Quiet jungle living
Haad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan T: (086) 947 3205
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Set back off the beach, inland to the north of the bay and yet still only a short walk to Haad Thian and Why Nam beach, Beam Bungalows gives a great feeling of jungle living.
The mixed-size bungalows sprawl from a frangipani-lined path around and past the restaurant into the trees. They vary from small 400 baht versions up to more modern 1,000 baht stone bungalows, sleeping four and with a kitchenette. We saw a smaller one, which was simple though a little rundown and with a squat toilet bathroom in need of a facelift. From the outside, it is clear that bungalows the next size up (for 500 baht) have been given a make over – check your room before taking one. The dorm above the restaurant opened in 2014 and has beds for 200 baht. New also are the public (and dorm) bathrooms in a concrete building with seat toilets and showers. Beam has 24-hour electricity which is rare for this bay and cold-water showers – you need to pay for WiFi. The serene restaurant, with a menu of both Thai and international food, is worth the walk even if you are not staying here, with an air of peace and serenity. It boasts a view over an open grass area and trees to the sea and has a reputation for the best fresh coconuts in the area. New management were hired in 2014 and staff are friendly and speak good English.
By Romi Grossberg
Last updated on 9th October, 2014.