Sawasdee Resort

Sawasdee Resort

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Sawasdee is one of the island’s few places to stay that actually has a website and business cards along with attractive bungalows spread over neatly raked grounds.

Travelfish says:

A helpful Thai couple offers a range of clean wood-and-concrete bungalows with hammocks strung to large porches facing the beach. We checked out a smart medium-size edition made of dark-wood walls with a nifty panel that can be slid open to let in the breeze or shut to keep out the rain. These also bag you stained glass on the doors, several windows, thick mattresses on raised wood platforms and clean concrete bathrooms painted blue or crimson with bucket-flush toilets.

Solid wooden bungalows : David Luekens.
Solid wooden bungalows Photo: David Luekens

Smaller bungalows set further back are cheaper, while the largest bungalows are some of the better family options on the island—just be aware that children aged less than seven are not allowed to stay here.

The resort has a more sophisticated ambiance than most of Chang Noi’s bungalow joints, with several loungers placed beneath abundant umbrella trees or atop a break wall that ensures you can relax on the sand at high tide.

Plenty of space to go around. : David Luekens.
Plenty of space to go around. Photo: David Luekens

The kitchen serves above-average Thai food to regular tables and floor cushions set up on a loft. While we liked Sawasdee the best, neighbouring Fullmoon and German-run Ta Dang both also have bungalows that are a little more upscale than most on the island.

Contact details for Sawasdee Resort

Address: South Ao Yai, Ko Chang Noi
T: (084) 846 5828; (086) 906 0900;  
Email: sawasdeekohchang@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.sawasdeekohchang.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º26'17.28" E, 9º49'41.76" N
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Bungalow fan private bathroom
600 for larger bungalow.
closed or n/a 400 baht
Family room closed or n/a 800 baht

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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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