We loved our stay at Tubtim, with its perfect location right on the beach. We rode around the island on a motorbike and didn't find another beach that was quite so clean and secluded, while also having access to great food. The accommodation itself was clean and comfy - we were in a fan-cooled bungalow, which kept us cool enough even in 39 degrees! The bed was enormous and the shower worked fine, with hot and cold water (though you really don't need hot showers in that temperature!). The terrace was a lovely place to sit and read. The restaurant was probably our favourite spot - there's nothing like drinking fresh mango shakes and eating a plate of bbq prawns with your feet in the sand, listening to the waves! The menu has a great selection of food at reasonable prices for the island. Overall, we would definitely recommend Tubtim for a relaxing few days on the beach.
Staff were polite but could have been a little friendlier (with the exception of one of the waiters, who was particularly nice). If we wanted to organise anything, such as boats back to the mainland, minibuses from Ban Phe or motorbike rental, we found it easier to go to Pudsa Bungalows next door, whose staff were much more helpful and would arrange tickets etc for us. The Koh Samet website says that Tubtim offers free ferry transfer from Ban Phe, but if this is the case, we didn't manage it. Getting there is no problem with the big boat and then a cheap shared taxi from the pier, but it's tougher getting back as all the taxis are going the wrong way and make you pay 200 baht to leave straight away. It's probably worth organising a speedboat (via Pudsa Bungalows just next door) to pick you up directly at the beach and take you to Ban Phe as it comes to much the same price once you've factored in getting to the pier, is cheaper and ultimately it's cool to be picked up on the beach...! Overall, though, we loved it here and would recommend!
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- Also Known As:
- Tubtim Hotel Rayong