If you're looking for hotel-style accommodation on Thong Nai Pan Yai, Havana is arguably the best bet with smart oversized rooms in a series of multi-storey blocks running back from the beach.
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Despite the relatively narrow beach frontage, Havana packs in the rooms with their two-storey blocks set behind the medium-sized freeform swimming pool and the beachfront restaurant. Wood-floored rooms are entered from the rear and are of a good size, with glass doors opening onto spacious verandas decked out with heavy wooden furniture. While the decks are large, for most rooms there is little in the way of views to speak of and, for the ground floor rooms you'll need to keep the curtains closed for privacy as they open onto the main walkway from reception to the beach. Facilities in the room include flat-screen TV and WiFi and the stone-tiled bathrooms are very clean and well looked after. While we'd prefer to stay in a bungalow on the beach, if you're after hotel-style accommodation, Havana is a solid bet. Popular with families (the pool was packed with kids when we rolled through), reservations are advisable in high season. Be sure to shop around online for a competitive rate.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 2,100 baht, high season 2,650 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,300 baht, high season 2,800 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 2,500 baht, high season 3,000 baht. Notes:
47/5 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 162
F: (077) 445 163
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B