Best fan shacks on Long Beach
Sand Beach Bungalows arguably has the best fan rooms on Long Beach—we’d almost dub them cottages rather than bungalows.
All nine of the freestanding brick-and-concrete rooms come with lots of space on the ocher tile floors to go with firm beds, wall-mounted fans, lots of windows (some of them screened), large bathrooms with cold-water showers and benches on the porches. The fully enclosed design means that few critters can sneak inside. The bungalows stand in a single row draped in trees and face a lawn, so no sea views from the porches. The location puts you at the centre of the beach.
A restaurant sporting some funky wall paintings joins a thatch-roofed bar, hammocks and sun chairs along the beachfront. There’s also free WiFi. The soft-spoken owner has been welcoming to us, but he does close up for the rainy months. We’d stay here if looking for a super laidback atmosphere at a place that’s smaller than P.A.N. and Long Beach Villas, but with considerably more space and natural light inside the bungalows.
As with other options on Long Beach, electricity is switched on at night only. Note that the word bungalow is misspelt “bangalow” in the property’s email address and website—it isn’t a typo by us.
Address: Long Beach, Western Haad Noppharat Thara
T: (091) 007 7285;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º47'18.18" E, 8º2'44.13" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||closed or n/a||1,000 baht|
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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