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Tabeak Viewpoint Bungalows
Reviewed November 29, 2011

We had a great stay at Tabeak, especially thanks to "Moto-San", the owner, who is also known as "the policeman" on the island. He is always helpful, 100% trustworthy, a very nice guy and always in good humour :)
Tabeak is situated about 100 m off the main road, somewhat hidden in the forest, a bit up on the hill (caution in the rain: dirt road...). The view from our bungalow (around 700-750 Baht) was stunning! Postcard-like view of little islands in the Phang Nga bay.
You can also rent motorbikes and have trips organised.
Lovely cats around :)

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We had such a lovely time staying here. We really enjoyed that it is off the beaten track of the super touristy islands. Paramote was so nice and accomidating. I recommend this place to all! I also highly recommend The Pyramid Bar down the road...Sharon and Matt (owners) are great! Sharon is an AMAZING cook!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Veronica L
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Truly wonderful view, good food. Very gracious hosts,even when we had to leave unexpectedly earlier than our booking, they wouldn't take the money owed for the nights not used and organized our onward travel!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank KarenandJohn001
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Stayed in these lovely bungalows for four nights in Feb 2011 and would highly recommend to all. The owners are so honest and helpful nothing is a bother to them. The island is unspoilt and although the beaches may not be the nicest in Thailand the island has a lot to offer those looking for a relaxing holiday. The bungalows are huge with lovely terraces and sometimes you may even get a visit from the owners cats to welcome you back from the beach.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank EdinburghHenster
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

After spending a couple of hours in Phuket, we were craving for some down-time on a beach in Thailand. I can't believe I found this place!! The boat ride was majestic. It's a bit "off-the-beaten-track" but it is well worth the while, especially if you take a long boat. Paramote, the owner of Tabaek, the police chief of the island came to greet us when we arrived. It was a delightful and bumpy road until our destination. Tabaek Viewpoint is nothing one can imagine. It is remote but close to the sea, a rustic yet clean and "taken-care-of" place you can call home on your vacation.... A quiet haven from the usual touristy traps you find around the world.... The island itself is not on the tourist maps, and I am grateful for it. Yes, there are some resorts for the wealthy and occidentals, but it is an island that respects its muslim background and expects (or at least I do) for visitors to be mindful of their customs.
Paramote and his wife Kazuyo were gracious hosts. Dining up the hill at their humble restaurant was a treat every time! Literally, try anything on the menu! I have yet to find a better thai curry anywhere in Canada!
If you are looking for a party in Thailand, this is not the place for you, and really, just stay away..... This is a place for relaxation and warm welcoming. Let's enjoy great food, great scenery, and a quiet retreat for the over-worked city dwellers of the Americas.
I hope it stays the same! I can't wait to come back! Did I mention that it was budget-travel all the way?!?!
Absolutely out of this world!
Though the low-tide made it unwelcoming for the beach dwellers, the higher tide at six pm really made my day, dipping in before the night set in... very refreshing!
All in all, an unforgettable experience, that I am grateful for!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Btw, Mat, down the street owns a restaurant that makes killer pizzas and curries! The island experience is simply soooooo relaxing that I can't believe I came back to this North American lifestyle!!!
Enjoy it before it is gobbled up into a tourist destination!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank A K
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

We stayed there for four nights in November. The view is stunning. We spent hours on the balcony watching the bay. The room is clean and well built. The owners are really nice and helpful. We rented a scooter to go around the island and spent a day on their cousin's boat. The food at the restaurant is excellent, we ate there during all our stay: curries, seafood etc.

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- the view
- food at the restaurant
- possibility to rent a scooter and do a boat tour

Cons:
- water pressure in the shower
- the nearby beach has emerging rocks at low tide, which makes it difficult to swim. We usually walked to the other side of the beach, in front of Koyao resort, where we could swim.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Tabeak viewpoint is just so special. Ko Yao Noi is a great, unspoiled gem of an island just begging to be explored by bike or moto, and the islands off the coast are well worth renting a boat for a day and exploring - activities that can all be arranged through the tabeak.

check out lots of photos here http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/jimbobandrayray/1/1293273062/tpod.html if you are planning a trip!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Ko Yao Noi Road | Ko Yao Noi, Phang Nga, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Phang Nga
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Ranked #3 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Phang Nga
Number of rooms: 6
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