Laid back, central location
While best known for a beachside restaurant of the same name, Flowers offers solid fan and air-con bungalows set down an easy-to-miss footpath on the inland side of the beach walk.
A busy but friendly Thai manager laid out the room rates before handing us off to a young Burmese staffer who went out of his way to make us feel welcome. He showed us a large white wood bungalow with metal roof and log railing on a porch with wood chairs and a table. The soft bed, hardwood floor, small safe and hot-water shower convinced us that this bungalow was better than others in the neighbourhood. Our only concern was the fan, mounted on the high ceiling rather than placed closer to the bed – it could get hot.
Flowers also offers air-con bungalows that looked good from outside (they were full) and the price is reasonable. The bungalows are all set in a line amid a narrow slice of land with quite a few palm trees. Free WiFi works in the restaurant, which has direct beach access.
Flowers is located just south of the main party strip so we’d expect some hooting and hollering when people leave the bars late at night. If looking for something cheaper, swing over to Nat Resort.
Address: Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 513; (081) 271 2444;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º49'37.99" E, 10º5'27.16" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||900 baht||900 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||1,400 baht||1,400 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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