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Buffalo Bay: Ao Khao Khwai (North)


Destination: KoPhayam

A peaceful and relaxing Island like Samui 20 Years ago.

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Buffalo Bay on Ko Phayam was voted a "t-Globe Top 12 Beach"
Similar low key islands: Ko Jum -- Ko Bulon -- Ko Lipe -- Ko Chang -- Ko Phangan
Ao Khao Khwai in the north of the west coast  of Ko Phayam is shaped like buffalo horns. Among travelers it is aptly called Buffalo Bay.
Two rocky hills with picturesque gorges divide Ao Khao Khwai into two separate smaller bays - Ao Khao Khwai North and Ao Khao Khwai South. Only when the tide is extremely low you can climb over the rocks from one part of the bay to the other.

These two half bays are distinctly different in character and accordingly cater for different types of travelers.
Ao Khao Khwai North offers a wide and ideal beach for swimming and sunbathing with beautiful, fine sand interspersed with some rocky outcrops that look very picturesque. Swimming is possible most of the time. Walking along the beach is also possible at any time, in some areas snaking your way through the boulders.
The bungalows are located on the hillside or just behind the beach. Many of them enjoy a fantastic view of the Burmese islands, the sun often moves down rapidly displaying amazing  sunsets.
Several new bungalow resorts were recently built on this part of the bay, most of them with ample space from each other.
A handful resorts offer free pick-up service from the pier.
Mountain Resort
Gold Key
Starlight
Bungalows at Ao Khao Khwai North (from north to south):
Bungalows
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Mountain Resort - Accommodation
5 rooms  from 500 to 500 Baht
Tel.: 077-820098 or 080-1447208
Mountain Resort (เมาท์เท็น รีสอร์ท) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 500 to 500 Baht

Mountain Resort offers a peaceful location in a large, well-tended garden under coconut trees, 5 solid and spacious concrete bungalows with fan and small private bathroom. The extremely friendly owner Mr. Kanung takes very well care of his guests and his wife Wanpen is famous for her delicious Thai food, especially recommended are Banana Pancakes. Mountain Resort features a nice restaurant with beautiful sea view. Very quiet atmosphere. Snorkeling equipment available.

Mu 1, Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 077-820098 or 080-1447208

Bungalows
Tang Tong Bungalows - Accommodation
6 rooms  from 300 to 400 Baht
Tel.: 084-8396836 or 082-2747054
Not Rated
Bungalows
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Baan Suan Kayoo Cottage 2 - Accommodation
5 rooms
Tel.: 085-6681225 or 083-1877887
Not Rated
Baan Suan Kayoo Cottage 2 (บ้านสวนกาหยู คอทเทจ 2) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))


Ao Khao Khwai, Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 085-6681225 or 083-1877887

Bungalows
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The Bliss Resort and Restaurant - Accommodation
Tel.: 089-2482030 or 086-7573089
Not Rated
The Bliss Resort and Restaurant (เดอะบริสรีสอร์ท แอนด์ เรสเตอรองท์) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))


Bliss Resort & Restaurant, @ Khao Kwai Beach, Ko Phayam
Tel.: 089-2482030 or 086-7573089

Bungalows
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Starlight Bungalows - Accommodation
11 rooms  from 400 to 400 Baht
Tel.: 089-9225301
Starlight Bungalows (สตาร์ไลท์ บังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 400 to 400 Baht

The comfortable resort Starlight Bungalows is managed by a Thai-American couple, just opened in January 2010. It features 6 large bamboo bungalows with nice bathrooms, well-furnished, King Size Beds, spacious veranda with hammocks and seating, sea view. Since this season there are five more bamboo huts with attached bathroom as well. Starlight Bungalows are located just above the beach, very clean and new. Beach restaurant built on stilts overlooking the sea, great views. The owner Mr. Todt offers homemade liquor made from sugar cane infused with different flavors such as mango, honey, apple or Thai herbs. Thai massage, fishing and snorkeling trips available.

Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 089-9225301

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Banana Resort - Accommodation
14 rooms  from 200 to 500 Baht
Tel.: 080-6229477 or 080-6010602
Not Rated
Banana Resort (บานาน่า รีสอร์ท) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 200 to 500 Baht

Banana Resort offers 7 large wooden and well-furnished en-suite bungalows with veranda dotted around a newly planted garden, some with sea view. There are 2 small bamboo huts with shared bathrooms directly on the beach as well. The friendly owner Miss Jan only opened in November last year and enthusiastically runs this place. Banana Resort has a beach restaurant with fresh seafood and reasonably priced European and Thai food. Very quiet and relaxing.
200 Baht with shared bathroom, 400-500 Baht with private bathroom

Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 080-6229477 or 080-6010602

Bungalows
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Sunset Bungalows - Accommodation
5 rooms  from 300 to 500 Baht
Tel.: 077-823278 or 082-2791290
Sunset Bungalows (ซันเซ็ท บังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 300 to 500 Baht

Sunset Bungalows consist of 5 simple bamboo bungalows in a very quiet location behind the restaurant. Among others vegetarian dishes are served. The garden looks quite natural.

