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.
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2019. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)
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.
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.
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.
beautiful view and decent rooms 😀 - awesome view and very affordable 😞 - location is isolated. the property needs to fit drain covers or water closets as the rooms smell of the sewers
Beautiful views, friendly staff, amazing pool. 😀 - The staff were super friendly and helpful. The aircon in our orginal room was not working too well so they upgraded us for free. The view from both the rooms and the pool were amazing and it was a very quiet peaceful area to stay in. The staff helped us book a taxi as well as a boat trip, they even gave us plasters and things to clean a wound after my friend cut her foot at the beach. Their passion fruit mojitos were amazing! 😞 - The food was just okay and a little overpriced for the quality of it.
amazing view after wake up 😀 - view, new furniture 😞 - all is good
it’s great place to spend a weekend. 😀 - great view near the pool. 😞 - It's in the details. There is no soap at the washbasin, you need to take it in the shower. No batteries in the safe, only works with the key
Superb 😀 - Family atmosphere, great views from room & restaurant (with swimming pool) on pier. Good breakfast - nicely balanced for everyone. Quit. Positive equation price/value. Absolutely recommend. 😞 - Restaurant opening hours could be extended .. some ventilation/plumbing work in bathroom could be anticipated