Stay for the sunset views
9/1 Moo 3, Tambon Prunai, Ko Yao Yai T: (076) 582484, (087) 8866157, (082) 2741889
This collection of 16 concrete bungalows, found just back from a strip of white sand at the south end of Loh Jark beach, has one of the most scenic settings we found on Ko Yao Yai.
At high tide the water in the cove is brilliantly blue and swimmable, while at low tide some rocks are revealed, adding some visual drama to the sunsets over the bay. Loh Jark’s pier is in view but far enough away to not intrude on the peace here. Thatch roofing helps the bungalows blend into the tropical gardens, while inside the rooms are simple in design with double or twin beds, all with air-con, cable TV and hot water showers in the open-roof bathroom. Larger family bungalows also available. Wi-Fi’s included and the restaurant/reception people can help you out with tour and transport bookings. An event was taking place there during our visit so we weren’t able to try out the restaurant, but it’s open air with sea views, and leads to the wide lawn that stretches between the sands and the front of the resort. The prices we were given at a busy time of year seemed reasonable indeed; we didn’t bargain but we expect even better rates could be on offer if you push for it. No swimming pool though.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 27th February, 2014.