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

It's good for the money 😀 - Rooms are big and comfortable 😞 - For what you pay I have no complaints
Superb 😀 - We stayed May 2024. Beautiful hotel right on the beach, with a very nice pool that is partly shaded by trees and stays cool so its very refreshing. (The sea gets very warm!) The beach is big pebbles right by the hotel so a little awkward but once you are past the first meter or two you can get on the sand, and you can walk along the sand the whole length on the beach when the tide is out. It was beautiful and there are swings on the trees by the hotel. The cafe/restaurant was OK and a good food selection at breakfast. Our room was very big and a massive comfy bed. Air con very good and quiet. Shower was good, bathroom gets warm but fine. Location was good - whitesands is a long strip of tourist town with lots of restaurants and touristy clothes shops for beach wear. There are nice restaurants on the beach with tables out on the sand when the tide is out in the evening. Turn left /north when leaving the hotel if going on the road to get to the restaurants. For taxis you might need to walk along the road a bit in the same direction and then you see them waiting by the road. 😞 - We booked the deluxe room which is shown as beachfront in the photos. But the hotel don't distinguish between poolside room and beachfront room, so initially put us next to the pool - they moved us when we asked because they had availability, but this would have been disappointing as we picked it for that reason. We stayed in the room at the furthest end from the cafe, and there was a loud bird in the night every night just outside. Very noisy! We extended one night and had to move room for that last night to a basic triple room in a different building - that room was cheaper but the balcony door didn't close properly and the aircon was older and not as good.
We stay here many times each year, my favourite stay on Koh Chang. 😀 - Location is great, right by the sea and in a central location on white sand beach. Staff are very pleasant and helpful making the most of our trip. Rooms are clean and well equipped, most within metres away from the sea. Breakfast is very good and is buffet style which has a good selection of food. 😞 - Nothing I did not like.
Very good 😀 - Very nice resort service , room , food was very good.just a pain getting to beach as very peppy when tide in. 😞 - None
Superb 😀 - Super cute on the beach 😞 - The part of the beach is very rocky. The walls are very thin so u hear everything. Rooms are quite dark
Exceptional 😀 - The whole stay was lovely. It is nicely located, we have pool, nice breakfast, right on the beach. The staff are helpful and nice. 😞 - The water in the bathroom are a bit smelly.

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