We turned up at Munchies completely by fluke, we bumped into some people in Koh Tao and they told us of the Half Moon Party...we had planned to go over to Koh Sumai, as we had a hotel booked on Haad Rin for the full moon party for 5 nights, we didn't know much about munchies apart from it was in a relaxed area and it was a very good price, so I expected an average room near (ish) a beach.
As we got off the boat in Koh Phangan and found a taxi we picked up a few other people on our way and the taxi seemed to know where we meant when we asked to go to Munchies. As we pulled up outside after a bumpy ride I thought they was some sort of mistake. I saw about 10 beach hits litreally on the beach, and a white sandy beach and clear blue sea. We saw our friends sat in the sea, and litreally other then a few people in the distance it was empty.
I was taken aback by the stunning view of the sea as far as the eye could see and the beach huts litreally on the beach were lovely, also on the beach front was a bar/restaurant, playing chilled out music and people lounging on comfy sofas and cushions.
I thought to myself ' there is no way this is 700 bhat a night' but to my suprise it was, and as Andy (a lovely guy from Newcastle) showed as our beach hut we were in amazement. Compared to some of the places we had stayed in Thailand it was luxury...in a room with 2 doubles we had not one but two...working!! fans which is a rarity in itself, the beds were comfortable and our bathroom was big, with a nice shower - water was cold but I personally couldn't think of anything worse than a warm shower in that heat, its not needed.
We could see the sea from our window and had a lovely little balcony to sit on. We settled in and headed to the bar/restaurant on the beach front and decided to sample the food - cooked by Andy's girlfriend, the food turned out to be amazing, quite a long wait but you can't expect anything less of food cooked fresh - they do a mixture of thai and english foods (i really enjoyed the english breakfasts and the thai green curry) and in the end of the 5 nights we stayed at Munchies we only ate elsewhere once..infact we didn't really leave munchies apart from once or twice to go for a wander and down to haad rin, there was no need as everything you needed was there - theres a few other places of accomadation down the beach which are cheaper but not the same atmosphere, food or people.
The people who were at Munchies the same time as us were a chilled and friendly bunch wanting to have a fun but relaxed time, most were attending the half and full moon parties and staying at Munchies the whole time - which shows how much people love the place. By far one of the most laid back places I have ever been in my life. On a busy night there is sometimes a BBQ on the beach with meat and fish, salad, potato, which went down a treat, and the sunsets on that beach are some of the most amazing I have ever seen. I was absolutely gutted to leave and do plan to return one day. Its the perfect place to chill out before and after the full moon party. The only thing I would say is getting back and fourth to Haad RIn is expensive - 100 bhat each however many people are going, but we didn't find this a major issue as we only left once in 5 days to go down to haad rin, there are other restaurants in walking distance - but to be honest you'd be quite fine eating there the whole time - the menu has a range of foods and all are lovely! All in all I think it was my favourite place in 2 months of travel around South East Asia. Be careful of your bum in the sea however - the crabs tend to nip and it never really gets deep enough to swim which is ashame but in the grand old scheme of things they are the only two negative points I can say, which has nothing to do with Munchies what so ever..just the beach!
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