The quirky little Blue Bayou has been going strong for years at its enviable location about midway up the beach road and directly across from a shady stretch of sand.
Coupled with a dedicated contingent of repeat customers, this terrific location has allowed it to thrive with virtually no online presence. Simple concrete cottages with dark-red tin roofs are set up in a semi-circle behind the pleasant open-air restaurant, which doubles as a tour desk and reception area. Interiors are dated, with ageing pleather couches that might make fashionistas faint, but the family owners do their best to keep them clean. All rooms have tile floors, private porches with old plastic chairs, a few windows, large hot water wet bathrooms with stone floors, small TVs, bureaus and safes -- the latter a bonus at these rates. Air-con rooms also get you a mini-fridge but otherwise are very similar to the fan editions. The gentleman who greeted us was straightforward but friendly enough. With rates that haven’t increased in years, this is great budget value so close to the beach and within a 15-minute walk of Ao Nang.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 750 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes:
79 Moo 3, Haad Noppharat Thara
T: (075) 637 558
(075) 637 083
F: (075) 637 083
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B