Photo: Now that is a view.

Phuree Hut

Go for the views

Between Ao Yai and South Ao Khao Kwai, Ko Phayam T: (098) 671 7003

Phuree Hut

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Phuree’s seven bungalows were built almost entirely out of bamboo atop a hill with great views over an expanse of jungle and beyond to the Andaman Sea and the sunset. While Ko Phayam has several decent inland places to stay, we liked Phuree both for the design and location.

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Clustered around a garden with bamboo hammocks and walkways leading up to a small restaurant, all of the bungalows have large porches where you can soak in views to the Burmese islands and beyond. The rooms were built close together but designed so that you get some privacy, although voices carry from one room to the next.

Simple living away from the beaches of Ko Phayam.

Simple living away from the beaches of Ko Phayam. Photo: David Luekens

Inside they’re equipped with quality beds, mosquito nets, portable fans and cold-water bathrooms with modern toilets and rain showerheads in addition to the usual moveable showerheads. Floors, ceilings and walls are all made of bamboo rods, with large non-screened windows opening to the same great views. The resort runs 24-hour electricity and WiFi is free; we were told that it even works inside the rooms.

Phuree Hut is located about halfway between Ao Yai and Ao Khao Kwai on the island’s most widely used lane. The closest freestanding restaurants are about a 15-minute walk to the south and the nearest beach is further still, so this place is best suited to those renting a motorbike or bicycle.

Hang out here.

Hang out here. Photo: David Luekens

Over near the east coast, Lamai is another hilltop resort with concrete bungalows for similar rates within walking distance of the village. Other solid inland resorts with rooms in the 500 to 800 baht range include Greentawan situated across from the school near the village, and Rabbit with its large wood bungalows overlooking a pond off the lane running to southern Ao Khao Kwai.

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
800 baht
800 baht
1,200 baht in peak season
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes: 1,200 baht in peak season

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Where is Phuree Hut

Phuree Hut
Between Ao Yai and South Ao Khao Kwai, Ko Phayam
T: (098) 671 7003
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º24'19.67" E, 9º44'10.36" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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