Overlooking a breezy lawn that opens onto a pair of private beaches separated by a leafy outcrop, Sukorn Cabana was looking as spiffy as ever on our most recent visit.
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Generously sized log cabins with high thatch roofs -- yes, we’d call them cabanas -- come with soft beds raised off hardwood floors, hot-water bathrooms, mini-fridges, large porches and choice of fan or air-con. These rooms have been here for a while but appeared to be well maintained. Atop a hill with great sunset and sea views, a few villa-style air-con rooms in a pink concrete building with terraces perched high above the water had been added more recently. Providing stiff competition to Yataa’s high-end rooms, these will bag you TVs, sofas, safes and wide glass windows looking out to sea. Cabana had also added a spacious open-air restaurant terrace and rents out kayaks, motorbikes and the highest-quality mountain bikes on the island. Those who appreciate the old eating area under the trees closer to the sand are welcome to hang down there instead. The resort is open year round, run by a staff that will provide assistance when you ask and leave you alone when you want to chill.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 1,200 baht. Notes: 1,800 baht in peak season
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 1,500 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes: 3,500 baht in peak season
Room: Family room, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,500 baht. Notes: Up to 4,000 baht in peak; two bedrooms.