Mango Beach Resort
What We Love
- Renting a motorbike and exploring the area, discovering quaint fishing villages and mangrove swamps
- Learning to cook traditional Thai dishes with a cooking class at the resort
- Taking a boat out to the stunning islands and lagoons off the coast
What To Know
- Enjoy a massage on the resort's private beach
- The onsite Manao Restaurant serves locally-caught fish and traditional Thai dishes
- Free WiFi is strong
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A hidden gem along Thailand’s extreme southeastern coast, near the Cambodia border and the Cardamom Mountains, Khlong Yai offers five-star views, untouched beaches and a gorgeous mountain backdrop. And there’s more to this region than just its good looks – you can rent motorbikes and explore the area, discovering mangrove swamps, fishing villages and local markets. Combining the charm of Thailand and breathtaking beaches – how can you go wrong?
However you spend your time here, deciding where to stay is an easy choice; Mango Beach Resort, a four-star, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, is hidden amid tropical greenery and sits just steps from the beach. Here, you’ll find spacious bungalows with private terraces and dreamy sea views. And the resort’s facilities are just as luxe; you’ll enjoy a stunning infinity pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as use of the resort’s kayaks, paddleboards and bikes. The staff is on hand to help arrange for any activities or excursions, such as speedboat trips to the crystal-clear lagoons off the coast.
The gorgeous Ocean Front bungalows face the sea, with large windows that let in the breeze and provide stunning views. Each room features 410 square feet of space, a king-sized bed and a spacious bathroom with a separate shower and a bathtub.
Amenities:- Flat-screen cable TV with HDMI connection- Minibar- Coffee and tea facilities- Water- Wi-Fi access- Air conditioning- Luxury bath amenities- International adapters- In-room safe- Hair dryer
Experience traditional Thai cuisine at Manao Restaurant. Fresh seafood caught by local fishermen and produce from the region elevate the dishes and make for a special culinary experience. Also available are cocktails and light bites from the lounge and beach bar, situated around the resort.
The resort has its own spa that offers a menu of traditional Thai massages and spa treatments, which can be taken within the walls of the spa or out by the beach. If you’re looking for something a bit more vigorous, the resort also has a fully equipped gym.
An hour away from Trat Airport and removed from the bustle of city life, Mango Beach Resorts boasts untouched beaches and a wonderful sense of tranquility. Even with the resort’s remote location, transfers can easily be arranged to and from the airport. The resort is a 10-minute drive from Ta Nuk Waterfall and 20 minutes from Klong Yai Market. It’s also very easy to access the tiny islands just off the coast, where you’ll find crystal-clear waters and an abundance of marine life.
How to Get There
I was looking for a luxury stay on my way from Sihanoukville to Trat airport and chose Mango Beach Resort. Reviews and photos looked OK and I booked Seafront Superior Bungalow for 3 nights directly with the hotel - 5900THB/night for Bungalow incl. extrabed was a better price than online booking portals but still pretty high. They charged 30% upon booking and few weeks later they charged by mistake 100% of the stay. Valerie, the manager was instantly in touch with me and apologized for this and offered a refund but I suggested to leave extra money as a credit for my stay as I planned to sip quite a few coctails at the Beach bar. Plus we got 3 complimetary coctails vouchers. The hotel is just 30 mins from Cambodian border and 90 mins from Trat airport. When we arrived there was nobody at the reception. After few minutes the driver got a receptionist and bell boy came also - he looked dirty and stained, was probably doing some renovation or painting somewhere in the hotel. Not the way of arrival you would expect in a luxury resort. The look from the lobby was pretty impressive - swimming pool, beautiful garden and a beach could be seen from there. The architect did a perfect job I have to say. The receptionist showed us the hotel grounds - lovely lobby bar was closed, even more beatiful beach bar was closed and the only place you could get food and drinks was a restaurant. We were told it was due to low season as it was towards the end of March. What a pity! The bungolow was beautiful, spacious, nicely decorated - again great designer work. The bathroom huge and spotlessly clean. Aircon powerful and quiet. Wifi fast and reliable. We went staight to the beach - what a dissapointment - unfortunately the sea kept bringing rubbish from Cambodia/Thai islands therefore there is constant influx of rubbish to the beach. Hotel staff cleaned the beach daily but they did a misson impossible. Housekeeping was brilliand as were gardeners - great job - really beautiful tropic garden. Back to the sea - there are millions on mosquitoes, sand flies and other insects - make sure you have gallons of repellent handy. We didn´t swim at the sea as we were scared from the amount of rubbish floating in the sea. Beach bar would be a lovely spot for watching sunsets but as mentioned before it was closed. The swimming pool with salt water was OK but needed more maintenance - last day it turned deep green colour and you couldn´t see through the water. The restaurant is way too overpriced - fish food 450 THB, coctails 250 THB, 0,3 beer 100 THB. Do I need to say more? I think the capacity of the hotel was used by 30-40%. Unfortunately there are no bars or restaurants nearby the hotel and the only option is to get an expensive hotel transfer to 3 km fisherman village (or use bikes) to the north or 15 km city to the south (return transfer 1000 THB). I believe there must be plenty of other options in Trat province where you can spend your money better. We won´t return back.
