Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Koh Samui

The 7 best coworking spaces in Koh Samui

Traveling to Koh Samui is high up on digital nomads’ bucket lists. And for a good reason, if we may add. This Thai island is an absolute heaven on earth! Lush forests, rich wildlife, and seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches would make everyone want to make this place their home permanently. The bravest and luckiest of remote workers actually do. We reviewed the best coworking spaces on the island so that you can take the plunge and work from Koh Samui without any worries.

These are the places that caught our eye:

  1. Mantra Work Lounge
  2. WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe
  3. Jungle Club
  4. Horizon Cafe Samui

Mantra Work Lounge is the place we’d most like to cowork in Koh Samui!

Source: Mantra Work Lounge

Mantra Work | Lounge is the first dedicated coworking space in Koh Samui, Thailand. It is located at 9/123–124 Moo1, Tumbon Maenam (Surat Thani province) in Koh Samui. The beach is in its immediate vicinity, which makes for some truly spectacular views that’ll make your workload an easier burden to bear.

The original concept behind Mantra Work | Lounge was to create an inviting, invigorating, and community-building coworking space both for local entrepreneurs and foreigners. It caters to tourists looking to catch up on work correspondence as well as business-owners wanting to organize events and make new connections.

What we love the most about it is the flexibility it offers. The place was designed to meet the needs of individuals having a working holiday and locals looking to spice up their work environment alike. It is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, a pantry with a selection of drinks and snacks, a printer, a scanner, and a photocopier. There is even a pool table in case you need to take some time out or enjoy a stimulating team-building activity. But what really left us speechless was that you can choose whether to work from a cozy, air-conditioned lounge or from an outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean. 

Still, that is not to say that we weren’t able to identify a weak spot. Although Mantra Work | Lounge is an extension of a renowned hotel complex, the Mantra Samui Resort, it may prove rather hard to find for out-of-towners. Not only are there no street signs on the main road to point you in the right direction, but the street corner is quite easy to miss. If you know what you are looking for beforehand, you can always rely on the locals to point you in the right direction!

Pricing Per day: 600 THB

Per week: 3,500 THB

Per month: 12,000 THB

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 9pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 9pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Office No
Conference Room No
Phone Booths No
Coliving No

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe is the runner-up for Koh Samui coworking spaces

Source: TripAdvisor 

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe is located at 209 / 1–2 Moo 2, Koh Samui, Thailand. It is a coworking lounge of the COSI Hotel. Its location is conveniently accessible. Not only is it a part of a well-known hotel, but it is also right next to the Central Festival in Koh Samui, which gives its users access to all of the shops and restaurants this shopping mall can provide.

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe was envisioned as the place to get things done in Koh Samui. It is usually teeming with visitors, so you are bound to make a connection or two and expand your business community.

There is no entrance fee, and upon purchasing an item from the Cafe, you are granted unlimited access to a high-speed Wi-Fi connection. You have two stories at your disposal — the lower level is the cafe, while the upper level gives off a more relaxed, lounge-like vibe.

What we liked about this place for coworking is the fact that it is exceptionally well equipped for that purpose. There is direct access to a printer, and you’ll have several Mac computers at your disposal. It is also open 24/7, a variety of food and drinks is available at the lobby, and the whole area is air-conditioned.

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe failed to be our top pick due to several factors. The music from the lower chill-out area is a tad bit too loud, and it may prove distracting for those of you who are most productive when you have some peace and quiet. The whole place is a bit too noisy, in general, as there are always a lot of people coming and going. If a busy environment is not stimulating for you, you may want to skip this one.

Pricing Per day: 30 THB
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday:  24 hours
  • Sunday:  24 hours
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Office No
Conference Room No
Phone Booths No
Coliving No

Two other coworking spaces that caught our eye in Koh Samui, Thailand

Unfortunately, dedicated coworking spaces are in rather short supply in Koh Samui. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any alternative options where you can set up shop for the day. We like several cafes and clubs that have great service and can double up as coworking spaces.

Jungle Club — Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Source: The Jungle Club Samui

The Jungle Club Samui is located at 44/11 Koh Samui Surat Thani 84320, Thailand. This is a true jewel of the area and a must-see place in Koh Samui. Nestled in the natural landscape in the midst of the leafy hillside overlooking the Gulf of Siam, this resort is the perfect solution for travelers looking to unwind and disconnect.

