Funky bungalows on a great beach
Khlong Prao beach, Ko Chang T: (084) 077 5995, (084) 133 5995 F: (039) 557 190
If you're seeking a basic hut on a beautiful beach that doesn't host thumping parties every night, you can't beat KP.
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We felt that it's a step up in friendliness and atmosphere from its better-known neighbour, Tiger Huts. Wooden beachfront bungalows stand high on stilts and boast striped paint jobs with funky colours. These have front decks that are big enough for a small dance party and are no more than a few steps from the sea. Further back are the cheaper and smaller huts, which have normal-size porches that also face the sea and should be fine for the average pair of backpackers. Interiors are expectedly basic, with woven bamboo walls, unfinished wood floors, fans, a few windows and mosquito nets over firm beds on raised platforms. Each hut is set relatively far apart from the next, shaded by vast coconut trees in a truly idyllic beach setting. With the exception of the family room, all rooms rely on shared hot water bathroom facilities that are ample and easily accessible at the rear of the property. We found the young staff pleasantly welcoming, though the food is nothing special.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan share bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes: Add 200/300 baht for beach bungalow
Room: Family room, low season: 700 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes: