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By Beach Resort

Small and charming

12/2 Moo 5, Bang Po, Ko Samui T: (081) 959 5155 (086) 598 0334

By Beach Resort

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Easily overlooked online and while cruising Samui’s north coast, By Beach Resort is a small and charming spot with cheap bungalows and, you guessed it, a location fronting Bang Po Beach.

Made of wood, brick and woven bamboo, two rows of acid-green or light-blue bungalows face either side of a banyan tree that reaches over a central lawn. The cheapest rooms come two to a building, each with a couple of chairs on a private porch. Sporting comfortable queen beds, hot-water wet bathrooms and floor cushions, these are small but solid for the price.

A comfortable room at By Beach Resort.

A comfortable room at By Beach Resort. Photo: David Luekens

A little extra cash grabs you a larger freestanding bungalow, set closer to the beach, with similar furnishings plus a clothes rack in an out-of-place changing room. Air-con rooms come with fridges but are otherwise similar to the larger fan editions. Murals of trees on interior walls and reaching plants in miniature ceramic fruit and animal vases hung from porches give the rooms a personal touch. We also found them well kept, and WiFi is free.

You only get the slightest glimpse of the sea from the porches, but several loungers are set up alongside lanterns and kayaks on a beautiful stretch of beach with a restaurant, bar and oversized swing hung from a coconut tree. There’s also a chill-out room with a computer terminal, book exchange, guitar and TV with pyramid cushions on the floor.

Bungalows all in a row.

Bungalows all in a row. Photo: David Luekens

Be prepared to rent a bicycle or motorbike, or rely on pricey taxis if you want to head elsewhere for dinner, as there’s little within walking distance of By Beach. The resort sits at the end of an easily missed lane off the ring road towards the Mae Nam end of Bang Po Beach. Staffers were notably friendly and quick to show us rooms, though we noticed that rates were a bit cheaper online.

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Walk-in rates at By Beach Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
550 baht
800 baht
Bungalow fan private bathroom
650 baht
900 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
1,000 baht
1,300 baht
Family room
2,200 baht
2,600 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 550 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 650 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,300 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 2,200 baht, high season 2,600 baht. Notes:

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Where is By Beach Resort

By Beach Resort
12/2 Moo 5, Bang Po, Ko Samui
T: (081) 959 5155 (086) 598 0334
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'41.96" E, 9º34'48.18" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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