Ko Pha Ngan is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Ko Pha Ngan as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Ko Pha Ngan’s different areas.
The west coast has a good mix of beaches that range from long and developed to tiny and with only one or two places to stay. Bigger beaches include Haad Salad, Ao Mae Haad, Haad Yao and Ao Seethanu, while Haad Khruad, Haad Thian, Haad Son, Ao Chaophao, Ao Hinkhong, Ao Wok Tum and Ao Plaaylaem are all worth considering if you prefer a more isolated feel.
The western stretch of Mae Haad is stunning with great snorkelling offshore, while the eastern side is not so suitable for swimming and sees a good deal of small-scale fishing from longtail boats. The water is relatively shallow along the entire beach and is more accommodating at high tide, but the offshore reef is accessible by a smooth channel mid-beach.
Certainly one of the best deals on the beach, Mae Haad Cove has well-kept, comfortable rooms at a reasonable price even if the common areas are scruffy. A handful of spacious dark-stained wooden bungalows sit near the edge of the beach while slightly larger, yet cheaper, units sit a short distance up the hill behind them. These bungalows are sturdy and very clean with mosquito screens in the... Read our full review of Mae Haad Cove.
A lagoon/sandy ditch sits between the beach and Mae Haad View and only a handful of their small huts — the cheapest in Mae Haad — provide a sea view through the trees and shrubs lining the lagoon. All rooms are the same price regardless of position, and they're all the same size and quality — small and rudimentary. But they do have an authentic Ko Pha Ngan backpacker vibe, which... Read our full review of Mae Haad View Resort.
While being far from luxurious and situated on the poorer part of the beach, Royal Orchid offers a good number of choices for mid range travellers and backpackers. With bungalows of several different sizes and comfort levels, there is something for just about everyone. Despite there being no beachfront to speak of, many rooms do have good views of the sea and Ko Ma from just beyond the water's... Read our full review of Royal Orchid Resort.
Ideal for families, mid range travellers and backpackers alike, Island View Cabana boasts a beautiful stretch of beach and ideal prime beachfront location and bungalows to suit all budgets. Guests have the choice of ultra basic bungalows just off the beach, right up to beautiful deluxe bungalows in prime beach-front location with big balconies right on the sand. These get cheaper as they get... Read our full review of Island View Cabana.
This place has bungalows to fit most budgets and more amenities than some of the other setups in the area. The resort's bungalows start at the beach — only two could be considered beachfront, and this is not the best part of the beach — the rest run back into the jungle in two tightly-packed lines on either side of the restaurant. Most huts are in good shape and clean — not huge... Read our full review of Mae Haad Bay Resort.
Wang Sai is a great for families and mid-range travellers, offering a few beachfront bungalows and more separated from the beach by a lagoon and a stand of trees and shrubs. The huts are all fairly new cement bungalows with slightly garish Thai adornments, most sitting along a green mountainside. The rooms are priced according to location, with the hillside rooms offering great views of the... Read our full review of Wang Sai Resort.
A very pretty, albeit quite developed, beach. Haad Salad has a broad range of guesthouse and resort options and some good snorkelling offshore — the brilliant sunsets are free.
A very comfortable choice for midrange budgets, Asia Bungalows offers immaculate bungalows with air-con, hot water and refrigerators. These large concrete units have a classy feel and are very well-kept, spacious and spotless. A few sit on the beach while most are spread around a palm-fringed lawn. Prices are determined by location with the beachfront units costing just a little more than those... Read our full review of Asia Bungalows.
Green Papaya is beautifully designed, luxurious and expensive. Granted the rooms here are spacious, tastefully decorated with comfy bedding and sofas and come with all the mod cons like air-con, TV and refrigerators — but it still seems a tad overpriced. The deluxe rooms at the back in a block perhaps offer the least value. The infinity pool and large sun deck are big assets, as is the... Read our full review of Green Papaya Resort.
