An affordable off-beach basic spot
At the T-junction back off Khlong Chao Beach
These are the cheapest bungalows within easy walking distance of Khlong Chao beach, but they are cheap for a reason -- they're pretty basic fare.
Bathrooms are cold-water only, open-air style with squat toilets -- the only ones we saw on the island. Interiors are lino-panelled and the mattresses are old. The Garden referenced in the name is just the lawn area -- we assume once, many moons ago (before Tinkerbell was built) you could see the ocean in the distance from here, not any more. The bungalows are fan-cooled, wood-faced and cute from the outside and do have some shade and the attached restaurant does backpacker standards. If your primary goal is to be as close to the beach as possible without paying the earth, Khlong Chao Garden will do.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 6th June, 2014.