Ao Khao Kwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 077-823278 or 082-2791290

Bungalows
Gold Key Bungalow - Accommodation
14 rooms  from 300 to 500 Baht
Tel.: 077-812202 or 084-8986100
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Marina Resort - Accommodation
7 rooms  from 600 to 600 Baht
Tel.: 081-8919809 or 089-2898622(Ms. Mee)
Not Rated
Marina Resort (มารีน่า รีสอร์ท) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 600 to 600 Baht

Marina Resort has just recently opened and consists of 7 well-built wooden bungalows with large verandas, the front ones enjoy a great view of the beach. Situated between Gold Key and Chomjan Bungalows.

5/71 Moo 1, Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 081-8919809 or 089-2898622(Ms. Mee)

Bungalows
Chomjan Resort - Accommodation
9 rooms  from 300 to 800 Baht
Tel.: 085-6784166 or 089-6506444
Bungalows
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Jansom Beach Bungalow - Accommodation
20 rooms  from 400 to 500 Baht
Tel.: 077-835317 or 089-5878252
Jansom Beach Bungalow (จันทร์สม บังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 400 to 500 Baht

Jansom Beach Bungalow is located on the hill amongst old trees. It is a good-value and well maintained resort. Set in 2 rows, there are 20 spacious wooden bungalows, comfortably furnished, beautiful large and tiled bathrooms, furnished verandas overlooking the sea and thatched roofs. The restaurant at Jansom Beach Bungalow is on the hillside enjoying a fantastic view of the bay, although the cuisine is rated average. Very quiet and idyllic. The management is not the friendliest, run by Miss Cat. Burmese artworks and paintings made of leaves are for sale.
More phone no:081-9685720

12/12 Moo 1, Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 077-835317 or 089-5878252 - Fax.: 077-811589

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Mr. Gao Bungalows - Accommodation
10 rooms  from 350 to 900 Baht
Tel.: 077-870222 or 077-823995
Mr. Gao Bungalows (มิสเตอร์เก้า บังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 350 to 900 Baht

Mr. Gao Bungalows are a very popular, long-run and friendly place set in tropical vegetation in large grounds on the hillside. It offers 10 various wooden, concrete and bamboo bungalows dotted in a beautiful garden amongst shady trees, most of them with sea view, tiled open-air bathrooms and well furnished. Mr. Gao Bungalows have a nice restaurant right by the sea, serving generous portions and delicious food that attracts many people from the island. Today's Specials such as Mackerel with Garlic, Shrimps Basil Chillies. Good choice of cakes as well. Kayaks for rent (150 Baht/day), snorkeling equipment, Thai massage (350 Baht/1 hour). Mr. Gao offers fishing and snorkeling Trips with his comfortable boat to Ko Surin (2 days/1 night) and day trips to Ko Chang/Ko Kam. Send email for reservation advisable. Open all year. Room rates vary according to the season.
info@mr.gao.phayam.com , www.mr_gao_phayam.com

47 Moo 1, Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 077-870222 or 077-823995

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Sai Thong Bungalow - Accommodation
5 rooms  from 300 to 600 Baht
Tel.: 077-820446 or 080-1411231
Not Rated
Sai Thong Bungalow (ทรายทอง บังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 300 to 600 Baht

Just next to Mr. Gao, Sai Thong Bungalow is a small place comprising 5 attractive bamboo and 1 concrete bungalow, all have hammocks, the front ones enjoy a beautiful sea view. The young owners Aew and Sha are very friendly and committed to their business and they speak English well. Small restaurant with European and delicious Thai food (homemade “Homok”), Barbeque Parties on request. Sai Thong Bungalows are located in a well-tended and creatively designed garden with shady trees. Beautiful beach. Motorcycle rental (100-250 Baht/day) and kayaks for rent (150/day). Very relaxing atmosphere, beach chairs. Popular resort, so phone ahead for reservation. Pick-up service from the pier.

