We only stayed for 2 nights - but wished we had had more time. The bungalows at Shambhala are beautiful and all have lovely balconies with sea views. We stayed in one of the beach side bungalows and loved lying on the hammock in the shade.The accommodation is very simple, but clean and comfortable. The village has a safe feel to it and as it is very hot you need to sleep with all of the doors and windows open to try to get a breeze. If you hate large resorts, then this is the perfect place for you. There is a lovely bar and restaurant area on the beach front which is much nicer than most of the other nearby places - people often wandered along from other bungalows to get a drink here. It was a great place for watching the sun go down with a cold beer. We did not get the eat breakfast at Shambhala as it was the staff day off on the day we were staying there, but Carlos (the owner) gave us some recommendations for other places to try. We did eat lunch and dinner in the restaurant on our first day - the appetizers were good - but the main courses were average. We had a really early start on our last morning - so many thanks to Carlos for getting us at 6.00 a.m. to take us to the ferry. Overall, a lovely little complex, very tranquil and relaxed and good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shambhala Bungalow Village is a small resort located on the west coast of Koh Phangan, Thailand. The beach is one of the nicest on the island, a very quiet and relaxing place to be. The sunsets over the famous Anthong National Marine Park are spectacular. The port town of Thong Sala is only a 5 minute motorcycle ride away with all its charms. The Bungalows are brand new, in local natural materials, all have a clean bathroom and a big terrace equipped with the necessary hammocks. A beach restaurant, water sport rentals and free wifi available. ... more less