Location:Satun, Koh Lipe Hotel Category: Travel Reviews:
8.3 (18 reviews)
At Castaway Resort
the spirit of ‘The Beach’ is brought to life. Amid the beautiful setting nature has given Koh Lipe,
spacious wooden bungalows and large chill out deck overlooking the beach definitely make Castaway
the most atmospheric of Koh Lipe’s resorts. At the heart of the resort is our large raised deck covered
in comfy cushions and small tables looking out over Sun Rise Beach. With a well stocked bar and a restaurant
that has a great reputation with our customers for serving mouth watering.
Stay in one of our spacious bungalows and re-connect with a simpler life. Made from hardwoods and
natural materials the design of our bungalows draws heavily on traditional Thai architecture and building techniques.
Designed to capture the winds, cooling breezes are funneled under the eaves into the bedroom keeping the temperature
inside comfortable all year long.
In the evenings under the stars and with the sound of the waves for company sit on the deck and share a memorable evening
with friends and family whilst enjoying a cold beer or one of our signature cocktails.
Bungalows Designed using traditional Thai building principles our bungalows are stylish and comfortable catching the on shore breezes to keep them cool.
Not far from the beach our Comfy bungalows have garden views and a large deck with hammocks and cushions for chilling and are one story. The main room has a comfortable queen size double bed with hill tribe bedspread and cushions all covered with a mosquito net, cooling is provided by a large ceiling fan. The bathroom has a western toilet, cold water shower and sink. Between the bedroom and the bathroom is a decorative curtain offering some privacy. There is a sturdy wooden chest to lock your things in.
Garden View Breezy
Breezy bungalows have two storey, with a deck and a bathroom downstairs and a bedroom upstairs that has double doors opening out onto a little balcony. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable double bed with hill tribe bedspread and cushions, and a mosquito net hanging over the bed. The bedroom is cooled by the natural breezes funneled into the room, if that's not enough there is a large ceiling fan to keep you cool. To keep your stuff safe there is a sturdy wooden chest with a padlock. The large downstairs bathroom has a western toilet, cold water shower, sink and storage space.
Big Garden View Breezy
Big Breezy bungalows are slightly larger and have an extra single size day bed that can sleep an extra person. These bungalows are perfect as twin share, groups of three adults, families with small children (that can share single mattress), or if you would just like some extra space. Big Breezy Bungalows offer 40 square meters of living space compared to 32 square meters in our standard Breezy bungalows.
At the back of the resort furthest from the beach we have several houses. With 2 bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a fantastic large deck on the second floor for hanging out, this is a good option for friends or families. The upstairs bedroom has a double bed with a mosquito net and a large ceiling fan. The downstairs bedroom has 2 single beds with mosquito nets and one wall mounted fan. The large shared bathroom has a western toilet, cold water shower and sink.
Our houses have a staircase without a hand rail and a high balcony with a light rail. They are not suitable for small children without supervision. If you have a small child and want to stay in a House then you are responsible for supervising your child. The resort will not take responsibility for any accidents.
Sea View Breezy bungalow
Book a Sea Breezy bungalow and enjoy views of the blue green sea lapping at the beach. Two storeys tall our breezy bungalows are the coolest bungalows on Koh Lipe. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed and the glass doors open out onto a balcony connecting you with nature. Natural breezes are funneled into the room keeping you cool, and if that's not enough there is a large ceiling fan too. In each room there's a sturdy wooden chest with a pad lock so you don't have to worry about your stuff.
Big Sea View Breezy bungalow
Our Big Breezy bungalows are slightly larger and have an extra single size day bed that can sleep an extra person. These bungalows are perfect as twin share, groups of three adults, families with small children (that can share single mattress), or if you would just like some extra space. Big Breezy Bungalows offer 40 square meters of living space compared to 32 square meters in our standard Breezy bungalows.
Beach Front Breezy bungalow
Two storey tall our Breezy Bungalows are the coolest bungalows on Koh Lipe.
And the coolest of our Breezy bungalows are our Beach Front Breezy Bungalows.
Right on the beach with uninterrupted views, you can't get any closer to the sea than this.
The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed and the glass doors open out
onto a balcony connecting you with nature. Natural breezes are funneled into the room keeping you cool,
and if that's not enough there is a large ceiling fan too.
In each room there's a sturdy wooden chest with a pad lock so you don't have to worry about your stuff.
The large downstairs bathroom has a western toilet, cold water shower, sink and storage space.
some of these bungalows can sleep an extra person on a day bed.
There is no door between the bathroom down stairs
and the upstairs bedroom this might be a problem for people planning to share with friends.
Breezy bungalows have a staircase without a hand rail and a high balcony with a light rail.
They are not suitable for small children without supervision.
If you have a small child and want to stay in a breezy bungalow then you are responsible for supervising your child.
The resort will not take responsibility for any accidents.
Big Beach Front Breezy bungalow
Our Big Breezy bungalows are slightly larger and have an extra single size day bed
that can sleep an extra person. These bungalows are perfect as twin share, groups of three adults,
families with small children (That can share single mattress), or if you would just like some extra space.
Big Breezy Bungalows offer 40 square meters of living space compared to 32 square meters in our standard Breezy bungalows.
