Worth keeping in mind
Moo 3, Haad Noppharat Thara T: (075) 637 200, (075) 661 145
Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park offers a handful of simple and spacious concrete rooms across the road from the best stretch of Eastern Haad Noppharat Thara.
They’ve got some older rooms in freestanding cottages and newer editions that come four rooms to each single-floor building, all facing a narrow car park with the road and beach beyond that. All rooms are air-conditioned and have large attached porches that catch a sea breeze. Beds are hard but overall the rooms are more inviting than most Thai national park accommodation, with windows covering much of the front walls and hot water in the bathrooms. If you don’t mind the lack of a TV and resort staff, it’s not bad value in an excellent location. The park apparently also rents out tents that can be set up somewhere behind the cottages, though the woman we spoke with at the Visitor Centre couldn’t give us a price or much other info on those. Note that accommodation must be arranged at the Visitor Centre, which is a five-minute walk from the actual rooms, next to the pier. Even if booking ahead through the DNP’s clunky website, you’ll still need to check in here.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 19th April, 2015.