We were meant to stay here two nights and ended up only staying for one, which was one night too many. We chose shambala based on a great lonely planet review and price. The bungalows are very beautiful and on an amazing beach. However we experienced our worst night in the whole three weeks we were in Thailand. The room was full of insects. Our bed was covered in ants and the lack of air con was unbearable especially as you have to sleep under a mosquito net (which had large holes in it). All three us of we're covered in bites the next morning. It is also quite far away from everything. The bungalows are budget but you can definitely stay somewhere air conned and in a more convenient area for the same prices.
- 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