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 guest comfort. Haad Khuad Resort is located near the centre of the beach.
Garden Fan Bungalow -from 400 Thai Baht
These are well made, concrete bungalows set in a well maintained garden near the beach. They feature double bed, fan, light and attached toilet and shower. As with most Bottle Beach bungalows, the shower is cold water. However, you will find the water in the tanks warms up in the sunshine anyway. The cost for a garden fan bungalow is between 400 and 700 Thai Baht.
Ocean Fan Bungalow – from 850 Thai Baht
Haad Khuad Resort has 2 rows of beachfront bungalows for rent. These are traditional wooden bungalows with large balconies from which you can swing on a hammock and enjoy being on the beachfront.
Inside the bungalows have a double bed, fan and separate room for toilet and cold water shower. Prices for the Ocean Fan Bungalow vary slightly depending whether you opt for the first row or the second row behind. First row bungalows cost between 850 and 1,200 Thai Baht. Second row bungalows are between 750 and 1,100 Thai Baht per night.
Ocean Seaview A/C Room -from 1,200 Thai Baht
Haad Khuad Resort is the only resort on Bottle Beach to have a hotel style accommodation block. There are 2 floors of smart hotel style rooms for rent each with air-con, TV, DVD player, safety deposit box and mini-bar. There is a choice of twin beds or double beds. All the rooms have private balconies with outdoor furniture.
Rooms 1101 to 1201 don’t have a separate shower but do have an ensuite bathroom with bath (where you can take a shower or bath) with hot water. The other rooms have large bathrooms with bath and separate shower area with hot water. For those in need of a hot shower at the end of the day these rooms are perfect. Ocean Seaview Rooms 1101 to 1201 cost between 1,200 and 1,800 Thai Baht a night. The other Ocean Seaview Rooms with separate shower area cost 1,500 to 2,200 Thai Baht a night.
Haad Khuad Resort has an attractive beachfront restaurant, bar and check in desk. Next to the restaurant is a covered area with a pool table and small shop. The restaurant is facing the sea with an open front to give guests the best ocean and beach views. It has traditional wooden furniture and is a comfortable spot to eat and drink. The menu is similar to the other resorts on Bottle Beach. It serves a range of Thai and Western dishes at reasonable prices. There is also a separate covered BBQ area on the beach. The restaurant offers such sea food favourites as white snapper, red snapper and shark.
In the evening the restaurant often shows a recent movie. As night time entertainment is limited in Bottle Beach the movie option often proves popular with not only Haad Khuad guests but also others staying on the beach. Get there early to get a good spot. Another amenity is a massage shop next to the beach entrance of Haad Khuad Resort. They offer Thai massage, foot massage, aromatherapy and oil massage. After a full day’s fun at the beach there’s nothing better than a massage followed by a few cold beers in the shade. There is also a small shop for guests to buy various items such as food, drink, beach kit and souvenirs. This saves guests the effort of getting to Thongsala or another beach to do shopping. You can get wifi internet at the restaurant, however the connection is weak and the bandwidth is only suitable for checking emails, browsing the net etc. Moreover, the wifi is charged at a half hourly rate. Naturally, you can order various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including shakes, cold beer, cocktails and various spirits. The resort also has a laundry service and taxi service that goes to Thongsala via Thong Nai Pan. They can also arrange various activities such as fishing, Thai cooking lessons and kayaking. There is also the option of booking a taxi for the Full Moon Party. Finally, the resort also has kayaks for hire.
Plenty of reviewers mention the clean rooms, friendly staff and pristine beach. People who stay at Haad Khuad Resort have very little bad to say about the place.