Photo: A cool little bar near Haad Son.

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Accommodation

The west coast has a good mix of beaches that range from long and developed to tiny and with only one or two places to stay. Bigger beaches include Haad Salad, Ao Mae Haad, Haad Yao and Ao Seethanu, while Haad Khruad, Haad Thian, Haad Son, Ao Chaophao, Ao Hinkhong, Ao Wok Tum and Ao Plaaylaem are all worth considering if you prefer a more isolated feel.


Ao Mae Haad

The western stretch of Mae Haad is stunning with great snorkelling offshore, while the eastern side is not so suitable for swimming and sees a good deal of small-scale fishing from longtail boats. The water is relatively shallow along the entire beach and is more accommodating at high tide, but the offshore reef is accessible by a smooth channel mid-beach.


Mae Haad Cove
Backpacker - Under 600B
106/11 Moo 7, Ao Mae Haad
T: (077) 37 4254

Certainly one of the best deals on the beach, Mae Haad Cove has well-kept, comfortable rooms at a reasonable price even if the common areas are scruffy. A handful of spacious dark-stained wooden bungalows sit near the edge of the beach while slightly larger, yet cheaper, units sit a short distance up the hill behind them. These bungalows are sturdy and very clean with mosquito screens in the... Read our full review of Mae Haad Cove.

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Mae Haad View Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Mae Haad
T: (077) 37 4122

A lagoon/sandy ditch sits between the beach and Mae Haad View and only a handful of their small huts — the cheapest in Mae Haad — provide a sea view through the trees and shrubs lining the lagoon. All rooms are the same price regardless of position, and they're all the same size and quality — small and rudimentary. But they do have an authentic Ko Pha Ngan backpacker vibe, which... Read our full review of Mae Haad View Resort.

Royal Orchid Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Mae Haad
T: (077) 37 4182

While being far from luxurious and situated on the poorer part of the beach, Royal Orchid offers a good number of choices for mid range travellers and backpackers. With bungalows of several different sizes and comfort levels, there is something for just about everyone. Despite there being no beachfront to speak of, many rooms do have good views of the sea and Ko Ma from just beyond the water's... Read our full review of Royal Orchid Resort.

Island View Cabana
Backpacker - Under 600B
Mae Haad
T: (077) 37 4172-3

Ideal for families, mid range travellers and backpackers alike, Island View Cabana boasts a beautiful stretch of beach and ideal prime beachfront location and bungalows to suit all budgets. Guests have the choice of ultra basic bungalows just off the beach, right up to beautiful deluxe bungalows in prime beach-front location with big balconies right on the sand. These get cheaper as they get... Read our full review of Island View Cabana.

Mae Haad Bay Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Mae Haad, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (087) 968 2740

This place has bungalows to fit most budgets and more amenities than some of the other setups in the area. The resort's bungalows start at the beach — only two could be considered beachfront, and this is not the best part of the beach — the rest run back into the jungle in two tightly-packed lines on either side of the restaurant. Most huts are in good shape and clean — not huge... Read our full review of Mae Haad Bay Resort.

Wang Sai Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Mae Haad
T: (077) 37 4238

Wang Sai is a great for families and mid-range travellers, offering a few beachfront bungalows and more separated from the beach by a lagoon and a stand of trees and shrubs. The huts are all fairly new cement bungalows with slightly garish Thai adornments, most sitting along a green mountainside. The rooms are priced according to location, with the hillside rooms offering great views of the... Read our full review of Wang Sai Resort.

Haad Salad

A very pretty, albeit quite developed, beach. Haad Salad has a broad range of guesthouse and resort options and some good snorkelling offshore — the brilliant sunsets are free.


Asia Bungalows
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Haad Salad
T: (089) 6489 858

A very comfortable choice for midrange budgets, Asia Bungalows offers immaculate bungalows with air-con, hot water and refrigerators. These large concrete units have a classy feel and are very well-kept, spacious and spotless. A few sit on the beach while most are spread around a palm-fringed lawn. Prices are determined by location with the beachfront units costing just a little more than those... Read our full review of Asia Bungalows.