Reggae Village is a colourful resort featuring a wide range of bungalows, some painted in bright rasta colours. The accommodation is clean and well maintained, though some of the rooms are cement blocks with naff decor and crummy sliding doors. The wooden thai style villas are definitely the best — if a tad overpriced — with teak balconies, some with bathtubs, and mini-kitchens with... Read our full review of Reggae Village.
A relatively small, relaxing setup run by a friendly family, Salad Hut offers ten wooden bungalows and two brand new concrete beachfront ones with various amenities. The spacious, comfortable and clean wooden huts are separated from the beach by a swimming pool and sun deck, so all rooms are essentially poolside while just steps away from the beach. Each one has a large outside sala with eating... Read our full review of Salad Hut.
Coral Beach Bungalow is a very relaxed, good value spot toward the centre of Haad Salad. The huts are separated from the beach by a narrow garden, and the sand and sea just steps away can be viewed from private hammocks. While quite basic, these wooden huts are in decent shape and clean, and a lot of care is taken with their upkeep. Most importantly, they are cheap, and the quality is better than... Read our full review of Coral Beach Bungalows.
At the far southern end of Haad Salad, Double Duke sits right along the sand, enjoying its peaceful and secluded location. The wooden island-style huts here are quite basic but clean and well cared for. A couple sit on the beach while most run in a row away from the beach, and fan or air-con are available. The basic rooms are inexpensive and a little buggy, but the more sturdy air-con rooms are a... Read our full review of Double Duke.
With better quality rooms than some other budget spots, centrally-located Haad Salad Villa is a great choice on probably the nicest stretch of the beach. Only a pair of large rooms built together sit on the beach, but many more are very close, situated around a central sandy lawn. A few of the bungalow are duplex style woven-sided jobs, but the majority very clean and comfortable in sturdy... Read our full review of Haad Salad Villa.
Perched on the hill overlooking the whole bay of Haad Salad, Hope Bungalows consists of a row of simple backpacker bungalows all facing the ocean with great sea views across the treetops. It's a simple family operation, with a restaurant offering basic home-cooked Thai food. Everything is very clean and clearly a lot of effort is put into keeping the neat terraced gardens and simple rooms tidy.... Read our full review of Hope Bungalows.
By far the highest end operation on Haad Salad, Salad Buri sits on the headland at the southern end of the beach. Consisting of luxury villas and rooms built into the hillside, with a grand entrance and swimming pool, the resort is certainly grasping for five-star status. The rooms are beautifully decorated and immaculate, the majority are staggered up the steep hillside amongst lush gardens, a... Read our full review of Salad Buri Resort and Spa.
One of the two original joints on Haad Salad, My Way remains a popular backpacker spot, centrally located on the beach. The bungalows sit in two rows along either side of a large grass field behind the small beachside restaurant, though one actually sits just above the sand. They are positioned facing across the field so the only view one gets is of more bungalows. The rooms are a mix of cheap... Read our full review of My Way.
Salad Beach Resort is a slightly dated mid-range operation that offers just about everything one could want on a tropical holiday. Money exchange and ATM as well as mini mart, travel agency, 24 hour taxi service as well as snorkel (100B/day) and kayak (150B/hour, 700B/day) rentals are available, and the pool is lovely. A spa with a variety of services sits near the beach but is pricey compared to... Read our full review of Salad Beach Resort.
Smile Beach is actually a few minutes' walk from the beach, but it is a very peaceful and quiet spot perfect for families and mid-range travellers. The Lanna-style bungalows are attractive enough, but are showing a bit of wear and the gardens are a tad scruffy but at least the bungalows are well spaced. Rooms are clean, if a bit damp and come in a range of sizes with fan or air-con available. The... Read our full review of Smile Beach Resort.
This small, hidden away bay is mostly rocky with a tiny stretch of sandy beach in the centre.
