Thank god for Trip Advisor. When my boyfriend and I arrived in Koh Phangan from the ferry we had a hotel room already booked for us by an agent in Bangkok. Once we arrived we immediately knew we couldn't stay so we used the lobby's internet and searched Trip Advisor for hotel reviews in the area. There was one that stuck out- it was promised to be a hidden gem of a hotel sitting on a gorgeous strip of secluded beachfront.
At that point we were ready to try anything but it was well worth the gamble. Upon our arrival we were shown a beautiful spacious room on the 2nd floor. Every room has a balcony over the sparkling pool that runs the length of the hotel and if you request a room on the 1st floor your private patio has access to the pool. I was elated to find that the rooms had air conditioning, hot water, a large comfy bed and a flat screen TV. I was told the hotel was built in January of '09 so everything is very contemporary. All this for only $12USD/night. And it gets better...
One of the best parts of this hotel was the beachside restaurant and bar. You can enjoy your meal, beverage or book tableside, in a hammock, or on a mat overlooking the pristine beaches and breathtaking sunsets. The drinks were strong and the food was a wonderful variety of Thai and American cuisine. A local fisherman brings in the fresh catch of the day for their deliciously prepared seafood dishes. We found ourselves spending a majority of our time down there as the food was cheap and we could entertain ourselves with a game of pool, watch a movie or play some gin rummy.
Next door you can rent a motorbike for 24 hours for only $6 USD. Its a great way to explore the island but make sure to wear a helmet as the roads can be close to nonexistent in some areas. There's also a convenient store across the street as well as in the surrounding hotels. If you stroll the beach you'll find you can indulge in a traditional Thai massage for only $6 USD an hour. If you plan on attending the Black or Full Moon Festivals its about a 25 minute drive. We hitched a ride to the party for around 100 baht per person.
All in all The See Through Resort was a major highlight in our trip and we've recommended it to all who are thinking of traveling to the island.
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- Also Known As:
- Haad Yao See Through Hotel Koh Phangan