These Ko Ngai resorts are stylish, small-scale bungalow villages. They are beautifully built and very comfortable inside, but not actual luxury resorts, so do not expect faultless five-star service. Nevertheless you will have great, romantic experience in all of these resorts.
Mayalay Resort €€€
Why: This romantic bungalow resort looks just like a movie set of a native island village. The bungalows have leaf roofs and bamboo-walls, which makes a perfect background for this paradise island. From inside the bungalows are spacious and comfortable luxury versions of old-time bamboo huts. Excellent bathrooms have “rain showers”. And best of all, there is a lot of space between the bungalows, so they feel pretty private. Mayalay also operates a cozy little spa.
Where: On the best spot in the middle of the main beach.
Thanya Resort €€€€
Why: Ko Ngai’s most luxurious resort has even a small swimming pool. The villas are elegant and beautiful and the restaurant probably the best on the island.
Where: On the southern end of the main beach, tel. 075 206 965.
Why: Beautiful bungalows made of bamboo and decorated with batik works.
Where: On the northern end of the main beach. The beach gets very rocky at low tide. Tel 075 203 169.
Coco Cottages €€€
Why: This charming guesthouse is in a coconut grove. Stylish bungalows are made of palm trees.
Where: On the northern end of the main beach. The beach gets very rocky at low tide. Tel. 081 542 9757.