Smile Beach Resort
Smile Beach Resort is in a tropical garden setting just a few metres from the beach. It takes a couple of minutes to walk from the bungalows down to the water. It is a bungalow operation that has been around a while and has become a popular budget and mid-range option.
Accommodation at Smile Beach Resort consists of rooms and bungalows. The bungalows are traditional wooden style huts with hot water, air-con, balcony and hammock. The family bungalows also include a basic kitchenette with fridge. Smile Beach Resort is a good option for those who don't need to be directly on the beach and are happy with backpacker style accommodation, albeit of a high quality.
The family accommodation has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The deluxe family bungalows have 2 rooms and can sleep 5 people.
Reviews of Smile Beach Resort are generally favorable. The rooms are clean and the level of service is what you would expect from a place catering to the lower end of the tourist market.
During the low seasons they often offer rooms at a 20% discount. Prices include all taxes but do not include breakfast.
Smile Beach Resort is set up like a typical Phangan beach resort. There is an accommodation area and a main restaurant / bar / reception building.
The restaurant has a bar with seating and a restaurant area with wooden tables and chairs. This area also features a pool table. It is a pleasant enough area to eat or have a few drinks. It is not a party spot.
There is also an outside decking area for topping up the tan as well as a small room with a line of computers for getting on the internet. It is also possible to access the internet via wifi if you have your own computer / tablet / smart phone with you.
The resort will help you with tickets to your next destination. They can also arrange elephant trekking and boat tours. Finally, there is a laundry service and taxi service to Thongsala.