"The bungalow was really nice, it was clean, the matress seem..."
February 4, 2018
130 meters to the beach
|Value for money||7.2|
|Distance to city center||1 km|
|Nearest airport||Langkawi International Airport (LGK) - Malaysia|
|Distance to airport||49.7 km|
"Staff is very friendly, helping and provide a lot of good advice."
December 22, 2018
"The bathroom was new and clean - they came every day to clean it."
February 4, 2018
"The whole resort is clean and really nice with all the palm trees."
February 4, 2018
Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
"overall is a good experience and quite place for short stay."
December 21, 2016
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Koh Lipe. Only 1 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room can be enjoyed at the hotel.
The hotel features 18 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include closet, clothes rack, towels, mirror, linens. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as canoe, snorkeling, diving, massage. Whatever your purpose of visit, Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach is an excellent choice for your stay in Koh Lipe.
"NIce place to stay here for vacation, a few min to walk to s..."
March 4, 2018
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 3-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Calm location, great staff, well maintained, nice looking”
The forra resort is a bit remote from the buzz of the walking street (about 5 min walk), in the village very calm area with less tourists. It is just 50 meters from Sunrise beach, you can easily reach it. The resort and bamboo bungalows are very clean and looks very well maintained, the outdoor bathroom is nice. Staff is very friendly, helping and provide a lot of good advice. The little resort is very peaceful and great to let children go and play in the main area.
Excellent apart from the loud music”
We stayed there for 5 nights. Pros: located 150m away from the best beach on the island (sunrise beach), friendliest staff, bungalows are not fancy but are comfortable and there is everything you need, nice cozy area to hangout with hamacs, library,etc , their dive shop in right on the beach and you can stay there for a nap or breakfast with view on the beach. Cons: the hotel is just next to a local village where they have very loud music every day, until past midnight. Forget about a quiet late afternoon chill in your hamac and forget about sleeping before they turn off the music...the hotel staff isn’t responsible and there is nothing they can do but unfortunately it was very annoying and exhausting by the end of our stay...despite all the pros above I would not stay there again because of this... :/
Thanks for Vallerie , Claimant and all staff of Forra Dive Resort , Sunrise Beach , I hope to be there again <3
Excellent budget option”
Perfect stay considering the price for snorkeling/diving trips on Lipe. Outdoor bathroom ***** Spray to clean foot at entrance ****** Spray for toilet ****** Big bed ***** Wifi common area in the centre of the site ***
Thank you Antony for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's nice to know that you liked our open-air bathroom, the spray system and the big bed. We hope to see you again. Best regards,
Location is perfect”
It's quite near sunrise beach. But it is not easy to get there for the first time. You'd better take a taxi.
Really nice stay!!”
When we were looking where to book it was so difficult. But when we came to the resort and after we walked around the island, we saw the difference in bungalow resorts. The bungalow was really nice, it was clean, the matress seemed new and was really comfortable. The bathroom was new and clean - they came every day to clean it. The whole resort is clean and really nice with all the palm trees. Only the wifi wasnt working that well, but it happens in many places. There were no strange animals, except two small frogs in the bathroom, but they went away. When you come to the island you have to walk around 1km to this resort, but after you know the island roads you see that it is not that far away. For us - the most beautyfull beach is 100m far...so 1min walking...even less. For us - worth the money we paid. Really nice stay. Hope you will enjoy the stay the same as we did.
Thank you very much Gregor for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, that you found our place nice and clean. We hope welcoming you again. Best regards, Laurie
I can't for my life understand how this hotel got so many positive reviews. Maybe 99% of the guests were all real backpackers with not too much needs? I and my girlfriend stayed here one night out of totally six. We just couldn't stand the living animals that we saw in our bungalow. One rat, several cockroaches, and centipedes made us flip out. One big reason is, of course, the fact that the toilet doesn't have any roof. But I just couldn't accept the fact that several animals still were able to sneak in since the bamboo wasn't tight enough. I recommend this bungalow only to people not being scared of living creatures in their sleeping area. Also, you can't have anything laid out in the bungalow due to the risk of welcoming unwelcomed guests into your clothes and bags.