Haad Gruad is an affordable and very laid-back setup with its own stretch of partially-shaded but rocky and muddy beach — no need to worry about crowds here — even if the staff here are uncommunicative and slow with little English. The large central common area is a cool place to hang out and has a corner terrace for watching movies and a few internet terminals in addition to plenty... Read our full review of Haad Gruad Resort.
This beach is one of Ko Pha Ngan's smallest and is home to just a single eponymous resort, making it lovely and secluded, but still close enough to Haad Yao if you need a little variety. Good snorkelling opportunities lie a short distance offshore.
Haad Thian Beach Resort offers some of the most comfortable bungalows in this area on a totally private stretch of beach. A retaining wall borders the property while a fine stretch of white sand lies next to the resort. Its basic bamboo huts appeal to budget travellers, while more recently, flashpackers are being drawn in by the addition of large, rather fancy air-con rooms. Beach volleyball,... Read our full review of Haad Tian Beach Resort.
Haad Yao is a sweeping beach with bungalows all the way along its length as well as more climbing up the rocks at each end of the beach. There is no shortage of places to choose from here -- even in high season. There's something for everyone, though Haad Yao maintains an upscale feel, and even the most basic bungalows can cost more than similar places on other beaches.
Sprawling from the water up the hill on Haad Yao's northern end, Bay View Resort's best feature is the large, fancy swimming pool with its waterfall and good-sized sun deck. The basic fan rooms are clean and solid but provide little more comfort than average rooms elsewhere, and the beds are a bit too firm. The larger air-con rooms cost a good deal more but are very spacious with high ceilings,... Read our full review of Bay View Resort.
On Haad Yao's southern headland, Bounty Resort's bungalows offer clean and comfortable lodgings for most budgets. Their classic wooden island-style bungalows are their oldest but are in fine shape and reasonably priced. Most of the other rooms, while providing a great deal of comfort, are packed together in pairs and in a large hotel-like building. Oddly, many units were angled so that they only... Read our full review of Bounty Resort.
Dream Hill sits high above Haad Yao to the north looking out over the beach and sea. While the single rooms are affordable, Dream Hill specializes in larger two-bed rooms. All rooms are quite spacious and spotless, comfortable and fresh-smelling, and most have sea views. It's a five minute walk to the beach and centre of Haad Yao, but otherwise Dream Hill has all you might need. A swimming pool... Read our full review of Dream Hill Resort.
Ibiza is a happening place with rooms to meet most low to midrange budgets. The no-frills bungalows range from tiny worn out bamboo huts with shared bathrooms to large and private, air-con bungalows. Most rooms here are quite spacious, clean and solidly built but provide only the most basic of comforts. It's a happy and relaxed place with plenty to keep you occupied with from a Cosmic Energy... Read our full review of Ibiza Bungalows.
This place may have once been the most lavish spot on Haad Yao, and it remains a high quality resort. However, the rates here are inflated, and it's difficult to see the value. Granted, all rooms have satellite TV and minibars, but it remains overpriced. Rates aside, the bungalows here are spacious, well-kept and comfortable, with little in the way of decor. The pool is quite large and is... Read our full review of Long Bay Resort.
Located along Haad Yao's southern cliff, O.T.'s High Life is one of the finer setups in the area. Its charming little Thai-style huts are simple yet well-kept and are relatively easy on the budget while offering the same great views as the more expensive and newer deluxe air-con bungalows nearby. These larger units are cozy and comfortable but a little plain and simple for the prices. There's... Read our full review of O.T's High Life Resort.
Over Bay has a good selection of inexpensive basic bungalows for backpackers and a couple of newer deluxe air-con units with satellite TV which are popular for longer stays. One could probably lose several kilos hiking up and down the stairs here, but Jar and Nut, the friendly owners, make the trek worthwhile, providing spacious and clean rooms of a decent quality. They're mostly well-built, but... Read our full review of Over Bay Bungalows.