The Jungle Club may be an exceptional choice for accommodation, but what landed it on our list is primarily the versatility of its outdoor area. The resort boasts an exquisite cascading terrace with an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Chaweng Bay and an infinity pool. Surrounded by natural lushness, it exudes tranquility and freshness, making it an excellent setting for getting some work done. On top of that, the terrace is the outdoor setting of a note-worthy restaurant that has you covered with delectable food and drink for the day!

Horizon Cafe Samui — Choengmon area, Koh Samui, Thailand

Source: Tripadvisor

You can find Horizon Cafe Samui at 41/1 M.3 T, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand. What we loved about this place is that it is the ultimate locally-owned small business with a soul. Horizon cafe is a go-to place for those looking to sit down and have a chatter. The staff is lauded for their hospitality and kindness, and their vegan delicacies are the best on the island!

This heartwarming place is welcoming to coworkers as it has a stable internet connection, a pleasant, non-distracting atmosphere, and plenty of delicious, organic food and beverages to fuel your work endeavors. You are also able to choose whether to attend to your business matters from the air-conditioned indoor area or a secluded, enclosed backyard garden.

Even more coworking spaces in Koh Samui, Thailand

In case you haven’t found exactly what you were looking for, and you feel like you need more ideas, make sure you check out our following choices:

  1. zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment — it may suit you in case you are looking for rentable apartments for your coworkers in the tropical paradise that is Koh Samui. In case you are not satisfied with the desk arrangements here, you could try out a travel stand desk
  2. Bao Bao Cafe and Eatery — another viable solution that successfully mixes coworking in a relaxing setting with delicious Asian food and freshly ground coffee to help you stay focused
  3. Kapuhala Koh Samui — an eco-friendly and vegan vacation retreat that includes a coworking space and also hosts events and workshops

Hopefully, this article has helped you find the perfect coworking space for your needs. To round the article up, we suggest you take a look at this video about what it is like to be a digital nomad in Koh Samui. It will help you grasp the advantages that such a lifestyle has to offer. Enjoy!


Where to Stay in Koh Samui

Where to stay in Koh Samui – our guide to this city-like island 


Both an island and a city, Koh Samui is an attractive travel destination in Thailand. It is well-known for numerous sandy beaches, palm trees, and crystal clear sea. Once a Thai fishing community, Thailand’s second-largest island has quickly developed and now has to offer something for every type of tourist. 

Whether you are interested in snorkeling, fishing, diving, visiting cultural and historical landmarks, or just laying on the beach and enjoying the sun, Koh Samui is the perfect island paradise for any of those activities. On your arrival to this stunning island, the first, and the most prominent, landmark you will see from the plane is the gigantic gilded statue of Buddha at Wat Phra Yai. This is not the only site worth visiting during your stay on Koh Samui since this island-city has many landmarks and activities to engage yourself in and make your visit to this heaven on earth an unforgettable one. 

Koh Samui Image source: pocastreet

Safety alert!

Like in other cities in Thailand, the greatest concert of the visitors to Koh Samui are the scams. Whenever you decide to take a cab to drive you somewhere, make sure that the taximeter is turned on from the very start of the ride, and if possible, discuss the fare beforehand with the driver. Also, think twice before you rent a jet ski as the owners like to trick you into paying large amount of money to fix the supposed damage that you have done to the vehicle during your ride. To prevent this from happening, simply resist your urge and don’t rent the jet ski in the first place.

Five fantastic neighborhoods to stay in Koh Samui 


Koh Samui has plenty to offer to thousands of tourists from all over the world. However, you should always carefully select the area for your base according to your interests. You don’t want to come to Koh Samui for wild parties and then accidentally base yourself in a family-oriented area and ruin your long-awaited holiday. 

Koh Samui Image source: adenrehan

No matter what your interests may be, Koh Samui has got you covered. Every area offers something different and unique whether you are looking for wild nightlife, complete isolation and relaxation on the beach, or exciting adventure. Also, there is no need for you to worry about accommodation either since there are plenty of options available for every budget. We recommend the following neighborhoods: 

  1. Big Buddha
  2. Chaweng
  3. Maenam
  4. Lamai
  5. Bophut

Although these areas contain plenty of activities, they may not suit everyone’s taste so we have prepared a list organized according to the general interests of the tourists who visit Koh Samui:

Area Ideal for: Why?
Big Buddha  First-timers Close to main attractions and activities
Chaweng  Nightlife Most lively area with wild nightlife, restaurants, shops, and bars
Maenam  On a budget A cheerful atmosphere with cheap accommodation and activities 
Lamai  Bohemians Less crowded with many things to do and see 
Bophut Long-term stay  Village community feel 

Where to stay in Koh Samui for the first time – Big Buddha 


If you are visiting Koh Samui for the very first time, then you should consider finding a place to stay in the Big Buddha area. It is conveniently located near the Koh Samui Airport and the ferry to Koh Phangan. Many cultural and historical landmarks, as well as restaurants and shops, are situated in this area so if you decide to stay here then you will experience the best Koh Samui has to offer. The beach is usually less crowded than the others, and the water is very clean. 

Big Buddha District Image source:jdiegoboch

Things to see and do in Big Buddha 

This area is rather a peaceful one and not as hectic as Chaweng Beach. Still, there are some activities and attractions you should visit such as:

  • Wat Phra Yai temple/Big Buddha statue
  • Wat Plai Laem temple
  • Big Buddha Pier
  • Ang Thong Marine National Park

Wat Phra Yai Temple

This beautiful Buddhist temple is home to the largest statue on the island, and its main symbol as well, the Big Buddha. This 12 meters high statue is the favorite sight of the tourists so the steps leading to it are usually crowded.

Wat Phra Yai Image source: bambii._x

Big Buddha Image source: bambii._x

Wat Plai Laem 

This temple was built in 2004 and today represents one of the most majestic temples in Koh Samui. It is widely popular among tourists who like to take pictures of the temple’s most iconic statues ‘’fat’’ Chinese Buddha and Kuan Yin with 18 arms. A huge lake with fish and turtles is surrounding this temple complex. 

Statue Image source: hallal.ramon

18 Arms Image source: dutko_mariana

Big Buddha Pier

Although most tourists visit this pier to catch a ferry to nearby islands, it is the perfect spot for watching the sunset over Koh Samui. 

Pier Image source: pong_pongsiri11

Ang Thong Marine National Park

The tour of the Ang Thong Marine National Park starts at the Big Buddha Pier. A day trip to this park will allow you to discover the other side of Koh Samui, with amazing beaches and great diving spots. 

National Park Image source: nxnxnx1570

Where to stay in Big Buddha 

Big Buddha area offers plenty of accommodation options since this area is the typical choice of the tourists who visit Koh Samui for the first time.

Our top recommendations are:

Affordable option – This simple hostel


Moderate price –  This Serviced apartment with beautiful sea view








Luxury optionThis high-end heavenly hotel

Where to stay in Koh Samui for nightlife – Chaweng 


Chaweng is Koh Samui’s the place to go for nightlife. The most prominent place is Chaweng Beach where most tourists seek relaxation during the day, and as the night falls, they are moving to the streets along the Beach Road in search of the ideal bar or pub to party. Aside from many beach bars and modern clubs, this area is also home to various restaurants and the huge shopping complex on the whole island. 

Chaweng Image source: jrmhui

Things to see and do in Chaweng

As Koh Samui’s Party Central, Chaweng has numerous restaurants and bars to suit every tourist’s taste. Whether you prefer some relaxing beach bar or a modern dance club, Chaweng has plenty of options to choose from. 

Here are our recommendations: 

  1. Soi Green Mango 
  2. Soi Reggae 
  3. Ark Bar
  4. Bar Solo 
  5. Cha Cha Moon Beach Club

Soi Green Mango 

This is the most prominent street in Chaweng and home to the city’s nightlife symbol The Green Mango Club, the most iconic club of Koh Samui. 

Street Image source:

Party Image source: vishalzala1

Soi Reggae

Similarly to Soi Green Mango, Soi Reggae is a place where many pubs and bars are aligned one after another with Reggae Pub as the highlight. 

Bar Image source: ms.viktorrriya

Ark Bar

An energetic beach bar/restaurant has been one of the coolest places for partying on the beach for a couple of years now. 

DJ Image source: barkoviz

Solo Bar 

A quite modern place for starting the night out or watching major sporting events shown on the six plasma screens.

Solo Bar Image source: kaew_kapi

Cha Cha Moon Beach Club

Located at Chaweng Beach, this multifunctional place will leave you speechless since it is a great combination of the sandy beach and disco party. 

Night Out Image source: matthiasseibert

Where to stay in Chaweng 

Although Chaweng offers a wide range of accommodation options, it can be hard finding the perfect place to stay since the area can be quite crowded and packed with tourists. 

