Smile Bungalows is located at the western corner of Bottle Beach. It has a collection of traditional bungalows in a tropical garden setting. It is a friendly, family-run place popular with backpackers looking for reasonable and cheap bungalows in a little corner of paradise.
Small Fan Bungalow
There are 10 small fan bungalows near the beach. These are 18 square meters in size and contain a double bed, fan, mosquito net and attached toilet and shower. They have a small balcony at the front, and many have sea views. The price for a small fan bungalow starts at 520 Thai Baht a night.
Big Fan Bungalow
Big fan bungalows have more living space (23 sq meters) than the cheaper ‘small fan bungalow’. The reference to ‘big’ does not refer to the size of the fan! Big fan bungalows contain a fan, light, mosquito net over a double bed, balcony and an attached bathroom with cold water shower.
There are 3 of these type of bungalows for rent and the price starts at 690 Thai Baht a night.
This is a traditional Koh Phangan style bungalow on stilts. There are 6 family bungalows available. They have 23 square meters of space and feature twin beds, mosquito nets, 2 fans, light, balcony and attached cold water bathroom.
The cost of a family bungalow at Smile Resort starts at 920 Thai Baht a night.
There are eight 2-storey bungalows for rent. They are set in a tropical garden and feature 26.5 square meters of living space and contain one fan and one double bed. The upper floor has the bedroom and the lower floor has a bathroom with toilet and cold water shower.
Naturally, the slightly elevated bedroom allows for better sea views as well as refreshing sea breezes during the day.
Two-storey bungalows cost 920 Thai Baht a night.
Smile Bungalows is a typical Koh Phangan budget bungalow resort with a beachfront restaurant with bungalows behind and to the side. The main building is a traditional Koh Phangan building with slanting roof and open sides. Here you will find plenty of seating. There is also outside seating on the beach.
The menu features plenty of good Thai dishes as well Western food. The food is a good quality and reasonably priced. There is also a range of drinks on offer that include Thai beer as well as fresh fruit shakes and juices.
At the back of the restaurant is the check in / check out desk. Here you can also hand over your laundry. They will also arrange taxis to the ferry pier as well as to the Full Moon Party.
While the facilities at Smile Resort are slightly limited, this is very much in keeping with the atmosphere of Bottle Beach. This is a remote place, and a place to enjoy the beauty of nature far from the madding crowd. Moreover, the staff are very friendly at Smile Resort and make an effort to make all the guests feel at home.
Smile Bungalows has garnered several excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.