High on the hill with great views
Located at the far end of Lo Dalam beach, about a five-minute walk from the beach itself, this resort once had a secluded feel but now it’s the first of a string of bungalow resorts winding their way up the headland.
Some of the rooms are way, way high up on the hill; it’s a very long, very hot walk to get to them, but the views down and over the bay more than compensate. All the bungalows have been given a fresh coat of paint (in many colours!) and former fan-cooled rooms have been upgraded to air-con. All in all, in 2014 it looks a lot fresher and more appealing than it did just a few years ago, and the beachside infinity-edge pool sweetens the deal. More rooms are available in a longhouse at the base of the hill. Prices include WiFi but no breakfast. Noise might be an issue from the nearby bars, but we were told the rooms higher up were quieter. The rates we were given in person (listed below) are far better than those posted on the resort’s website.
Address: 107 Moo 7 Ao Lo Dalam
T: (075) 601 200; F: (075) 601 200
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º46'27.84" E, 7º44'39.48" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,200 baht||2,000 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||1,700 baht||2,300 baht|
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.