Hi Jennie, We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. It is true that the bungalows are situated in a tropical garden where animals leave. On the website, the accommodation is described as a bamboo bungalow with open bathroom. Therefore, small and harmless animals can come in and out, we understand that it's not suitable for everybody. However, we host travelers from all over the world and different backgrounds. We hope you enjoyed your stay on Lipe anyway. Best regards, Laurie
Insolent and disrespectful managment”
I was not informed properly about the early check out policy (10:30 am) I arrived to my bungalow 30 minutes later and the management was taking my stuff out after breaking my personal lock. They didn’t even apologize, what a shame.
Dear Leroy, Thank you for your feedback, it is very valuable as it helps us improving our services. It is a very unfortunate misunderstanding, as the staff thought your bungalow was empty and that you already checked out. We apologized to you when it happened, we also gave you a new lock... and we apologize again for the disturbance.
Great experience of bamboo house ”
Pro: Cheap and great experience of bamboo house in an island. Cons: 1) The place get very dark after 7p.m. You might need prepare your own toughlight. 2) There are many stray dog following you in the surrounding. Stay calm and dont bring any foods. 3) It is open air for bathing, the building beside and behind can easily saw us on bathing. Suggest to make a cover or sliding window for the open air bathroom. No bathing amenities so you need to bring yours or buy from 7-11 in the walking street. 4) Low sound proof. There are many stray dog sound at night and the construction work early in the morning will wake you up.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are happy to know that you got a good experience with us. We take into consideration your remark concerning the bathroom, we will try to work on it for next season. About the dogs and dark surroundings during the night we can not do much, the dogs belong to the locals who live next door and it is not to us to light up the public streets. Hope to see you again. Best regards, Antoine Pantelic, General Manager of Forra Diving and Bamboo Resort
should be downgraded to a basic 1 star”
I stayed in Bungalow 1 at the Forra Sunrise and the bed was very uncomfortable. I could feel the springs poke my back. This place is VERY VERY Basic. You get 2 towels and a flat sheet as a blanket. They do not have any toiletries so bring your own shampoo and soap. I liked having an exposed shower and there is hot water but that's about the only luxury you'll find here. Food was decent and the kitchen staff was okay with special requests.
Hello, Kevin Thank you for your review. We try to do our description as accurate as possible and add pictures in order to avoid wrong expectations. We offer very cozy simple traditional bamboo bungalows. Also there's no toiletries included. I apologize if you got the idea we offered toiletries but i encourage you to make sure to read the full description of the properties before booking. Regarding the bedding, thank you for your feedback. We have already placed an order for new mattresses and we keep our promise to work our best to offer a pleasant stay for all guests. Regards
good resort with reasonable price”
Staffs are very friendly and welcome. The location is great. It is close the center of this island, approximately 5-10 minutes waking to the center to the night market. It's price is very reasonable. A little bit warm at night which this hotel has only a fan available. And one more important thing is don't forget a mosquito repellent.
Thank you for your very good review. We are happy to know that you liked your stay with us and with our staff. We understand that you think one fan is not enough, we take your note and make sure we improve. Best regards,
improve your customer service”
Stayed for 3 nights as a group of 6 travelling to Koh Lipe from M'sia. Forra is first and foremost a dive center so their priorities are to customers that pay them for diving trips. First day we arrived, a Thai lady staffed there brought two of us to the dive center (note that the resort and dive center are located apart but near to each other) to check in. A guy greeted us, took a look at my booking doc, and after learning that we were not there to dive repeatedly told us to deal with the Thai lady with any issues we had. We asked if they provide snorkeling packages and he told us their boat was broken and is in repair...huh.. The kind Thai lady (irritated at times from handling all resort guests by herself) was clearly pleading to her superior for assistance but he couldn't be bothered with us. Heck, even during check-out he couldn't even bother to collect the room key. The poor Thai lady was missing during half our stay anyways, there was close to no one who could help.
Location is far from walking street”
The room made from Bamboo, not save from animal, Ants, Mosquitos etc.