The most popular are: 


Affordable option – This Stylish and modern hostel with the private beach 








Moderate priceThis Corner Lake View Room









Luxury optionThis lux hotel

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Bangkok

Eight best coworking spaces in Bangkok

Internet-based work offers plenty of advantages. There’s no need to leave your home and suffer terrible weather just to get to work. You’re not bound to one place, and can instead work wherever you please. You’re the master of your time, as you set up your own schedule.

Simply put, it allows you to take the opportunities you would otherwise have to miss. You can travel around in search of inspiration, or you may simply decide to bring some work with you when you go on vacation. The workaholics among you don’t even have to leave work to go on holiday they can have their cake and eat it too!

Pros and cons of working from home

To be perfectly honest, though, some of these advantages get old in no time. You don’t have to deal with traffic and bad weather, but you get a bit lonely without any colleagues to keep you company. Your time is your own, but more often than not, you’ll find yourself distracted by amazingly diverse issues. You’ll be hungry, and your fridge is just a few paces away. You’ll get a sudden urge to brush your teeth. And, well, seeing that your focus is a bit off today, you might just take a short nap and do the work a tiny bit later.

You don’t have to take days off work to travel, true. Still, when you do take your work with you on holiday, doesn’t it seem like an awful waste to spend half a day locked up in your hotel room?

A clever solution to all the problems associated with working from home is coworking space. It allows you to go out on the days you feel a bit restless. When you get stuck, a change of environment might be enough to get your productivity back on track. Coworking spaces are often organized and decorated in a way that boosts mood and motivation, so that is an additional plus. And, most importantly, they keep you from being cooped up in your room when on vacation.

Discover great coworking spaces in Bangkok

When you’re in Bangkok, the last thing you’ll want to do is stay in your apartment. Work or no work, you’ll want to go out and experience everything this city can offer. So, you see, finding a great coworking space is an imperative of a pleasant work holiday.

In a city of that size, it might be a bit intimidating to even try finding a good place to work. That is why this article offers you a list of eight best coworking spaces in Bangkok, organized by their proximity to the most popular tourist areas.

The Hive is our favorite coworking space in Bangkok

Source: The Hive (Thonglor)

The Hive is situated only 5 minutes by car from Thonglor BTS station, and it’s probably one of the largest and fanciest coworking spaces you’ll see. It occupies five floors, and there is a lounge area on the rooftop. The environment is beautiful and cozy, with plenty of sunlight and gentle color schemes, so it’s a great place to work.

Aside from the basics, they offer personal lockers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and free beer and coffee. The Hive is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Mondays through Fridays, but it doesn’t work on weekends. They charge 350 THB/day.

  • Per day: THB 350
  • Per month: THB 3,600
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

We loved these coworking spaces too

If you don’t love The Hive as much as we do, that’s perfectly fine. There are many more wonderful coworking spaces in Bangkok. Here are our favorites:

  1. Poolsub Space
  2. Hubba
  3. Kliquedesk
  4. E88
  5. ONEDAY|Forward
  6. Cluster

Coworking spaces in Riverside

Riverside is probably the most peaceful area of Bangkok. The traffic is less troublesome than in other, busier areas. It’s practically an oasis in the middle of an extremely urban environment. Unfortunately, coworking spaces are scarce there, so here’s our top pick.

Poolsub Space

Source: Poolsub Space

On the right side of the Chao Phraya River, Poolsub Space boasts a super convenient location for anybody staying in the Riverside area. They work Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm, but are closed on Sundays. The prices start at 750 THB/day, and the space is pet-friendly.

When you get tired of all the hard work, there are options to pick from. They offer:

  • Free snacks;
  • Free tea and coffee;
  • An outdoor terrace and a chill-out area. 

Everyone needs a break from time to time, right?

Coworking spaces on Sukhumvit Road

If you’re staying somewhere in the Sukhumvit Road area, you’re probably enjoying the nightlife. You may not be sure where to go to get some work done, though. Some of the best coworking spaces Bangkok has to offer are in this area. Here are the most important ones.


Source: HUBBA Thailand

Now, Hubba can be found in three locations. The first is about ten minutes from Ekkamai station. Prepare to be amazed: this coworking space offers a trampoline. If that is not enough for you, fine, it also provides standing desks, bean bags, scanning and printing equipment, and a separate Skype room. There’s an outdoor terrace, a chill-out area, and free beer. This is the only Hubba that accepts credit cards, and it works Monday through Sunday, from 9 am to 10 pm.

The second Hubba is at the Habito Mall Phra Khanong Nuea, and it’s open 24 h/day, seven days a week. Finally, the third is at the Siam Discovery, and this one is open 24 h/day, Monday through Friday.

