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Sanook Sanang Resort

Clean, comfy and cheap

Kai Bae (across from the elephant camp), Ko Chang T: (039) 557 367 (081) 982 9870 F: (039) 557 367

Sanook Sanang Resort

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Located a short walk inland from the main road on the way to Kai Bae Waterfall, Sanook Sanang is a clean and simple Thai-run budget spot that’s a particularly good option for long stayers.

Most rooms occupy concrete motel-style rows on either side of a well-kept garden with blue tables painted like butterflies. Standard fan and air-con editions are identical, the only difference being your choice of cooling apparatus. While not huge, the rooms are clean, functional and pleasant enough. You get a fridge, TV, WiFi, firm bed, hot-water bathroom and terrace with tables that are suitable for having a meal or playing a round of cards.

Leafy grounds.

Leafy grounds. Photo: David Luekens

The resort also has a traditional Thai-style wooden house at the back of the property for families. Though it’s always been full during our visits, it looks like a solid option for the money. In an area that doesn’t offer many budget options, especially in the air-con bracket, all of Sanook Sanang’s rooms represent good value.

The soft-spoken yet friendly owner can often be found chatting with long-term guests in an open-air common area that doubles as reception. Sanook Sanang also runs a cafe serving good sandwiches, burgers and coffee, but it’s located around the corner on the main drag.

Rooms are affordable but plain.

Rooms are affordable but plain. Photo: David Luekens

Rooms stand inside a walled property directly across the lane from the Kai Bae Elephant Camp—expect to hear the pachyderms trumpeting. The otherwise quiet location puts the beach within a 10-minute walk, while the refreshing Kai Bae Waterfall is a 20-minute hike straight inland from Sanook Sanang.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
500 baht
700 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
700 baht
900 baht
Family room
2,000 baht
2,500 baht
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 700 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,500 baht. Notes:

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Where is Sanook Sanang Resort

Sanook Sanang Resort
Kai Bae (across from the elephant camp), Ko Chang
T: (039) 557 367 (081) 982 9870 F: (039) 557 367
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º17'35.84" E, 12º1'42.26" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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