Green Papaya Resort
Toprange - 4,000B to 8,000B
64/8 Moo 8 Haad Salad
T: (077) 37 4230

Green Papaya is beautifully designed, luxurious and expensive. Granted the rooms here are spacious, tastefully decorated with comfy bedding and sofas and come with all the mod cons like air-con, TV and refrigerators — but it still seems a tad overpriced. The deluxe rooms at the back in a block perhaps offer the least value. The infinity pool and large sun deck are big assets, as is the... Read our full review of Green Papaya Resort.

Reggae Village
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Haad Salad, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 34 9309

Reggae Village is a colourful resort featuring a wide range of bungalows, some painted in bright rasta colours. The accommodation is clean and well maintained, though some of the rooms are cement blocks with naff decor and crummy sliding doors. The wooden thai style villas are definitely the best — if a tad overpriced — with teak balconies, some with bathtubs, and mini-kitchens with... Read our full review of Reggae Village.

Salad Hut
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Haad Salad
T: (077) 34 9246

A relatively small, relaxing setup run by a friendly family, Salad Hut offers ten wooden bungalows and two brand new concrete beachfront ones with various amenities. The spacious, comfortable and clean wooden huts are separated from the beach by a swimming pool and sun deck, so all rooms are essentially poolside while just steps away from the beach. Each one has a large outside sala with eating... Read our full review of Salad Hut.

Coral Beach Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Salad
T: (087) 280 9815

Coral Beach Bungalow is a very relaxed, good value spot toward the centre of Haad Salad. The huts are separated from the beach by a narrow garden, and the sand and sea just steps away can be viewed from private hammocks. While quite basic, these wooden huts are in decent shape and clean, and a lot of care is taken with their upkeep. Most importantly, they are cheap, and the quality is better than... Read our full review of Coral Beach Bungalows.

Double Duke
Backpacker - Under 600B
64/14 Moo 8, Haad Salad
T: (081) 311 1435

At the far southern end of Haad Salad, Double Duke sits right along the sand, enjoying its peaceful and secluded location. The wooden island-style huts here are quite basic but clean and well cared for. A couple sit on the beach while most run in a row away from the beach, and fan or air-con are available. The basic rooms are inexpensive and a little buggy, but the more sturdy air-con rooms are a... Read our full review of Double Duke.

Haad Salad Villa
Backpacker - Under 600B
64/16 Moo 8, Haad Salad
T: (081) 894 1758

With better quality rooms than some other budget spots, centrally-located Haad Salad Villa is a great choice on probably the nicest stretch of the beach. Only a pair of large rooms built together sit on the beach, but many more are very close, situated around a central sandy lawn. A few of the bungalow are duplex style woven-sided jobs, but the majority very clean and comfortable in sturdy... Read our full review of Haad Salad Villa.

Hope Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Salad
T: (087) 895 7954

Perched on the hill overlooking the whole bay of Haad Salad, Hope Bungalows consists of a row of simple backpacker bungalows all facing the ocean with great sea views across the treetops. It's a simple family operation, with a restaurant offering basic home-cooked Thai food. Everything is very clean and clearly a lot of effort is put into keeping the neat terraced gardens and simple rooms tidy.... Read our full review of Hope Bungalows.

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Toprange - 4,000B to 8,000B
Haad Salad
T: (077) 34 9149

By far the highest end operation on Haad Salad, Salad Buri sits on the headland at the southern end of the beach. Consisting of luxury villas and rooms built into the hillside, with a grand entrance and swimming pool, the resort is certainly grasping for five-star status. The rooms are beautifully decorated and immaculate, the majority are staggered up the steep hillside amongst lush gardens, a... Read our full review of Salad Buri Resort and Spa.

