Tubtim Resort

Tubtim Resort

Always a solid choice

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In business since 1981, the venerable Tubtim Resort has done an excellent job of maintaining older rooms and adding some new ones from time to time.

Travelfish says:

Stretching over a gradual hill from the centre of Ao Tubtim all the way to the southern rocks, the resort dominates the bay.

With footpaths meandering through flower bushes, trees and dark-wood bungalows that are spaced fairly apart from one another, the resort should be commended for blending into the natural environment when other large resorts built massive concrete stacks. The cheapest bungalows with ceiling fans, cold-water bathrooms and small porches retain a rustic charm despite a bit of wall mould. For a bit more cash, newer hot-water fan bungalows have shiny hardwood floors, fridges, desks, huge windows and wide front porches. Closer to the beach, pricier bungalows have a minimalist design to go with ceiling fans, air-con, LCD TVs, safes and large bathrooms with modern appliances. Along with several windows and cotton curtains, these have wide glass doors opening onto wide front porches with wood furniture. Less inviting, but a lot cheaper, are the sky blue concrete air-con villas with the same fixings. All rooms appeared well kept, and guests staying in air-con rooms get an included breakfast.

Tubtim also has an ATM, free WiFi, volleyball net, restaurant and kayaks for rent. Possibly due to the laidback atmosphere and family-style operating methods, tourism fatigue doesn’t seem to have set in with the helpful staff. Rates can be discounted in low season and/or on weekdays. Large groups of Thais often fill the place, so we suggest booking ahead of time on weekends and holidays.

Contact details for Tubtim Resort

Address: Ao Tubtim, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 025-7 ;  F: (038) 644 027  
Email: tubtimbeach@gmail.com
Web: http://www.tubtimresort.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º27'19.95" E, 12º33'41.83" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Bungalow fan private bathroom
Superior fan 1,300 baht, sleeps three. Quad: 1,400 baht.
800 baht 800 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
Upto 2,300 baht
2,000 baht 2,000 baht
Family room 3,000 baht 3,000 baht
Deluxe bungalow 3,500 baht 3,500 baht

Reviewed by

David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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