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Baan Chai Lay

A very low-key spot

Photo of Baan Chai Lay, Ao Kao, Ko Maak. , Ko Maak

What we say: 3.5 stars

With only four beachfront villas and a couple of rooms in the back, this miniature resort enjoys a great location on a wide stretch of beach that's central to several good restaurants and the road to Ao Suan Yai. Wedged between the larger Holiday Beach and Blue Sky, many people walk right by without noticing Baan Chai Lay. The villas are unassuming concrete numbers with tinted glass windows and simple decor, but they're spacious, clean and comfortable. The charming fan-cooled rooms in the old wooden house that sits back from the beach have several screened windows to go with cheerful pink-and-white decor. The small beach restaurant serves respectable Thai food and also some Western favourites. A very laid back older woman who moves around at a methodical pace now runs Baan Chai Lay. Rates are negotiable for stays of longer than a night or two.

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Contact details:

Ao Kao, Ko Maak.  T: (085) 094 3620 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow air-con private b'room 1,000 baht 1,500 baht hey
Bungalow fan private b'room 400 baht 600 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 30th July, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 17th March, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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