A friendly place
Ko Ngai T: (095) 014 1853 , (081) 367 8497
As the name suggests, this laid-back spot in the centre of the beach presents itself as more of a restaurant, but it also offers more functional bungalows than neighbouring Koh Hai Villa.
Fronting a lawn with plentiful flower bushes and direct sea views, the spacious wood, bamboo and-concrete bungalows are rather Spartan with their rough cement floors and stark white walls. Yet the ones we checked out appeared well kept and did have their strong points, like high ceilings, good moveable fans, complimentary drinking water, decent beds on four-poster wood frames and large cold-water bathrooms with sinks and flush toilets. You also get a couple of windows and porches with a plastic chair or two. The place has a flexible, family-run vibe, and if you ask, there's a good chance you'll receive a discount off the initially quoted rates. Koh Hai Seafood has no online presence and is a good bet if you arrive on Ngai without reservations. Closed for low season.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 16th January, 2015.