My Way
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Salad
T: (077) 34 9267

One of the two original joints on Haad Salad, My Way remains a popular backpacker spot, centrally located on the beach. The bungalows sit in two rows along either side of a large grass field behind the small beachside restaurant, though one actually sits just above the sand. They are positioned facing across the field so the only view one gets is of more bungalows. The rooms are a mix of cheap... Read our full review of My Way.

Salad Beach Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Haad Salad
T: (077) 349 149

Salad Beach Resort is a slightly dated mid-range operation that offers just about everything one could want on a tropical holiday. Money exchange and ATM as well as mini mart, travel agency, 24 hour taxi service as well as snorkel (100B/day) and kayak (150B/hour, 700B/day) rentals are available, and the pool is lovely. A spa with a variety of services sits near the beach but is pricey compared to... Read our full review of Salad Beach Resort.

Smile Beach Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
64/31, Haad Salad,
T: (089) 875 8656

Smile Beach is actually a few minutes' walk from the beach, but it is a very peaceful and quiet spot perfect for families and mid-range travellers. The Lanna-style bungalows are attractive enough, but are showing a bit of wear and the gardens are a tad scruffy but at least the bungalows are well spaced. Rooms are clean, if a bit damp and come in a range of sizes with fan or air-con available. The... Read our full review of Smile Beach Resort.

Haad Khruad

This small, hidden away bay is mostly rocky with a tiny stretch of sandy beach in the centre.


Haad Gruad Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Khruad, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 34 9242

Haad Gruad is an affordable and very laid-back setup with its own stretch of partially-shaded but rocky and muddy beach — no need to worry about crowds here — even if the staff here are uncommunicative and slow with little English. The large central common area is a cool place to hang out and has a corner terrace for watching movies and a few internet terminals in addition to plenty... Read our full review of Haad Gruad Resort.

Haad Thian

This beach is one of Ko Pha Ngan's smallest and is home to just a single eponymous resort, making it lovely and secluded, but still close enough to Haad Yao if you need a little variety. Good snorkelling opportunities lie a short distance offshore.


Haad Tian Beach Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
59/1 Moo 8, Haad Thian West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 009

Haad Thian Beach Resort offers some of the most comfortable bungalows in this area on a totally private stretch of beach. A retaining wall borders the property while a fine stretch of white sand lies next to the resort. Its basic bamboo huts appeal to budget travellers, while more recently, flashpackers are being drawn in by the addition of large, rather fancy air-con rooms. Beach volleyball,... Read our full review of Haad Tian Beach Resort.

Haad Yao

Haad Yao is a sweeping beach with bungalows all the way along its length as well as more climbing up the rocks at each end of the beach. There is no shortage of places to choose from here -- even in high season. There's something for everyone, though Haad Yao maintains an upscale feel, and even the most basic bungalows can cost more than similar places on other beaches.


Bay View Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 140-1

Sprawling from the water up the hill on Haad Yao's northern end, Bay View Resort's best feature is the large, fancy swimming pool with its waterfall and good-sized sun deck. The basic fan rooms are clean and solid but provide little more comfort than average rooms elsewhere, and the beds are a bit too firm. The larger air-con rooms cost a good deal more but are very spacious with high ceilings,... Read our full review of Bay View Resort.

Bounty Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
85/1 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 105

On Haad Yao's southern headland, Bounty Resort's bungalows offer clean and comfortable lodgings for most budgets. Their classic wooden island-style bungalows are their oldest but are in fine shape and reasonably priced. Most of the other rooms, while providing a great deal of comfort, are packed together in pairs and in a large hotel-like building. Oddly, many units were angled so that they only... Read our full review of Bounty Resort.

Dream Hill Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
84 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 138

Dream Hill sits high above Haad Yao to the north looking out over the beach and sea. While the single rooms are affordable, Dream Hill specializes in larger two-bed rooms. All rooms are quite spacious and spotless, comfortable and fresh-smelling, and most have sea views. It's a five minute walk to the beach and centre of Haad Yao, but otherwise Dream Hill has all you might need. A swimming pool... Read our full review of Dream Hill Resort.

