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Ao Yai

  • Baan Suan Kayoo

    Baan Suan Kayoo

    Good value, decent sized basic bungalows

    Ao Yai
    T: (077) 820 133;

    Baan Suan Kayoo is a well-established resort with a large number of good value, decent sized basic bungalows in a large and attractive garden at the very northern end of Ao Yai. The only downside of ... Read the full review of Baan Suan Kayoo.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Frog Beach House

    Frog Beach House

    Spacious wooden bungalows

    Ao Yai
    T: (083) 542 7559;

    Set towards the far northern end of Ao Yai, near Baan Suan Kayoo and the Rasta Baby Bar, this new and quite upmarket resort has rather narrow beach frontage. The wooden bungalows are set a little ... Read the full review of Frog Beach House.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Hornbill Huts

    Hornbill Huts

    Spacious concrete bungalows

    Ao Yai
    T: (081) 891 6008;

    Hornbill is a long-established and very popular resort with a choice of accommodation ranging from old and rather dilapidated bamboo huts to new, comfortable and spacious concrete bungalows. The ... Read the full review of Hornbill Huts .

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Phayam Lodge

    Phayam Lodge

    Fanciest option on the beach

    Ao Yai
    T: (086) 995 2598;

    This newly built and expensive concrete resort is the most upmarket option on Ao Yai so far though others are in the pipeline. The bungalows all have air-con and hot water showers but lack other ... Read the full review of Phayam Lodge.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Bamboo Bungalows

    Bamboo Bungalows

    Range of options, popular

    Ao Yai
    T: (077) 820 012;

    Although (or perhaps because) this place is well known and gets mentioned in most guidebooks, it has a reputation of not being very friendly and the staff can be a little offhand. The resort ... Read the full review of Bamboo Bungalows.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Phayam Beach Resort

    Phayam Beach Resort

    Luxurious camping

    Ao Yai
    T: (084) 768 9595;

    This is camping in luxury. There are two tent-style bungalow places on Ao Yai and this is the better one. Instead of a traditional bungalow, the rooms are basically a large tent on a platform with a ... Read the full review of Phayam Beach Resort .

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
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    Coconut Beach Resort

    Good value monthly rentals

    Ao Yai
    T: (083) 389 6408;

    Friendly English-speaking staff and reasonably priced en suite bungalows make this well established resort on Ao Yai a popular choice and it's usually pretty full in high season. Rates vary depending ... Read the full review of Coconut Beach Resort.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • KK Ao Yai Resort

    KK Ao Yai Resort

    Just a short walk from the beach

    Ao Yai
    T: (082) 280 8269;

    This three-year-old resort is in a quiet location just a short walk from Ao Yai beach on the old road. The comfortable fan bungalows set in a landscaped garden are a cut above average and even come ... Read the full review of KK Ao Yai Resort.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Aow Yai Bungalows and Restaurant

    Aow Yai Bungalows and Restaurant

    Ao Yai
    T: (083) 389 8688;

    French/Thai owned Aow Yai Bungalows was the first bungalow resort built on Ko Phayam and is still a very popular place to stay – it's usually full in high season. It's one of the bigger resorts and ... Read the full review of Aow Yai Bungalows and Restaurant.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Tonson Restaurant

    Tonson Restaurant

    New and spacious

    Ao Yai
    T: (080) 826 3208;

    While the sign here reads restaurant, don't be tricked -- slightly hidden round the back are five new, spacious and well-furnished bungalows, each with sliding French windows leading onto a balcony ... Read the full review of Tonson Restaurant.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Lazy Hut

    Lazy Hut

    Ao Yai
    T: (089) 724 1386;

    Lazy Hut has simple and reasonable, wooden and thatched roof bungalows with open-air bathrooms and free WiFi when the generator is on – usually from 18:00 through to about 22:00 or 23:00 though ... Read the full review of Lazy Hut.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Big Tree Bungalows and restaurant

    Big Tree Bungalows and restaurant

    A quiet location

    Ao Yai
    T: (087) 893 7075;

    Big Tree is in a quiet location right at the southern end of Ao Yai and when visibility permits, a little snorkelling off the rocky headland near here is possible. The cheaper bungalows are old and ... Read the full review of Big Tree Bungalows and restaurant.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
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    Smile Huts

    Conveniently located

    Ao Yai
    T: (077) 820 335;

    Smile Huts is popular mainly because it's widely advertised and because it's the first place you trip over when you arrive on the beach. The bamboo bungalows are basic, very close together and ... Read the full review of Smile Huts.

    2.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Northern end of Ao Kwai

  • Marina Resort

    Marina Resort

    A good option

    Ao Kwai
    T: (081) 891 9809;

    Marina Resort is only a couple of years old and has the most comfortable bungalows on this beach though the garden isn't anything special yet. The well spaced out wooden bungalows have beautiful ... Read the full review of Marina Resort .

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Chomjan Bungalows

    Chomjan Bungalows

    Perhaps overpriced but with a good restaurant

    Ao Kwai
    T: (085) 678 4166;

    The concrete bungalows here were excellent value when this resort first opened but as its popularity has increased, so have the rates, and it is now rather overpriced compared to other options on ... Read the full review of Chomjan Bungalows .

