I absolutely loved my 5 days at Phayam Lodge, and genuinely didn't want to leave. I managed to score perfect cloudless skies during the first week of March, and my bungalow 30 metres from the beach let me enjoy the best of it.
The staff were great, the room was comfortable, well sized and clean, the mattress perfect for me and the air conditioning both needed and appreciated.
Also, their beachside bar is one of the best I've ever stumbled across. Small, comfortable and with friendly staff. Wonderful. (To be fair, Koh Phayam is that kind of place and amazing beach bars and restaurants abound.)
Sure, the internet connection is quite poor, but on a remote tropical beach, what do you expect??
It's many years since I've found a place where I've managed to relax so thoroughly and I really do hope to be back in a year or two. More