Beach Bungalow On a Budget
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Beach Bungalow On a Budget

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.

Eating pineapple fried rice from the nearby Shanti Shanti
Eating pineapple fried rice from the nearby Shanti Shanti

The Bungalow

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.

Baan Pakgrasi Beach Bungalow
Baan Pakgasri Beach Bungalow

The Beach

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!

Koh Lanta's Long Beach
Koh Lanta’s Klong Nin Beach

 

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.

Watching the storm waves from our bungalow porch
Watching the storm waves from our bungalow porch

 

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.

Baan Pakgrasi view of Long Beach
Baan Pakgasri view of Klong Nin

 

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12 Comments

  1. Kristin @ Camels & Chocolate

    That pineapple fried rice is the stuff my dreams are made of!

    January 12, 2017 Reply
  2. Tereza

    I’ve just spent way too long looking at that pineapple. I mean how damn beautiful is it?! The bungalow looks so adorable too, must have been a beautiful relaxing holiday! x

    January 15, 2017 Reply
    • Katie Lockhart

      haha it was really tasty and sweet! It was the perfect way to end two weeks in Thailand.

      January 15, 2017 Reply
  3. Claire

    This looks beautiful! I know exactly what you mean about it not feeling real when you come back. I went travelling for four months and it felt so strange coming back to normality.

    January 15, 2017 Reply
    • Katie Lockhart

      Definitely, and I was only gone for two weeks! Where’d you travel to for four months?!

      January 15, 2017 Reply
  4. Pat

    Cool post. Love Thailand, it’s my favorite part of the world. I never want to leave…

    January 15, 2017 Reply
  5. Barbara

    What a fabulous looking place – I’d love to visit there for sure!

    January 15, 2017 Reply
    • Katie Lockhart

      I highly recommend it, it’s got much more of an authentic Thai feel than the other islands.

      January 16, 2017 Reply
  6. Susana

    This is such a gorgeous post!!! It’s making me want to go there now!!

    January 16, 2017 Reply
    • Katie Lockhart

      Thank you so much! Let me know when you go, I might hope in your suitcase 🙂

      January 16, 2017 Reply

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