Comfortable and quirky
Mae Haad, Ko Tao T: (077) 456 066
is quite a character, offering his guests free homemade condoms -- guaranteed for 20 years, by the way. In addition to contraception, he offers Western Union transfers, safety boxes (10B/day) and a shop with books, souvenirs, snacks and a frightening selection of fireworks. Mr J.'s rooms come in a variety of sizes and prices to accommodate most budgets. The clean rooms are all packed into two brightly-coloured buildings lining a hillside stairway. Each room has a small patio area but the only view you'll have is of the other building and its occupants. Located between Mae Haad and Sairee Beach, Mr J's guests enjoy a break from the high-traffic areas while benefiting from their close proximity. The beach is just a few minutes' away by foot, but it requires a walk down the hill through a trash-littered coconut grove and the final resting place of several old boats.
Last updated on 25th May, 2009.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes: 600B for a larger room
Room: Triple air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes: 1,200B larger room available