Planning your stay on Koh Phangan?
If you’re contemplating where to stay on the island, here’s why you should check out Sarana Bungalows to kick back and enjoy some of the best vibes in paradise!
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- Beautiful Bungalows
- Beach, Ocean & Infinity Pool
- Food & Drink
- Scooter Hire & Transport
- Things To Do
- Social Life
- Sustainability & #SmallChange
- Sunset Views
Please note that Sarana Bungalows is Adults Only accommodation.
Although some of this stay was complimentary, all views and opinions are genuine and my own.
We had the joy of staying in one of the 4-bed beachfront bungalows. Our room had a lovely dock with a hammock, floor cushions and a perfect view across the water to Koh Samui. At night, it was a marvel to watch all the lights twinkling beautifully on our neighbouring island.
Sarana offer a variety of rooms to suit a range of budgets – twins, triples, quads and a dorm room – and they’re more than happy to accommodate groups!
Conveniently, when you arrive and check in, you are assigned a tab number. This comes in super handy during your stay at Sarana Bungalows – all of your food, drinks, taxis, and more can be assigned to your tab and you can pay the bill at the end, using cash or card. If you are like me and want to track what you’re spending, just pop into the reception and they’ll let you know what your tab’s sitting at!
Beach, Ocean & Infinity Pool
Not only is there an idyllic beach right on your doorstep, but it leads you directly into the sea! No more wandering around with sand in places it doesn’t belong – you can get yourself back to your room, shower and be sitting with a cocktail in hand mere minutes after your dip in the ocean!
There’s a tree-swing, a beach volleyball court and I spotted some folks kite-surfing that I’m sure it would be easy to arrange – just have a word at reception to find out more!
Perhaps the sea isn’t always your thing?
No fear – there’s a stunning swimming pool with sun loungers all around for you to cool off and relax to your heart’s content.
Food & Drink
There’s a fantastic menu to choose from, at super reasonable prices! With plenty of vegetarian options of both Western & Thai food, cocktails, smoothies and drinks promos to die for – there’s something for everyone to enjoy at any time of day!
Check out my Instagram for a world of scuba diving and travel related beauties!
Scooter Hire & Transport
It’s super easy to get hooked up with a scooter at Sarana Bungalows. Simply jump into reception from 9am – 6pm for a scooter to be delivered a few minutes later. It’s 250thb for a 24 hour hire and there may be discounts for longer rental periods.
If you prefer to take a taxi, just ask at reception and they will happily book one for you. It’s 100thb per person for a ride to most places on the island and they’ll let you know otherwise. Bear this in mind if you’re grabbing a taxi from the ferry – they might try to charge you more!
Things To Do
The folks at Sarana Bungalows are so helpful and there are a million and one leaflets on things to do around the island at reception, along with an amazing wall map guide! From scuba diving to full-moon parties, beaches to bars and restaurants, they’ve got you covered.
They also host a bunch of fun on-site activities for you to get involved in so be sure to check their weekly chalk-board for updates!
Sarana Bungalows is the kind of place that you can find your own space, peace and quiet when you want it. It’s also the type of place that facilitates friendships with ease. There’s a shared dining area where you’re sure to meet people from all over the world. There are lounging spots, a yoga temple and pool area where folks like to chill out – and don’t forget the beach, sea, and volleyball area!
In the evening, there are often group tours heading out to the bars and clubs and, once you’ve found some friends, it’s almost too easy to join in! Koh-Phangan is renowned for its full- and half-moon parties and the team at Sarana really know how to do it in style.
Sustainability & #SmallChange
Sarana Bungalows really do care about the environment – and they encourage you to do the same! From bamboo straws to reusable wash bags, they’ve done their best to find sustainable solutions for everyday needs.
They’re also active beach-cleaning angels! Check out my guide to beach, land and reef cleaning and see how easy it is to play your part in changing our world for the better!
Into the bargain, there are free water refills near the bar, so remember to bring your reusable bottles. If you forget, don’t fret! They’ve got metal 1 litre bottles for sale at reception along with sustainable tote bags, bamboo toothbrushes and other wonderful, world-changing goodies!
With 2 beautiful, beachfront massage huts, you’d be crazy to miss out! There’s nothing quite like getting a full body massage with the sound of the waves beside you, a cool breeze rolling by.
Just think – that could be you!
As if Sarana Bungalows wasn’t zen enough, they even host regular classes in the yoga temple, surrounded by lush greenery. Yoga mats and face towels are provided to make life super easy.
Our class was led by Instructor Elena, a true goddess at work!
Please don’t worry if you’ve never done yoga before – the classes are tailored to all levels and you should always be gentle with yourself. Remember to breathe, relax, and enjoy!
What island paradise would be complete without breathtaking sunset views?
Sarana Bungalows offers these in abundance, but no matter how great these photos are, you’ve really got to experience a sunset like this with your own eyes!
Sarana Bungalows is just the same – this haven on Koh Phangan needs to be seen to be truly appreciated.
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