Ibiza Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
53 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 121

Ibiza is a happening place with rooms to meet most low to midrange budgets. The no-frills bungalows range from tiny worn out bamboo huts with shared bathrooms to large and private, air-con bungalows. Most rooms here are quite spacious, clean and solidly built but provide only the most basic of comforts. It's a happy and relaxed place with plenty to keep you occupied with from a Cosmic Energy... Read our full review of Ibiza Bungalows.

Long Bay Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 057-9

This place may have once been the most lavish spot on Haad Yao, and it remains a high quality resort. However, the rates here are inflated, and it's difficult to see the value. Granted, all rooms have satellite TV and minibars, but it remains overpriced. Rates aside, the bungalows here are spacious, well-kept and comfortable, with little in the way of decor. The pool is quite large and is... Read our full review of Long Bay Resort.

O.T's High Life Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 114-5

Located along Haad Yao's southern cliff, O.T.'s High Life is one of the finer setups in the area. Its charming little Thai-style huts are simple yet well-kept and are relatively easy on the budget while offering the same great views as the more expensive and newer deluxe air-con bungalows nearby. These larger units are cozy and comfortable but a little plain and simple for the prices. There's... Read our full review of O.T's High Life Resort.

Over Bay Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 163

Over Bay has a good selection of inexpensive basic bungalows for backpackers and a couple of newer deluxe air-con units with satellite TV which are popular for longer stays. One could probably lose several kilos hiking up and down the stairs here, but Jar and Nut, the friendly owners, make the trek worthwhile, providing spacious and clean rooms of a decent quality. They're mostly well-built, but... Read our full review of Over Bay Bungalows.

Shiralea
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
58/18 Moo 8, Haad Yao
T: (077) 349 217

If you’re looking for a popular backpacker spot on Ko Pha Ngan close to the beach, with not only cheap rooms but entertainment galore as well, look no further than Shiralea.A funky place to chill.Shiralea is less than a three-minute walk to the popular Haad Yao beach, a long strip of sand that is becoming increasingly popular among a younger crowd on Ko Pha Ngan due to the relaxed nightlife the... Read our full review of Shiralea.

Silver Beach Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
55/10 Moo 6, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 171

Silver Beach has very wisely done away with its tiny old bamboo huts in favour of larger, much sturdier wooden bungalows. These well-kept units have tiled floors, screen doors and a fresh clean scent. Bungalows vary greatly in price depending on size and location but they remain very simple accommodations. The air-con rooms are more reasonably priced than the fan rooms relative to other... Read our full review of Silver Beach Bungalows.

Tantawan Bungalow
Backpacker - Under 600B
51/8 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 108

Tantawan is a super laid-back place with a comfortable atmosphere. A two-level restaurant and bar with mellow music and cushy seating make for a cool spot to hang out, and there are large hammocks and plenty of seating around the good-sized swimming pool. The beach is a bit of a trek, but it's easy to spend the whole day here relaxing. The wooden bungalows are of varying size and are relatively... Read our full review of Tantawan Bungalow.

Easy Life Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
54/5 Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 116

Easy Life is a bit of a trek from most of Haad Yao's activities and hot spots but remains a very peaceful spot (except for the cicadas) with its hilly vantage point delivering fine sea views and spectacular sunsets. The simple wooden huts are clean enough with really firm mattresses and pillows and small, dark bathrooms. The family is friendly and welcoming and their restaurant and bar provides a... Read our full review of Easy Life Bungalows.

J.B. Hut Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
54/2 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 154

A good thigh-burning walk or quick motorbike ride from the beach, J.B.'s huts are spread along a hilltop overlooking the sea. Away from most of the action, this is a fairly quiet spot with fairly inexpensive huts. A long way from the beach, you're mostly you're paying for the view, which is visible from some rooms but is often blocked by trees. The bungalows are large, sturdy and well-kept albeit... Read our full review of J.B. Hut Bungalows.

