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Koh Wai Pakarang Resort

Doesn't quite fit

Photo of Koh Wai Pakarang Resort, Ko Wai (east side of the north coast) . , Ko Wai

What we say: 3 stars

When walking past Pakarang's not-so-tasteful concrete walkways and rooms that come in an arbitrarily large selection of similar styles, we had the sense that it was thrown up quickly with little thought as to how it might affect the environment. You can choose between bland but spacious concrete villas with lots of windows, dark rooms in single-floor motel-style blocks with tacky fake wood siding, rooms in a blazing white concrete structure that rely on shared bathrooms, or decent wooden fan bungalows with porches perched on stilts over the hillside. Thin beds are placed on raised platforms, with mosquito nets in the bungalows, and rooms are reasonably well kept. Families are well served by a variety of large rooms. The resort has a heavy-duty generator that provides electricity 24 hours a day, though this does not get you hot water, TVs or fridges in any of the rooms. We found the uniformed staff members watching the flatscreen TV in the restaurant, which serves a bland mix of Thai and Western fare. The beach in front of Pakarang is quite narrow and we found the atmosphere less inviting than at the other three bungalow joints. On the other hand, those who must have air-con (or at least a fan that stays on all night) will find it here.

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    Ko Wai (east side of the north coast) .  T: (084) 113 8946 , (081) 551 5287 
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Deluxe bungalow n/a 1,000 baht Upto 1,200 baht
    Bungalow fan private b'room n/a 600 baht Upto 1,000 baht
    Dbl fan share b'room n/a 600 baht
    Dbl air-con private b'room n/a 1,500 baht Upto 2,200 baht
    Quad fan private b'room n/a 1,200 baht
    Family room n/a 1,500 baht Bungalow that sleeps four
    Bungalow air-con private b'room n/a 2,500 baht

    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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