Eastern & Oriental Express 2010

Eastern & Oriental Express (a top class luxury train for exclusive travelers ) selects Nature Resorts as its local partner in Trang - to arrange the award winning Dugong Tracking Tour for its program Legends of the Peninsula: Bangkok to Singapore 7 days - 6 nights which includes for the first time, an overnight stay in Trang.

Lonely Planet Reviews 2010

Libong Nature Beach Resort - Once a sacred site for chow lair shaman, this property is owned and run by the Lifelong Learning Foundation and managed by resident international volunteers. Bunk in one of the dozen cottages set on a palm-shaded lawn that rolls to the best beach on the island. It runs excellent sea-kayaking tours of the mangroves and to the sea-grass mounds to spot dugongs.

Rough Guide Reviews 2009

By far the best of the island’s resorts is Libong Nature Beach Resort which is run by the same charitable foundation that operates the Haadyao Nature Resort. Its neat, en-suite Bungalows all with wi-fi stretch back from a secluded part of the beach, a 10 minute walk south of Ban Lan Khao, and there’s another sheltered cove a further 5 minutes walks (or kayak) to the South. There’s a good restaurant attached too, where mountain bikes and snorkeling gear are available to rent.

As well as tours of local islands, Libong Nature Beach Resort runs award winning day long boat trips around Libong itself which are safe, insured and licensed with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and staffed by local sea gypsies who know the dugong well. As well as visiting a chao ley village, these give you the chance to kayak into the sanctuary to observe the rare birds and to snorkel at the sea grass beds – which they reckon an 80% chance of seeing a dugong.

Guided/ unguided treks into the National Park jungle behind the resort includes a three hour walk to a good view point on the south western end of the island.

Delicious food and helpful staff

We had a wonderful time! Delicious food and the staff were very helpful. They gave us a lot of information about the island.

Best wishes Dinmises, Svenja, Rine and Ivanka from the Netherlands

Wonderful stay

We had a wonderful stay here. Everyone is fabulous and very helpful and attentive with our children and activities. We paddles on a kayak for an afternoon and feast on the fresh fish. We will go to the Emerald Cave today.

Lambs from Holmes Beach, Florida, USA

Learned so much

Thank you for these four weeks of practical training. It has been wonderful! We will miss this place so much and it is with heavy hearts that we must now say goodbye … We have learned so much by this stay and it will follow us for the rest of our lives. Hope you learned something from us too.

With love Emma and Linn (Sweden)

Friendly and helpful

We came for three days and stayed for five!! A great place to come and relax, friendly and helpful staff. The food is also great!! Alan and Paula (England)

Full marks!

Although we only stayed here one night, me and my brother had a great time. We rented mountain bikes and headed out to explore the island. The bikes were in great condition and have us no problems at all. I definitely recommend this as a way to see the island. The staff here at the resort are super friendly and did everything to ensure our stay was the best it could be. Full marks! The food was great too. Thanks! Ali

Lovely time

Thank you Prof Laurence and all the nice, sweet and friendly staff of nature resort. We had a quiet and peaceful time with a lovely view of the beach from bungalow number one. We recommend this place to all who wants to contribute to the Foundation and have a slow and recuperating stay.

Best wishes from Kalle and Kristian (Malmo, Sweden ) stayed for five days!

Work is admirable

Nature Resort is the most peaceful and relaxing place I have been so far. Your work with the environment and local communities is admirable.

Tracey (London)

Guardian of the dugongs

I had a wonderful stay on this beautiful island. The service was excellent, the food delicious. But most importantly Prof Laurence is the guardian of the dugongs and the local govt and your stay at the Libong Nature Beach Resort contributes directly to this important work.

Denni (UK)

Lovely stay

Had a lovely stay at Libong Nature Resort. Peace and quiet and nature all around. A great place to stay and relax.

Collin and Irence (Canada)

Thank you

Thank you for a very nice stay.

Mats Ella and Maja Anton

Nature just outside the bungalow

Thank you very much for a very quiet and nice stay! The nature is just outside your bungalow and everybody is so nice and helpful!

Tack = Thank you in Swedish

Caroline and Ola from Sweden

Delicious dinner

Thank you for a pleasant stay! We have enjoyed three days of relaxation on this very beautiful and special place. Nice people and some of the best food we have had yet. I recommend you try to order the crab for a delicious dinner!

