We booked Castaway Bungalows for 2 nights to explore Koh Phangan, WE FELL IN LOVE! After exploring the west: Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Krabi now Koh Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, and Koh Samui were our next targets. Traveling can be excellent for recharging the soul., don’t believe, then read these 8 reasons why taking a trip might just improve your health. Our spirit was recharged, however, we were physically drained -running on ‘e’, from the Planes, Taxi Boats, Buses and overnight ferries. Gosh — we needed a break. So taking things slow and a bit of relaxation was much welcomed.
A Superb Location for Relaxation
This place is just what we needed. We extended our stay for a few more nights! There’s a special vibe here that you can feel immediately.
Granted the beach is not for swimming, but it is great for chilling, walking and watching sunsets. Laying on the sand to get a tan was the order of the day every day when it wasn’t a simple stroll on the beach bareback brought the same joy. All these are simple things but here they are so special.
Inside the clean and cozy bungalows
You will find simple necessities:
- A full-size bed with mosquito net for two
- Tiny Fridge for cold drinks
- Ceiling fan, although the sea breeze is enough
- Full bathroom with heated shower
- A safety box, and storage space for suitcases under the bed
- Hammock in front of your door to enjoy the view at the beach
The Owner: Martin and His Wife
Martin a well-mannered British man and his Thai wife Pen are so friendly. Martin cleans the area every morning can be easily reached when needed. He was extremely helpful in getting us rent cheap and safe scooters, pointing out areas of interest on the Island. He told us where all the restaurants were in the nearby area. And was also very knowledgeable about the Full/Half Moon Parties, which we skipped since we were in relaxing mode.
The Sand Bar
One of the gems of this place was the sand bar which rears its full body during low tide, we got to experience it a few mornings.
You can walk the full length of the sand bar, to crystal clear waters when you get to the other side. The view looking back at the beach is amazing as well.
On some mornings from a distance, you can spot colorful Yoga mats laid out on the sand bar. Instructors take their clients out here for lengthy meditation sessions.
Searching for crabs but couldn’t find any.
The water here is so clear, you can jump in, however, be mindful of Jelly Fish. I saw a few floating by while taking in the views as I stood in the water.
The tide was rising
Time to cross, as the tide began to rise, surprising to see as it happened fairly quickly. The speed of the water streaming by picked up the pace and covered the sand bar in 30mins.
FreeWay Bar: A night a drink, good food, hookah and outdoor movies.
Can’t believe that we only took notice of this cool bar above only on our way back from the sandbar, on our 3rd day!
It was only a stone throw away from the bungalows. Martin had mentioned it, but we figured that something this close wouldn’t allow us the opportunity to explore. But after scoping it out..we planned to have dinner there Tonight!
Super chill reggae type bar with a Bamboo tattoo parlor.
You just sit on the sand and a few oriental rugs with the sea a few meters away. While you wait for your food, there’s a live band playing some good tunes to get everyone in a chilled mood. The food was delicious, I never had a bad meal on any Thai Island so I expected no less.
We found out something pretty cool as we made friends at the bar. The bartender a vibrant chick who we vibed with told us that the staff members are sometimes selected from anyone who stops by wanting a room for a few days. She made me a near perfect mojito thought she had been there forever, but today was her last day, she was off to the Philippines in the morning.
Martin’s wife can prepare Breakfast for a small fee, which she will bring to your door every morning. We opt to find our own breakfast as it gave us an excuse to get up out of bed and take the moped out. If we made the right, there’s a cool restaurant call Happiness, which serves some amazing Pad-Thai. Also Pizza, Pasta, and some seafood. However, the goal was to always venture beyond the comfort of the Bungalows.
She took the wheel, said I drive too crazy!
Best Banana Pancakes
Safe to say we really love it here at Castaway Bungalows and will return!