Among the disappointing luxury resorts, it's a joy to come across a true budget haven that really gets it right.
In the business for over 30 years, Fantasy Hill Bungalow is set on a steep hill, with a variety of rooms that are much better than you'd expect for the price. All rooms come with balcony and sitting area looking out over the paved courtyard below, which is engulfed in plant life. They also rent three newly built houses that can sleep four to six people and have large verandas out front, complete with dining table and chairs. The one house on-site is spacious, spotlessly clean and has furniture that is a bit outdated yet very comfortable. Cheap breakfasts are also available as is WiFi for a small fee of 50B — all of which add to the reasons why we prefer this hillside bungalow operation to Kata on Sea. If you've got a pack on your back and you know the value of a baht down to the tenth of a cent, you'll head straight here.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 350 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes: Add 150B for hot water
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 650 baht, high season 850 baht. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,500 baht. Notes: House, sleeps 4-6
8/1 Karon Rd, Kata Centre
T: (076) 330 106
Room rates: Under 600B