Haad Khuad Resort
Most upscale rooms on the beach
Bottle Beach, Ko Pha Ngan T: (077) 44 5127, (081) 270 9475
Located in the middle of Bottle beach, Haad Kruad Resort has the most luxurious rooms you'll find along this stretch of sand, though they're certainly nowhere near five-star, and probably not even four.
Still, they're clean, modern, and have luxurious touches, making them ideal for those who can spend a bit of money for the comfort. Huge floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors look out onto the beach. The patios are large, but the loosely-woven wall separating one from the other doesn't allow for much privacy. Inside are hardwood floors, loads of space, and either one big bed or two twins, each decorated with lovely traditional Thai throws and pillows. It contains a TV, fridge, wooden dresser and mirror, and a wooden closet. The bathroom has marble tiling, a bathtub, and even a rainshower, but the mirror is super tiny. In the back are garden fan rooms that are basic but clean, with a large double bed, and a separate single bed around a corner, nearly private from the other bed. The blue-and-white tiled bathroom is super basic, with just a sink, toilet and cold water shower combo.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 550 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 850 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,500 baht, high season 1,800 baht. Notes: Hotel style building