If you’re looking for a popular backpacker spot on Ko Pha Ngan close to the beach, with not only cheap rooms but entertainment galore as well, look no further than Shiralea.A funky place to chill.Shiralea is less than a three-minute walk to the popular Haad Yao beach, a long strip of sand that is becoming increasingly popular among a younger crowd on Ko Pha Ngan due to the relaxed nightlife the... Read our full review of Shiralea.
Silver Beach has very wisely done away with its tiny old bamboo huts in favour of larger, much sturdier wooden bungalows. These well-kept units have tiled floors, screen doors and a fresh clean scent. Bungalows vary greatly in price depending on size and location but they remain very simple accommodations. The air-con rooms are more reasonably priced than the fan rooms relative to other... Read our full review of Silver Beach Bungalows.
Tantawan is a super laid-back place with a comfortable atmosphere. A two-level restaurant and bar with mellow music and cushy seating make for a cool spot to hang out, and there are large hammocks and plenty of seating around the good-sized swimming pool. The beach is a bit of a trek, but it's easy to spend the whole day here relaxing. The wooden bungalows are of varying size and are relatively... Read our full review of Tantawan Bungalow.
Easy Life is a bit of a trek from most of Haad Yao's activities and hot spots but remains a very peaceful spot (except for the cicadas) with its hilly vantage point delivering fine sea views and spectacular sunsets. The simple wooden huts are clean enough with really firm mattresses and pillows and small, dark bathrooms. The family is friendly and welcoming and their restaurant and bar provides a... Read our full review of Easy Life Bungalows.
A good thigh-burning walk or quick motorbike ride from the beach, J.B.'s huts are spread along a hilltop overlooking the sea. Away from most of the action, this is a fairly quiet spot with fairly inexpensive huts. A long way from the beach, you're mostly you're paying for the view, which is visible from some rooms but is often blocked by trees. The bungalows are large, sturdy and well-kept albeit... Read our full review of J.B. Hut Bungalows.
A friendly spot high on the hillside away from Haad Yao beach, Queen Bungalow does not boast the finest bungalows, nor the best location, but the Queen is very hospitable and her huts cheap. The cool breeze and sea views can be quite lovely up here, but the view from the little restaurant has been obscured by the large red eyesore of a restaurant across the street. While the roof hovering above... Read our full review of Queen Bungalows.
Several little wooden bungalows line the large grassy hilltop at Rock Garden -- those closer to the cliff have wonderful views and easier access to the tiny private beach far below, which is a little scary to walk down to. Across the grounds, a handful of very large units peer out over the sea. These are primarily for monthly stays or longer, but good nightly rates are sometimes available. These... Read our full review of Rock Garden Resort & Travel.
Haad Son is a lovely little beach cove, well worth a visit on a daytrip if not to stay. There is not much here besides one resort and its restaurant, and of course, a private stretch of beach, but Ao Chaophao and Haad Yao are very nearby for those needing more variety.
As of May 2007, Haad Son Resort is undergoing major construction and renovation (due for completion at the end of 2007), but if you can stand the noise, they still have some lovely and comfortable rooms available. Most rooms have wonderful sea views and are tastefully-designed and well-furnished. While on the expensive side, Haad Son's rooms do offer most available comforts, and the lovely... Read our full review of Haad Son Resort.
Not as beautiful as some of Ko Pha Ngan's other beaches, Ao Chaophao is a great spot for those wanting to avoid the hordes while taking advantage of good swimming and snorkelling opportunities. It's relaxed atmosphere and mostly inexpensive bungalows give it a laid-back vibe that's worth a look.
A relatively small and intimate place on the edge of the beach, Haad Chao Phao Bungalows provides no-frills accommodations popular among backpackers and budget travellers. Most of their huts are small and somewhat worn but very close to the beach, while a couple of slightly newer, larger huts are in better shape and don't cost much more. Go for these larger bungalows if they're available. The... Read our full review of Haad Chao Phao Bungalows.
