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Arayaburi Resort

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Arayaburi Resort

On Koh Phi Phi, there are a ton of places that you can stay. There are backpacker flop houses and high-end resorts. We stayed somewhere in between at a place called the Arayaburi Resort.

It was a little confusing at first because the hotel is part of the Bayside Hotel. The grounds are all the same, everyone eats the same breakfast in the same place in the morning. It's just that the Arayaburi folks pay more for slightly larger bungalows and perhaps for more mosquitoes.  

The bungalow itself has A/C, a screened sliding door, a space to chill outside (if you can withstand the mosquito onslaught), and a decent bathroom.  The views are nice, but it's not like you're right on the beach or that you have an unobstructed view of the water and near-by islands. 

It's also quite far from most of the places that you're going to do anything - i.e., eat good food, go diving, or go rock climbing. We didn't check out the bar scene because it's not really our thing, but if it's your thing, you can be out quite late.  Still, there was just something ho-hum about the place. We enjoyed Mango Bay on Phu Quoc much more and paid less each day for our room.

Breakfast was fine - they had eggs made to order, so-so coffee, tea, and a buffet of fruit, pancakes, and noodles.

I probably wouldn't stay there again, but that's because I think we could find the same level of amenities for a similar place elsewhere on the island.  I think if you read the TripAdvisor reviews, you'll have a pretty good idea about the pro's and con's of the place.