"The bed was comfortable, slept great."
March 14, 2017
|Value for money||5.7|
|Nearest airport||Trang Airport (TST)|
|Distance to airport||45.4 km|
"Great mixed crowd of guests, which is very different from most other resorts in these parts of Thailand."
February 24, 2016
"Location is perfect, one step to the beautiful sea."
May 4, 2016
"Kradan Island resort was a most wonderful unique magnificent week on a superbly beautiful island."
December 31, 2017
"Overall, fantastic sleep, the bungalows are very simple but..."
May 23, 2018
Located in the lovely area of Koh Kradan, Kradan Island Resort enjoys a commanding position in the beaches, romance hub of Trang. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Kradan Island Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer, family room.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, balcony/terrace, fan, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including private beach, garden, water sports (non-motorized). Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Kradan Island Resort.
"Good location away from Kradan Resort where most of the day..."
April 1, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Kradan Island Resort
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Wow, what a wonderful place!”
We stayed at one of the beachfront bungalows for 5 nights and we loved it! The bungalows are simple but the location and the beachfront view are awesome! I think there is no other place on the island where you live that close at the ocean front! Exceptional! There are some new and some older beachfront bungalows and we had a new one; it had the best bathroom we have had on our whole thailand trip! The only thing that could be better is the matress. When you book this place you have to keep in mind, that this is a resort for budget travellers. The bungalows are open and simple. When you sleep in open bungalows you should never have food inside the bungalow (doesn't matter where in Thailand). The management offers to keep your food stored. We did that with our baby food and we've never had any troubles with animals in our bungalow. The restaurant is very good (try the thai omlette or laap gai) but could have a bit more options of simple foods (like fried rice, fried banana,...).
I loved my stay here & will be returning next year , stayed in a beach front bungalow for 2 nights ,I would have stayed longer if I didn’t have to head up to Bangkok to go home .Food was very nice in restaurant & the owner bill couldn’t do enough to make sure everything was ok . I can’t understand why has such a low rating on here ?
Definitely Stay Here!”
The Traditional Bamboo Bungalows were amazing! Each one is either right on the beach or very close, and so cheap! We talked to other people who stayed at other resorts for a much higher price and their rooms were nothing more special than ours. There is warm (not hot) water, and a matress that isn't the comfiest, but we had more than enough for what we paid for. Would stay here every time!
Very nice hotel in pleasant enviroment. Good service, excellent location and good times. I will recommend this hotel for everyone. Rooms are clean and tidy. Restaurant serving international and Thai foods. Many things to do there, very enjoyable. Very good value for many. I will come back for sure.
Good value, handy position.”
Phuket Backpackers has an ideal position for people landing in Phuket and wishing to catch a ferry south. It is only a few km from the pier, has an excellent travel desk that manages to sell ferry tickets considerably cheaper than at the pier (go figure) and the price includes free van transfers to the pier. The central position within Phuket town is pretty good too – adjacent you have the fresh food markets, the songthaew (small public bus) stops for the beaches and most other Phuket island destinations, a 7/11 and several budget priced Muslim general and vegetarian restaurants. General shopping and some night-life venues are pretty close. I’ve stayed many times in Phuket Backpackers' squeaky clean budget backpacking dorms but this is the first time I’ve used their double rooms. These used to be in a small garden setting behind the backpacker area but it seems recently they have purchased and refurbished a hotel about 3 places north on the street which has given them an extra 20 units minimum. Our room was clean, spacious, king bed pretty firm but not the killer some Thai beds can be. Quiet aircon and fan, no hanging areas for clothes. Okay bathroom with good hot water, towels, toilet tissue but no soap. All rooms are set back from the street so miss the market set up noise that begins maybe 4am.
It was stunning to wake up to the amazing views of Koh Kradan. Kradan Island Resort has the best value rooms right on the beach. The rooms are simple bamboo huts with attached private bathroom. You can hear the ocean while you slumber peacefully. Originally we booked into the cheaper rooms back from the beach, however, once we arrived we decided to change. It is worth paying a little extra for the phenomenal position of the huts that are right on the beach. The staff were very accommodating about this change. The food is good. And the owner organised transfers back to the mainland, that were half the price of what we paid at the airport on the way there.
