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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.

 

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“BABA Ecolodge – Easy to arrive, very hard to leave.
Six years ago I came to Thailand and the island of Koh Phra Thong on what was planned to be just a small break from my home Europe, and i have been here ever since. Today I call the BABA Ecolodge on Koh Phra Thong my true home. I fell instantly in love with the unique nature and the tranquility of this atoll island on the edge of the Surin National Marine Park. And perhaps more importantly, the people and the lifestyle on Koh Phra Thong touched my heart.
At BABA Ecolodge, the team is like one big family. This is not simply a boutique hotel, it is a living, breathing community that has become an essential pillar in the life on the island. And this was always our mission here. To be a part of the story of this island, to both work in preserving the environment and help in developing the island, sensitively and responsibly, for the people who call Koh Phra Thong home. Decades of mismanaged tourist destinations in much of Thailand offers to us a clear demonstration of what we shouldn't do. Thankfully, our beautiful island home is off the beaten path and most people, including Thais, have never heard of Koh Phra Thong. Arriving at our pristine bay and walking through the virgin jungle to your private beach villa amazes and delights all who come to stay with us. And then the true adventure begins both for the benefit of our guests as well as our community.
I look forward to welcoming you to our enchanting island home.”


Rooms

 

The Private Beach Villas

  • The Private Beach Villas
  • The Private Beach Villas
The Private Beach Villas
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Comfortably sleeping 2 people or a maximum of 3 people (extra charges apply) the Private Beach Villas at BABA Ecolodge enjoy shady trees overhead and sea views. Set at the edge of the woodland that lines the beach, you are only steps away from the beach. The bedroom is set with a king bed and the villa bathroom includes an open-air shower. With plenty of space to lounge in the villa or on the villa’s terrace with hammocks and lounge chairs. Villa facilities include mini-bar, in-room safe, Yoga mat, fans and natural ventilation.

The Private Jungle Villas

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The Private Jungle Villas
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The Private Jungle Villas at BABA Ecolodge comfortably sleep 2 people or a maximum of 3 people. Set within the woodland of the resort under shady trees, you are still only a few steps away from the beach or the bay at the back of the resort. Enjoy the cool shade of the trees as you lounge on your terrace in the hammock. The bedroom is set with a king size bed and the villa bathroom includes an open-air shower. Villa facilities include mini-bar, in-room safe, Yoga mat, fans and natural ventilation.

The Family Beach Villas

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  • The Family Beach Villas
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The Family Beach Villas
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Perfect for friends travelling together or family holidays, these 2-bedroom beach villas comfortably sleep 4 people, or a maximum of 6 people (extra charges apply). Plenty of outdoor deck and terrace space to enjoy the nature and sea views. The bedrooms are set with king size beds and the bathroom includes an open-air shower. Villa facilities include mini-bar, in-room safe, Yoga mat, fans and natural ventilation.

The Family Jungle Villas

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The Family Jungle Villas
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Set under shady trees within the woodland that lines the resort’s beachfront the 2-bedroom Family Jungle Villas at BABA Ecolodge comfortably sleep 4 people, or a maximum of 6 people (extra charges apply). The bedrooms are all set with king size beds and the bathroom enjoys an open-air shower. Villa facilities include mini-bar, in-room safe, Yoga mat, fans and natural ventilation.

Facilities and Highlights

 

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Facilities and Highlights


 
  • Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight
  • Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight
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  • Golden Buddha Beach Resort highlight

  • The Bay Club: The beach bar at BABA Ecolodge is located at the circular bay at the top end, north, of the resort. Set on the beachside of the bay the beach bar serves a full range of food and beverages including refreshing juices, cocktails, draft beers and fresh strawberries with straws, a choice of the freshest salads and the resort’s famed stone-oven pizzas.
  • The Little Island Shop: wines and snacks, beach fashion, spa products, and local artisan and designer craft souvenirs.
  • Yoga Sala: Yoga classes are held twice daily at 8am and 4.30pm. Hatha-based and Vinyasa flow is offered for the morning yoga class. The afternoon classes include gentle yoga along with meditation and Pranayama (breathing techniques). All skill levels are catered for.
  • The Jungle Spa: Tropical massage and spa treatments are available at the ocean facing Sala.
  • The Clubhouse: positioned to share stunning sea views from the first-floor bar and ground floor restaurant. Serving international and Thai cuisine, all dishes are prepared with locally sourced ingredients, with the freshest fish bought daily from the island’s fishermen, poultry and pork from the resort’s own farm, and locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs. Breakfast is served at the Clubhouse too.
  • Ko Phra Thong Island is a haven for wildlife. The range of habitats include the savanna, tropical forest, tidal rivers and the ocean, all blessing the island with wonderful birdlife. More than 100 species have been identified including rare species such as the Asian open-billed stork, lesser adjutant, Indian roller and the brown fish owl. The island is a paradise for bird watchers.
 

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 27
Annual closing:
01 June – 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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CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
The island is easily accessed from both Ranong and Phuket airports, from where it is either a 1hr or 2.5hr drive respectively to Kuraburi Pier from where it’s a short boat ride by longtail or speedboat to the island. We can assist with providing private transfers.
Please Note: If you plan on making your own way to Kuraburi Pier you need to ensure you arrive there before 4 pm when the last public boat leaves.
Airport: Ranong Domestic Airport (UNN) - 100 km
Airport: Phuket International Airport (HKT) - 190 km

CONTACT
P.O. Box 4, 131 Moo2, T. Ko Phra Thong, A. Kuraburi, 82150 Phang Nga, Thailand
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Durabilité

 

BABA Ecolodge practices sustainable tourism by minimizing its environmental impact. The team recycles all their glass, cardboard, paper, and cans, and only offers draft beer and non-bottled water. The resort does not use freezers preferring to only work with fresh daily bought produce. 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 BABA Ecolodge’s staff are employed directly from the island community. 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.

“Stunning collection of uniquely different villas set on a beautiful 12km fine sand beach that faces the Andaman Sea. Located perfectly off the beaten path on beautiful Ko Phra Thong Island, Phang Nga, BABA Ecolodge is far from the mass tourism of Phuket and Khao Lak. Each villa has been built sustainably from local materials, with design inspired by traditional Thai architecture. The perfect place to step off the grid, enjoy the pristine nature of this quiet island and the warm family-style hospitality of this unique eco-resort.”
Kim, the discoverer.
 

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