Warapura Resort is located by the shoreline, just south of Lonely Beach and 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.
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)
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 lovely pool to laze by during the day. It remains a friendly, laid back resort but it is starting to show it’s age now.
Although it is by the sea, the shoreline is stony, you can’t really swim in the sea here. The sandy area of ‘Lonely Beach’ is a 15 minute walk north along the shore.
Warapura Resort 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.
Alternatively, the nearby Paradise Cottage is a cheaper seafront option with small pool and relaxed atmosphere. And for more comfort, Nest Sense Resort which is close by is a stylish, new alternative
Warapura Resort is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 52 written reviews on Agoda.com since 1 November 2018
Could be so much better with a little effort This hotel has the potential to be so much better if only the management would invest in a little maintenance....read moreThis hotel has the potential to be so much better if only the management would invest in a little maintenance. We had gecko in the room 4 nights and the staff passed this off by saying that gecko were in all the rooms and wouldn't harm us. I'm afraid that is not really the point. That said the staff did their best to remove them and seal the room One thing to note is that reception closes at 10:00 pm and there is no security so you're on your owe should something happen read less - Gary - 22/03/20
Loved Warapura! Beachfront bungalows were so adorable, comfy beds, spacious, clean, restocked with towels and water daily. Friendly fun and helpful staff....read moreBeachfront bungalows were so adorable, comfy beds, spacious, clean, restocked with towels and water daily. Friendly fun and helpful staff. Breakfast and food in general was great. Wonderful selection of Thai and American. My fave was pizza and free cocktail. Happy hour with the dancing staff, sitting on the edge of the ocean , watching sunset is not to be missed. Pool clean and almost always empty. Beach in front I’d rocky And not swimmable , but easy to walk to Lonely beach in about ten minutes or hop a taxi/scooter to other beaches quickly. Loved the area around Warapura lots of shops, minimarts., music clubs, dance clubs, massage and excellent restaurants. All street food was safe and delicious!! Only con is you can hear the thump thump of the electronic dance music until about 6:30am but easily rectified with ear Plugs. Lonely beach area is great but not the most family friendly. We were a group of 4 ladies all between 49-60 and we loved it ! read less - Veda - 28/02/20
A place for sundowner(s) Swiming in the ocean not posible - big rocks. Walking to the Lonely Beach (sand) in 10min. Waking up with...read moreSwiming in the ocean not posible - big rocks. Walking to the Lonely Beach (sand) in 10min. Waking up with the sound of the ocean... great read less - Stefan - 24/02/20
❤️ Amazingly friendly staff, very clean, beautiful Pool Villa. It was my 3rd and probably not my last stay with this...read moreAmazingly friendly staff, very clean, beautiful Pool Villa. It was my 3rd and probably not my last stay with this lovely people. read less - Christoph - 20/02/20
Lovely place, great staff. Stayed here only one night because we already had a booking at another place but wished we could've stayed longer....read moreStayed here only one night because we already had a booking at another place but wished we could've stayed longer. Nice rooms, great restaurant and the friendly and hard working staff. I recommend going here for sunset drinks or dinner even if you are not staying here. It's located at the end of a street, next to the bar street. Its close to the water but there is no beach. However we didn't miss it. Best breakfast we had in Thailand! read less - Tessa - 18/02/20
A Nice place to stay The hotel in the upper tier in the Lonely Beach area. The rooms are very nice and the shower has...read moreThe hotel in the upper tier in the Lonely Beach area. The rooms are very nice and the shower has amazing accoustic. I ended up sitting here playing my guitar for at least 6 minutes. Upon arrival we were informed that they could make me some vegan food for breakfast wich was nice. Even though there is nothing resembling a vegetarian or vegan dish on the menu. Some places in the common areas could be better maintained. Especially the former bar near the pool were full of rubbish and there was a hole in the floor near the pool. That means they failed to satisfy me fully, yet i enjoyed it a lot read less - Terje - 16/02/20
Best spot on the Island Lovely villa with beautiful view of the water Nice big pool area Fantastic bar/restaurant chill out area with beautiful sunset...read moreLovely villa with beautiful view of the water Nice big pool area Fantastic bar/restaurant chill out area with beautiful sunset views out onto the lonely beach coastline Helpful friendly staff read less - Leighton - 05/02/20
Beautiful property and location amazing location, right on the pebbly beach. Very quiet and serene. Excellent bungalows- basic but clean. Fantastic staff and service....read moreamazing location, right on the pebbly beach. Very quiet and serene. Excellent bungalows- basic but clean. Fantastic staff and service. Enjoyed the cocktail hour each evening. It’s a nice place to,be for an away from it all holiday. read less - Anup - 04/02/20
Haven It is the perfect place to stay to feel the relaxing vibe. - stephane - 01/02/20
Amazing staff, drinks, sunsets Warapura truly made our holiday. We stayed 5 nights at the start of our trip and then loved it so...read moreWarapura truly made our holiday. We stayed 5 nights at the start of our trip and then loved it so much we booked another 5 nights. The staff are so so sweet and welcoming, Gelly Bear, Suang, Kek Loh Ra and Lang (and more of the staff but I don't know their names! ). The rooms are really stylish, we overlooked the sea fort the first 5 nights and then overlooked the pool for the next five day (which we actually preferred even though it was cheaper to overlook the pool - the room was slightly bigger / nicer). Staying near Lonely Beach isn't necessarily first choice for travelling with young kids but thank God for Warapura, the staff couldn't have been more helpful with the kids, the vibe was really chilled and stylish in comparison to a lot of the other places in the area. We were repeatedly told by other travellers / holidayers that we had chosen one of the best places to stay in the area and that the drinks/cocktails (the Pina coladas are amazing) are the best in Lonely beach. read less - mirin - 30/01/20