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Resort: Libong Nature Resort

We a group of 6 included 3 kids age 3-3.5 years old had terrible stay at Libong Nature Resort due to the attitude of staffs and owner who absolutely ignore our need to keep the place calm and peaceful. Especially in 21:00-22:30 this Libong NATURE resort had provided the Karaoke with twin powerful huge speakers which both of it direction had pointed to the room area.
Imagine with the sake of NATURE which they took to named their place, with the disturbance tune of Drunken singers and pack of their drunken supporters....a terrible for every kids in this world, I swear.

I can understand the singer but not the staffs and owner who should be the one to take a good care of the place.

I recommend Le Dugong where it's locate adjacent to this terrible place.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written April 24, 2011

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  • Juan4 profile photo Juan4
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Le Dugong: Thailand's best kept secret

Ko Libong has to be one of the few unspoilt islands left - there are only 3 resorts on the island and, IMHO, Le Dugong is certainly the one of the best.

Le Dugong offers "flashbackers" accommodation - huts made out of natural materials, private bathrooms (with western flushing loos), balconies overlooking the sea and beach front... and a restaurant that serves superb authentic Thai food. The local people are very welcoming and will try to accommodate your every wish. What more could you want?!

The island is tranquil and beautiful. It's a great base to explore the local islands such as Muk, Kraddan, Rok, Sukorn, or Dugong spotting trips, snorkelling, fishing, diving (there's even a dive centre right next to Le Dugong). It's a great place to escape. I had an amazing stay here and... I'll definitely be back!!

It's location, the accommodation, the deserted beaches, snorkelling, great base for exploring Trang islands, great food.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 8, 2009
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  • Juan4 profile photo Juan4
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Le Dugong: Thailand's best kept secret

Ko Libong has to be one of the few unspoilt islands left - there are only 3 resorts on the island and, IMHO, Le Dugong is certainly the one of the best.

Le Dugong offers "flashbackers" accommodation - huts made out of natural materials, private bathrooms (with western flushing loos), balconies overlooking the sea and beach front... and a restaurant that serves superb authentic Thai food. The local people are very welcoming and will try to accommodate your every wish. What more could you want?!

The island is tranquil and beautiful. It's a great base to explore the local islands such as Muk, Kraddan, Rok, Sukorn, or Dugong spotting trips, snorkelling, fishing, diving (there's even a dive centre right next to Le Dugong). It's a great place to escape. I had an amazing stay here and... I'll definitely be back!!

It's location, the accommodation, the deserted beaches, snorkelling, great base for exploring Trang islands, great food.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 8, 2009

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  • jwmlee1967 profile photo jwmlee1967
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Ko Libong Nature Resort: Beware dishonest operator / construction / firearm

We had a very poor experience with Ko Libong Nature Reserve Resort.

We recommend you opt for the well run and even better priced Ko Libong Beach or La Dugong Resorts. Much higher standards, more reasonable prices and most importantly, honest, ethical management.

Problems included:

• Construction / earth moving equipment adjacent to the site
• Dishonest management
• Extortionate over pricing
• Small arms fire (I kid you not!)
• Poor cleanliness
• Poorly maintained facilities
• No English spoken on site

We were initially told there was a Christmas special offer on the huts at 600 / 800 / 1000 baht. We heard these were their standard prices. When we arrived at Hat Yao we were told the huts would be 1000 but after some discussion (and a phone call) we were told we could have the mid range price. Once we booked (and paid) we were told that it would cost a further 1200 baht to take a longtail to the island. We told the receptionist, who spoke excellent English that we were looking forward to some peace and quite after Bangkok.

We opted to talk the ferry across to the island (200 baht) but as my partners was uneasy about taking a motorcycle taxi on island we paid the 1200 baht for the long tail.

To our (intense) disappointment, there was heaving earth moving equipment operating right next to the resort – the whole bay boomed to the sound of a large bulldozer and two tip trucks – all within about 20m of our hut! We tried to speak the staff who spoke not English at all. Their were signs up to say if you have any problems ask to speak to Mr Lawrence (one of the so called professors who set the place up) who speaks excellent English. When I asked to speak to him, I just got blank stares. In the end we called to the receptionist / manager at Hat Yao at managed, after some discussion to be moved to a hut further back. We requested some compensation saying we clearly stated that we wanted peace and quiet – to this we were told the work had only stared today (half the hillside had been excavated – at least 2 weeks work!) and she would contact the owner. We moved our stuff and resigned ourselves to putting up with the noise. The concrete block hut was adequate if not a little shabby lacking any charm.

