Satun Province hotels and hostels
Z Touch Lipe Island Resort
Gecko Lipe Resort
The Box Lipe Resort
Koh Lipe Backpackers Hostel
The roomy wood bungalows with hammock-laden terraces, cushions everywhere, overhead fans and fabulous, modern-meets-naturalistic bathrooms are the most chic on Lipe.
One of the few places that’s still locally run, the striped bungalows here are your standard slap-up wooden affairs but the beach is fantastic, the flowery back garden charming, and the restaurant has the absolute best and cheapest seafood grill .
Jack’S Jungle Bungalows
Located 150m inland from Sunset Beach, these brand-new bungalows sit in the heart of a vine-tangled rainforest. If you’re looking for ocean views, this is not the place for you; however, Jack’s Jungle offers a pretty good bang for your baht.
This Italian-run pad has decent wood and concrete huts strung out either along the ocean or a little way up the hill.
Best House Resort
This place, 100m inland from the pier, has tidy concrete bungalows around a murky pond. Management is super-friendly and helpful with travel tips.
Clean and bright but uber-basic rooms with fan, hard beds, concrete floors and squat toilets are right near the river and market.
Diamond Beach Bungalows
On a good beach, 350m up from the pier, the bungalows at Diamond Beach are clean, have real showers, and sit in a little garden. There's a very poplar restaurant right on the beach from which you can watch fishing village life go by.
There are large fan-cooled cabins with two or three rooms at the foot of Toe-Boo Cliff, while at Ao Molae you'll find 10 recently constructed deluxe bungalows.
Perched on a hill overlooking Ko Kra, this is a remote spot with rudimentary but big bamboo bungalows all with breezy terraces and jaw-dropping views.
Corporate Bundhaya is a necessary evil on a laid-back island like Ko Lipe. The uber-organised resort doubles as a speedboat ticket and immigration office.
Fisheries Department Bungalows
One of the few places open year-round and often one of the last places on the island to have a room available during peak times, this place is a great bargain.
Bulon Marina Resort
Inland from Pansand Resort, this unique place is built from natural materials and has lovely thatched huts on stilts and a funky castaway-style restaurant with tables on a large bamboo veranda.
Satun Tanee Hotel
A rather institutional-feeling place, but the rooms are clean, beds are springy and the non-English-speaking staff are friendly.
Park Accommodation is provided near the ranger station at Laem Son. There are bungalows, longhouses and facilities for camping. A small restaurant provides basic meals.
Royal Forest Department Cottages
Cottages next to a freshwater lake in Thale Ban National Park, 30km northeast of Satun on the Malaysian border.
Around the rocky headland north of Bulone Resort, this place rolls down the hill into the ocean and has an exotic garden of cashew, mango and Malay apple trees.
Perched on the northeast cape with access to two exquisite stretches of white sand, these cute wooden bungalows have the best beachside location on Bulon. Queen-sized beds come with iron frames and ocean breezes.
This big resort has views from its hillside location out over Ko Adang. Winding wooden walkways lead down to the sublime beach on Sunrise Beach’s northern sand bar.
This collection of weathered bungalows with hard beds is the only resort on imperfect yet golden and swimmable Sunset Beach. It’s rustic but the best deal on Lipe for a terrace on a private beachfront.
Baan Waandee's Guesthouse
This place, about 10 minutes' walk from central Satun, was just opening its doors when we passed and hopes to become the first groovy backpackers pad in Satun.
Sinkiat Thani Hotel
Central, a bit rundown, but certainly clean enough. This ageing tower hotel has all the mod cons and amazing city and jungle views through smudged windows on the top floors. Plus, it’s right next to On’s restaurant.