White Sand Beach

BanPu Resort, White Sand Beach

Banpu Resort, White Sand beach, Koh Chang

BanPu isn’t a resort to get over excited about.  It’s on the beach, although not the best section, and is conveniently located for shops, restaurants etc.  But it has a very dated feel to it. Lots of dark wood used on the interiors – for the floor, walls, ceiling, furniture etc.  

The good news is that in 2020 the new beachfront extension opened, and that’s much brighter, lighter and modern.

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Banpu Resort is one of the places you’d end up if you book a package tour having ticked the box requesting an aging 3 star bungalow on the beach.   It’s got what you need, AC, mozzie nets, minibar, cable TV and a  very small pool – but unless you are easily pleased or on your first trip outside a former republic of the USSR, it’s unlikely you’ll be overly impressed by it.   But it does the job and compared to may resorts offers pretty good value for money.

However on the plus side the staff are attentive and the rooms are kept clean and tidy.  Plus there’s an extensive breakfast buffet and resort restaurant serves up very good Thai food at reasonable prices.  

Banpu Resort, White Sand beach, Koh Chang

In late 2019 the owner bought the adjacent Alina Resort and spent six month renovating it and refurbishing the rooms.  These rooms are a big improvement.  They aren’t too spacious but are much more airy and have a far more modern feel to them.  This new block houses the Superior rooms, and they represent much better value fro money than the older bungalows. 

The main downside would be the very small pool – which now has to cater for twice as many guests.  You can pay the same and stay in the nearby Kacha Resort which has two pools for guests to use.

Superior room, Banpu Resort, White Sand beach, Koh Chang

Satisfactory but I won’t return. I checked out early 😀 - Price point is good 😞 - Air con potentially a health hazard Room is musty Breakfast is okay but could be better without it costing any extra
I really enjoyed and looking forward to next time 😀 - breakfast had a very good spread of Asian and western mix. the location is incredible as it is right on the beach 😞 - if there was a lift. the stairs were too steep
Good hotel for the price and very relaxing in the beach 😀 - Hotel is very central and on the beach. Restaurant food was good. Staff very helpful. 😞 - Car parking a problem due in part to staff motorbikes. Suggest putting parking lines in park to ensure 6 cars can park. Pool could do with some renovation. Beds could do with some upgrading.
Comfortable hotel at the beach 😀 - Friendly resort at the beach with good airco rooms, excellent breakfast and shakes, nice (small) swimming pool, and various good restaurants nearby along the road. 😞 - The sand beach is about 2 km long but (very) small with partly stones and the rooms could use a face-lift.
Good 😀 - Breakfast very good a lot of choice. 😞 - Toilet to small.
Superb 😀 - Good restaurant... excellent breakfast

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