Myself and my husband stayed here for three nights in early December whilst visiting Koh Phangan. This is basic accommodation and you get what you pay for.
Baan Panburi is on the opposite side of the island to the full moon party, so perfect if you are looking for somewhere away from all the hustle and bustle of Haad Rin. The village situated down a hill amongst lush trees, upon arrival we weren't sure where to go and there were no staff around, but we eventually found the reception in the bar on the beach front.
The rooms were a good size (we upgraded to a larger bungalow on arrival though) it was very clean and the staff came every morning and left more water and towels etc. Its a short walk to the beach from any of the bungalows, so i wouldn't bother booking one right next to it.
The bar/restaurant had a good selection of food and drinks, the staff were quite friendly and were always on hand to help if you needed, they weren't overly keen to talk unless they had to though which is not what we found in other places in Thailand. We arranged transport to and from the full moon party and also a very early morning transfer for the first ferry which we thought was overly expensive, but the lady explained it was because it would be a private taxi (but because our plans changed very late and we had no option as we were booked to fly from samui we had to pay)
Thong Nai Pan yai Beach is beautiful, I don't understand the negative reviews of it. It was so peaceful during the day, ideal if you like to be alone and not surrounded by sunbeds and drunken travellers. You can walk down the beach in the evening to other bars/hotels for a drink and a stroll, which we did most evenings.
We would almost definitely come back here though :)
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