A bit of a mixed bag
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While boasting a beachfront location, Malibu sits partially on the beach, but most bungalows are actually behind a small lagoon that empties in to the sea.
There is a big clean pool as an alternative to the sea and the beach here is really very good and private — especially when compared to elsewhere in Chaloklum. The stretch of sand features trees strung with hammocks and the laid-back Malibu Beach Bar. This is one of the coolest bars in town and attracts visitors from around town at night. The bungalows are all clean but vary greatly in quality and price. The basic little fan huts that sit near the lagoon are drafty with thin woven walls and are well overpriced — especially those in the rows packed behind. The middle range rooms are probably the best value offering mod cons in a solid style. The deluxe air-con rooms sit back from the beach and lagoon and are more spacious and comfortable. With cushy beds, refrigerators and bath tubs these are a great choice and not too spendy for the quality. All rooms come with breakfast which is reported to be dire and the service can be a bit hit and miss.
Last updated on 12th August, 2010.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,400 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 2,500 baht, high season 3,500 baht. Notes: Upto 4,500B