<ost of the accommodation at this resort are 2 and 3 bedroom concrete houses. There are a couple of smaller bungalows but we stayed in a house. The houses are privately owned so there are differences n them. We stayed in house 11 that had just been completed so whilst there was a kitchen there were no pots, pans, plates, bowls or cooking utensils. Not that you'd want to cook here. There are so many good places to eat along the beach. Some of the houses may have more. Comfortable bed, big living area and a big porch with chairs, table and deck chairs. It's about 150 metres from the big beach. Aircon in the main area and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. The other 2 bedrooms were only big enough for one person and had a single bed. The resort has boogie boards and kayaks to borrow and lots of deck chairs on the beach. The owners, Krister and Ing are friendly and helpful as are the rest of the staff. The staff, as at many of the resorts, are mostly Burmese, so mostly don't speak much English but also helpful gentle people. Throw your watch away when you are on Koh Phayam and don't expect instant service. Be patient, things do happen, your food does arrive but can sometimes take quite a while. The restaurant here is quite good. We also had good food at Bamboo Bungalows and JJ seafoods, both a few 100 metres along the beach. Phayam Lodge is in a good location, fairly near the centre of the very long Ao Yai beach so halfway to everywhere. We got up early one morning and did a big walk through to Buffalo Bay. Took about an hour to get there but a nice walk through the jungle. I liked this beach because the little bit of surf was fun for boogie boarding and body surfing (small waves but fun) which gave you something to do apart from swimming.
You can hire bikes and motorbikes from various places along the beach but we didn't bother.
All in all a great place to stay on a very beautiful beach.
- Also Known As:
- Phayam Hotel Koh Phayam