Facing the Indian Ocean and set along a remote 12 kilometre beach, this very secretly hidden eco-retreat situated on a remote island in the Andaman offers the opportunity to enjoy nature and the sea in a simple, authentic setting. Check the Ceramic Workshop.
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Hotel Description

Away from the tourist crowds, Koh Phra Thong is a barely inhabited and gloriously unspoilt remote island. Backing onto a pristine nature reserve, and fringed by coconut plantations, Golden Buddha Beach Resort comprises 28 privately owned traditional wooden homes, which are sprinkled along the shoreline with a sheltered bay, and a beautiful and deserted 12 kilometre beach.

Room Description

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight
Tropical massage and spa treatments are available at the spa sala, facing the ocean.
Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight
The kitchen serves seasonal local ingredients, from the island of the daily food market in Kuraburi. The resort breeds its own chickens, ducks and pigs to supply the kitchen in eggs and meat. Fish and crustaceans are bought to the local fishermen. The chef serves mainly Thai food, with some western options on the menu. The menu changes every day.
Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight
Miles of sandy beach facing the Andaman Sea on one side of the hotel, turquoise water bay on the other side.
Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight
Ko Phra Thong Island offers wide expanses of savannah dotted with trees, tropical forest, tidal rivers and the ocean, so naturally it is a perfect habitat for birds. Over 100 different species were recorded - rare species such as the Asian open-billed stork, lesser adjutant, Indian roller and brown fish owl. The island is a paradise for bird watchers.

Your Host & The Team

Jochen & Valerie“So many peaceful places in Thailand and elsewhere have become too overrun by tourists. Not here. Our mission is to preserve what has become a rarity—an unspoilt island far away from it all with privately owned houses by the sea, where time seems to have stopped.”

Jochen & Valerie


Accompanied by a southern wind in an immense cobalt blue bay, my boat draws nearer to the beautiful and peaceful island of Ko Phra Thong. Mostly uninhabited, the island is laden with mangroves, golden coloured savannahs, and coconut plantations. Facing the Andaman Sea, the serene Golden Buddha Resort sits tucked away on an isolated and glistening palm fringed sand beach near the verdant national park of Si Phangnga. Evoking a magical feel, the tranquil resort also passes through lagoons, and myriad flowers dot the site.
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We Care

This resort practices sustainable tourism by minimizing waste and its environmental impact. It recycles all their glass, cardboard, paper, and cans, and only offers draft beer and non-bottled water. The resort has no freezers, and all food is delivered fresh daily from the market or purchased directly from local fishermen and farmers. In addition to its organic gardens, the resort has a nursery where they grow fresh herbs and vegetables. Food waste is collected to feed pigs and chickens, to produce compost for the gardens, and branches and leaves are used to create mulch.

90% of Golden Buddha Beach Resort’s staff comes from the island. Every employee is paid fair wages and receives good benefits. Additionally, the resort is very active within the local community, and is also currently working with the island’s authorities to set up micro loans for farmers to produce organic eggs and chickens.

Welcome to Andaman Coast

Set along the western coast of Thailand and laden with wide deserted beaches, experience the Andaman Coast’s beautiful and mostly undiscovered tropical islands. Take a rejuvenating soak in the hot springs located in Ranong. Discover the rustic feel of Koh Phayam, or the wild and remote island of Koh Phra Thong to relax in an unhurried atmosphere amid nature. Swim in the crystal blue sea, marvel at magical sunsets, and savour tantalising seafood and the area’s renowned cashews. Where time seems to stand still—the Andaman Coast.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 28
Annual closing:
01 May – 31 October

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: THB
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
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To access to the island from Phuket or Ranong airport: drive to Kuraburi Pier, then long boat or speedboat to the island.
Nearest Airport: Ranong Domestic Airport (UNN) - 120 km
Nearest Airport: Phuket International Airport (HKT) - 190 km

P.O. Box 4, 131 Moo2, T. Ko Phra Thong, A. Kuraburi, 82150 Phang Nga, Thailand
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Time & Weather

Current Temperature

28° C

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Local Time

2:54 pm