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Ko Pha Ngan North Coast

Guesthouses, hotels and resorts

The laid-back North Coast still offers a glimpse of what Pha Ngan was like decades ago. Chaloklum Bay is a favourite of families, particularly on the muddier western side, with better swimming and lots of budget options towards the east. This is where you catch the boat to isolated Bottle Beach. Earthy crunch types might opt for Haad Khom, where electricity is generally only available at night.

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Bottle Beach

One of the most beautiful and quiet beaches on Ko Pha Ngan, with dramatic rocky hills behind a sweep of white sand. Bottle Beach is traditionally one of the most isolated and least developed beaches on the island, but is now seeing the resorts on its pristine sands upgrading to hotel blocks and big cement bungalows. However, there are still a couple of really chilled back pack options, and it is still an utterly serene place to relax.

  • Smile Bungalows

    Smile Bungalows

    Cute and friendly flashpacker rooms

    Bottle Beach, Ko Pha Ngan
    T: (085) 429 4995;

    Smile Bungalows provide great value for money, tucked in an alcove at the west end of Bottle beach and climbing their way up a hill. The quaint bungalows are made of wood, and interiors are roomy and ... Read the full review of Smile Bungalows.

    4 stars Under 600B 5 votes Backpacker
  • Haad Khuad Resort

    Haad Khuad Resort

    Most upscale rooms on the beach

    Bottle Beach, Ko Pha Ngan
    T: (077) 44 5127;

    Located in the middle of Bottle beach, Haad Kruad Resort has the most luxurious rooms you'll find along this stretch of sand, though they're certainly nowhere near five-star, and probably not even ... Read the full review of Haad Khuad Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Bottle Beach 2

    Bottle Beach 2

    Lots of cheap beachfront huts

    Bottle Beach
    T: (085) 65 4470;

    Bottle Beach 2 has a beachfront restaurant that plays loud Latin tunes that attract the crowds. To the east of the restaurant lies a long row of bright turquoise and wooden bungalows with tin roofs. ... Read the full review of Bottle Beach 2.

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

    Bottle Beach 1 Resort

    Great location with a pool

    Bottle Beach, Ko Pha Ngan
    T: (077) 445 151-2;

    Though the beachfront bungalow rooms are a bit dark and sparse, with only a bed, mosquito net, lamp, safe, and a small shelf containing essentials like bottled water, bathroom snobs will be impressed ... Read the full review of Bottle Beach 1 Resort.

    2.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange

Haad Khom

Haad Khom's range of guesthouses is good, with options for most budgets. Most sit uphill rather than right on the beach, but a few are on the sand, and none are too far removed. Electricity is only provided from around 18:00 till midnight at most of the resorts.

  • Coconut Beach Bungalows

    Coconut Beach Bungalows

    Friendly and laid back

    Haad Khom, Ko Pha Ngan
    T: (077) 37 4298;

    A very laid-back spot, Coconut Beach provides very comfortable accommodation at good prices as well as helpful, friendly service. The host here is quite the talker and will tell you everything you ... Read the full review of Coconut Beach Bungalows.

    4 stars Under 600B 5 votes Backpacker
  • Hat Khom Bungalows

    Hat Khom Bungalows

    Classic good value

    41/3 Moo 7 Haad Khom
    T: (077) 374 246;

    A particularly friendly and relaxing spot with a private feeling beach location, Haad Khom offers sturdy wooden bungalows suited to most travellers for low prices. The bungalows, spread along a ... Read the full review of Hat Khom Bungalows.

    4 stars Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
  • Ocean View Resort

    Ocean View Resort

    Popular with families

    Haad Khom
    T: (077) 377 231;

    Ocean View is located right on the beach, and can be hard to spot from the road as the entrance consists only of a footpath with no sign. Once you have found the resort the hunt is well worth it as ... Read the full review of Ocean View Resort.

    4 stars Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
  • Coral Bay Resort

    Coral Bay Resort

    Comfortable spot

    Haad Khom
    T: (077) 374 245;

    The bungalows at Coral Bay are not on or near the beach but rather sit along Haad Khom's western cliff providing some lovely sea views. A mixture of basic wooden bungalows interspersed with more ... Read the full review of Coral Bay Resort.

    4 stars Under 600B 7 votes Backpacker

West Chaloklum bay

The beach out here is muddy at low tide and is very sheltered due to the offshore retaining wall that was built to protect some of the fishing boats. On the up-side, tree cover along the beach provides welcome shade. This is a very quiet area and the resorts tend towards being very spacious and a little classier than those to the east — it's particularly popular among families with young children.

  • Chaloklum Bay Resort

    Chaloklum Bay Resort

    Best on the bay

    68 Moo 7, Ao Chaloklam
    T: (077) 374 147-8; F: (077) 374 222

    Located at the far western end of the beach, this is the highest quality spot in Chaloklum. The rooms include a choice of luxurious deluxe suites with Disney-esque Thai styling, and slightly cheaper, ... Read the full review of Chaloklum Bay Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Wattana Resort

    Wattana Resort

    Friendly and affordable

    Ao Chaloklam
    T: (077) 374 022;

    A very friendly family-run place on western Chaloklum beach, Wattana provides comfortable and inexpensive accommodations on a lovely stretch of beach — though the water here doesn't get very ... Read the full review of Wattana Resort.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Malibu


    A bit of a mixed bag

    Ao Chaloklum
    T: (081) 747 6603;

    While boasting a beachfront location, Malibu sits partially on the beach, but most bungalows are actually behind a small lagoon that empties in to the sea. There is a big clean pool as an alternative ... Read the full review of Malibu.

    3 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange

East Chaloklum bay

The further you go east, the better the beach gets with the best stretch in from of Fanta Resort. The bungalows vary significantly in quality, but there are plenty to choose from, and most are very reasonably priced and offer bungalows directly on the beach or very close to it. A good stretch of bungalows and bars right on this stretch provide some of Chaloklum's best dining option. This is also where you get the boat to Bottle Beach.

  • North Beach Bungalows

    North Beach Bungalows

    A good budget choice

    Ao Chaloklum
    T: (077) 374 258;

    With all of its bungalows on the beach, North Beach is a good, inexpensive backpacker and beach-bum hang out. The bungalows have a charming island-style bamboo design outside and have fresh bathrooms ... Read the full review of North Beach Bungalows.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Rose Villa

    Rose Villa


    74/2 Moo 7, Ao Chaloklum
    T: (077) 374 013;

    The large red brick units here don't give Rose Villa the most tropical feel, but they are just steps away from the beach. This place also has the most consistently higher-quality accommodation on ... Read the full review of Rose Villa.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Mandalai


    Unusual location for a flash joint

    61/1 Moo 7, Ao Chaloklum
    T: (077) 374 317; F: (077) 374 320

    Incongruously located next door to the fish market, Mandalai purports to be Chaloklum's first five star hotel. Built in 2008 but already showing some wear and tear, the location brings with it a ... Read the full review of Mandalai.

    3 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Fantasea Resort

    Fantasea Resort

    Funky and friendly

    Ao Chaloklum
    T: (089) 443 0785;

    With several styles to choose from, Fantasea has bungalows to fit most budgets and also offers motorbike rentals and travel information. Most of the wooden bungalows, which they classify as beach ... Read the full review of Fantasea Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

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