Getting to Bottle Beach

Until Koh Phangan Airport is built everyone arrives by boat on Koh Phangan. From the main ferry pier of Thongsala you have a choice to either take a taxi all the way to Bottle Beach or take a taxi and a longtail boat. If you arrive by boat in Haad Rin you have to first […]

Smile Bungalows

Smile Bungalows is located at the western corner of Bottle Beach. It has a collection of traditional bungalows in a tropical garden setting. It is friendly, family-run place popular with backpackers looking for reasonable and cheap bungalows in a little corner of paradise. Accommodation Options Small Fan Bungalow – from 400 Thai Baht There are […]

Haad Khuad Resort

  Haad Khuad Resort (previously known as Bottle Beach III) has some of the best rooms for rent on the beach. It is a well-run resort that has both hotel style rooms as well as traditional bungalows for rent. The resort also features a restaurant and bar as well as other facilities and amenities for […]

Bottle Beach 2

Bottle Beach 2 Resort is located at the east end of the beach. It has a collection of bungalows on the beach as well as others set back from the beach. It is a popular option with backpackers as it is has cheap and traditional accommodation. The resort also has a restaurant. Bottle Beach 2 […]

Bottle Beach 1

Bottle Beach 1 is the original resort on Bottle Beach and still a great favourite with both new visitors and returning friends to Bottle Beach. The resort offers a good range of accommodation that includes bungalows and dormitory beds as well as a popular restaurant, communal swimming pool and bar. It is located at the […]

Accommodation

There are 4 places to stay in Bottle Beach. They are Smile Bungalows, Bottle Beach 1, Haad Khuat Resort and Bottle Beach 2. They all have traditional Koh Phangan bungalows on stilts near the beach. Prices start at 400 Thai Baht a night for a basic bungalow near the beach and go up to over […]

Yoga in Bottle Beach

Sorry for the misleading title – there currently is no yoga centre in Bottle Beach. Rather this post explores the possibilities for someone who wants to enjoy the beauty and seclusion of Bottle Beach as well as practice yoga. There is a growing number of visitors to Koh Phangan who want to improve themselves; they […]

Scans from 1997

My 5-year-old daughter was recently searching in my messy bookshelf and came upon a collection of old photos from one of our first trips to Thailand and to Bottle Beach – long before my daughter was born! Here they are. I love the feel of old photos. Each photo cost money; it was valuable so […]

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