Sandwiched between the road and a lovely stretch of beach, Jungle Huts delivers mostly handsome huts nestled amongst dense jungle foliage littered with colourful and sweet-smelling flowers. This place is easy on the budget, and its accommodations are in better shape than most comparably-priced setups on Ao Chaophao. A few of their cheaper bamboo huts are a little worn, but most are quite charming... Read our full review of Jungle Huts.
One of the friendliest setups on Ao Chaophao, Seetanu has quality rooms to meet most budgets. It has a laid-back atmosphere and the bungalows are solid and well-kept. Even the smallest huts have good-sized bathrooms, a fine change form the often cramped and scummy washrooms in some similarly-priced setups. Some rooms are poorly-lit and all of the tree cover makes them extra-dark inside. A couple... Read our full review of Seetanu.
Sunset Cove is the fanciest setup (it calls itself a boutique resort) on Ao Chaophao. Their rooms provide most modern comforts -- air-con and DVD players along with a good selection of free movies are standard. A good-sized swimming pool and sun deck sit near the beach along with a classy restaurant serving steaks and seafood as well as Thai food and a complimentary breakfast. Like the resort... Read our full review of Sunset Cove.
Couples looking for a great midrange bungalow on Ko Pha Ngan’s west coast need look no further than Blue Ocean Garden, located on Ao Chaophao, at the north end of the beach beside Pirate Bar.Leafy. Green.Three types of rooms, all air-con, are on offer at Blue Ocean Garden: standards plus garden and seaview bungalows. The standard rooms (1,100 baht) are older than the other two options, and look... Read our full review of Blue Ocean Garden.
This friendly, family-run operation offers a handful of well-priced simple bungalows which are perfect for backpackers. The mix-matched huts are all sturdy and solid and vary in size and proximity to the beach. The rooms consist mostly of a high, firm bed with a mosquito net and enough room for a bag or two. The only major issue here is the drafty bathrooms that attract insects, but that's what... Read our full review of Hut Sun.
Jinda Bay Resort, perched atop Ao Chaophao's rocky northern hillside, is primarily for long-term guests, but they also offer reasonable nightly rates. The very spacious, well-furnished super-bungalows are in pristine condition and their location above the water provides lovely sea views and a cooling sea breeze. While there's no restaurant, Jinda Bay has a large mini mart with a travel agency and... Read our full review of Jinda Bay Resort.
Offering a mixed bag of accommodation options, Sea Flower's bungalows vary widely in price and quality. For shoestring travellers, a number of very basic, very shabby thatch huts are available not far from the beach amidst a pleasing garden setting. With squat toilets, drafty floorboards and huge gaps between the walls and the roof, these dank old things should probably be knocked down to make... Read our full review of Sea Flower.
Pha Ngan Cabana uses its extra amenities as an excuse to overcharge for mediocre rooms. While their swimming pool and steam room add a classy twist, and air-con rooms come with satellite TV and refrigerators, there is no escaping the fact that the rooms, while clean, are small and drab. Strung together in a maze of single-storey motel-like buildings, most of the cabanas aren't much to look at and... Read our full review of Pha-Ngan Cabana Resort.
Seethanu is broken in the middle by the boat anchorage, with the northern stretch of the bay being the more popular area. The sand is very white and the sunbaking is terrific. A coral reef not far from shore provides easily-accessible snorkelling opportunities with some decent corals and tropical fish. At the southern end of the bay, the beach isn't so great, but the resorts are perched up on the headland, many with quite good views. They vary greatly in price and quality.
Phangan Cove has a large variety of well-priced rooms to choose from. The rooms are mostly spaced close together, with a long tree-lined path guiding you through to the back rooms and to the beachfront restaurant. There are however a few stand-alone rooms on stilts if privacy is more your thing. All the rooms are large and the grey wash wall exterior and well-maintained balconies lend a definite... Read our full review of Phangan Cove Resort .
