Hut Sun Bungalow is a beachfront bungalow operation on Haad Chao Phao. This resort has an affiliation to Agoda but firstly Agoda locates the resort on the wrong beach, and secondly, the resort owners frequently turn their calendar to ‘fully booked’ so that they can have a flow of more lucrative walk-in trade. Nevertheless Hut Sun Bungalow is a long-standing backpacker favourite and worthy of a review. We have also included a booking button on the off-chance that online booking is available.
Hut Sun Bungalow is located on Haad Chao Phao beach between Sunset Cove Resort (to the north) and Jungle Hut Bungalows (to the south). See the map below for the exact location and address of Hut Sun Bungalow.
There are 15 rooms available for rent at Hut Sun. The bungalows are typical Koh Phangan style, on stilts with small balcony. There is a choice of fan bungalow and air-con sea view bungalow. The fan bungalows are in a garden next to the beach. They feature a balcony, mosquito net and attached cold water shower. The more expensive air-con bungalows have hot water shower, air-con and flat screen TV. They are also closer to the sand and have a ‘sea view’.
The staff at the resort are pleasant and friendly. The resort has been running for a number of years. They have learnt to do the basics well – clean rooms, friendly staff and restaurant serving reasonably priced Thai and Western food. The staff can also organise laundry, travel tickets and moped hire. They also have a safe at reception where guests can store their valuables.
Bungalows prices start at 450 Thai Baht a night. This is a good price for a bungalow with direct access to Haad Chao Phao beach.
The resort is set out in 2 rows of bungalows, The expensive air-con, sea view bungalows are at the front, right next to the beach (and if it is high tide, right next to the sea. At the back is the restaurant and the reception area. This is an impressive three-storey building.
The minimum stay for the full moon is 3 nights. Christmas and New Year’s Eve is 5 nights. Children can stay for free if they are under 12 and don’t require any extra bedding.
Hut Sun Bungalow has mostly good reviews. People appreciate the great location and good value bungalows. However, some people mention that the bungalows are old and some describe them as ‘dilapidated’. Mention is made more than once about the rip off motorbike rental both at Hut Sun Bungalow and the hire place just down the road.
Address: 48 Moo 8 Had Chaopao Beach, Ko Phangan, Suratthani 84280
Telephone: +66 0()77 349097