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Sai Thong Bungalow

Simple jungle serenity

Photo of Sai Thong Bungalow, On the hill road to Railay, Ao Tonsai. , Railay Beach

What we say: 3.5 stars

The bed of an old, broken-down Mazda pick-up truck serves as a big flower pot in front of Sai Thong's reception shack, setting the mood for this chilled out jungle retreat. It was the first basic bungalow operation to appear on the inland hill road and remains one of the best. Blended into the forested hillside, small stilted bamboo-and-wood huts have nothing more than fans, basic cold-water bathrooms, firm mattresses on the floor, mosquito nets, thin blankets, a couple of pillows and small front porches -- we're talking basic digs here. The Thai couple who run the place are laid-back creative types who can speak pretty good English. They close up and head to the mainland for much of the low season, though they’ll be happy to put you up at a discounted rate if they’re around. It's a bit of a hike from here to the beach and you’ll want some mosquito repellent.

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On the hill road to Railay, Ao Tonsai. 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan private b'room n/a 300 baht 400 baht for two people

Added to Travelfish on: 7th October, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 23rd April, 2015

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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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On the hill road to Railay, Ao Tonsai. 

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