Anchored by a large open-sided restaurant with hammocks strung between coconut trees, Tommy’s Garden offers rustic wood bungalows on a forested hill rising behind the western corner of Ao Siad.
The cheapest unvarnished wooden bungalows are almost as basic as can be, with minimal space, thin mattresses, mosquito nets, attached bathrooms with squat toilets, a few windows and porches facing the sea. A little more cash gets you a similarly spartan but larger bungalow set a few steps from the beach. Often occupied by long-stay guests, one of these is located right beside the restaurant and was punctuated by Tibetan prayer flags.
From here you get southern views to Ko Phayam and can also see the sunset from the eastern end of this small beach. Apart from a few offshore rocks to avoid, the swimming is decent no matter the tide, or so we were told.
The laid-back Thai owner has his own boat and is passionate about fishing, leading good-value day trips when guests request. We’ve heard good things about the food in the restaurant too.
Address: Ao Siad, Ko Chang Noi
T: (093) 710 8966; (084) 993 8545 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º26'35.26" E, 9º47'57.11" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom|
450 baht for a larger bungalow
|closed or n/a||300 baht|
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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