Many travelers in Southeast Asia flock to Koh Pha Ngan for its famous (or is it infamous?) Full Moon Party, a night of fire-spinning, loud music, dance circles, and general debauchery. What many people don’t know, however, is that up and over the jungle-laden hills and roads filling Koh Pha Ngan’s lush island landscape, rests one of the most relaxing spots in the world: Bottle Beach. On that beach, a world away from the wildness of the Full Moon Party, the vibe is calm, the surf is slow, the sands are smooth, and the smiles are plentiful. For a beachfront stay that is nothing short of magical, Smile Bungalows on Bottle Beach is waiting with open arms.
An unbeatable location
Smile Bungalows embraces the quiet atmosphere of this remote beach, offering minimalist accommodations that allow travelers to connect with their serene surroundings. The accommodations at Smile are decidedly rustic; the beachfront bungalows feature simple beds with mosquito netting and a bare bones bathroom with a shower that is lukewarm at best. However, with a porch that overlooks the Gulf of Thailand and a wooden floor that’s bound to be covered in soft Koh Phangan sand through the duration of your beach-side stay, you’ll soon forget that you ever needed Egyptian cotton sheets and a functioning air-conditioner (the nightly sea breeze and crashing waves ensure you’ll sleep soundly, regardless).
Amazing food for every meal
A stay full of smiles
Smile Bungalow’s clientele tend to be a friendly, inviting bunch. The cushioned seating plan at Smile Bungalow’s central dining area lends itself to open conversation between guests, and beach dwellers from Bottle Beach’s other bungalow hotels sometimes swing by for a drink or dish, adding to Smile’s convivial atmosphere. It doesn’t matter if you’re sharing a rum bucket with a group of new friends, slurping a coconut soup while curled up with a book on a corner cushion, or tucking into a steaming plate of Western comfort food, at Smile Bungalow, you’ll be happy doing it.
The sweetest escape
Bottle Beach is a perfect place, and Smile Bungalow is a perfect accommodation for the low-maintenance traveler looking to relax. It’s far from luxurious, but Smile Bungalows’ rustic simplicity and surrounding natural beauty ensure a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.