These budget bungalows run by a Thai-Dutch couple are set in a rubber plantation just north of town on the way to Sa Nang Manora Waterfall.
Manora’s five rooms are set up in three different clusters: one bungalow houses two larger rooms with a choice of air-con or fan, while another has two smaller fan rooms plus a cosy library room between them. Tucked away in the far corner is a deluxe bungalow with a separate living area, bedroom and bathroom with a hot water shower. The living area has a TV and DVD player and is elaborately decorated with colourful Tibetan paintings and floor cushions. The large open-air restaurant serves as a central gathering spot, with a casual atmosphere where guests are encouraged to store their own food in the fridge. Meals are available but need to be arranged in advance. Loads of activities are offered here including mountain bike rental and guided trips to parks and Phang Nga Bay. The owners are really knowledgeable about the area and eager to share their insights with you. Overall, Manora’s just a really charming, low-key getaway spot, at a great price. We love it!
Address: 121 Moo 3, Tambon Noppring
T: (087) 277 1563; (086) 948 1503;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º31'24.84" E, 8º30'10.08" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|500 baht||500 baht|
|Deluxe double room|
|850 baht||850 baht|
|Family room||1,250 baht||1,250 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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