Queen Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 188

A friendly spot high on the hillside away from Haad Yao beach, Queen Bungalow does not boast the finest bungalows, nor the best location, but the Queen is very hospitable and her huts cheap. The cool breeze and sea views can be quite lovely up here, but the view from the little restaurant has been obscured by the large red eyesore of a restaurant across the street. While the roof hovering above... Read our full review of Queen Bungalows.

Rock Garden Resort & Travel
Backpacker - Under 600B
81/1 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 225

Several little wooden bungalows line the large grassy hilltop at Rock Garden -- those closer to the cliff have wonderful views and easier access to the tiny private beach far below, which is a little scary to walk down to. Across the grounds, a handful of very large units peer out over the sea. These are primarily for monthly stays or longer, but good nightly rates are sometimes available. These... Read our full review of Rock Garden Resort & Travel.

Haad Son

Haad Son is a lovely little beach cove, well worth a visit on a daytrip if not to stay. There is not much here besides one resort and its restaurant, and of course, a private stretch of beach, but Ao Chaophao and Haad Yao are very nearby for those needing more variety.


Haad Son Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Moo 8, Haad Son, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 104

As of May 2007, Haad Son Resort is undergoing major construction and renovation (due for completion at the end of 2007), but if you can stand the noise, they still have some lovely and comfortable rooms available. Most rooms have wonderful sea views and are tastefully-designed and well-furnished. While on the expensive side, Haad Son's rooms do offer most available comforts, and the lovely... Read our full review of Haad Son Resort.

Ao Chaophao

Not as beautiful as some of Ko Pha Ngan's other beaches, Ao Chaophao is a great spot for those wanting to avoid the hordes while taking advantage of good swimming and snorkelling opportunities. It's relaxed atmosphere and mostly inexpensive bungalows give it a laid-back vibe that's worth a look.


Haad Chao Phao Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
48/3 Moo 8 Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 273

A relatively small and intimate place on the edge of the beach, Haad Chao Phao Bungalows provides no-frills accommodations popular among backpackers and budget travellers. Most of their huts are small and somewhat worn but very close to the beach, while a couple of slightly newer, larger huts are in better shape and don't cost much more. Go for these larger bungalows if they're available. The... Read our full review of Haad Chao Phao Bungalows.

Jungle Huts
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Chaohao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 087-8

Sandwiched between the road and a lovely stretch of beach, Jungle Huts delivers mostly handsome huts nestled amongst dense jungle foliage littered with colourful and sweet-smelling flowers. This place is easy on the budget, and its accommodations are in better shape than most comparably-priced setups on Ao Chaophao. A few of their cheaper bamboo huts are a little worn, but most are quite charming... Read our full review of Jungle Huts.

Seetanu
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Chaophao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 113

One of the friendliest setups on Ao Chaophao, Seetanu has quality rooms to meet most budgets. It has a laid-back atmosphere and the bungalows are solid and well-kept. Even the smallest huts have good-sized bathrooms, a fine change form the often cramped and scummy washrooms in some similarly-priced setups. Some rooms are poorly-lit and all of the tree cover makes them extra-dark inside. A couple... Read our full review of Seetanu.

Sunset Cove
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
78/11 Moo 8, Ao Chaophao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 211

Sunset Cove is the fanciest setup (it calls itself a boutique resort) on Ao Chaophao. Their rooms provide most modern comforts -- air-con and DVD players along with a good selection of free movies are standard. A good-sized swimming pool and sun deck sit near the beach along with a classy restaurant serving steaks and seafood as well as Thai food and a complimentary breakfast. Like the resort... Read our full review of Sunset Cove.

Blue Ocean Garden
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
51/11 Moo 8, Haad Chao Pao (or Ao Chaophao)
T: (087) 086 2697

Couples looking for a great midrange bungalow on Ko Pha Ngan’s west coast need look no further than Blue Ocean Garden, located on Ao Chaophao, at the north end of the beach beside Pirate Bar.Leafy. Green.Three types of rooms, all air-con, are on offer at Blue Ocean Garden: standards plus garden and seaview bungalows. The standard rooms (1,100 baht) are older than the other two options, and look... Read our full review of Blue Ocean Garden.

