Sandy Bay Bungalows is one of the earliest resorts in the fantastic bay, family owened and with updated standards of the bungalows along the way. Was recomended by friends, who have been here several times, also for 3 months. Very nice sunsets over the bay, a very good barbecue with fresh fish and gigant scrimps every night, a good bar with layedback music. And a swimmingpool, if you prefer, but the beach is great. There is also a reef 50 meters from the beach - it is not great but has some nice colourfull fish.
We where here 3 years ago (2010), and the prices has gone up here - as well as in most other places. Beachfront bungalows (in the sand) is 2.500 bath and lowest price in the back area is 700 bath. The bungalows have all airconditioning or fans, a terrasse, bath, and some also have a hammock - if your don't, then buy one in town for 350 bath or so - it is great with a cold drink and a view to the sea.
You can also find bungalows of lower standard elsewhere from 300 bath, but then you must realy be backpacking.... if you want to find a more secluded, more quired or cheaper area, it is altso a great place to be, while you explore the island on a motorbike (200 bath a day - and drive carefully).
This end of the beach is more quired, and in the other end you find more life, music, a hotel with good standard - and higher prices.
They serve Thai-food as well as steaks ect. Thai dishes from 200 bath, and a steak for 350 bath.
The staff is a story in itself. If you want "yes sir" waiters etc., you should not go here. Things are done in the Thai way, and they show a lot of personality and humor. If you expect "yes sir" waiters, you will find them rude, and you should stay at a big resort with international standard (with prices times 5) - and maybe you should not be in Thailand at all ? We like them a lot, know their names, and they also remembered us from 3 years ago. They are very helpfull and do a high - but Thai way - service, nice.
It is very clean and neat here, the bungalows are cleaned every 2. day, the beach is cleaned every day, and the pool is clean to.
The place is highly recomendabel, if you don't want international standard or backpacking standard, and we would like to come here again anytime.
Susanne and Gorm (Denmark)
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- Family Owned Beach resort with private beach, pool and genuine beachfront rooms, majority of rooms not directly on our beach have a sea view ... more less
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- Sandy Bay Bungalows Hotel Koh Phangan