Low key beach spot
Kai Bae, Ko Chang T: (080) 613 9266
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Formerly known as ‘Porn Bungalow', this secluded, low key resort added the apostrophe ‘S' to make it clear that Porn is the name of the owner and not an indication of the activities that go on here.
Attractive wooden bungalows with thatch roofs are spread over a vast area of palm-filled grounds. Some are a few steps from the sea. Most are surprisingly stylish and made of dark hard wood with smooth wood floors, large porches with hammocks, not-too-firm beds draped in mosquito nets, attached hot water bathrooms and fans. They come in a range of sizes and styles, from cosy huts for one to double-decker family bungalows. The only rooms we'd pass on are the old, concrete huts set towards the back of the grounds. Porn's has a memorable restaurant with spiral staircases leading to semi-private lofts, rattan hammocks and sheesha pipes. It feels a bit like a tree house, the food is great, and there's usually a fire show and/or live music at night. Porn also offers rental kayaks, beach volleyball net, several scenic swings and affordable Thai massage. The atmosphere is serene and very laid back. Staff are friendly but perhaps a little too laid back -- we had to wander from one office to the restaurant to the other office, talking to four different staff members before we finally found someone who could give us basic info. One staff member said the resort was full, which ended up not being true.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 23rd December, 2013.