For all three Hubbas, the prices start at 290 THB/day.


Source: Kliquedesk

Conveniently placed, Kliquedesk is only a five-minute walk from Sukhumvit downtown. It is also close to Nana BTS station. They offer free parking on-premise, ergonomic chairs, and free coffee.

The interior is painted bright yellow, which makes it a bit unusual in comparison to other coworking spaces, which usually favor neutral colors. Still, yellow is said to improve mood and increase optimism. So, if you’ve been feeling a bit down, this is the place that is most likely to cheer you up.

They are open from 9 am to 7 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and charge 300 THB/day.


Source: E88 Bangkok

E88 is located in—you’ve guessed it—the E88 Building. They offer printing equipment, personal lockers, and free coffee and drinking water. The location of the coworking space is great because the building has a large parking lot, and there are restaurants nearby for when you start feeling peckish.

The interior is interesting, with a few pops of color here and there and little plants scattered around on shelves. There is plenty of space, and the lighting is excellent.

Here you can pay 150 THB for two hours, or 300 THB/day. They are open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.


Source: ONEDAY

ONEDAY|Forward is a part of a hostel, so it’s convenient if you want to go out of your room, but don’t feel like actually going somewhere else. If you don’t stay at the hostel, this coworking space is probably worth visiting even if you don’t have to work.

Simply put, it’s beautiful. It’s all in earthy and green, and it’s decorated with lots of plants in the corners, on the shelves, by the computer, and hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere is great for creative work.

Other than pure beauty, this coworking space offers a ping-pong table, library, and a kitchen. There is a chill-out area and free coffee.

They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The price per day is 350 THB.


Source: CLUSTER Office

Cluster is situated in SSP Tower in Ekkamai. They provide an extremely pleasant environment, 24-hour security, printing equipment, and a comfy chill-out area. There is a library and free coffee and tea. 

Opening hours are every day from 9 am to 6 pm, and the monthly membership will cost you 2,500 THB.

Where to Stay in Koh Phangan

Where to stay in Koh Phangan — our favorite areas

Koh Phangan is one of the districts belonging to the province of Surat Thani. It is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand in southeast Thailand. During the 1980s, tourism became one of the main sources of income and still is to this day. The Full Moon Party is the most well-known attraction among tourists and travelers and has largely contributed to the increase in popularity of the island.  


Five best places to stay in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan can be approximately divided into four areas: the Northwest, the Northeast, the Southwest, and Haad Rin.

Here are our top 5 picks for places to stay:

  1. Haad Yao
  2. Ban Khai
  3. Thong Sala
  4. Haad Rin
  5. Thong Nai Pan
Best areas in Koh Phangan
Haad Yao First-time visitors.
Ban Khai For travelers on a budget.
Thong Sala For those wanting to stay long-term.
Haad Rin For travelers seeking fun and a good night out.
Thong Nai Pan For travelers looking for a relaxing and quiet place to stay.

Getting to and around Koh Phangan

You can access Koh Phangan from the mainland by ferry in Surat Thani and Chumphon. As far as getting around the island is concerned, you have several options: by motorcycle, by songthaew, and by boat.

Getting around by motorcycle is the easiest, most efficient, and arguably the cheapest way to move around the island. You can rent a motorcycle pretty much anywhere on the island. It’s important to note that you will most likely be asked to provide your passport when renting. Don’t worry—you’ll get it back once you return the motorcycle. Be careful of scammers, and make sure to take pictures of the motorcycle so that they can’t accuse you of damaging the ride and ask you for additional money.

If riding a motorcycle isn’t for you, you can always travel by songthaew. A songthaew is best described as a “mini truck” or “minibus” with benches in the back. The fare is negotiable, depending on the number of passengers, destination, and time of the day.

Image source: merrylee21

Traveling by boat is best for exploration around the island, rather than the island itself. You can book a boat, or, as it is known in Thailand, a longtail boat, in any shop that offers tours around the island.

Where to stay in Koh Phangan for the first time—Haad Yao

Haad Yao is known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. The white sand glistens in the sun, and it is perfect for relaxing. Here, you can see people sunbathing, swimming, playing beach volleyball, exploring the mesmerizing waters by diving or snorkeling, and enjoying other fun activities.

Things to see and do in Haad Yao

Here are some of our suggestions for things to do and see:

  • Relax on the beach
  • Eat at Pura Vida Cafe
  • Unwind at Rasta Home Koh Phangan

Relax on the beach

Bask in the warm Thai sun and have a relaxing holiday by spending time on the beach. You can swim, sunbathe, or have a relaxing walk on the beach.

