Note..we list the following information as a guideline only, we don’t do bookings or travel arrangements. this was updated in 2011. It can be difficult to find accomodation around the full moon, so plan accordingly and avoid arriving at that time if possible.
Most of the accomodation in the Had Tien/Had Yuan/Had Why Nam area is ‘bungalows’, which usually have a double bed, mosquito net, toilet/shower and balcony. These range from 300-600 baht per night, less if you stay longer-term. Most visitors will arrive on Had Tien, leave their bags for an hour at a restaurant, and look around on foot for whatever is available.
Why Nam: quiet, low-key beach. nice bungalows with good views of the sea. 400-500 baht. They do require that you eat minimum one meal per day at the restaurant (not included in the price of course).
Had Tien: Walk away from Had Tien Beach with the Sanctuary area on your left. Keep following the path and you will see signs on ahead. Here you will find “Family” and “Love-Lip” Bungalows; both are basic bungalows set back on a hillside walk. The Had Tien Resort just next to the Sanctuary has decidedly basic bungalows and some very run-down ones as well; they are popular so they’re often full. They will let you keep your bag there for 1-2 hrs to look for something else if they’re full..
Sanctuary has nicely appointed bungalows, but in a higher price range.
We cannot recommend the other bungalows around Had Tien.
Haad Yuan: This is where most people like to stay so the bungalows are often full. “Eden” on the path between Had Tien and Had Yuan (10 mins walk) has simple bungalows (200-400 baht). It’s more of a party atmosphere, loud music, a rougher vibe. “Bamboo Hut” is the favorite for bungalows and food. Nearly always full (350-450 baht). Set in a nice garden. Run by the hospitable “Mr. T”. Worth checking, just in case. From the Bamboo Hut, follow the wooden walkway toward Had Yuan and you will see ”Pirate’s Cove” bungalows (300-400 bt) on the cliffs. Once you’re on Had Yuan beach, you have “Big Blue” Bungalows, which are well-kept (300-1000 bt) and have a range of accomodation from standard bungalows to a 2-rm house. Further down the beach is a new resort, with modern amenities and a pool (Pariya Resort, info/booking available online. $100-250 US) . Past the resort is “Barcelona”, which has the most spacious bungalows of all the beaches, most are standard but there are fancier ones as well, nice views (300- 600 bt). Finally, there is another wooden walkway with 3 different groups of bungalows on the rocks and up the hill that are simple but decent (200-300 bt) and certainly have the nicest views.