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Panka Noi Bay, Ko Bulon Lae T: (089) 739 2714 , (081) 542 5245

Bulon Viewpoint Resort

Scattered down a hillside overlooking Panka Noi, Viewpoint's bungalows give a sense of seclusion despite being centrally located.

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The sturdy bungalows are built of concrete and brick and each has a private porch with two chairs. Interiors are well maintained, with firm beds, mosquito nets and fans. The partially open bathrooms with stone floors are nicely designed, though the glass shard-studded concrete walls can be either disturbing or reassuring. The most recently built bungalows are nearest the beach; these are more spacious and with more screened windows than the others, but also more expensive. Bungalows further up the hill are clean and comfortable, and some have excellent views of the karst formations in the bay. However a few are perched way up top, very close to Coconut Bar and a stone's throw from Baan Sulaida's bungalows, which are half the price and nearly as good. The place has a laid back vibe, and we were offered 500 baht off a seafront room, without asking, in late November.

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Last updated on 16th January, 2015.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
closed or n/a
1,000 baht
Up to 1,500 baht
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: closed or n/a, high season 1,000 baht. Notes: Up to 1,500 baht

Bulon Viewpoint Resort
Panka Noi Bay, Ko Bulon Lae
T: (089) 739 2714 , (081) 542 5245

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Kicking a football in the sea breeze, school kids laugh on their beachside field. Local sea gypsies smile at backpackers and families who lounge outside their simple bungalows. Flowers and butterflies abound. Away from the over-development and other problems found on more popular Thai islands, Ko Bulon Lae quietly preserves its rural tranquility.

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