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Koh Ngai Camping Resort

Ko Ngai's only true backpacker scene

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Tucked between the imposing Mayalay and Fantasy midrange resorts, Koh Ngai Camping Resort is the black sheep of the island's typically upscale resort family, so if you're a backpacker looking for a good time and not a full spa treatment then this is your place. Tents are set up right along the beach, but it's not as rugged as it sounds -- they're large enough for up to four beds and each have 24-hour electricity and fans, while the basic cold-water bathrooms are shared. The staff are a spirited bunch of younger southern Thais who don't speak the best English on the island but more than make up for it with their very friendly and enthusiastic welcome. Don't be surprised if they grab a bottle of rum and invite themselves to join in on your party. And, indeed, this is the place on Ko Ngai to party; the beachside bar doesn't serve fancy cocktails, but they do offer the cheapest drinks on the island. That said, if you're not a night owl and don't want raucous backpackers drinking near your tent, you'll do better somewhere else. The resort is also a good option for booking boats to other islands or the mainland. Open for high season only. Recommended.

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Ko Ngai.  T: (081) 894 8454 F: (084) 308 1484  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Tent n/a 500 baht Sleeps up to 4

Added to Travelfish on: 30th December, 2011
Last visited or updated on: 15th September, 2013

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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Ko Ngai. 
T: (081) 894 8454 F: (084) 308 1484

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