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Panka Noi Bay (northeast)

Ao Panka Noi is a relaxing spot that happens to host a fantastic Italian restaurant, though the rocks and mangroves don't make it so good for a swim. While here, we overlooked one small, hidden-away place to stay, Bulon Hill Resort, which may be worth checking out for simple bungalows and family rooms.

Main beach (southeast)

Unless you're lucky enough to score a seaside bungalow from the school, you'll have to pay a minimum of 1,000 baht to stay on or very close to Bulon's best beach. Don't fret if you can't afford it; the other cheap resorts are only a 10- to 15-minute stroll away.

  • Bulon Marina Resort

    Bulon Marina Resort

    Rustically romantic

    Near the main beach, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (085) 078 1552;

    Spread over a hillside behind the school and an easy walk to the best beach, Marina certainly has the most eye-catching bungalows around. Standing on tall wooden stilts with large porches equipped ... Read the full review of Bulon Marina Resort.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 4 votes Flashpacker
  • School Bungalows

    School Bungalows

    Sun, sand and school

    Near the main beach, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (084) 312 9193;

    How about a school that doubles as a bungalow joint? This may sound strange, but it's perfectly normal on Bulon. The island's lone school sits in a scenic spot just back from the main beach, and half ... Read the full review of School Bungalows.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Pansand Resort

    Pansand Resort

    Comfy flashpacker digs

    Near the main beach, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (081) 693 3667;

    The Pansand overlooks a scenic lawn with abundant palms and flowers in a quiet corner near the school and beach. It still strikes us as somewhat overpriced, though the value seems better after ... Read the full review of Pansand Resort.

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

    Bulone Resort

    Moving upmarket

    Main beach, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (081) 897 9084;

    The island's original resort has evolved a lot over the years, literally dismantling and rebuilding its various structures in accordance with erosion and low-season storm surges that have ... Read the full review of Bulone Resort .

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 3 votes Flashpacker

Panka Yai Bay (north)

This serene bay and its surrounds, including the path to Mango Bay, are where you'll find Bulon's cheapest digs. The water off Panka Yai is rocky but there is some decent snorkelling a bit further out. Bungalows blend into the village, making for a charming atmosphere.

  • Chao Le Homestay

    Chao Le Homestay

    Great but not really a homestay

    Panka Yai Bay, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (086) 290 2519;

    More of a regular bungalow joint than an actual homestay programme, Chao Le Homestay has a small number of inviting wood-and-bamboo bungalows overlooking a shaded lawn just back from the bay. The ... Read the full review of Chao Le Homestay.

    4 stars Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
  • Jungle Huts

    Jungle Huts

    Cheapest huts on Bulon

    On the path to Mango Bay, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (089) 735 5242;

    If you're after cheap, simple and secluded, look no further than Jungle Huts. Halfway along the forested trail to Mango Bay, the huts are a great bargain so long as you don't mind the long walk to ... Read the full review of Jungle Huts.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Panka Bay Resort

    Panka Bay Resort

    Sea views for cheap

    Panka Yai Bay, Ko Bulon Lae
    T: (081) 990 5878;

    If you're after tranquility and don't mind a lack of WiFi and power from only 18:00 to 23:00, Panka Bay's namesake resort should be just the ticket. The small and secluded place has a string of ... Read the full review of Panka Bay Resort.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker


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