14:30 30/04/2015 Gawking at the verdant and cerulean colors of the picturesque shoreline of Koh Lipe. It is surreal. The vivid photos of Green View Beach Resort we’d admired on the Agoda listing didn’t lie. It’s one of the handsome beachfront we sighted. Our eyes were glued on the view and grinned. As if we’re induced with laughing gas. The fifty bucks boat transfer seems worth it despite the short distance being covered. Our preview was cut short when our boat docked on the shore
Check In Time : 2:00 PM (Thailand Time, +7 GMT)
Check Out Time : 11:00 AM (Thailand Time, +7 GMT)
We arrived around 3PM, just on time for check in. A young man welcomed us to Green View with clasped hands and friendly smile. An expected Thai hospitality. We showed our Agoda voucher while he verify our booking details online. In just two minutes we got our keys for our temporary abode. Out of curiosity we asked how he was able to do that fast. Simple, they got a blazing internet speed. Heaven!
While waiting for our room to be settled, we hang out at the reception. Khao the cute receptionist cat of Green View keep us preoccupied. He’s one of a kind smart feline we encountered on our travel.
Standard Fan Bungalow
It has the basic amenities as expected for a budget stay. We had a comfortable sleep during our two night stay here at Green View despite the loud chorus of crickets at night.
A functional wall fan which supplies temporary cool air at night is god sent. You won’t survive the warm sea breeze without this.
The comfort room is an extended space of the bungalow. It has a toilet bowl with bidet, lavatory with complimentary toiletries ( Shampoo, Body wash, and Sanitary Tissue).
Just beside the sink, a cold shower is available with acceptable water pressure. Keep your insect spray at bay, as mosquitoes tend to harass while you’re cooling at the shower.
Veranda and Garden
Trees, shrubs, vines and ornamental plants surrounded the bungalows at Green View. Literally speaking this might be how they name after this resort.
Each bungalow has it’s own veranda and support pillows for lounging. Our fav spot of the bungalow where we enjoy our snacks and reading our favorite book. We got mindful not to be swarmed by gigantic mosquitoes, so insect spray is a must.
One of the advantages of staying at Green View is using their bamboo lounge chairs for free. Resort guests are allowed to utilize anytime they want on a first come first serve basis. Within five meters around the reception, Wifi signal is still fast and reliable.