Cheap and simple tranquility
Hat Sai Nual, Ko Tao T: (081) 747 5357
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Siam Cookie offers old-style backpacker beach bungalows and is a great place for budget travellers who want a bit of peace and quiet.
Located on Sai Nual Bay, Siam Cookie has its own beach with decent swimming and snorkelling, though it's quite rocky. Masks, snorkels and kayaks are available for hire. Many of the bungalows are notably small and basic, though some are larger and in better condition than others -- have a look around at a few before making a final decision. The bungalows are very near the water and guests will enjoy spectacular views, but they are very basic and fan-cooled. While they are well-kept and clean, visitors are more likely to enjoy the accompanying hammock than the relatively dark indoors. Siam Cookie's main restaurant offers a range of Thai food and a few Western dishes, and has a comfy sala and small deck. Banana Rock Bar across the beach provides a low-key alternative to the venue's own amenities.
By Erin Wildermuth
Last updated on 19th October, 2014.