Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
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7.4
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7.6
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Very good location - 130 meters to the beach
  • Koh Lipe Health Promoting Hospital70 m
  • Happy Vibe Bar190 m
  • Adang Sea Divers250 m
  • Sunrise Beach310 m
  • Karma Beach440 m
  • Maya Bar510 m
  • Koh Hin Ngam520 m
  • Koh Kla560 m
  • Ko Lipe720 m
  • Walking Street730 m
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    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach

    Sunrise Beach North, Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe, Thailand, 91000 - See map
    "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..."
    Marko - March 4, 2018
    Very good cleanliness
    7.8 rating for cleanliness
    Very good service
    7.7 rating for service
    • 130 meters to the beach

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Bar

    • Garden

    • Safety deposit boxes

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    Value for money7.2
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating7.6
    Nearest airportLangkawi International Airport (LGK) - Malaysia
    Distance to airport49.7 km

    Rooms available at Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach

    House for 5 People
    House for 5 People
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    • Room size: 132 m²/1421 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 single bed & 1 queen bed ...
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    Family Bungalow Fan
    Family Bungalow Fan
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Bungalow with Garden View
    Family Bungalow with Garden View
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 queen beds
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    Standard Bungalow with Garden View
    Standard Bungalow with Garden View
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    What people love about Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach

    • 6.8
      Good
      Staff 

      "Staffs were friendly."

      lynwei

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      April 18, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The whole resort is clean and really nice with all the palm trees."

      Gregor

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      February 4, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The little resort is very peaceful and great to let children go and play in the main area."

      Jerome

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      December 22, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The bathroom was new and clean - they came every day to clea..."

    Gregor

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    February 4, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff is very friendly, helping and provide a lot of good ad..."

    Jerome

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    December 22, 2018

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    7.4
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    Cleanliness7.8
    Facilities6.6
    Location7.6
    Room comfort and quality6.7
    Service7.7
    Value for money7.2
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    6-7 Good (9)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Pauline from France
    Couple
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    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... :/

    Reviewed April 06, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Antony from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    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 ***

    Reviewed July 20, 2017

    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,

    Responded August 08, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jerome from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    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.

    Reviewed December 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MAZURA from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    SO GOOD”

    Thanks for Vallerie , Claimant and all staff of Forra Dive Resort , Sunrise Beach , I hope to be there again <3

    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Gregor from Slovenia
    Couple
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    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.

    Reviewed February 04, 2018

    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

    Responded February 08, 2018
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    6.0
    shindi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    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.

    Reviewed June 08, 2017

    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

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    4.8
    Kevin from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    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.

    Reviewed February 23, 2017

    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

    Responded February 25, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    8.0
    Excellent
    Thumrong from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    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.

    Reviewed October 23, 2016

    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,

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    8.0
    Excellent
    WENJIAN from China
    Family with teens
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    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.

    Reviewed February 01, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Marko from Slovenia
    Group
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 9 nights in February 2018

    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

    Reviewed March 04, 2018

    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

    Responded March 11, 2018
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    4.4
    Darrel from Malaysia
    Group
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    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.

    Reviewed June 25, 2018
    3.6
    Jennie from Sweden
    Couple
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

    Acceptable”

    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.

    Reviewed January 27, 2018

    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

    Responded February 08, 2018
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    2.0
    LEROY from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    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.

    Reviewed January 17, 2018

    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.

    Responded February 08, 2018
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    6.8
    Good
    Nina from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

    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.

    Reviewed April 22, 2017

    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.

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    7.2
    Very good
    alexandra from France
    Couple
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    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.

    Reviewed March 05, 2017

    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.

    Responded March 13, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    6.8
    Good
    jody from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2016

    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.

    Reviewed December 09, 2016

    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,

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    6.8
    Good
    lynwei from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Short getaway”

    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.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016

    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,

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    7.3
    Very good
    Low from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Bungalow with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Good location and back to nature”

    Location, Budget, Friendliness

    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.

    Reviewed March 08, 2016

    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.

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    4.3
    Ronald from Romania
    Couple
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

    Sleeping on wooden mat...”

    The huts are cute and spacious. the resort is kept clean.

    The stay was not as expected; pictures suggest a beach resort which it is not, there is a bar at the beach but the huts are a few minutes walk (not too far but still). The place has very much laid back staff which is not necessarily a good thing, it's not a hostel. Our real issues were with the bed, noise and insects. The noise came from neighboring locals, I just can't get used to their daily schedule. The insects can be a nuisance in the form of biting flies and Musquitos. It gets worse when you have to fight cockroaches out of your cloths each morning. For us the thing that decided to leave the place was the sleeping conditions; there was no matras! Don't let them kid you with saying its a Thai matras: this means a piece of hard insulation foam with some cardboard stuck to it! We did complain about it and the matras was indeed changed, too bad it was changed for exactly the same thing. We gave up on our money (still hoping for a refund) and quickly found another place close by; right on the beach with correct conditions and basically the same price. The place reminded me in te end of the huts where you use to sleep for a dollar or two 10 years ago, now apparently they afford to ask 50-60 (cause you can book online?) To me it was crazy bad value for money. If you want to stay like this go to the locals. They are nicer and you pay a fraction, I am sure they would have addressed the sleeping mats better too

    Reviewed February 13, 2016

    Hi Ronald, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you found our property did not offer you a satisfactory stay. I'd like to remind that it is advised on the description that the property is not located directly on the beach but 100m walk to it and all the bungalows offer garden view only, as advertised. Then, for the story of your mattress, I remember it as if it were yesterday : You only came to speak of it on the day you decide to leave, I had your mattress change for a more comfortable but you did not take the time to try it because when you came back you came to tell me you were leaving right now and didn't ask for any refund and now I see that you are waiting for... I don't understand...

    Responded June 17, 2017
    Forra Dive Resort Sunrise Beach
    4.0
    Krisharun from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Family Bungalow Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Location is far from walking street”

    The room made from Bamboo, not save from animal, Ants, Mosquitos etc.

    Reviewed May 09, 2018
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