Thomas and Louis from Denmark

Dedicated professor

Finally, we found the relaxed atmosphere we looked for in Thailand. The dedicated professor provided us with great information and the girls were very cute and nice with our 4 year old boy. We saw two dolphins and sea snake! We loved the small kittens and found them every time the mother tried to hide them. Last but not least, the sizzling garlic and black pepper barracuda – yum, yum! Also spotted a live barracuda snorkeling but did not manage to catch it with the fishing rod. All in all we had a GREAT time here at Nature Resort.

Elin, Joel and Eric from Amsterdam

Must recommend!

Great food, helpful and friendly staff, very clean and nice, will definitely recommend to anybody traveling to this part of Thailand!

Tomas and Petra, Prague

Lucky time!

Thanks for the Lucky Time!!! Petra and Rotger

Nature, Beach and Resort

Here is Libong, There is Nature, a Beach and a Resort. Congratulations for this initiative. Long life and see you soon.


Bird watching special treat

What a joyful way to enter the new decade, by spending the time here! This is truly a haven and we hope, a model for other in how to enjoy what nature offers…while having less of a negative impact. The place is tranquil, relaxing and has been great for seeing fishes, monkeys, sea grasses, and the dugongs. The bird watching was a special treat for us and we hope others will enjoy sightings for years to come.

Thank you. Lee, Lori, Kiri and Julia (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Nice and quiet

That’s really nice and quiet place. We love it so much. Thank you. Gabi and Uli

Great dugong tour!

Koh Libong. A beautiful pearl amongst many islands. We experienced a great tour with Dugongs-Dolphons-mangroves- migrating birds etc. Add to this a very helpful staff. Both the young volunteers and the sea gypsy family. It is indeed a nice relaxing atmosphere – like a sanctuary.

With love from Hogland and Bjork

Saw five dugongs!!!

We spent one night here and enjoyed the peace and quiet, the good vibes and the splendid chicken fritters (the kids loved them!) We saw FIVE dugongs – great success! Stay cool, maybe we will be back.

Best wishes Niels, Singrid, Sylvester and Sofie – Denmark

Power and energy

The Magnetic Field of the Magic Pyramid gave us new power and energy.

Konrad and Christin

Relaxing vibe

Enjoyed discussing Thai language with the volunteers Foo and Simon and playing with Rosetta Stone. Great food! Learned lots about Malaysia from Foo. Relaxed vibe here. The food was great. Thanks a lot!

Chris and Fione Morgane from Canada

Paradise found

Its not just the beach, the variety of animals, the dugongs, the nice resort, the friendly staff, the kind inhabitants of the island, the outstanding kitchen; the impressive fishing villages, the sizzling procedure; our new lizard friend… its much more… it’s the whole package that makes this island a true paradise… indeed: PARADISE FOUND we will be back!

Martin and Gregi (from Switzerland)

Food is fantastic

So… this is our last evening here. We have really enjoyed our time here. The staff are wonderful and the food is fantastic. The feeling and atmosphere… we love it! We can recommend it.

With love Biggan och Lasse from Gaule Sweden

Dedicated to the ecosystem

Had a lovely, quiet and relaxing time here. The food was great and the staff friendly and helpful. I am very happy to see that this resort shows such dedication to preserving and encouraging the local ecosystem. Thank you!

David (UK)

Interesting wildlife

We had a lovely relaxing stay. Enjoyed the kayaking and had a lovely walk along the beach. It’s a very nice place to say and we saw loads of geckos and other interesting wildlife.

Chloe and Richie (UK)

Eco-friendly service

Thanks very much for the eco-friendly service, very helpful and kind to the kids as well. Looking forward to seeing some dugongs! Elaine

Stay longer if you can

I do regret coming here for one afternoon only because the sea is beautiful, the water clean, the food excellent and the people friendly. Do stay for longer if you can.

Matja and Buanho (Slovakia)

A spot of paradise

Rise and shine, Days are long here (so much to do!) and nights are short. Thanks to Kahlil and his family for all the help and nice talk; and ping pong playing. You guys truly have a little spot of paradise. Martin and I will be back one day.

Fibylle and Martin Moore

Everyone is smiling

I asked a man on the island why everyone is smiling and he said its better to smile. The smiles and friendliness are abundant at the Libong Nature Beach Resort. May this island continue to be a haven for people and animals alike!


Lovely personal

First of all, thanks to the lovely personal who has been so lovely to us! And the food was so good! We had enjoyed living close to the sea, looked at it, listening to it and snorkeling in it!

