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Best Affordable Beach Resorts 2011

Idyllic Concept Resort

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Idyllic Concept Resort
Satun, Thailand

On the 1.5-square-mile island of Koh Lipe—part of the Butang island cluster in Tarutao National Marine Park, this resort is, quite literally, a place where you go to get away from it all. The family-run property divides its 16 minimalist bungalows, with their polished concrete walls, into three categories: sea (with beachfront access), sky (with panoramic sunrise views), and garden (tucked into the island’s lush greenery). No matter which you book, you’re guaranteed an ever-present vista of the Andaman Sea, not to mention an outdoor rain shower and a private sundeck.

Cost: $205

Don’t Miss: A private boat trip to the nearby island of Rua Bai, where you can take a dip in a hidden freshwater pond.

Nina Fedrizzi


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