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Koh Wai Paradise

Popular spot with good beaches

Photo of Koh Wai Paradise, Ko Wai (west side of the north coast). , Ko Wai

What we say: 3.5 stars

Fronting the largest beach (though it's not huge), Paradise is the most popular bungalow operation on Ko Wai. Meeting other travellers couldn't be easier in the inviting restaurant with long tables that are shared among guests. There's also a book exchange in the corner if you feel like being antisocial. The huts are stretched out over a large shaded area to the west of the restaurant, with some scattered amid semi-private beaches where signs suggest that you “Enjoy the sounds of nature”. There's some excellent snorkelling to be done in this area, but the main beach is best avoided at midday due to the influx of daytrippers. It's oh-so serene once they leave, with a volleyball net and wood platform perched over the water where you can sunbathe or take a dive. The cheapest wooden huts are tiny and have seen better days. These come with padlocks to secure very flimsy doors, a few small windows, rock hard beds (but soft pillows) on raised platforms and small front porches with wooden benches. A bit more cash gets you a much bigger and newer bungalow with wide windows and larger porch in a more private setting. All rooms rely on one of a few blocks of shared cold water bathrooms that aren't too far from any bungalow. The jovial staff likes to pound Singha beer at Good Feeling during their 16:00 - 17:00 break, making them a little slurry during the dinner rush.

    Contact details:

    Ko Wai (west side of the north coast).  T: (081) 762 2548 , (081) 268 6157 
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Bungalow fan share b'room n/a 200 baht 300 baht for slightly larger bungalow
    Deluxe bungalow n/a 500 baht With shared bathroom

    Added to Travelfish on: 31st May, 2006
    Last visited or updated on: 16th 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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