Hut Sun
Backpacker - Under 600B
48 Moo 8, Ao Chaophao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 097

This friendly, family-run operation offers a handful of well-priced simple bungalows which are perfect for backpackers. The mix-matched huts are all sturdy and solid and vary in size and proximity to the beach. The rooms consist mostly of a high, firm bed with a mosquito net and enough room for a bag or two. The only major issue here is the drafty bathrooms that attract insects, but that's what... Read our full review of Hut Sun.

Jinda Bay Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Chaophao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 237

Jinda Bay Resort, perched atop Ao Chaophao's rocky northern hillside, is primarily for long-term guests, but they also offer reasonable nightly rates. The very spacious, well-furnished super-bungalows are in pristine condition and their location above the water provides lovely sea views and a cooling sea breeze. While there's no restaurant, Jinda Bay has a large mini mart with a travel agency and... Read our full review of Jinda Bay Resort.

Sea Flower
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Chaophao, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 090

Offering a mixed bag of accommodation options, Sea Flower's bungalows vary widely in price and quality. For shoestring travellers, a number of very basic, very shabby thatch huts are available not far from the beach amidst a pleasing garden setting. With squat toilets, drafty floorboards and huge gaps between the walls and the roof, these dank old things should probably be knocked down to make... Read our full review of Sea Flower.

Pha-Ngan Cabana Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
79/2-3 Moo 8, Ao Chaophao
T: (077) 349 184-5

Pha Ngan Cabana uses its extra amenities as an excuse to overcharge for mediocre rooms. While their swimming pool and steam room add a classy twist, and air-con rooms come with satellite TV and refrigerators, there is no escaping the fact that the rooms, while clean, are small and drab. Strung together in a maze of single-storey motel-like buildings, most of the cabanas aren't much to look at and... Read our full review of Pha-Ngan Cabana Resort.

Ao Seethanu

Seethanu is broken in the middle by the boat anchorage, with the northern stretch of the bay being the more popular area. The sand is very white and the sunbaking is terrific. A coral reef not far from shore provides easily-accessible snorkelling opportunities with some decent corals and tropical fish. At the southern end of the bay, the beach isn't so great, but the resorts are perched up on the headland, many with quite good views. They vary greatly in price and quality.


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Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
17/14 Moo 8, Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 910, (083) 969 8584

Phangan Cove has a large variety of well-priced rooms to choose from. The rooms are mostly spaced close together, with a long tree-lined path guiding you through to the back rooms and to the beachfront restaurant. There are however a few stand-alone rooms on stilts if privacy is more your thing. All the rooms are large and the grey wash wall exterior and well-maintained balconies lend a definite... Read our full review of Phangan Cove Resort .

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Lake Side Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Baan Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (093) 621 3040

Lake Side is a set of small houses lined up facing the lake, more for long-term rental than short stays. The very friendly owners run the on-site restaurant with a spectacular view over the lake and lush pine-forest surrounds (and WiFi). We visited during low season and they were full with satisfied tenants. Each place is painted pale lemon on the outside with ample windows for natural sunlight... Read our full review of Lake Side Resort.

Loyfa Natural Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
14/1 Moo 8, Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 377 319

In an area of mostly bungalows, Loyfa is a more upmarket resort in comparison although its prices are not too bad. It has a range of rooms all with air-con and a gorgeous view on the hilltop with only a short walk down to the pool, pool restaurant, beach barbecue restaurant and soft sand beach. All rooms are clean with polished timber flooring, good windows for natural light, TV, tea, coffee and... Read our full review of Loyfa Natural Resort .

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Nice Sea
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 177

Follow the coast road from Thong Sala to Seethanu and just past the bend to your right, you turn left on to a stony path. Park your bike there and walk over the simple timber bridge straight into Nice Sea, with a range of bungalows to suite your taste and budget. Offerings start with more traditional Thai fan-cooled bungalows which are timber, bamboo and thatch and simply furnished, and range... Read our full review of Nice Sea.