With lots of love from Solveig Andersson and Leif Hogberg – Stockholm, Sweden

Five dugongs today!

We saw over 5 dugongs today! It was incredible! I hope that I will be able to see these animals for years to come. The dugong habitat seems to be working and hopefully the animal will live to see generations more. The food was great and the lodging homey. Keep up all the good work!

Taylor, Morgan, Laura and Eric (Seattle, USA)

Fritters is a favourite

This place sure beat our expectation! Staff was friendly and very helpful. Food was excellent – fritters is a favourite. “Hunting” crabs at night was fun. This was the best part of our stay! Bird Island was lovely too. Bicycling around the inland (although we did not go all the way around) was tough and very hot! Good thing we had a lot of water with us. The birds on the lawn have many voices and the monkeys invisible. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Agnes and Martin (Stockholm, Sweden)


From Czech Republic

We love this place!

We love this place! Very nice staff and friendly village people. The nature is beautiful and we have seen a lot of interesting places and animals also dugongs. We will come back again.

Love from Irene and Hans (Borlange, Sweden)

Beautiful sunsets!

We had a very relaxing and silent last 3 days from our 3 months trip. And we enjoyed it really. The food is great – especially the barracuda fish. We went along the beaches and saw very beautiful sunsets. The nice staff gave us a lot of information. If you want to have some quiet days, just stay here on this island!

Thank you for everything.

Josi and Marco

Best place to stay!

Keep up the good work with this resort

Ko Libong is a beautiful unspoiled place and Libong Nature Beach Resort is the best place to stay. We had a great time snorkeling and kayaking on secluded beaches, meeting the lovely and kind local people and looking at all the wildlife here!

See you next year!

Lisa and Adam

Good food, good sleep

We love our visit here, and we will truly recommend this resort. The staff was very nice and helpful (we got a new friend, Nok). We have eaten good food, sleeping well in our nice bungalow, walking around the nature seen monkeys, birds and lizards, snorkeling and seen amazing creatures, walking at the beach collecting shells when we burning our skins just like other farangs.

Maria and Marita from Sweden

May your mission be successful

My first trip to Asia – my first island in Asia. Ko Libong Nature will always be a powerful and special place in my life. May your mission of conservation and preservation be successful so future generations of ALL walks of life find the beauty in this island as God intends.

Many thanks to you and the beautiful staff!

Woody – San Francisco, USA

I love Ko Libong Nature

I love Ko Libong Nature

- Found a deserted beach on a jungle mountain bike ride
- Discovered sea life I had never seen before snorkeling
- Ate some delicious crab
- Met some beautiful friendly people

Thank you so much!

With love, Anita (USA)

Keep up the good work

Very friendly and helpful staff. Keep up the good work. Good luck for the future. We will always remember the smiling faces of the people on Ko Libong !! Hope to see you again one day.

Best wishes, Sandra and Ted Giddings

Very grateful

Dear Nature Resort,

Thank you for your kindness and help.

We are really grateful for your kindness and all the help and service you gave us when Arvid broke his arm on Koh Libong while playing last year. He is feeling well now and his arm is as good as new. He loves to ski and during the summer he plays a lot of football which he likes.

Many warm wishes to all the staff that we met during our stay.

Arvid, his big sister Alicia, his father Niclas and his mother Veronika (Sweden)

Exploring Libong Island

We have had a great time exploring parts of the island by boat and bicycle, and feel priveleged to have seen dugongs turtles and dolphins offshore.The chicken fritters were a firm favourite with us and highly recommend to future visitors!

Best wishes for the future from the 2 palest people the island has seen!

Nicola and Matt

Koh Libong and this Wonderful Resort!

Koh Libong and this wonderful resort gave us a wonderful relaxing time in contact with nature. Thanks to the staff that is discrete, gentle and happy.

Hope to come back soon!

Valeria & Donato

Koh Libong and this Wonderful Resort

Koh Libong and this wonderful resort gave us a wonderful relaxing time in contact with nature. Thanks to the staff that is discrete, gentle and happy.

Hope to come back soon!

Valeria & Donato

Koh Libong and this Wonderful Resort

Koh Libong and this wonderful resort gave us a wonderful relaxing time in contact with nature. Thanks to the staff that is discrete, gentle and happy.

Hope to come back soon!

Valeria & Donato