Cheap huts on the headland
Completely off the online booking and review site radar, Blue Sky dishes out a mix of old fan and air-con bungalows spread over the headland in Ao Wong Duean’s northern corner.
Consider it the unruly budget boy of the bay.
Dressed up in hanging seashells and a royal blue paintjob, the wood air-con bungalow that we checked out came with woven bamboo walls, hard bed raised over a wood floor, a couple of windows, small TV, moveable fan in addition to air-con, tiny cold-water bathroom with a dangling plastic showerhead, and wide front porch with a wood bench. It was rather dim but we reckon you’ll find a few cobwebs and geckos in the corners. Still, the rate that we were quoted made this the cheapest air-con room that we came across on the island by a full 300 baht. The air-con rooms are situated at or near the top of the hill, where guest can enjoy views over the length of Ao Wong Duean. Blue Sky also offers simpler fan bungalows without the extras on the other side of the hill, facing Ao Cho, but these were full when we came through.
With chickens clucking freely around a rusty wheelchair and piles of bricks, Blue Sky’s property was a little dishevelled. A brusque woman who doesn’t move around much runs the place along with a quiet man who likes to grin. There was also an old European expat milling around, cocktail in hand. The place has WiFi and a small bar/restaurant with a fabulous location overlooking the bay.
Below we’ve listed the rates that we were quoted in March ’16; the owners wouldn’t provide us with precise seasonal rates but we’d expect them to climb a bit during the busiest months.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||500 baht||500 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||700 baht||700 baht|
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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