Chill Out Bar & Bungalows

Chill Out Bar & Bungalows

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The soft-spoken, dreadlocked owner of the aptly named Chill Out Bar & Bungalows sets the tone for Tonsai’s hippie-reggae vibes.

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Chill out here. : David Luekens.
Chill out here. Photo: David Luekens

Live music and fire spinning often entertain the bar decked out in yellow, green and red, making this the go-to option for backpackers in the mood for a lively social scene. Ask for a bungalow way back in the woods—and bring earplugs—if not joining the party every night. The huts stand beyond the bar in two rows on a hill stretching to forest and cliffs behind.

Four-bed dorms are set in the largest bungalows with personal mozzie nets for each single bed (no bunks), though we’d splash out for a private bungalow sporting firm bed, mozzie net, hardwood floors, woven-bamboo walls and attached wet bathroom with cold water and bucket-flush toilets. The well-kept bungalows have more character than at most places in Tonsai, with coconut-wood exteriors, flags of various countries painted on doors and tall windows to prop open. Hang around here and you'll meet some characters.

Use the net. : David Luekens.
Use the net. Photo: David Luekens

Unlike some of Tonsai’s bungalow joints, this one stays open year round. We noticed that rates on were much higher than walk-in rates.

Contact details for Chill Out Bar & Bungalows

Address: Ao Tonsai
T: (062) 943 9288; (084) 186 8138;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º49'59.67" E, 8º1'14.88" N
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Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dorm fan cooled 200 baht 300 baht
Bungalow fan private bathroom
500/700 baht for a larger bungalow
400 baht 600 baht

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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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