22 Moo 7, Ao Lo Dalam T: (092) 426 9198 F: (075) 601 420
Formerly the PP Sunset Pavillion, now under new ownership, this collection of 45 concrete and bamboo bungalows is the first you'll see among a number of new bungalow resorts being built along the paved, steep path being cut into Lo Dalam's northern headland.
It would be a sweaty trek here with baggage in tow but if you book ahead they'll meet you at the pier to help. The bamboo huts are typical for Phi Phi: basic and small with a balcony, private bathroom and mosquito-netted double bed. Though dismal looking from the outside, the tin-roofed concrete air-con bungalows are clean and bright inside, and fitted out with twin or double beds, hot-water showers and a safe. Boulders from the hill jut into the air-con rooms in places, which might have been an attractive feature had they been better protected from white paint splashes. WiFi is included. The resort's brochure states that a swimming pool is under construction but we didn't see any sign of one on our visit (August 2014). The attached sunset bar and restaurant with reasonable-ish prices and fab views from the hillside-clinging platforms brings in a fair-sized crowd in the evenings. Really nothing special here, but not bad value for the Lo Dalam area. Noise from the nearby beach bars might make for some sleepless nights.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.