Romantic in a rustic way
Spread over a leafy hill behind the school within a two-minute walk of the best beach on Bulon, Marina’s spacious wood-and-thatch bungalows are ideal for couples who prefer the simple life.
Standing on tall wooden stilts with large porches equipped with wooden chairs, tables and seashells, the log-cabin style bungalows have vaulted thatch ceilings that come all the way down to form the sidewalls. Inside you get a comfy king bed on knobby wooden frame with soft linens draped in pink mosquito nets and fans, with electricity running until late at night.
Draped in white cotton curtains in addition to thick silk throws for privacy, windows have wooden bars to stop would-be thieves from climbing in. Simple cold-water bathrooms have sinks and bucket-flush toilets. Floors are composed of smooth but narrow wooden rods with notably wide gaps that allow critters to wander inside—opt for Bulone Resort or Bulon Hill if that freaks you out.
These bungalows have a real romantic quality and we like how you can disappear into the bulging flower bushes and trees that fill the grounds. The owner has always been welcoming and helpful to us, even if some of the staffers are on the lazy side. They offer free WiFi, a restaurant and shop selling beer, sunscreen and swimsuits.
Prices went up since our last visit, making the value questionable compared to other options, but you won’t find a more atmospheric bungalow on Bulon. The resort closes for the rainy season and you can expect a 300 baht decrease in prices during the shoulder months.
Address: Behind School Beach, Ko Bulon Lae
T: (090) 294 6498 ; (096) 892 8962;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º32'28.37" E, 6º49'53.11" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||closed or n/a||1,300 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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