Top ranker on Lubo beach
Luboa Hut has an artistic and endearing collection of 12 bungalows divided up between the beachfront and a hill that’s home to one of the more impressive banyan trees we’ve seen for a while.
All cooled by fans with mozzie nets and cold-water bathrooms, each bungalow has a different aspect and while the cheapest look straightforward, some appear to be really special. One stands as a two-floor house with two bedrooms and an unexpectedly stylish appearance. As with our last visit, all bungalows were full—a testament to the popularity of Luboa Hut.
While the bungalows appear to be some of the most interesting on the island from the outside, the friendly owners and staff are again what make this place so popular. We’ve had amusing conversations with the guy who runs the espresso bar, and the Thai food is said to be terrific. Free WiFi is also available, though Haad Lubo is the perfect place to unplug for a while.
Luboa Hut is a hit with families, which we wouldn’t say about some of the more rag-tag bungalow joints nearby. This is one to book in advance.
Address: Haad Lubo, Ko Pu
T: (081) 388 9241;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º56'31.41" E, 7º50'16.82" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||350 baht||700 baht|
up to 600/1,200 baht for a larger bungalow
|450 baht||900 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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