- Bathrom Amenities
- Bathroom with Shower
- Large wooden chest with padlock in each room
- Mosquito nets for all rooms
- Non Smoking room
:: Hotel Layout ::
FACILITIES & SERVICES
:: Internet :: We have free Wi-Fi covering the restaurant, bar and part of the beach.
Perfect for just checking your e-mail on your iPhone or doing a spot of work with your laptop. We don't have any computers to rent or borrow, so if you don't have your own device
there are internet cafes close to the resort on the walking street.
:: Bank & Money ::
On Koh Lipe there are no banks, ATMs or official money exchanges,
so you need to plan ahead and bring enough cash to the island.
This is because there are still no official addresses on Koh Lipe yet!
There is an ATM on the pier in Pak Bara on the mainland.
We accept most major credit and debit cards.
Most large places on the island such as Pooh's Bar and Bundhaya do the same.
If you are coming via Hat Yai there are ATMs and a money changer in the airport.
Subject to cash availability, we can give you a cash back on the credit card payment at 5% surcharge.
:: Castaway Restaurant & Bar ::
Open all year from 07:30 till Late (kitchen closes at 21:00hrs).
Our resort is on the east side of Koh Lipe towards the Southern end of Sunrise Beach.
All around the resort there are spaces to chill out and relax.
Each bungalow has a shaded balcony with cushions and hammocks.
The front of the restaurant and bar is a large covered deck with cushions
and low tables where you can sit and look out over the sea.
On the beach we have salas where you can sit in the shade and be part of the beach life.
Our Menu has both Thai and European dish available and lots of Vegetarian options too
- Smoking Area
- Hotel/Airport Transfer
- Free Wi-Fi in public Area
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service/Dry Cleaning
- Non Smoking room
- Pets Allowed
- Private Beach
- Sun Bed
- Water Sport
- Concierge Service
Apart from just lying on one of Koh Lipe's beautiful beaches there is lots to explore in the area.
Koh Lipe is just on the edge of the very large Tarutao National Marine Park and is part of a small chain of islands
called the Butang group consisting of Koh Lipe, Koh Adang and Koh Rawi.
Throughout the national park and in the surrounding areas
are fantastic underwater worlds to explore and diving is very popular here.
Scuba Diving - We have our own dive shop as part of the resort. Free diving -
Quite a new sport in Thailand but becoming very popular, one or two day course available. Snorkel Trips - Don't fancy scuba diving
but still want to explore the underwater world, then we have lots of different snorkel trips,
from just getting your toes wet to pulling your-self along a reef against a strong current.
Island Exploring - With all the islands around there is plenty to see.
Trekking up waterfalls, bird watching, visiting deserted beaches, watching the local monkeys. Massage - If all of that sounds far too active then there is a massage centre in the resort. Yoga - During high season we usually have freelance instructors.
Koh Lipe is a small island 60 km. offshore in the Andaman sea on the edge of the Tarutao National Marine Park,
Thailand's second oldest marine park. Surrounded by beautiful seas rich with hundreds of coral reefs and sea life.
Koh Lipe is reached by boat. During November to May there are boats running every day
that link Koh Lipe with Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi and Koh Lanta in the north and with Langkawi in the south.
Over the summer months there are daily speed boats travelling between Koh Lipe and Pak Bara on the
:: Getting to Koh Lipe ::
:: From Hat Yai ::
There is now a new
central minibus station to all destinations, located about 2
kilometers outside Hat Yai city center. Minibus to Pak Barra leave every hour and take around 2 hours. The best way to get to the minibus station is by Tuk Tuk. If you have a lot stuff or you're in a hurry you can take a private taxi to Pak Barra for anything. If you'd like us to arrange a taxi for you we can for bigger groups we can arrange a mini van seats up to 10 peoples.
:: From Bangkok ::
Depending on your time, budget and ecological considerations the best way from Bangkok is to take a Bus, train or plane to Hat Yai. Overnight sleeper trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lampong train station
between 17.00 hrs. and 20.00 hr. arriving in Hat Yai in the morning,
in the time to Koh Lipe on the same day. There is also a bus leaving the southern bus terminal around 17.00 hr. arriving early
the next day at Langu from here you can take a Song Teew (local bus)
to the pier. A few cheap airlines fly from Bangkok to Hat Yai
these days, Air Asia alone has 5 flights a day, if you take the
earliest one you can also make it to Koh Lipe on the same day.
:: From Southern Thailand ::
In high season there arte daily ferry connections from Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Trang. These pass by Koh Ngai, Koh Muk and Koh Bulon along the way, so daily travel between these locations and Koh Lipe is also possible.
:: From Malaysia ::
The best way to get Koh Lipe from Malaysia if you are flying is tot make it to Langkawi island on one of the first flights. Daily feeries connect Telaga Harbor with Koh Lipe. Also it is possible to leave Langkawi on the 09.45 hr. ferry to Satun, from there travel with taxi to Pak Bara and
from there take the speed boat to Koh Lipe. Alternatively you can travel from Malaysia the best way to cross in to Thailand is via west coast boarder crossing from there it's a short drive up the coast to Pakbara where you can leave your car at the pier.
:: By bus from Kuala Lumpur ::
VIP bus is the most common way to travel from Kuala Lumphur to Hatyai. Night buses leave between 10.00 pm. and 11.00 pm. arrive Hatyai at about 8.00 am. Thai time.