on a small strip of beach, Saffron on the Sea has a slightly
bohemian feel. Each bungalow has a different style, some double
tiered with gorgeous views, others brightly lit with a funky
bathroom, others with unblocked sea front views. Generous
sized rooms are fairly simple, but have some nice decorative
all come with air-con are also endowed with English-language
TV and a hot shower, some with a fridge. Bathrooms are attractive
jungle style, with shower water cascading from an elephant's
head, and a bucket flush toilet for authenticity. Guests can
use their kayaks free of charge.
prices aren't cheap, but then you're paying for the exclusivity
and the tranquillity as well as the room. The highlight here
is the restaurant. The wonderful cooks serve food which wouldn't
be out of place in an upmarket Bangkok hotel.
it's in a setting far more peaceful and beautiful than Bangkok
and the price tag is half as much. To stay here without trying
the pork and shrimp wrap starter would be criminal.
for a boutique feel, this isolated little seven-unit resort
has immaculate, tastefully decorated cottages, each of them
unique in design. The stony seafront is a plus for those seeking
peace and quiet (zero day visitors), and the attached eatery
boasts pleasant ocean views.
away in an almost hidden corner of Hat Khai Muk, Saffron on
the Sea makes a good choice for those wanting to avoid crowds,
or for couples seeking a romantic getaway. The pebbly shore
here - Hat Khai Muk means 'Pearl Beach', a reference to the
myriad small round stones - assures guests that day visitors
are unlikely to disturb their privacy.
of the seven thick-walled cottages is individual in design
and decorated with modern textiles that suggest a Thai-Mediterranean
fusion. All cottages have verandas, and some come with private
gardens. Wood and rattan lounge furniture is scattered throughout
the grounds, which are beautifully landscaped with native
owner worked in a restaurant in Australia for many years,
and the kitchen prepares delicious Thai and western meals.
on the Sea
13/10 Moo 4 Khai Mook beach , Koh Chang , Trat 23170
Tel : +66 (0) 39 551 253 - 5 , +66 (0) 89 802 4913