Set on a hill just back from Haad Farang that's blanketed in, you guessed it, tall rubber trees, this was once our go-to bungalow spot on Muk.
The place feels rather tired these days, however, and the concrete fan bungalows in particular could use a fresh coat of paint to cover the considerable mould that's accumulated on the walls. This is especially true for the cold-water bathrooms with spouts for sinks and bucket flush toilets -- probably the worst facilities we saw on the island. Still, the fan bungalows do have screened windows, good front porches with a couple of chairs, powerful moveable fans, and fresh, soft linens on the springy beds, making them at least as good as what you'll find at Sawaddee or Had Farang Bungalows for around the same price. If you can spring for them, the air-con editions with terracotta roofs and much better bathrooms with hot water showers, sinks and flush toilets are downright comfy. The value would be awful on the mainland but it's what we expect in the islands. All rates include breakfast and patchy WiFi, and the kitchen serves decent Thai food.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,500 baht. Notes:
Haad Farang, Ko Muk
T: (075) 215 972
(081) 606 9358
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B