Small inexpensive huts
89/2 M. 1 Suan Luang Rd, just north of Why Not and Roytawan T: (032) 69 1963
Lola Bungalows remains our budget pick for Bang Saphan.
It has a range of huts, from extremely simple wooden versions with brightly coloured exteriors to new and very solid concrete bungalows. The latter are excellent value -- the one we most recently stayed in was brand new and immaculately clean with enough water pressure to take paint off the wall. The beach out front is good here and lined with plenty of trees and hammocks in between. There is no restaurant on-site and limited English is spoken, but staff were friendly enough and will sell you water (but no alcohol). There is WiFi but the signal is quite weak and doesn't reach many of the rooms. This is about as close to a backpacker vibe as Bang Saphan gets. Discounts are easy to snare for more than a night or two's stay.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 22nd September, 2013.