Moo 1, Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 077-820446 or 080-1411231


Mr. Gao Bungalows

Chomjan Bungalow

Jansom Beach Bungalow
Bungalows on the hill between the two beaches:
Bungalows
Contact Bungalows - Accommodation
6 rooms  from 300 to 600 Baht
Tel.: 085-7812006
Bungalows
Kao Kwai Hill Bungalows - Accommodation
8 rooms  from 300 to 600 Baht
Tel.: 081-8476285 or 084-3499900
Bungalows near the road:
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My Bungalows - Accommodation
5 rooms  from 300 to 400 Baht
Tel.: 084-4401433(MsLamai) or 086-2802288(Ms Toot)
Not Rated
My Bungalows (มายบังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))
Rates: 300 to 400 Baht

My Bungalows are a simple resort comprising 5 wooden no-frills bungalows, all with private bathroom and veranda, set on the hill above the beach without sea view. Restaurant with Thai menu, directly on the small road leading to the northern end of Ao Khao Kwai. My Bungalows are a family-run business. Mr. Kay has a large boat for fishing trips. Very friendly and welcoming, unfortunately they speak only little English. Laundry service, discount for long stay.
Another phone no:087-8843402 (Mister Kay)

14/1 Moo 1, Ko Phayam, Ao Khao Kwai North, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 084-4401433(MsLamai) or 086-2802288(Ms Toot)


Tang Tong Restaurant

Banana Restaurant

Sai Thong Restaurant
House For Rent
Houses For Rent
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T and T House for Rent - Accommodation
Tel.: 083-1865978 or 084-8386856
Not Rated
T and T House for Rent (ที แอนด์ ที ) (KoPhayam)


37 Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 083-1865978 or 084-8386856

Restaurants at Ao Khao Khwai North:
Beach Restaurant
Mountain Resort Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 080-1447208
Beach Restaurant
Tang Tong Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 084-8396836 or 082-2747054
Beach Restaurant
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Starlight Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 089-9225301
Starlight Restaurant (ร้านอาหาร สตาร์ไลท์) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))

The Starlight Restaurant established by a Thai-American couple is a small and cozy place on the beach. Besides Thai and western dishes the owner Mr. Todt offers homemade liquor made from sugar cane infused with different flavors such as mango, honey, apple or Thai herbs.

Ao Khao Khwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong
Tel.: 089-9225301

Beachside Restaurant
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Banana Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 080-6229477
Banana Restaurant (ร้านอาหาร บานาน่า) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))

The Banana Restaurant is situated right on the beach offering fresh seafood and reasonably priced European and Thai food. The friendly owner Miss Jan only opened in November last year and enthusiastically runs this place.

Banana Restaurant Ao Khao Khwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 080-6229477

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Sunset Restaurant - Restaurants
Not Rated
Sunset Restaurant (ร้านอาหาร ซันเซ็ท) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))


Ao Khao Khwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong

Thai & International Restaurant
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Gold Key Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 086-4705572 or 089-2929779
Gold Key Restaurant (ร้านอาหาร โกลคีย์) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))

The Gold Key Restaurant serves Western food, many Thai dishes and a large choice of vegetarian meals as well. There is a billiard table and a small shop as well. Friendly family business.

Ao Khao Khwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 086-4705572 or 089-2929779

Special View Restaurant
Chomjan Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 085-6784166 or 089-6506444
Hotel Restaurant
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My Bungalows Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 084-4401433 or 086-2802288
Not Rated
My Bungalows Restaurant (ร้้านอาหาร มายบังกะโล) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))

My Bungalows Restaurant is a family-run place with Thai food, located directly on the small road leading to the northern end of Ao Khao Kwai.

Ao Khao Khwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 084-4401433 or 086-2802288

Special View Restaurant
Jansom Beach Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 089-5878252 or 081-9685720
Beachside Restaurant
Mr. Gao Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 077-870222 or 077-823995
Beachside Restaurant
Sai Thong Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 080-1411231
Thai & International Restaurant
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Contact Restaurant - Restaurants
Tel.: 085-7812006
Contact Restaurant (ร้านอาหาร ค็อนแท็ค) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))

The Contact Restaurant is managed by Miss Sao who is very friendly. She has a good reputation for her delicious cooking. European and Thai Menu.

Ao Khao Khwai North, Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000
Tel.: 085-7812006

Bars at Ao Khao Khwai:
Beach Bar
Hippie Bar - Entertainment
Bar
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Tattoos Bar - Entertainment
Not Rated
Tattoos Bar (แทททู บาร์) (AoKhaoKhwai (North))


Ko Phayam, Ranong 85000

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