Mellow with a good location
The small Bulon Hill Resort has a handful of simple but sturdy bungalows set on a tree-lined hill directly behind Bulone Resort and a three-minute stroll from the beach.
Bungalows come in a few sizes, starting with small bamboo huts and going up to spacious wooden editions with metal roofs, including one suitable for families. They all include thick mattresses draped in mosquito nets and raised off hardwood floors along with portable fans and bucket-flush Western toilets in bright bathrooms with cold water. Electricity runs all night long and bamboo chairs and tables are set out on the porches.
The bungalows are squeezed in close together behind a Thai-Western restaurant and common pavilion, where the free WiFi should work. We think the similarly priced bungalows at Marina Resort are more atmospheric, but Bulon Hill’s rooms are just as comfy for less cash. They also have much narrower gaps in floorboards, though you won’t find screens on windows with wooden shutters.
The Thai/German-run resort has a mellow vibe and we like the hidden-away feel despite the close proximity to Bulon’s best beach. It’s also one of the only places on Bulon with a functioning website and email address. To find it, look for the sign pointing uphill as you leave Bulone Resort heading inland.
Address: Behind School Beach, Ko Bulon Lae
T: (095) 445 3845;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º32'29.45" E, 6º49'55.06" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom|
1,300 for larger bungalow.
|closed or n/a||800 baht|
|closed or n/a||2,000 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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