After unpacking we took a stroll on the beach which is just gorgeous – beautiful little emerald bay fringed by jungle. Whist sitting on the beach under a shady tree we were started by the sound of a small bore rifle with the bullets ricocheting into the air above us! Someone was shooting at the wildlife….a nature resort? Fearing for our safety (the bullets were whizzing up into the air above us. We hurriedly moved down onto the beach.

In the evening we ate at the main reception area – a someone what run down open veranda style restaurant café space. All dinner options were 220 baht (not cheap option) with rice bumping the meal up to 250 baht. Drinks were also very expensive by Thai standards. The food was ok but not great – very basic. Water (small bottles) was 50 Baht – on the mainland 1 litre bottles were 12 baht). Loos for the area looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in months – leaves, dirt, insects etc. Trips to see the Dugong were 1500 baht and mask and snorkel hire was 200 baht – again very expensive by Thai standards.

There is lots of material around – signs / leaflets etc saying how Ko Libong Nature Resort is a eco resort and that it is a non profit organisation set up to help local sea gypsies. However, we didn’t see any evidence of this work and got the impression it was a front for a pretty shabby operation.

The following day we walked around the coast to the other two resorts. What a contrast. Beautiful little rattan / wooden stilt beach huts, cheap superb food, large water bottles at 20 baht, reasonably priced trips and tours. Friendly and profession management.

Needless to say we moved to the Beach Resort after spending our two nights at the Nature Resort. We saw Dugong (400 baht trip refunded in part (100 baht) due to a windy day!), hired a moped for (300 baht) for the day. Ate well and just relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble for the management and staff. Sea front huts look over a little strip of tropical gardens with mature trees and palms out to the sea. We slept with the front ranch sliders open – could hear the lapping ocean on one side and frogs and crickets on the other. Just wonderful.

Ko Libong is a wonderful, undeveloped paradise but we recommend you avoid the Ko Libong Nature Resort and book with the Ko Libong Beach Resort or adjacent Le Dugong Beach Resort.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Eco-Tourism, Budget Travel
  • Written January 2, 2009

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  • lmonast profile photo lmonast
  • Reviews: 2

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Mr. Meed's Bungalows: Cheap Bungalow

Me and my wife stayed in the Dugong Libong Resort. Wonderful place!
But then we met Mr. Meeds (say "Amis"), a local ex-fishermen, that has built two pretty nice bungalows. He is a very nice man, entrepreneurial, but his English skills are almost non existent. We decided to stay 3 night at Mr. Meeds place and it was a pretty cool experience. The quality of his bungalow is almost the same as Dugong Libong (in fact the bathroom is much better).

The place is located in the village near the two main resorts of the island. It is a good opportunity to get in touch with the wonderful local people of Ko Libong. It is not a place for everybody, but Ko libong is not a place for everybody too!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 1, 2007
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  • mengy profile photo mengy
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Le Dugong Libong Resort: Bamboo Bungalow closed to the beach

Le Dugong Libong Resort is out of the beaten track . Chalets are made of bamboo.

Sexy toilet and big shower faucet.And has its own private balcony closed to the sea.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written September 16, 2005
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Le Dugong private balcony and closed to the sea

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  • mengy profile photo mengy
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Le Dugong Libong Resort & Diving Center: Stylish Backpacker chalet

The chalet has its own open sky Bathroom. Every chalet closed to the beachfront.Very quiet, No party around there.

New and family resort.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Beaches, Backpacking, Birdwatching
  • Written August 29, 2005
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Le Dugong Libong Beachfront Bungalow


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  • jenniferchin profile photo jenniferchin
  • Reviews: 343

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Libong Beach Resort: Lovely place to stay

This is a great place for someone looking for peace and quiet on Thailand islands. No such thing as party here !

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 13, 2003
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My 500 bhat chalet


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