More of a camping experience then paradise getaway”
It’s low cost, and it’s on a beautiful island. The staff are nice. In our experience that’s where the good of this resort ended. We found ourselves fighting a losing battle against red ants and mostquitos. Each morning we were constantly itchy with new bites. Which really tests your patience after a few nights. There was literally a red ant colony right in front of the bungalow. These bungalows offer zero protection against bugs, even our elaborately setup mosquito net didn’t seem to protect us much. The bathroom is very dirty and poorly put together. The mirror and sink literally seem like they’re going to fall off the wall. The toilet was stained and dirty. The water has an odour. We stayed at another resort and had no issues with their water, so it’s not an island problemr. The door height is very low, and we banged our head a few times. Their restaurant was the only one we found on the island that didn’t take cards, which is a problem when there are no ATMs on the island and you run out of cash. So we ate elsewhere on the island. If you’re ok really roughing it, maybe this is the place. The staff genuinely seem like good people, but I wouldn’t recommend this place to friends and family.
Very basic bungalows in good location ”
One of the cheaper places to stay on Koh Kradan but expensive compared to other islands like Koh Mook. Food also relatively expensive but very tasty. Staff were very friendly and helpful but room could be improved. We were on the VIP family beachfront bungalow but all wood was bare wood and not sanded at all so risk of splinters. Also, no furniture at all other than a bed in both rooms so lacking places to put things. The place did not feel particularly clean and some of our towels and sheets were heavily stained, although smelt clean. We washed swimwear and everything seemed to turn orange so not sure about the water. Good location away from Kradan Resort where most of the day trip boats stop. Good snorkelling in-front of resort - go at high tide or difficult to dodge the coral and sea urchins to get to the deeper water.
Calm, simple and beautiful”
The owner, Bill, was extremely kind and helpful and his place is really one of the best places on the island - and the island is by the way my favourite in all of Thailand (and the world)!!! Beware that prices on this island are well above most other places in Thailand (around double to triple of Ko Lanta prices) as it’s so remote. Our bamboo bungalow (B1) was very worn with the porch floor unable to hold us without breaking but soon as we told Bill he offered to fix it right away :) All bungalows are on the beach and with both a porch and sea view so no need to worry about that ;) We will definitely return to Kradan Island Resort some day! Oh, and make sure you take a longtail over to Emerald Cave on Koh Muk - it’s amazing and also fine with very small kids (ours were 3 and 5).
Fantastic location with nice easy going vibe”
Love this location and the easy going vibe that Bill the owner + staff creates. Would highy recomend it to people and families thats likes to be right at the beach to enjoy the natural splendor of Koh Kradan. This is not a place for people that expect “German” efficiency service but rather for people who value a great atmosphere and to be on the best location possible on the island.
Perfect service, friendly staff, and beautiful location”
When we booked this place, we expected the worst based on previous reviews. However, the opposite is true. Yes, the bungalows are basic, but what else do you need when you are on a beautiful tropical island with a resort situated right on the beach?The thing we liked most about this resort was that the service was very fast and the staff was very friendly. If you have been to Thailand before you know that when you enter a restaurant it can sometimes take ages until the staff comes to give you the menu or your order. In this restaurant, staff was very quick which we appreciated a lot. Also, everything was done with a smile, proper English speaking, and always there to help. The location was right on the beach with a magnificent view especially in the mornings. They offered a wide variety of food, however we found that the Thai food was the best compared to the other menu items. Furthermore, the bungalow was basic, but clean and had every basic thing you need. Thumbs up for this place!
Thank you for your kind review! Even as a simple, budget accommodation provider, we are all too aware that our standard of service had not been up to scratch and we're trying hard to rectify that. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to enjoy the island. We also like the chef's Thai food ;)
Friendly, devastatingly beautiful, laidback and quirky holiday experience.”
Kradan Island resort was a most wonderful unique magnificent week on a superbly beautiful island. Immediately upon arriving we knew we in he right place. We were looking for a beautiful lazy beach front holiday and that is exactly what we got. The main thing for us is to feel connected to the culture and nature and not be too much involved in the western tourist bubble. Whilst Kradan island is definitely tourist location without its own local population and overpriced resorts and restaurants, we went for the seclusion and raw in spoilt beauty. Bills offered the most relaxed and authentic experience on the island. The place is not without its quirks, and definitely need to be in the ‘mai pen rai’ frame of mind when staying here. But we feel that is part of her charm. Rooms are clean, mosquito nets great, food is good but overpriced for Thai rates(unfortunately everything is on the island) We stayed on beach front and that is exactly what it means. 10 paces to the water.
