Located at the eastern end of Pattaya beach, the Bundhaya is Koh Lipe's second biggest resort, with seemingly endless rows of wooden bungalows running in rows away from the beach.
The pathways between the bungalows are attractively ensconced but not enveloped by lush vegetation.
The beachfront restaurant is a cool and shady place where excellent Italian and Thai food is served.
The loungers in front of the resort are a great place to catch some rays, between pina coladas ordered from the beach bar and massages at the beachfront massage shop.
The accommodation is all single-storey and located on quiet paths behind the resort’s shared beachfront areas.
The atmosphere on these leafy lanes is enhanced by birdsong faintly heard above the sigh of the wind in the trees.
These beautifully appointed and furnished bungalows are some of the best on the island. The gleaming wood floors are complemented by wooden paneling on the walls and roof. They have a great view of a patch of grass, backed by a pink and maroon flowerbed, backed by the turquoise of the Andaman Sea.
This is a pair of connecting Deluxe Villas, connected by a small wooden terrace. They are a good if rather pricey option for families.
Garden Deluxe Bungalow
These are the same as the Deluxe Villas, minus the seaviews.
Garden Family Bungalow
This is a pair of connecting Garden Deluxe bungalows, connected by a small wooden terrace.
These simple, smart and clean bungalows won’t wow anybody, but they won’t upset anybody either. The best of these bungalows is the one opposite the resort’s giant banyan tree. This bungalow isn’t so popular with Thais, as they believe that the tree may harbour spirits, but it is a big hit with Westerners, who prefer a view of a lovely tree than of another bungalow.
These bungalows are a bit bigger than the Superior bungalows, and identically furnished and equipped – many visitors will feel that a Superior bungalow is better value, and so a better choice.
These are significantly better-appointed than the Standard bungalows, and are detached, so have more privacy on their terraces. Each terrace is equipped with a pair of comfy loungers. The added terrace privacy, plus the better décor, is worth the extra room rate.
Garden Triple Bungalow
These are a Superior bungalow, with an extra bed
These are only just big enough for 2 adults and 2 children, but are clean and smart.
These cramped units are not big enough to comfortable accommodate a adults and 2 children, so are not recommended – take 2 units at the Moonlight instead.
These bungalow, while clean, are basically decorated and furnished, and won’t wow anybody. They are however a clean and affordable choice for those visitors who want air-con. They are located in 2 rows of rather densely-packed units, with zero privacy on their small terraces.
These small rooms, built in 2 rows facing each other across a narrow path, are not recommended. Their shared terraces are too open, so you have to effectively share them with the residents of about 8 other rooms, making them impossible to relax on. If you want to stay on Pattaya beach, go stay at the Moonlight instead. There are also better fan choices on Sunrise Beach.