Phangan Natural Resort
Phangan Natural Resort is a new place to stay set in the hills overlooking Haad Salad bay. They have cheap fan bungalows as well as air-con bungalows set in the jungle. This is not the cheapest place to stay and although the view is impressive, the walk to the resort is sweat inducing. Phangan Natural Resort is for those who are really keen on peace and quiet. It is run by a friendly French guy who is happy to pick guests up from the pier.
It takes 20 minutes to walk from Haad Salad beach up several stages of stairs to get to the resort. It is 10 minutes going down hill.
It is likely that if you intend to stay a few days or even a month and ask politely there could be a discount price available. That is of course, if you don't book in advance.
Two types of accommodation are available for rent: fan bungalows and air-con bungalows. They are spacious bungalows with en-suite hot shower and toilet. The bungalows are spread out over a cleared flat area on the side of a hill.
The balconies to the bungalows are spacious, tiled and have tables and chairs to relax outside and take in the jungle ambience.
The views from many of the bungalows are impressive. This and the peaceful location are the two main selling points of Phangan Natural Resort. It is a fairly new bungalow set-up in Haad Salad and it is yet to be seen whether these selling points persuade people to make the trek from the beach to their bungalow.
The prices for the bungalows are available with and without breakfast. There is a small bar at the resort that does a French menu for dinner.
There is also a laundry service. Otherwise, Phangan Natural Resort is a place that leaves their guests to their own devices.
There is internet wifi available in the reception area, and for those who want to do their own catering there is a BBQ area.
At the bottom of the hill there are a couple of small and friendly bar/restaurants where you can get a good meal and a few drinks.
The resort will also organize a taxi for guests to the port or to the Full Moon Party.