Cheapest bungalows on Muk
Haad Farang, Ko Muk T: (087) 885 7582, (080) 865 0937
If you prefer a family-run spot and don't mind a rustic bungalow, pop into this rag-tag joint located just behind Charlie and across from Rubber Tree.
The half-dozen huts are clustered around a lawn of four-leaf clovers (we kid you not). They're made almost entirely of knobby wooden planks and come with hard beds, mosquito nets, fans and large bathrooms with bucket-flush toilets, cold-water showers and spouts in lieu of sinks. Cleanliness is not the strong suit here, but hey, the rooms are close to the beach and about half of what you'll pay for similarly equipped options at the other bungalow operations. The owners are old-school islanders who make guests feel welcome without even trying. We arrived to find them huddled around a TV watching a tense muay Thai match, and after being invited (or perhaps instructed) to grab a seat we almost forgot why we stopped by in the first place. The gang also runs a tasty Thai restaurant along with Dugong Family Travel, which is a reliable source for boat tours and tickets to other islands. We didn't get a definitive answer on low season, but don't be surprised if they closed for part of it.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 15th January, 2015.