Simple bungalows on a hilltop
On the cross-island road overlooking Panka Noi Bay, Ko Bulon Lae T: (061) 216 4249 , (084) 407 6978
This family-owned spot has a small collection of bungalows just back from the cross-island lane on the hill near Panka Noi.
You don't get a sea view unless you climb a tree, but the central location makes it easy to walk anywhere on Bulon. Bungalows come in two styles: crimson woven bamboo huts with tin roofs, and newer wood/bamboo editions with thatched roofs further back. Both go for the same reasonable price and come with front porches, hard beds raised off the floor with mosquito nets, fans, windows and simple cold-water bathrooms with little sinks and Western toilets. While you won't find WiFi or many other extras, there's a good restaurant on site and the Coconut Bar is right across the lane. Baan Sulaida is a good alternative if the places on the main beach are too expensive and you don't want to walk all the way over to Panka Yai.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 16th January, 2015.