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Seaview Rainbow
Backpacker - Under 600B
20/1 Moo 8, Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 084

Seaview Rainbow has fan-cooled timber bungalows on stilts a stone's throw from the beach as well as concrete air-con bungalows. The fan rooms are clean and well kept, with a tiled bathroom, cold water shower and a hammock. The air-con rooms, further away from the beach behind the restaurant, are new as of 2015 and have modern but simple furnishings, with hot water showers. The restaurant in the... Read our full review of Seaview Rainbow.

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The Beach Bungalow & Travel
Backpacker - Under 600B
20/3 Moo 8. Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 076

Beach Bungalow offers both small timber bungalows as well as concrete air-con rooms, once you have walked the timber footbridge and past the small office that doubles as a travel agency. The simple timber bungalows with hammock are fan only and at 400 baht are a good choice. If you need air-con and are happy to pay a bit more then the modern rooms will do the trick. They are well-built and in... Read our full review of The Beach Bungalow & Travel .

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Zen Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (089) 648 0684

Zen is next to Laem Son 2 bungalows down the loop dirt road left off the coast road at Seethanu town (same path as Laem Son 1 and 2 and Seaview Rainbow). Nestled in lush gardens, these bungalows are on a big bend of the beach with lots of soft white sand right at your doorstep. Although the beachfront restaurant is no longer open it still provides a space to hang out and use the free WiFi. Most... Read our full review of Zen Bungalows.

Exotic
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (087) 283 6642

Exotic Bungalows are perched up on a hill in lush surrounds overlooking the beach. The fan-cooled bungalows are basic but have everything you need, including hot water. The rooms are larger than many other bungalows with timber flooring, thatch walls, a large bed, mosquito net, simple shelving and a tiled bathroom with bucket toilet. The balcony with a hammock faces the sea and certainly seems... Read our full review of Exotic.

Golden Rock
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 262

One of the cheapest sets of bungalows around, Golden Rock has simple thatched roof editions on stilts set in lush surrounds just off the sea. The fan-cooled rooms have a decent looking bed, mosquito net, small desk and chair, bathroom with cold water and a balcony with hammock. You feel like you are truly in the tropics here with a large thick grassed area dotted with palm trees, while still only... Read our full review of Golden Rock.

Laem Son (1) Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 349 031-2

Laem Son 1 offer cheap bungalows on the beach in what feels like a private area of white sand. From the outside these timber bungalows look good and the inside is fine if you are looking for a basic no frills bungalow with a mattress, shelf and cold water shower. It does have two hammocks on the balcony though which is great if you are sharing a room. The rooms are on the small side but the... Read our full review of Laem Son (1) Bungalows .

Laem Son II
Backpacker - Under 600B
Nestled between Laem Son 1 and Zen right on the beach, Ao Seethanu, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (089) 586 2558

You will find the old hippy days of Thailand still exist here at Laem Son II with these rustic bungalows along the beachfront. This place is so laidback that none of its chilled-out hammock swingers knew the name of where they were staying. The old bungalows still function though with very simple furnishings including a bed, chair, hammock, cold water shower and bucket toilet. This place is... Read our full review of Laem Son II.

Ao Hinkhong

Ao Hinkhong forms the northern stretch of Wok Tum and is home to a couple of haunts off the road leading to Seethanu and one yoga joint.


JJ Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
22/3 Moo 6, Woktum-Hinkhong, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 988

JJ’s is on the coast road just as you reach Hinkhong heading out of Thong sala with the guesthouse on the right side of the road and the restaurant overlooking the calm waters on the left. It has a very chilled vibe and seems to be mostly for long termers. The bungalows upon stilts are more like mini-houses, offering one- or two-bedroom fan-cooled rooms plus small kitchen, a front open room... Read our full review of JJ Resort.

