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Asia Bungalows
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“Really wanted to like this place”
Reviewed March 22, 2009

Spent a week here in March on the quiet side of the island for sun and snorkeling. The bungalows were large with air con and fans, but the kitchen only had a sink and fridge - no kettle etc. The bungalows are right on the beach and there is a refreshing shower that people can use to wash off sea water and generally cool off. The sea water is really warm, the beach is really warm so a dip in the ocean is not as refreshing as you would expect!
Snorkeling is fantastic, it is so shallow you can walk out about 50m and then snorkel around the coral. The bungalows provided snorkels but these were worn and had many broken pieces that it may be worth purchasing your own before you get there.
There is no restaurant but loads of places to eat along the beach, my favourites were Coral Bungalows and Salad Hut Resort most of these places also have free wi fi.
I think the beach area in from of these bungalows is the best as down to the right the tide comes in and there is only 1 metre of beach to sit on and to the left the beach is too rocky to swim out into and covered with archored long boats.
10 minutes down the road is Koh Ma where snorkeling is incredible but I would advise taking coral shoes as I managed to cut my foot open on more than one occasion trying to get out of the water - and coral cuts hurt!
Only had one bad experience at the bungalows and that was our transfer to the port for the catamaran. We booked the night before but the manager seemed to have forgotten the next morning and we were almost left stranded!
This place only takes cash payments as well, so stop at an AMT in Thong Sala before you get to the bungalows.
Not sure if I would go back there again, as I would prefer somewhere with a pool so I can cool off.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2008

I stayed here in August 2007 with a group of friends and we LOVED the place. I booked due to the good reviews we'd read online and we were not disappointed.

For the price (we paid THB$900 NZD$36 per couple per night) it was absolute luxury. The rooms are tastefully (and newly?) decorated, beds were large and each room had a mini kitchenette with fridge/bench etc and the bathrooms were very nice.

The bungalows are set in a nice well kept lawn/garden area with little pagodas you can sit out of the sun in. It's only metres to the beach (which was unfortunately very shallow and not much sand left when the tide is in). The bungalows have no restaurant, but this was not a problem at all as there are many restaurants to choose from if you walk up and down the beach. We found the place next door particularly good!

Staff were friendly and very unintrusive. Motorbike hire, massages, and gift shops were all available very close. All http://www.tripadvisor.com/UserReviewround a great place to stay!

I don't think Asia Bungalows has a website, but you can check it out online at:
http://www.phangan.info/asiabungalows/#
http://www.sawadee.com/hotel/kohphangan/asiabungalow/
I can attest that the pictures do not lie!

  • Liked — Tasteful interiors and value for money
  • Disliked — The shallow beach
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Asia Bungalows
Address: Haad Salad Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #39 of 367 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Asia Bungalow is located on idyllic Haad Salad, a pure white sand beach in a picture perfect bay with all the trappings of tropical island life. The beach is fringed with coconut palms and as Haad Salad is relatively undeveloped for Koh Phangan, it is usually deserted and so peaceful that you feel the beach is all yours. Crystal clear emerald green waters are home to a vibrant coral reef that lies just 80 metres from the shore and attracts both scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts to one of the Island's premier dive sites. The accommodation at Asia Bungalows is built and finished with a total of eight rooms, all equipped with all air condition, bathroom with hot and cold shower and Mini Bar. * Air-Con Room * Family Bungalow Air-Con * Superior Bungalow Air-Con As Asia Bungalows has just ten rooms, the family atmosphere is always friendly and intimate and all of the rooms make the most of their excellent beachfront location with stunning sunset sea views. There are five basic island style huts Asia Bungalows and four modern Thai-style villas. Each of the villas are newly built and finished to very high standards; with hot and cold shower, separate kitchen area, western bathroom and ceramic floors throughout. All of the rooms contain a double bed and a single bed can be added at a cost of 150 Baht per night. There are mosquito screens on the windows and the rooms and balconies are generously proportioned to ensure your complete comfort. The restaurant at Asia Bungalows is right on the central beach section of Haad Salad. It serves a vast range of speciality and local Thai dishes including excellent seafood and also provides a good selection of western food. Weather you are having a meal or taking a break from the beach with a cool refreshing fruit shake, you can rest assured that the taste will be as good as the surroundings. At Asia Bungalows there is more than enough to keep you occupied and all in a place where it is so easy to do nothing! There is volleyball, badminton, great swimming, snorkelling and even kayaking! A nearby minimart has all the bits and pieces you might need on your visit to Haad Salad and there is also motorbike hire, internet, international telephone and fax services available. Boat and fishing trips are easily booked and massages can be arranged either on your balcony or right on the beach. If you're looking for things to do and see around Haad Salad, the west coast of Koh Phangan has something for everyone. The rich coral reef that surrounds this side of the Island is a haven for marine life, making the region a hotspot for divers and snorkelling enthusiasts alike. Nearby Koh Ma is a small island just off the west coast of Koh Phangan and is the only National Marine Park within Phangan's waters. Here it possible to spot turtles, harmless reef sharks and swim amongst shoals of colourful tropical fish. The region is fairly mountainous away from the coast, and there are a number of mountain trails and walks to follow; and with the large concentration of beaches in the west, it is possible to beach hop up and down the coastline. Wang Sai waterfall is within walking distance and nearby Laem Son is a giant freshwater lake, shaded by tall pine trees with giant rope swings! ... more   less 
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