rooms, this must have been late 70's (but for $40 a night who's complaining) However, the Coral gardens just off shore live up to the Island name. Snorkelling over the coral and fish was spectacular, even though the visability was less than 10 metres and the coral looked mostly dead, colourless and covered in silt.

Date of stay: March 2012
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4  Thank Mtodd5
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Nice place with simple but totally ok bungalows. Cleaning is ok, less insects than what we expected in a place like this. Some geckos, ants and mosquitos, most outside.

About 5 m from the beach which I/we went here for. Wouldn´t be the same without a beachfront bungie here.

Beach is very nice when the tide is mid to high. Not so beautiful at low tide when all the corals show, Water is really when the ocean is calm. Sand is really good and white but many corals in the water.

Restaurant is good and the buffet was also good most of the time. Big bonus that our small kids 3 and 4 years could eat from the buffet for free. Saved us a lot of money.

Staff was great, helpful and good at english. They helped us with medicine from mainland for free, same with flowers for valentines day. Of course we gave good tip for this.

Its definitely worth the little rough 15 min walk to Monkey beach. Its more beautiful, better sand with much better bottom in the ocean. The water is also clearer here.

I´d really recommend this place in a Beachfront bungalow for a few days stay for couples. For families and relaxers maybe a week. We booked 9 days beacuse it gives a family like us with smaller children, quite a lot freedom with no traffic or other disturbances that can affect the childrens safety.

The pool by the way is quite big and nice. There are wild monkeys on the island that sometimes come down here but we didn´t get any closer than hearing them.

There is monitors (lizards) on the end of the beach, coming down in the afternoons. They are well worth a visit.

Date of stay: February 2012
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6  Thank Jimmy801026
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