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Sea views for cheap

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

Panka Bay Resort

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.

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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.

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Last updated on 17th January, 2015.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
closed or n/a
500 baht
Up to 700 baht, 300 baht for bamboo.
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: closed or n/a, high season 500 baht. Notes: Up to 700 baht, 300 baht for bamboo.

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

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