Great place to stay in Koh Lipe”
NIce place to stay here for vacation, a few min to walk to sunrise beach, big bungalows, clean , staff was friendly and very helpfull, we enjoy our vacation here
Thank you very much Marko for your feedback, it is much appreciate! We are glad to hear from you that you had a great time with us, enjoyed our place, found our bungalow clean and big and found our staff friendly. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Laurie, Forra Dive Resort Sunrise, Koh Lipe
Best hotel on the island”
Will definitely come again!
Hi Sharon, Thank you very much for your good review. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, our staff, our food and our location. Hope to see you again.
a real beach bure experience”
we had a family room in bamboo bure. the room was clean and nice outdoor bathroom. Everything on Lipe is expensive, but still a lot to pay for a simple bure. The location is not right on beach as you may think. 150 m away. a 5 min walk to the beginning of walking street. not much cheap food closeby but on the best part of sunrise beach. you can swim right in front or head north to top of island.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and the location next to the best part of sunrise beach with a good snorkelling in front. As you know everything is expensive on the island, food, room and as well lands and electricity... Hope to see you again.
nice location but a bit expensive ”
Our bungalow was nice, we stayed there for 5 nights. The first 2 night was a nightmare as it was a wedding just behind the hotel and the music was very Lound from 10am to midnight! After that, the place was more quiet only some music for a bar not far away. The mattress was a bit hard, but the bungalow was very big with very nice terrace and a nice open bathroom: you can admir the sky when you take the shower! Not fare away from the beach, just 100m from the nicest and quiet beach in koh lipe. After being in Thailand 5 times, the price of the bungalow was a bit too expensive... 1600bath when you can find half price on sunrise beach also. But all the accommodation look pretty expensive anyway on the island. The girl in reception is here all day if you need anything. Food are also good at the restaurant. Nice place and nice location.
Hello Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very happy to hear you had a good experience and enjoyed your stay despite the wedding music coming from the village during the first two days. We hope to see you again in the future.
the good and the bad...”
Overall our stay at Forra was grand- The French girls who works there is not hospitable and I imagine she only works at Forra for the diving. The French women who is married to the owner is fantastic !!! She is the soul of Forra and when she's around the place is a little brighter. Armed with a fantastic smile and her daughter she really gives the place a family friendly surrounding. The thai women who work there are also lovely but honestly the rest of the staff could benefit from saying hello or good morning. Saying that, Forra is on the best part of the beach and the location is perfect, 5 minutes from the main strip and a lovely walk through the local village. However things that could be improved....... Due to Forra not been a hostel but a resort hand-wash or a body wash could have been provided. A bigger or stronger fan would have been fantastic. You kind of have a little hairdryer blowing at you in a very hot bungalow. The mozzie nets are taped to cover the holes in them which look ugly. Lastly, it's lovely been with nature but the bungalows themselves could be a little more enclosed, there's openings everywhere so expect cockroaches, mosquitos, frogs, lizards and we had a rat in the bathroom.
Thank you for your review. We are sad to know that you didn't liked our staff, in fact this person was in replacement and usually works in diving. We are happy that you had a good filling with Valou, the owner's wife and their children who gave you a family friendly sentiment. Regarding the fan, you would simply have to ask for an extra, we have provisions if the one provided is not enough. Best regards,
The room was spacious but rather hot in the afternoon with only 1 fan provided. Staffs were friendly. Pleasant stay if you're looking for serenity, peace and quiet from the hustle n bustle of city life.
Hi, Thank you very much for your good review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay, our staff and our location. We hope to see you again. Best regards,
Good location and back to nature”
Location is perfect, near sunrise beach. Walking distance few minute. Suitable for diver because a lot of diving promotion stuff. No soap / drinking water. Only towel provided. Not suitable for those who afraid of insect. Saw few cockroach and a toad in toilet! Very hot because the fan is too small and the bed is cover with mosquito tent. Must bring more mosquito repellent! The water pressure is extremely low sometimes, probably other people using as well. Water heater provided. Staff is very friendly and offer to help call taxi if needed, the guy also offer to help keep your important stuff in safe for you.
Thank you Low for your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and fund our staff friendly and helpfull. We improved the pressure of water this season, the problem did not happen again. We take your remark into consideration and make sure we improve.