Set in the exact spot where Lonely Beach first rose to backpacker glory thanks to the now long-gone Treehouse Bungalows, Seaflower has a big cluster of pink concrete bungalows overlooking a lovely seafront garden.
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Set towards the back of the grounds and tightly packed together, the cheapest rooms are basic, with wall-mounted fan, firm bed, mosquito net, hot water bathroom and porch. Though these are passable, you'll find better options closer to the main drag. Some built to look like mini-castles, air-con rooms are similarly bland but come with TVs and fridges and offer decent value. Sea view rooms are the same price as those further back, so be sure to ask for one up front. The staff was nonexistent while we hung around reception for 15 minutes, but a young man was super friendly once he finally appeared. He wouldn't give us a phone number and the resort has no website, so either walk in or book through Agoda. Nearby, Sunset Huts has smaller, similarly priced lime green concrete bungalows -- some with wood platforms perched near the sea. We found these two spots to be comparable, but Seaflower's seafront garden and better value air-con rooms made it the winner.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 700 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes: