Bhuvarin Resort

Bhuvarin Resort, Bangbao, Koh Chang

Bhuvarin Resort in Bangbao is a boutique property by the shores of Bangbao Bay.  The rooms are built on the hillside that slopes, quite steeply in places, down to the sea.  Down at sea level there is a beachfront restaurant and bar area.

155 reviews
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on since 1 November 2019. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)

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However, the highlight is the view across Bangbao bay to Klong Kloi beach and the mountains on the opposite side.  The hillside pool has some of the best views on the island and is a great place to have lunch and a swim – even if you aren’t staying at the resort.

Room at Bhuvarin resort

Kayaks are freely available for guests use and the resort will also take people over the either Bangbao village or the beach on the opposite side of the bay for free.

The young Thai couple who own & manage the resort are also well regarded by guests who praise their service minded attitude and friendliness.  If you want to be more than just a room number and actually get to know the owners and staff of the place you are staying then you’d like Bhuvarin.

As with the other resorts in this area, it is a very quiet location and if you a good spot to get away from the package tourists who descend on the island’s main beaches during High Season.  The main downside is that it’s a long way to walk to a beach or the village.  However the resort does provide a free shuttle service to the beach nearby and can also pick guests up when they arrive on the island.

Room at Bhuvarin resort

Exceptional 😀 - Amazing view. Calm. Rooms with sea view. Very complete breakfast. Staff super nice. Amazing infinity swimming pool. Perfect! 😞 - None
It was amazing - Elaine from England 😀 - Everything was great, especially the pool and the view. 😞 - Nothing really, it was really excellent. It’s a bit far out of the way but that’s no fault of the hotel or staff.
Poor 😀 - The view is beautiful. The staff are lovely and very helpful. 😞 - The quality of the construction of the bungalows is not great. The air conditioning was not powerful enough to cool the room properly, it took 3 days before the temperature in the room was comfortable-ish. It should be noted that we were there during the hottest season. When we first arrived it was sweltering and the smell was quite musty. The water in the shower stings the eyes quite badly, and I didn't feel clean after showering. The doors to the rooms are warped by humidity and do not close well, and the gap under the door means that insects enter very easily. Sure it's the tropics, but some maintenance could prevent this. Breakfast is bad and cheap, with 4 options to choose from, and the juices/jam/honey are artificial. The pool is beautiful, but not refreshing at all as it is in the sun the whole day with barely any shade.
Good 😀 - The room was nice. We had a beautiful view. 😞 - The place is not suitable for people with a disability. The staff was impersonal. The location was a bit far from the restaurants and the nearest village. They offer a scooter rental with a company they work with, but the service is from the rental is bad.
Exceptional 😀 - Perfect location and view. Exceptional restaurant and swimming pool. 😞 - Nothing
This place is fantastic….it’s a little bit out on a limb so you need transportation if you want get around the island….t 😀 - Location was fantastic…..view from room was exceptional 😞 - Nothing really but you had to pass a couple derelict resorts to get there….not really a negative but could think of anything else I didn’t like.

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