The holiday was booked directely at the hotel half year before staying. We gave them our credit card number and the money was taken twice !!!! . The offered refound didn´t take place till our arrival. The booked and payed transport on our arrival didin´t take place as well although our arrival had been announced by email two days before.
Excuse: the hotel manager is away on holiday for four weeks
The breakfast buffet has bad quality . Milk, butter , cheese is always served without any cooling , the quality of the food and of the coffee is really poor
The offered free menue for 5 people was not sufficient at all ( 1 fish for 5 person)
The beach bar was always closed and the pool was dirty. Depending on weather the beach is full of garbage. The water isn´t blue at all and you will find much more better beaches in Thailand.Trips to surrounding islands by boot are absolutely too expensive..more than 100 Euro per person
positive: the rooms are clean and modern , boats and bicycles are free to rent
during our stay the hotel was occupied by maximum 30 people ( less then 50%)
we would not recomment a stay at this hotel
I am very disappointed here because I wanted what was advertised; a high end, luxury stay. My advice is to read the negative views carefully. The positive reviews come typically from those staying a longer period so negatives smooth over the longer holiday, and who's going today they hated their 2 weeker?
The underlying problem is it's location means the French owners are not paying for quality staff. Luxury is in the service, not in he little candle you put in a room. They are not paying to attract trained staff and as such are making ridiculous margins by saving on their SG&A costs. Very disappointing and not the current staff fault, but ownership milking with European marketing.
Having travelled low end to 7* on four continents across 40 countries in the last 6 years (I am 26 yo now), this one of the most misleading and worst value places I have been, in my view; why?
1) Paying £70 or so for a basic room in low season, with no discount offered more than online vendors, gets you a room where the only natural light is from the central path; I.e. Everyone can see in.
2) No flip flops?! First place I've ever stayed in Asia!
1) Sold as gourmet, charging European prices (it is French owned) but very mediocre. Paying $15 dollars a main, asked for an appetiser then a main and they brought all at once! The main went soggy in the time I ate the starter. Rice was very dry, service needs attention.
2) Pumkin cream soup advertised 'French baguette' as the side, though what that meant in reality was 4 croutons. Give me some bread for my soup! Especially if advertised.
1) Again paying very expensive rates for Thailand and the masseuse was clearly in a rush. Had a foot massage; didn't do any pressure points. Several towels constituted a pillow...she tried to finish after 45 mins. I pointed it out politely and she laughed, then gave me another 10 minutes. Not a good foot massage for the price.
All in all the firm is priding itself on European quality marketing but read the negatives here. It is just a question of value. The firm isn't investing in service and as such does not deserve a 4* rating. It is 3* at best and that's only down to clean rooms and the location.
I feel very out of pocket here; would have preferred to pay double but get the quality service. I unfortunately feel like they owe me something back which is an awful feeling to have.
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Unfortunately for us . The road in under construction. It was a long treck. The beach is nice , the sea is actually horrendous full of garbage . The breakfast needs to be improved , the pancakes taste like plaster and they need to invest in a Coffe machine . The staffs speaks barely english and need training . Thai food was ok . Honestly to expensive for the service .
And as usual not this and not that . The room was ok . No water pressure and bathtub jaccuzzi not working.
...entered this resort for lunch and waited 15 min for anybody showing up, bringing a menu. A girl was swiping around, some other house guest were around too eating, but no staff in sight.
Seems they don‘t want to serve and make money.
Not to consider for our next Trat vacation!