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Siboya Bungalows
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“A wonderful place to get away”
Reviewed December 9, 2009

This was one destination that I was quite nervous about. The website said no electricity and huts. As we arrived I knew I had got it wrong, not here long enough! This is paradise. No crowds, unbelievably peaceful and absolutely beautiful. It doesn’t have the long white beaches, so ignored by the masses. Electricity was connected in September, it will unfortunately change the island. About two thousand locals here and now their lives will be different. Everyone now has lights, TV and internet.

The view is out to Koh Jum and Koh Phi Phi. The beach is nice and coconut palms everywhere. Mr Chung is fabulous to his staff, they are employed both high and low season and get on like a big family. Accommodation is basic, but quite ok.

At the end of the working day, Mr Chung got the male staff and our kids together for a game of soccer, with the female staff in stitches watching. They played for an hour and had a fabulous game.

Food is excellent and like everything else, quite reasonable. We'll be back, like so many others.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2008

Budget Accommodation - Quiet and Peaceful - Escape from the Crowds - Wonderful Gardens - Delicious Thai Cooking - Friendly and Helpful Staff.
Siboya Bungalows is off the regular tourist trail on Ko Siboya (see-boy-ya) about 20 kilometers south of Krabi Town in Southern Thailand. Other than this resort (and 2 others), you will find only a few local stalls selling household supplies, snacks and petrol. Ko Siboya is home to about a 1000 or so residents whose work is mainly in the rubber plantations or fishing. Dirt roads and foot paths connect the 4 or 5 small communities on this 3x10 kilometer island. The lack of easy access to the island has limited transportation to either motorcycles or walking. It is this limitation and the lack of electricity (Siboya Bungalows has it's own generator from sundown till midnight) that has helped keep it so undeveloped. As you might have guessed by now, Siboya Bungalows is a delightfully quiet place to relax. Don't forget... the lost art of goofing off is alive and well here.
The restaurant will delight you with some of the finest Thai cooking in the South. This reputation alone is starting to bring first timers and repeats to Siboya Bungalows. Some of Kaew's culinary tasteful treats are now being taught in North American cooking schools, and have been featured in "New Thai Cuisine". Western fare typical to the area is also available.
But... don't come to Siboya bungalows looking for that "perfect" Thai beach. Here you can enjoy the solitude of leisurely walks along the uninhabited kilometers, waiting for the tide to come in for a swim, an amazing abundance of beach creatures, rocks and mangroves to explore as well as the gathering place for the spectacular sunsets.

  • Liked — Far from the mading crowds
  • Disliked — NO AirCon
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Siboya Bungalows
Address: 34 Moo 7 T. Koh Siboya | A. Nue Klong, Krabi Town 81130, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 310 Specialty Lodging in Krabi Town
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Siboya Bungalows, Koh Siboya, Krabi Province, Thailand. Budget Accommodation, Wonderful Gardens, A Quiet and Peaceful Escape from the Crowds, Delicious Thai Cooking, Friendly and Helpful Staff. Find an amazing abundance of beach creatures, rocks and mangroves to explore as well as the gathering place for the spectacular sunsets. The lost art of "Goofing Off" is alive and well here. ... more   less 
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