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Jansom Resort

    Jansom Resort

    Spacious wooden bungalows

    Ao Kwai
    T: (081) 968 5720;

    This long-established resort has spacious if rather old wooden bungalows in a slightly elevated position overlooking the beach with great views from the balconies of the front row bungalows. ... Read the full review of Jansom Resort .

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Mr Gao

    Mr Gao

    Very popular

    Ao Kwai
    T: (080) 699 2641;

    Mr Gao's is one of the most popular resorts on the island and it's usually pretty much booked out during the tourist season despite relatively high prices. The bungalows are nothing special but ... Read the full review of Mr Gao.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Mountain Resort

    Mountain Resort

    Ok rooms in beautiful grounds

    Ao Kwai
    T: (077) 820 098;

    There are only five quite ordinary bungalows here but they are set in beautiful and very spacious grounds and because of this it's one of the most attractive looking places on the island. The ... Read the full review of Mountain Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Banana Resort

    Banana Resort

    Well placed restaurant

    T: (080) 622 9477;

    Banana is a relatively new operation on Ko Phayam. Access from the beach is via a small bridge and the bungalows are set quite far back from the sand in what can't really be described as a garden: ... Read the full review of Banana Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Saithong Bungalows

    Saithong Bungalows

    Not bad value

    Ao Kwai
    T: (077) 820 466 ;

    This place, almost at the centre of Ao Kwai (and so, at the southern end of the northern section of the beach) has a few old and dilapidated basic beach huts, including two right on the beach which ... Read the full review of Saithong Bungalows .

    2.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Southern end of Ao Kwai

  • Buffalo Bay Vacation Club

    Buffalo Bay Vacation Club

    The best value option on Ko Phayam

    Ao Kwai
    T: (085) 107 9473;

    The rather tacky name may sound like it's for a package tourist place (and it was originally designed to be one) but if you're looking for Western standards of comfort, 24-hour electricity and WiFi, ... Read the full review of Buffalo Bay Vacation Club .

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Contact Bungalows

    Contact Bungalows

    Great for hammock chilling

    Ao Kwai

    This place is the only resort in the middle of the rocky section of the beach and it's not an ideal spot for swimming, though the views from the balconies are lovely if you just want to chill in a ... Read the full review of Contact Bungalows.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Ao Khao Kwai Hill Bungalows

    Ao Khao Kwai Hill Bungalows

    Lovely views

    Ao Kwai
    T: (081) 847 6285 ;

    Not strictly on the beach but with access to it, this quiet and laidback resort is in an elevated position with lovely views from the restaurant, making it a good place to enjoy a sundowner. Beer is ... Read the full review of Ao Khao Kwai Hill Bungalows.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Vijit Bungalows

    Vijit Bungalows

    Most popular spot on Ao Kwai

    Ao Kwai
    T: (077) 834 082;

    This quite large and long-established resort is by far the most popular place on this beach and is usually full during high season. It has a high number of regular repeat customers and the resort ... Read the full review of Vijit Bungalows .

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
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    Ko Payam Bungalows

    Best pool on Ko Phayam

    Ao Kwai

    This is the other posh resort on Ao Kwai. It boasts a decent sized swimming pool (the best one on Ko Phayam) to compensate for the lack of sea when the tide is out, but the rooms themselves are a lot ... Read the full review of Ko Payam Bungalows.

    3 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Cabana Bungalows

    Cabana Bungalows

    A bit overpriced

    Ao Kwai
    T: (086) 023 130;

    The bungalows at Cabana are okay but nothing special and overpriced compared to other resorts on this beach. The restaurant overlooking the beach is attractive but the service left a lot to be ... Read the full review of Cabana Bungalows.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • June Horizon

    June Horizon

    Tucked away near the mangroves

    Ao Kwai
    T: (080) 145 9771;

    This new resort tucked away at the far end of the beach near the mangrove area offers simple but comfortable bungalows in a very quiet location. The restaurant wasn't really functioning when we ... Read the full review of June Horizon .

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Other beaches

  • Sabai Sabai

    Sabai Sabai

    Funky and laidback

    South of village, on way to Ao Mook
    T: (087) 895 4655;

    This funky and laidback resort a little way past Bluesky on the way to Ao Mook has some cheap and rather dilapidated bungalows at the back with a shared bathroom and some much better front bungalows ... Read the full review of Sabai Sabai.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Kwang Peeb Bay Resort

    Kwang Peeb Bay Resort

    Isolated but pretty

    Kwang Peeb Bay
    T: (077) 870 218;

    The cheapest huts at this isolated resort are 500B. For this price you can stay at new bamboo bungalows on stilts in the jungle, which have sea views but require a fair walk down a sometimes muddy ... Read the full review of Kwang Peeb Bay Resort.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Ko Kham Resort

    Ko Kham Resort

    Your own island

    Ko Kham, just off southeast coast of Ko Phayam
    T: (083) 395 9981;

    The small satellite island of Ko Kham off Ko Phayam has some reasonable snorkelling (for Phayam) round the back but sharp rocks just offshore make it difficult to get into the water from the beach. ... Read the full review of Ko Kham Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Bluesky

    Bluesky

    Poor location, luxurious rooms

    Ao Mook, south of the village
    T: (080) 611 4614;

    This new and upmarket resort visible from the pier has minimalist, very chic interior design and is mainly patronised by Thai tourists. As a beach resort it doesn't have very much going for it. The ... Read the full review of Bluesky.

    2.5 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange


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