Most of the accommodation on Ko Kho Khao is built to attract mid to high end tourists, but we did find a few spots that won't quite break your bank.
Ha Pla occupies a secluded stretch of sand along Ko Kho Khao's central area of beach, and if looking to avoid the sprawling resorts and stay at a true mellow beach spot that's not lacking in style, Ha Pla is a great choice. The small restaurant area, which doubles as a lobby, is set under the shade of coconut trees with the sea in clear view. It's one of the more relaxed areas to while away your... Read our full review of Ha Pla Beach Cottage.
C&N is a resort of 23 bungalows spread over a sprawling area with plenty of comfort and reasonable rates. The resort also retains a distinctly relaxed vibe when compared to the sometimes over the top we aim to please attitude of other resorts. That's not to say that C&N’s staff are blasé, they just do their job well while staying refreshingly relaxed, and that vibe characterises the whole... Read our full review of C & N Kho Khao Beach Resort.
Budget travellers to Ko Kho Khao, this is your place. This small concrete guesthouse just 50 metres from the pier has the same owner as Ha Pla resort, we were told, but the style couldn’t be more different. Roo Poo is set in a two-storey concrete building in cheerful yellow with a small garden out front, and a lobby area with some sofa seating and a library. There is no restaurant at Roo Poo... Read our full review of Roo Poo Guesthouse.
One of the closest resorts to the pier -- ideal if you don't feel like paying for a taxi to go further -- Pranee is a small spot with only 11 rooms situated on a great area of beach. It's family run and the owner is very friendly and sincere. Beachfront concrete bungalows don't get many points for style but they are clean, big, modern and functional with sliding glass doors on to large porches,... Read our full review of Pranee Resort.
A short distance north from Pranee, the Tacola is a luxury resort that's tastefully designed in a Thai/Balinese theme and doesn't skimp on the extras. Its 100 or so rooms come in several categories. The standards are set in a three storey building towards the back of the resort and a short walk from the beach, but they have luxurious tasteful furnishings and art, well thought out lighting,... Read our full review of Tacola Resort & Spa.