Gorgeous but isolated
Ao Kwang Peeb, Ko Phayam T: (093) 632 3614
This small resort isn’t a bad option if you’re looking for some of the more secluded bungalows on Ko Phayam.
Set at the crest of a hill draped in jungle, a row of spacious wooden bungalows with high ceilings come with firm queen beds raised off dark-wood floors along with mosquito nets, portable fans, several windows with white cotton drapes and large open-roof bathrooms with cold-water showers and Western flush toilets.
While lacking decoration, these are some of the larger bungalows we came across on Ko Phayam and sea views can be enjoyed from the chairs found on every porch. For the same price you might ask for “The Fisherman’s Hut,” a bamboo bungalow with more character set over rocks at the end of the bay.
The resort runs a limited restaurant and bar while renting out snorkels and kayaks. An older staffer was very sweet to us, though the younger guy who she called over to tell us the prices seemed more business-like than we’d expect at a place like this. The isolation means that power is limited to a few hours at night, WiFi is not available and our cell phone was nearly beyond range. With that said, this is a really beautiful spot with its very own beach.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 10th January, 2017.