If they could only settle on a name
Ko Phra Thong T: (088) 451 5531, (087) 098 2081
Located right next to Mr.
Chuoi's, closer to the beach but still out of sight from it, this place is now officially called Phrathong Nature Resort although one sign at the resort's entrance reads Phrathong Resort and another near the beach points in the direction of Seaview Resort. Everyone we talked to on the island and back in Khuraburi knew it simply as Seaview, which was its original name. Seeing as it doesn't actually have a sea view, the name change seems responsible, if they could only get around to changing the signs. In any case, Seaview (we'll stick to Seaview for now too) offers slightly roomier and more comfortable cottages than at Mr. Chuoi's, which are set in a shady area around a sandy spot. These are still rustic, but they do have fans, mosquito nets without holes, and larger, more comfortable front porches. Bathrooms are partially open air and are also simple, but not quite as bare bones as Mr. Chuoi's. Seaview's one large bungalow even surprisingly has a hot water heater. Seaview also has an excellent restaurant, although it doesn't seem to get quite as lively Mr. Chuoi's. Nevertheless, the owner is a kind and sincere guy, and he's the only one on the island who seemed certain his resort would stay open all year.
Last updated on 27th July, 2012.