Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park offers a handful of spacious concrete rooms across the road from the western end of Haad Noppharat Thara, which is by far the best part of the beach.
Mainly drawing Thai guests, they come four to each single-floor building, all facing a narrow car park with the road, casuarina trees and beach beyond that. All rooms have air-con and large attached porches catch a sea breeze. Beds are hard but overall these rooms are more inviting than most Thai national park accommodation, with windows covering much of the front walls and hot water in the bathrooms.
It’s not bad value in a lovely setting, especially if you’re the self-sufficient type who doesn’t mind a lack of resort staff. There’s also a campground set further back and you can set up your own tent for just 30 baht, or rent one and use shared cold-water bathrooms. Some good street food and restaurants, including the excellent Krua Thara, are within easy walking distance, as is the pier servicing ferries to Ko Phi Phi along with all sorts of tour boats.
Note that accommodation must be arranged at the visitor centre, which is a five-minute walk from the actual rooms, next to the pier. Even if booking ahead through the DNP’s clunky website, you’ll need to check in there.
Address: Near the west end of Haad Noppharat Thara
T: (075) 661 145; (075) 637 200;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º48'17.21" E, 8º2'44.33" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
30 baht if setting up your own
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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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