It's always hard to pick that special place on the beach when you're reading reviews from thousands of miles away. I liked what they offered via their website with quiet times as we were not of the full moon crowd. This place is indeed very laid back, if you want something just ask for it or find someone. We stayed 3 nights and had such a lovely time. Our bungalow was nice although our A/C did't work so they reduced our rate which was very nice. The location, the views were unbelievable. We kayaked out to a little island which was super cool. The food was great, the other guests were really cool and a special call out to the staff Jon, Thomas and Daha.
My special special callout to Daha because when I arrived I had just stepped on a sea urchin in Koh Samui and was miserable and in pain. I was desperately trying to find a doctor or hospital but was laughed at in Koh Samui being told this happens all the time. Nonetheless I was in agony and Daha offered to help get some of the spines and poison out. She shows up with a hammer and some lemons and I thought "what the hell am I getting myself into here?" But she was soooo amazing and spent 2 nights hammering my foot for about 15 minutes, putting lemon and a home made remedy to ease the pain and IT WORKED! I am forever in debt to Daha! I came to Shambhala limping and wimpering and left skipping and happy!
And another special callout to Thomas who was just so friendly and adorable.
Please stay here for some nice relaxation and chill time!
- 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