Thank you for your review and we're glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! We are quite lucky to be located away from the 'midday day-tripper' zone and so happy that you found the tranquility you wanted. An unfortunate downside to being an island with no settlement is that absolutely everything needs to be sourced & shipped in from the mainland, as such prices can seem to tend towards the excessive.
Takes a little getting used to”
This place is a little bit rough around the edges. The first few hours I was wondering what I'd gotten myself into, but after relaxing for a bit, the place grows on you. Staff weren't well versed in English, but were friendly and attentive. Even let me use mask and snorkel at no charge. My wooden hut ("chalet?") was basic, no frills, but right on the sea. The bed was comfortable, slept great. But no tables, no shelves, not even hooks to hang up clothes. Had a small veranda with table and chairs. Bathroom was funky, all I can say, just funky. Restaurant served good food, had two dinners there and enjoyed them. This is also the only place on the property the wifi was strong enough to even send an email. Forget about sending or receiving photos, save that for another day, avoid the frustration. The best swimming is at the southern part of the island, where you can swim at high or low tide, so take a walk and enjoy. Just a few small things and a few medium things they could do and I would definitely give the place two thumbs up. The small things - my room (A-1) had no broom to sweep sand off the veranda, no water basin to rinse sandy feet, no clothesline on the veranda, no towel provided. The medium things - no beach chairs or hammocks, nowhere to relax except on the sand with the biting ants. The bottom line is this though, there are seriously expensive resorts next door with all the frills, but this place is reasonably priced, just keep your expectations in check and enjoy what they have to offer.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are aware that standards of service were somewhat lacking and we're doing our best to rectify that, as well as addressing a few of those small but glaring omissions. As you rightly point out, if you require frills on the island then be prepared to pay, but if you want to enjoy that same location on a wallet-friendly budget...
The island is beautiful. It is truly paradise. The beach and snorkeling were incredible. The staff always went above and beyond for us especially Aoi who worked at the ice cream place. What an amazing place. I really hope we get to go back. It was magical.
Location perfect and good friendly staff but.....”
Location perfect and good friendly staff but the bamboo rooms could do with some improvement - i.e. beds / pillows not that comfortable / clean. Stayed 3 nights and unfortunately woken at least twice a night by rats or mice (harmlessly) scrambling around ( every morning they had rummaged through the trash in the bathroom and spread it over the floor ) Other than that, beautiful place / location. If we stayed again we'd probably try and upgrade to one of the wooden rooms, I'm guessing they have less gaps in walls and doors for pests to get in. Overall a good stay though, thanks!
Hi Caleb, We're sorry to hear that your stay was not all that it could have been. We have been taking onboard what our customers have been saying. To that effect the bamboo units along the waterfront have been replaced as of the end of last year (2017). As a favourite of our customers, we hope that they will still provide some unique charm while offering an improvement on quality. Further to this, the bedding throughout the majority of the resort's units has also been replaced. Thank you for your thoughts and we hope to welcome you back one day.
Plain, but thats Koh Kradan”
Very plain bungalows by the beach. Great mixed crowd of guests, which is very different from most other resorts in these parts of Thailand. Here are couples, families, middle-aged, young, older, backpackers, solo travellers and just friends traveling together. The pups are great, and the owner is also very friendly and helpful. The location on one of the ends of the beach is also great, and away from all the daytime visitors further away on the beach.
Location of Kradan Island resort is just perfect and it probably has the best beach on the island in front of the resort. It was equipped with all the basic things needed, however eventually it will need some renovation. Staff was very friendly. If you want to relax, this definitely is the perfect spot.
Nice bungalow with a magical view ”
We stayed in a bungalow in the front row so the view was breathtaking!! The bungalow had everything you need. One bed with a mosquito net and a bathroom. And since the island is so small everything is so close.
Cozy place with nice staff”
The bungalow was very simple but clean and cozy. Despite its simple appereance there were no bugs exept for a few ants in the bathroom. It was situated right on the beach with a beautidul view to wake up to each morning. The staff was very friendly and the american owner was a chatty and nice man. The food was alsovery nice. Big plus for the puppies!
Very nice stay”
We had a very nice welcoming by the manager and the staff. The bungalow is just right on the amazing beach, it is perfect! Bamboo-made bungalow makes it unusual and not damaging the island landscape. The hotel is one of the lasts one on the beach when you come by boat which makes it very quiet and you feel like you have your private beach. We enjoyed a lot our stay at Kradan Island Resort and we definitely recommend it!