Friendly and small
Set just north of Khlong Muang beach along the tan-sand shore of Ao Ko Kwang, seafront Koh Kwang Seaview is a good choice for couples.
It’s a small two-floor place with the cheapest rooms set off hallways closer to the road—we’d shell out the extra cash for one of the sea-view rooms that come with more space, cushioned daybeds, good-size bathrooms with hot water and chairs on balconies facing the salt breeze and sunset. All rooms come with air-con, fridge, WiFi, coffee/tea facilities and comfy beds. Sliding glass doors in the sea-view editions mean that you can take in the view while still under the blankets.
The back of the ground floor opens to a small breakfast area and terrace with lounge chairs set atop a seawall. At low tide you can walk down to the sand before turning south to access Khlong Muang beach beyond some rocks. It’s too shallow to swim in front of the resort except when the tide is all the way up, but we like the outlook to the Ko Yao Yai and Ko Hong—the latter is easy to reach by private longtail boat from here. The woman who showed us around had a great, welcoming attitude.
A short walk further south sits Bliss Resort, a similar choice for a little more cash, or you could opt for one of the large and slick rooms at Elephant’s End Guesthouse on the inland side of the road.
Address: Ao Ko Kwang, Khlong Muang
T: (086) 700 9995; (084) 443 1443;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º44'58.24" E, 8º3'26.41" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||690 baht||1,200 baht|
|Superior double room||990 baht||2,500 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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