Resorts in Mae Haad
Budget - under 400 THB
Why Not Bungalows from 400 THB
Royal Orchid Resort from 400 THB
Mae Haad Cove Bungalows from 400 THB
Mid-range - under 800 THB
Mae Haad View Resort from 500 THB
Mae Haad Garden Inn from 500 THB
Mae Haad Guest House from 790 THB
High-end - from 800 THB
Island View Cabana from 800 THB
Wang Sai Resort from 850 THB
Mae Haad Bay Resort from 2,300 THB
Mae Haad View Resort
Mae Haad View Resort is located on the southern beach in Mae Haad on a corner between the beach and a small lagoon. It used to be the cheapest bungalow outfit in Mae Haad and doesn't have a website. It has only recently joined Agoda and sadly put up its prices. It is one of the few old style Koh Phangan backpacker places still remaining. Don't expect any luxuries - just a hut, restaurant, bar next door and great hospitality.
Mae Haad View Resort has only one type of accommodation option - fan bungalow with bathroom. It is a basic wooden bungalow on stilts with a small balcony. Inside each bungalow is a fan, light, bed, mosquito net and bathroom with basic toilet and cold water shower. As one person comments - the bungalows are basic but also cheap. Indeed the bungalows are next to the beach.
People stay at Mae Haad View Resort because they aren't bothered by old bungalows, mosquitoes and cold water showers. (By the way mosquitos aren't a problem if you sleep under a mosquito net and put on repellent just before dusk).
It is a laid back and young crowd that stay at Mae Haad View Resort. During the low season it is possible that you will be the only person staying at the resort.
One nice aspect of this resort is that all the bungalows are the same price regardless of their proximity to the sea. It is refreshing to see a resort that hasn't built an expensive beach front air-con bungalow with satellite TV to cash in on people's desire to be as close as possible to the sea.
There is a small restaurant looking out over the sand. They do a good range of Thai and vegetarian food. The dishes are cheap and the cooking has good reviews. It is a mom and pop business. Mother does the cooking and laundry while the father has a funky and basic bar next door (the Rolling Stone) built of wood and recycled bits of drift wood. Expect a relaxed atmosphere and Bob Marley on the sound system.
The main facility offered by Mae Haad View Resort other than cheap accommodation is the friendliness of the hosts. It is for this reason that backpackers often come back to this resort the next time they visit Koh Phangan.
Mountain view bungalow 500 THB
Seaview bungalow 550 THB
Beachfront bungalow 1,400 THB
- Laundry service
- Snorkelling gear for hire
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"The hospitality shown by the family at Mae Haad is second to none. You feel safe and relaxed and you know you are getting what you pay for." Caz Scott, Travel Fish
"The huts are dead cheap, too, although very elementary - don't come here if you want air-con, a library and a flush toilet."Kieron Shaw, Travel Fish