Sukorn’s few places to stay seemed a bit pressed for business on our most recent visit. The long-running Sukorn Beach Bungalows had been bought out, three tiny bungalow joints inland or to the west had closed down, and another old place that seemed barely open had changed its name. The tight competition does mean that haggling for a discount is possible, especially for extended stays outside of peak season.
This long-running resort has a small collection of yellow-and-white concrete bungalows with tin roofs and small porches facing the beach. A lawn shaded by abundant palms is outfitted with a few hammocks, a massage hut, beach chairs and handmade windmills with little wooden figures that look like they’re the ones moving the propellers. The second row of rooms is smartly staggered behind the... Read our full review of Sukorn Andaman Resort.
Overlooking a breezy lawn that opens onto a pair of private beaches separated by a leafy outcrop, Sukorn Cabana was looking as spiffy as ever on our most recent visit. Generously sized log cabins with high thatch roofs -- yes, we’d call them cabanas -- come with soft beds raised off hardwood floors, hot-water bathrooms, mini-fridges, large porches and choice of fan or air-con. These rooms have... Read our full review of Sukorn Cabana Resort.
Smack in the heart of the village and within easy walking distance of the pier, Fareedar doesn’t look like much from the outside. If you can look past the garage-door entrance, the bright pink, green and turquoise building has a spacious common room with fans, dining tables and wooden furniture on blue patterned tile floors, and a striking painting of Mecca on the back wall. Simple yet solid... Read our full review of Fareedar Homestay.
Alternately known as Sukorn Island Resort (that’s what the sign said, at least), this place appeared closed at first glance. The restaurant was dusty and unstaffed, the grounds were unkempt, a few thatch pavilions by the beach were dilapidated and some of the bungalows furthest back looked like they hadn’t been occupied for years. While this is clearly not a fully functioning resort, some of... Read our full review of Koh Sukorn Resort.
Formerly the reputable Sukorn Beach Bungalows, the island’s largest resort was bought out by a group from Trat province in 2014 and appears to be expanding. Next to the island’s only swimming pool, wood-and-cement hexagonal cottages with green roofs had been recently added at research time and come with hardwood floors, wide glass windows, LCD TVs, mini-fridges and great terraces with direct... Read our full review of Yataa Resort.