Tennis and tranquility
Found a stroll away from Thiwson Beach Resort on the beach, the views, as hinted at by the resort’s name, are indeed impressive here.
Twelve bungalows, all cylindrical with thatched roofs and bamboo siding, look deceptively simple from the exterior, but inside reveals a more plush design. Wood flooring and wood details in the walls and recessed ceiling, a custom made wooden bed frame, sofa and curved vanity tables, plus a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Every room has a large veranda, fridge, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The bungalows are set around a large swimming pool with landscaped tropical gardens, with those closer to the beach fetching a higher price. We didn’t try the restaurant but some guests staying there told us it was good. Relaxation and sports appear to be the theme here, with a tennis court across the road behind the resort and bicycles for rent. Given the scene around the pool, Better View looks to be a choice escape for couples. Shop online for a competitive rate.
Address: 58/10 Moo 4, T. Koh Yao Yai,
T: (076) 494486; (085) 7856338;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º35'52.95" E, 8º3'13.73" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||1,800 baht||3,500 baht|
|Deluxe bungalow||2,000 baht||4,000 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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