Photo: Beachside living.

Kradan Paradise Beach Resort

Good value!

Far north end of the beach, Ko Kradan T: (081) 077 3610 

Kradan Paradise Beach Resort

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Not to be confused with Paradise Lost or another resort called Paradise Beach on Ko Ngai, Kradan Paradise Beach Resort easily overlooked place has a few concrete air-con rooms and simple bamboo bungalows overlooking the far northern end of the beach.

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Painted royal blue, the air-con room with tall glass windows that we peeped was spacious, clean and outfitted with a quality bed, a lot of shelves, portable fan and modern hot-water bathroom with glass-basin sink—not too shabby at all. A couple of rattan loungers sat on the porch overlooking the sea, punctuated by Lanna-style lanterns. For the price and beachfront location, these are easily the best-value air-con digs on Kradan.

A step up from wood and rattan.

A step up from wood and rattan. Photo: David Luekens

Budget travellers will appreciate the bungalows that are almost identical, in substance but not in price, to the low-end ones at nearby Kalume Village. Walk down here to save 600 baht on a hut with bamboo foundations, woven bamboo walls, mosquito nets pitched over firm mattresses on the floor, and cement bathrooms with flush toilets and cold-water showers.

Once again we arrived to find the Thai owner sitting around with a few staffers while several rooms sat vacant, even while most of the island’s resorts were full or close to capacity. That could have something to do with the fact that this resort, with its unoriginal name, has almost no online presence.

But, wood and rattan also available.

But, wood and rattan also available. Photo: David Luekens

The English-speaking owner has always been welcoming to us, but it seems like he doesn’t really care if anyone stays here or not. That’s not a bad thing if you’re hunting for good value. The resort has a little shop selling beer, soft drinks and snacks, and it even looked like a restaurant had materialised since our last visit.

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Walk-in rates at Kradan Paradise Beach Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
closed or n/a
800 baht
Bungalow air-con share bathroom
closed or n/a
1,800 baht
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: closed or n/a, high season 800 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con share bathroom, low season: closed or n/a, high season 1,800 baht. Notes:

Where is Kradan Paradise Beach Resort

Kradan Paradise Beach Resort
Far north end of the beach, Ko Kradan
T: (081) 077 3610 
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º15'11.37" E, 7º19'3.52" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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