Ho-hum rooms but what a view!
These bamboo and concrete bungalows in a bit of a ramshackle setting are nothing special, but their beachfront location is hard to beat.
Formerly called Rantee Sunrise bungalows, there’s a choice of fan or air-con rooms, but electricity is available only through the night from 17:30 till 08:30. Standard bungalows have double or twin beds, while family-sized bungalows have a double and single. Some showers have hot water. We were told WiFi was available for free, but with the power off we couldn’t check it. The rustic open-air restaurant with swinging wooden benches is a good gathering spot, with a fair number of day-trippers passing through here during the day. Its isolation means you’ll need to make a sweaty walk over the hill or pay for a boat ride (200 baht per person) to reach Ton Sai village, which could eat into your budget if you’re looking to explore the island. They do, however, offer free longtail pick-up service from the pier if you book in advance. Though there’s little in the way of charm here, it’s certainly worth a look for those seeking a budget beach escape. Prices are high for what you get, but it’s the cheapest place we found along Phi Phi’s more remote east coast beaches. Even during the daytime the mosquitoes are fierce here, so be sure to pack some repellent.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||700 baht||900 baht|
|Beachfront bungalow||900 baht||1,500 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.
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