Budget beach shacks with charm
Backpackers rejoice — budget accommodation does exist in this part of Phuket! Scattered along the entire length of rocky Ao Sane you’ll find a dozen or so cheap beach bungalows.
The bungalows are fan-cooled and you won’t find any TVs or mini-bars here, but they are right on the beach and have balconies with seaviews that could compete with the highest-priced of resorts. Some of the older bungalows are looking rundown and have cruddy bathrooms, but the newer wood-panelled bungalows are more solid and even have a hot shower. The staff are usually too busy going about their own business to bother much with selling rooms, so ask for the keys and check out a few before settling in. You’re pretty isolated here — but that’s part of the charm. There’s a restaurant on premises doing cheap Thai food, and snorkels can be rented for 150B. Some of the best snorkelling Phuket has to offer sits just in front of this resort on the left hand side.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||500 baht||600 baht|
fan-cooled, hot shower
|1,000 baht||1,300 baht|