Photo: The outlook from Captain Yut’s.

Photo of Captain Yut’s Bamboo BungalowsCaptain Yut’s Bamboo Bungalows

Beach shacks with some style

Central Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe T: (095) 032 9850

Captain Yut’s Bamboo Bungalows

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Named after the ultra-laid-back owner, Captain Yut’s bungalows face the sea behind a bar with a drum kit and electric guitars for those who are up for a jam.

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Made almost entirely of bamboo and accessed by ladders, most bungalows have two-floor designs with firm mattresses, mosquito nets and portable fans situated upstairs alongside large porches with hammocks and cushions. On the ground floor you get a big sand-floor bathroom with hot water and tub -- these are not your typical shacks. Further back is a larger single-floor bungalow with bamboo trees draping over the tub. We were told that fridges are on the way, and at least one bungalow has a solar panel attached to the roof.

Hailing from Krabi province, Yut looks like a Thai Jim Morrison with his long black locks, sunglasses and sun-drenched chest. Families or anyone who isn’t into the mellow island party thing should look elsewhere, especially since the music from neighbouring Sea La Vie carries over the fence at night.

Even if you don’t stay here, Yut and his mermaid-themed longtail boats are worth keeping in mind for private snorkelling tours and round trip transfers to Ko Adang. If you like the mellow lifestyle but would prefer a two-floor wooden bungalow, Spanish-run Kaixo Lipe is also worth a look. While he didn’t offer specific low-season rates, Yut told us that discounts could be expected.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
2,000 baht
2,000 baht
Plus 1,000 for larger bungalows.
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes: Plus 1,000 for larger bungalows.

Where is Captain Yut’s Bamboo Bungalows

Captain Yut’s Bamboo Bungalows
Central Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
T: (095) 032 9850
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º18'36.62" E, 6º29'17.21" N
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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