Coral Beach Bungalows is one those Koh Phangan gems that tend to get overlooked by most visitors to the island because it is not currently available for online booking. While this might deter some people from considering this Haad Salad accommodation option, it means they often have a bungalow available for those willing to take the chance of just turning up and looking for a room.
The bungalows are beachfront located at the center of the beach. The simple bungalows are just a short walk from the sand. They are separated by walkways in a garden. The bungalows are basic with fan and shower room. They are Spartan – just a bed, mosquito net and fan. Each bungalow also has a balcony with a hammock to relax in and enjoy the sea views.
The staff at Coral Beach Bungalows are friendly and hardworking. They keep the bungalows clean and in a good state of repair. They also run a beachfront restaurant that serves delicious and reasonably priced Thai food as well as Western standards such as sandwiches and pasta.
While Koh Phangan changes quickly and owners seek to upgrade their rooms to capture the mid-range, short stay guests it is refreshing to see places like Coral Beach Bungalows sticking to the winning formula of cheap and basic wooden bungalows on the beach.
If you want to stay at Coral Beach Bungalows the best thing to do is just turn up and ask for a bungalow. Chances are you will get a great place next to the beach. If not there are plenty of other options within easy walking distance.
When we last asked a beachfront bungalow cost 400 Thai Baht a night in the low season and 500 Thai Baht in the high season. Non-beachfront fan bungalows cost 300 Thai Baht in the low season and 400 in the high season.