Koh Yao Chukit Dachanan Resort
Those wanting an inspired design or rustic local atmosphere will want to move along, but Chukit's a solid choice for budget-minded families seeking some added comforts.
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One of the few midrange offerings on Yao Noi, the 62-room resort has rows of concrete bungalows of similar design set back from a sea-view swimming pool and restaurant. Next to the pool is a badminton court that looks to be in need of some fixing up – given its unshaded location, daytime play would be a sweat-soaked undertaking. Rooms have either double or twin beds, and all have air-con, private bathrooms with hot showers, a mini-fridge, satellite TV and a safe. Three size choices are on offer, though the difference is minimal and likely not worth paying extra for the larger bungalows. While its design lacks character, the friendliness of the staff and its super-cleanliness make up for it. Really, the rooms are sparkling – great maid service here. Walk-in rates we were given are much lower than what's listed on the resort's website. Prices include WiFi but not breakfast.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,500 baht, high season 1,800 baht. Notes:
52/3 Moo 5, Ko Yao Noi
T: (076) 454 232-3
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B