An aging budget standbay
Set at the eastern end of Haad Khom, Coconut Beach’s highlight is the restaurant overlooking the beach.
They have two main kinds on bungalows on offer – very old and battered wooden huts and slightly newer and in better shape concrete limegreen bungalows. All run up the hill and back from the restaurant, but most don’t have much of a view.
The wooden huts are the cheapest you’ll find on Haad Khom, but they’re in very variable state and the bathroom in the hut we were shown wasn’t too good at all. At least they have a hammock strung out front so you need spend less time in the room. The concrete rooms despite their green hue throughout, are better in almost every way and if you are planning on staying here, we thing these are the better option – they don’t have hammocks though – just a couple of plastic chairs.
We found the staff frosty at first, but they warmed up fast. As with everywhere on Haad Khom, there is no electricity during the day. Next down the beach is Haad Khom Bungalows (T: (077) 374 299) which has some bungalows on the beach rather than only running up the hill.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom|
800B for a cement bungalow
|400 baht||400 baht|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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