The Bungalow Scene on Phuket:
Though there is a well established, and rapidly growing
five-star resort scene on Phuket , you can still find the odd bungalow
resort tucked away here and there - and a few of the newer resorts still
maintain a selection of bungalows.
The resort shown here -
has bungalows sitting on a bluff overlooking Ao Sane Beach - and Nai Harn
Beach. Some say the best snorkeling on the island is here.
You'll never find this place unless you drive through the
parking lot of the Yacht Club, and past on a small road -
you'll think you are going to the service entrance,
but stay on the road and you will get there.
The resort has a small beach all to itself, set in a quiet and secluded area.
If you seek a wider
variety of restaurants and a longer beach to walk on - go along the road
and walk back through the Yacht Club to a series of small restaurants you saw on the drive in.
Nai Harn Beach is just past there with even more food vendors. This
area is near the "Phrom Thep Cape Loop" on the
The drive to Patong Beach for night life fans - will be
about 35 minutes.
This is an unusual absolute beachfront
resort - difficult to find on the island anymore.
This small resort has an excellent
restaurant. It sits
right on Bang Tao Beach - with just a few bungalows - but you'll find it
to be quite a sweet setting. You'll feel like you found a secret few
people know of. Sorry, but even the photos on their
photos page don't quite show you how nice this place is. The
resort was a bit beat up after the tsunami of 2005, but is completely
rebuilt now. Bang Tao Beach is my favorite -
learn more about it on the
page on this website.
Bungalows were the original
accommodations of Phuket. Many of us, the first time we visited,
stayed in bungalows near the sea. There are fewer these days -
particularly after the tsunami of 2005 - but they can still be found - and
add a flavor to Phuket that is unmistakable. They are my preferred
place to stay - you might enjoy them too.