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Panka Bay Resort

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What we say: 3.5 stars

If you're after tranquility and don't mind a lack of WiFi and power from only 18:00 to 23:00, Panka Bay's namesake resort should be just the ticket. The small and secluded place has a string of simple white cottages with tin roofs and porches overlooking a shaded lawn that opens onto the beach. The resort shares the seafront with only a fisherman's house -- the quietude pulls you in and makes you want to relax. Simple but well-kept rooms come with soft beds raised off the floor, mosquito nets, tiny make-up desks and cold-water bathrooms with Western flush toilets and spouts with buckets in lieu of proper sinks. You'll also find a couple of tiny bamboo huts that probably should have been torn down last year; these are dusty and come with firm beds and squat toilets in dark cement bathrooms. But hey, they're cheap and have sea views. Panka Bay is a family-run spot that attracts its share of longer-term repeat guests. To get here, walk straight through Chao Le Homestay and go left when you hit the sand.

    Contact details:

    Panka Yai Bay, Ko Bulon Lae.  T: (081) 990 5878 , (089) 466 8957 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Bungalow fan private b'room n/a 500 baht Up to 700 baht, 300 baht for bamboo.

    Added to Travelfish on: 30th March, 2008
    Last visited or updated on: 17th January, 2015

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    Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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    Panka Bay Resort
    Panka Yai Bay, Ko Bulon Lae. 
    T: (081) 990 5878 , (089) 466 8957 

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