Located by the shoreline, just south of Lonely Beach, Warapura is one of the nicest mid-size, mid-price resort on the island. The rooms are well designed, nothing ostentatious or over the top. Just a simple, but stylish design with whitewashed exteriors and interiors.
It’s designed for older backpackers who still like to go out at night and mingle with the masses to eat cheap food and drink even cheaper cocktails in the myriad of small bars in the area. But at the same time, want somewhere quiet to sleep that has air-conditioning, the BBC news and a fast wi-fi connection in their room. Plus a pool to laze by during the day .
Although it is by the sea, the shoreline is stony, you can’t really swim in the sea here. But the sandy area of ‘Lonely Beach’ is a 10 minute walk north along the shore.
Warapura is a very good choice if you like some nightlife but also want to chill out in an informal environment with some comfort and aren’t on a tight budget. And if you are on the budget the nearby KLKL Hostel, from the same owners, is worth checking out.
IamKohChang.com Reader Review
Simon, Hong Kong
I took a little business trip to Thailand in early 2015 and added on a few nights on Koh Chang - which turned out to be great! I am happy to share with you all my experience at Warapura Resort.
So let us get right to it and discuss this fab little resort. This place gives such a beautiful and homey feel to your entire stay. The interior and exterior of the building is so creative. They have kept the place modern with hints of traditionalism here and there. You will notice that the hotel is kept quite clean and spotless and has state of the art technology yet the rooms’ design is very simple.
They have super clean bathrooms in each room and supply you with everything you could possibly need. If you feel like you need anything, you can go ahead and request it on room service and they will get it for you right away.
One of my favorite facilities was the pool. This was a nice place where one could just lie down and relax. I spent most of my free time here. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the hotel management. The staff was great. These people were very friendly and greeted me with smiling faces every day. They were very helpful as well. As soon as I checked in to the hotel, they offered to assist me with my luggage and escorted me to my room. They even gave me a complimentary drink upon my arrival.
And when I made it back after a big night out, there was always someone on reception smiling and asking if i had a headache. :-)
Most of my trip was spent outside the hotel at the beach and bars and local restaurants nearby. However, that does not mean I did not try the food at the Warapura Resort. Their restaurant is a lovely place for sunset beer and meal. Some surprisingly good and creative dishes on the menu too.
Their coffees were also a great way to kickstart the day. I loved the way they prepared their coffee and the original taste of it.
My entire trip was great. I actually recommend my younger colleagues who are travelling to Bangkok and want to take a few days to unwind to head here. Hope to see you all on the island.