Ao Wok Tum

Wok Tum is the small area between Thong Sala and Hinkhong. The area is best known for sunset and late night drinks at Amsterdam Bar. There are a few small guesthouses and a single resort scattered around but most accommodation here is target towards long-termers. The area is protected by a sea-wall and the beaches are a series of small sandy stretches wedged between the rocks.


Wok Tum Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Ao Wok Tum, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 377 430

Wok Tum Resort is a comfortable and friendly, family-run resort aimed at midrange spenders. The family here welcomes each guest with a smile and makes everyone feel at home. The bungalows are large and lovely though a little too close together. They're very well-maintained and spotlessly clean, and most have a good view of the sea. Refrigerators come in every room and the fan rooms aren't... Read our full review of Wok Tum Resort.

Golden Hill Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
54/4 Moo 4. Wok Tum
T: (077) 238 608

Golden Hill Resort is up on the hill on the coast road heading from Thong Sala past Amsterdam Bar and on your left, with great views down to the beach. They have a number of timber and brick standalone rooms that look like mini-houses, with a small tiled balcony and dark wood furniture all nestled into the hillside in lush surrounds. While simply decorated they have everything you'll need,... Read our full review of Golden Hill Resort.

Ao Plaaylaem

The resorts at Ao Plaaylaem run along its edge every hundred metres or so. There a few piles of boulders around, but its mostly just sand and clear water.


Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa
Toprange - 4,000B to 8,000B
69/13 Moo 4 Ao Nai Wok
T: (077) 377 384

Ko Pha Ngan’s upmarket Kupu Kupu Resort is a collection of 20 stylish villas and two suites, combining modern elements with traditional charm, while melding Balinese and Thai sensitivities. Quite the entrance. Why Balinese? Kupu Kupu is a Balinese operation, with two resorts on the popular Indonesian island, and its new Ko Pha Ngan location is its first international venture. Most of the... Read our full review of Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa.

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Sea Scene Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Plaaylaem, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 377 516

Offering comfortable budget to midrange accommodations, Sea Scene is situated on a lovely stretch of beach toward the northern end of Plaaylaem and offers the finest rooms on this beach. A very relaxed and tranquil spot, Sea Scene is a romantic place for couples and caters to families as well. Many bungalows sit on or near the beach, though the cheapest huts are at least one row back. All are... Read our full review of Sea Scene Resort.

Stone Hill
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ao Plaay Laem, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 447

Stone Hill is across the street from the beach and high on a hill, offering some of the finest views around. These large, luxurious bungalows are well spaced around the hilltop among plenty of trees. Given its distance from the beach and the hill involved, Stone Hill is recommended only for those comfortable on a motorbike. Well-suited to longer stays -- two nights minimum is required -- these... Read our full review of Stone Hill.

Cookies
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Plaay Laem, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 377 499

Cookies is a very popular backpacker spot with a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The basic bungalows are scattered around vast grounds from the beach -- fairly rocky here -- around a garden and up the hill. The huts are not the best, mostly worn out and some shabbier than others, but they're clean and very well-priced. A small pool is a refreshing place to splash around, and a mini mart, book store... Read our full review of Cookies.

Sabai Beach
Backpacker - Under 600B
56/1 Moo 4, Plaay Laem, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 895

A fine spot for backpackers and budget travellers, Sabai Beach provides simple but decent bungalows, most of which sit on a beautiful section of beach. The huts are very basic wooden units, rather plain inside and out, but they're clean, and window screens are a nice touch. The clean, soft sheets sadly do little to improve the comfort of their hard beds. Nonetheless, the huts are good for the... Read our full review of Sabai Beach.

Pimmada
Backpacker - Under 600B
69/2 Moo 4, Plaaylaem, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 377 325

Pimmada has a handful of bungalows of mixed quality and comfort near a decent stretch of sandy beach. Really only two bungalows are on the beach, and they are set tightly around a garden such that they all face one another. The inexpensive and older basic huts with wooden shutter windows are musty and worn but still quite spacious and passable for the price. Several newer bungalows are in much... Read our full review of Pimmada.




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Pha Ngan West Coast? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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