I returned from a budget trip to the mountains and beaches of Thailand over two months ago but it strangely feels like it didn’t even happen. Like the pineapples full of rice, the coconuts full of alcohol and the hours spent on the beach were all a figment of my imagination.
Amongst my Thai fantasies on a broke girl budget was to stay as close to the beach as possible without dragging a sleeping bag onto the sand. When I stumbled upon Baan Pakgasri Hideaway. I knew I found something special.
Located on the large, but sparsely populated island of Koh Lanta was my dream bungalow. Just an hour ferry ride from Phi Phi or a few hours drive from Krabi, on Thai time of course, this was my ideal beach bungalow and very affordable! Keep in mind, I was visiting during the off-season so I scored this prime ocean view for $52 a night!
With only eight bungalows this boutique spot is locally owned and run. Besides the life-altering ocean views and budget prices, it comes with your choice of homemade breakfast delivered straight to your ocean-facing deck. Not to mention a spacious, albeit typical Thai bathroom with the large Jacuzzi tub facing the ocean. But that’s all forgiven when you fall asleep and wake up to the waves rhythmically crashing on the sand.
Besides the prime beach real estate, it sits on the best beach in Koh Lanta. Baan Pakgasri is located right on Koh Lanta’s Klong Nin beach. This makes it ideal for boat tour pickups, swimming in tropical waters, sun bathing, and romantic walks on the beach. Plus, there are multiple locally owned restaurants and bars to take a break from your exhausting tropical vacation. Grab a cocktail, preferably in a coconut.
I wrote a post about my favorite places around the world and figured I’d do the same for my favorite