Lake Side is a set of small houses lined up facing the lake, more for long-term rental than short stays. The very friendly owners run the on-site restaurant with a spectacular view over the lake and lush pine-forest surrounds (and WiFi). We visited during low season and they were full with satisfied tenants. Each place is painted pale lemon on the outside with ample windows for natural sunlight... Read our full review of Lake Side Resort.
In an area of mostly bungalows, Loyfa is a more upmarket resort in comparison although its prices are not too bad. It has a range of rooms all with air-con and a gorgeous view on the hilltop with only a short walk down to the pool, pool restaurant, beach barbecue restaurant and soft sand beach. All rooms are clean with polished timber flooring, good windows for natural light, TV, tea, coffee and... Read our full review of Loyfa Natural Resort .
Follow the coast road from Thong Sala to Seethanu and just past the bend to your right, you turn left on to a stony path. Park your bike there and walk over the simple timber bridge straight into Nice Sea, with a range of bungalows to suite your taste and budget. Offerings start with more traditional Thai fan-cooled bungalows which are timber, bamboo and thatch and simply furnished, and range... Read our full review of Nice Sea.
Seaview Rainbow has fan-cooled timber bungalows on stilts a stone's throw from the beach as well as concrete air-con bungalows. The fan rooms are clean and well kept, with a tiled bathroom, cold water shower and a hammock. The air-con rooms, further away from the beach behind the restaurant, are new as of 2015 and have modern but simple furnishings, with hot water showers. The restaurant in the... Read our full review of Seaview Rainbow.
Beach Bungalow offers both small timber bungalows as well as concrete air-con rooms, once you have walked the timber footbridge and past the small office that doubles as a travel agency. The simple timber bungalows with hammock are fan only and at 400 baht are a good choice. If you need air-con and are happy to pay a bit more then the modern rooms will do the trick. They are well-built and in... Read our full review of The Beach Bungalow & Travel .
Zen is next to Laem Son 2 bungalows down the loop dirt road left off the coast road at Seethanu town (same path as Laem Son 1 and 2 and Seaview Rainbow). Nestled in lush gardens, these bungalows are on a big bend of the beach with lots of soft white sand right at your doorstep. Although the beachfront restaurant is no longer open it still provides a space to hang out and use the free WiFi. Most... Read our full review of Zen Bungalows.
Exotic Bungalows are perched up on a hill in lush surrounds overlooking the beach. The fan-cooled bungalows are basic but have everything you need, including hot water. The rooms are larger than many other bungalows with timber flooring, thatch walls, a large bed, mosquito net, simple shelving and a tiled bathroom with bucket toilet. The balcony with a hammock faces the sea and certainly seems... Read our full review of Exotic.
One of the cheapest sets of bungalows around, Golden Rock has simple thatched roof editions on stilts set in lush surrounds just off the sea. The fan-cooled rooms have a decent looking bed, mosquito net, small desk and chair, bathroom with cold water and a balcony with hammock. You feel like you are truly in the tropics here with a large thick grassed area dotted with palm trees, while still only... Read our full review of Golden Rock.
Laem Son 1 offer cheap bungalows on the beach in what feels like a private area of white sand. From the outside these timber bungalows look good and the inside is fine if you are looking for a basic no frills bungalow with a mattress, shelf and cold water shower. It does have two hammocks on the balcony though which is great if you are sharing a room. The rooms are on the small side but the... Read our full review of Laem Son (1) Bungalows .
You will find the old hippy days of Thailand still exist here at Laem Son II with these rustic bungalows along the beachfront. This place is so laidback that none of its chilled-out hammock swingers knew the name of where they were staying. The old bungalows still function though with very simple furnishings including a bed, chair, hammock, cold water shower and bucket toilet. This place is... Read our full review of Laem Son II.
Ao Hinkhong forms the northern stretch of Wok Tum and is home to a couple of haunts off the road leading to Seethanu and one yoga joint.
JJ’s is on the coast road just as you reach Hinkhong heading out of Thong sala with the guesthouse on the right side of the road and the restaurant overlooking the calm waters on the left. It has a very chilled vibe and seems to be mostly for long termers. The bungalows upon stilts are more like mini-houses, offering one- or two-bedroom fan-cooled rooms plus small kitchen, a front open room... Read our full review of JJ Resort.
Wok Tum is the small area between Thong Sala and Hinkhong. The area is best known for sunset and late night drinks at Amsterdam Bar. There are a few small guesthouses and a single resort scattered around but most accommodation here is target towards long-termers. The area is protected by a sea-wall and the beaches are a series of small sandy stretches wedged between the rocks.
Wok Tum Resort is a comfortable and friendly, family-run resort aimed at midrange spenders. The family here welcomes each guest with a smile and makes everyone feel at home. The bungalows are large and lovely though a little too close together. They're very well-maintained and spotlessly clean, and most have a good view of the sea. Refrigerators come in every room and the fan rooms aren't... Read our full review of Wok Tum Resort.
Golden Hill Resort is up on the hill on the coast road heading from Thong Sala past Amsterdam Bar and on your left, with great views down to the beach. They have a number of timber and brick standalone rooms that look like mini-houses, with a small tiled balcony and dark wood furniture all nestled into the hillside in lush surrounds. While simply decorated they have everything you'll need,... Read our full review of Golden Hill Resort.
The resorts at Ao Plaaylaem run along its edge every hundred metres or so. There a few piles of boulders around, but its mostly just sand and clear water.
Ko Pha Ngan’s upmarket Kupu Kupu Resort is a collection of 20 stylish villas and two suites, combining modern elements with traditional charm, while melding Balinese and Thai sensitivities. Quite the entrance. Why Balinese? Kupu Kupu is a Balinese operation, with two resorts on the popular Indonesian island, and its new Ko Pha Ngan location is its first international venture. Most of the... Read our full review of Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa.
Offering comfortable budget to midrange accommodations, Sea Scene is situated on a lovely stretch of beach toward the northern end of Plaaylaem and offers the finest rooms on this beach. A very relaxed and tranquil spot, Sea Scene is a romantic place for couples and caters to families as well. Many bungalows sit on or near the beach, though the cheapest huts are at least one row back. All are... Read our full review of Sea Scene Resort.
Stone Hill is across the street from the beach and high on a hill, offering some of the finest views around. These large, luxurious bungalows are well spaced around the hilltop among plenty of trees. Given its distance from the beach and the hill involved, Stone Hill is recommended only for those comfortable on a motorbike. Well-suited to longer stays -- two nights minimum is required -- these... Read our full review of Stone Hill.
Cookies is a very popular backpacker spot with a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The basic bungalows are scattered around vast grounds from the beach -- fairly rocky here -- around a garden and up the hill. The huts are not the best, mostly worn out and some shabbier than others, but they're clean and very well-priced. A small pool is a refreshing place to splash around, and a mini mart, book store... Read our full review of Cookies.
A fine spot for backpackers and budget travellers, Sabai Beach provides simple but decent bungalows, most of which sit on a beautiful section of beach. The huts are very basic wooden units, rather plain inside and out, but they're clean, and window screens are a nice touch. The clean, soft sheets sadly do little to improve the comfort of their hard beds. Nonetheless, the huts are good for the... Read our full review of Sabai Beach.
Pimmada has a handful of bungalows of mixed quality and comfort near a decent stretch of sandy beach. Really only two bungalows are on the beach, and they are set tightly around a garden such that they all face one another. The inexpensive and older basic huts with wooden shutter windows are musty and worn but still quite spacious and passable for the price. Several newer bungalows are in much... Read our full review of Pimmada.