Image source: 0liviasmith

Pura Vida Cafe

Have a slice of Europe in Thailand. This restaurant serves daily specials in a pleasant atmosphere. It’s located close to the beach.

Image source: clairehealthy_

Rasta Home Koh Phangan

Listen to the relaxing tunes of reggae with some cool and refreshing drinks. 

Image source: kahlum7788

Where to stay in Koh Phangan on a budget—Ban Khai

Ban Khai is known as a tranquil and quiet village that offers cheap accommodation and proximity to other areas on Koh Phangan. It is only a few kilometers away from another village with a similar name—Ban Tai—and the Haad Rin beach.

Things to see and do in Ban Khai

Here are some budget-friendly activities and places to see in Ban Khai:

  • Visit Wat Pho
  • Visit Yang Na Yai Tree
  • Watch the sunset on Ban Khai beach

Wat Pho

If you love exploring different religions and cultures, make sure to visit Wat Pho—a Buddhist temple located in the nearby village of Ban Tai.

Image source:  karamullina

Yang Na Yai Tree

Yang Na Yai Tree is the biggest tree in Thailand, standing high at 53 meters. It is estimated that it is over 400 years old. Some villagers consider this tree to be sacred.

Image source: damian.harper

Ban Khai beach

Head out to the beach and enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunset. 

Image source: joshrees_

Where to stay in Koh Phangan long term—Thong Sala

Thong Sala is the main port and largest town on Koh Phangan. This is a great place to stay for a longer period of time, as it is the main port. It is home to a number of internet cafes, banks, ATMs, travel agencies, shops, and markets, as well as the post office. It provides you with all the things you need in your everyday life. It can also serve as a great starting point for exploring the rest of Koh Phangan and everything it has to offer.

Things to see and do in Thong Sala

Here are some of our suggestions for things to do and see during your stay here:

  • Dine at Nine Restaurant and Bar
  • Shop at Thong Sala Night Market
  • Visit the Jam Bar Koh Phangan

Nine Restaurant and Bar

Dine at this pleasant and inviting restaurant that serves Thai food, as well as food from American and British cuisine.

Image source: hungry_honey_

Thong Sala Night Market

During the week, this famous market is open from 4 pm to 11 pm, and you can find an abundance of delicious local dishes and food for a low price. On Saturdays, you can also find all sorts of crafts and clothes. Note that the market closes a bit early on Saturdays— at 10 pm.

Image source: myloveofcolour

Jam Bar Koh Phangan

Visit this bar during the night and hang out with the locals and enjoy some refreshing drinks. Musicians gather here for open mic nights and encourage people to go on stage and perform tricks, stand up comedy, or dance.

Image source: littledumdumclub

Where to Stay in Koh Lanta

Where to stay in Koh Lanta, the relaxing island of Thailand

Koh Lanta is considered somewhat of a hidden gem in Thailand. Although budget travelers and backpackers have been visiting it for years, the island’s popularity with everyday tourists has recently skyrocketed as well. It’s becoming a top destination to visit in Thailand, especially for those coming for their second visit to the country.

Getting around Koh Lanta

When getting to Koh Lanta, chances are you’ll be coming from the Krabi International Airport. From there, you can choose to go to the island by ferry or minibus, which should cost you no more than $10 per person. If you want fast, private transport, taxis around the airport will be willing to take you there as well, although you should expect to pay up to $100. 

The island does not have any official public transportation system. Some locals offer a motorbike-taxi service to and from popular tourist spots, although you’ll have to bargain for the price. If you’re staying at a specific resort, you’ll find that most things you’ll be doing will be within walking distance. If you want to go around the island and require reliable transportation, your best bet would be to rent a vehicle. Most resorts, hotels, and tourist information centers will offer this service. Well-known rental companies such as Sixt, Hertz, and Budget Car Rental also operate within the area of the Krabi airport. The typical rental rates are:

Time One day Ten days
Car Around $30 Around $200
Motorbikes Around $20 Around $150
Bicycles Around $15 Around $100

These are the prices for average vehicles that are more than capable of getting the job done. Within these price ranges, you’ll find all types of cars: coupes, large family cars, SUVs, etc. If you’re willing to bargain at local rental service stations, you may get away with paying even less. However, only official rental companies offer commodities like car insurance.

Where to stay in Koh Lanta: our top three areas

Despite being relatively small compared to similar tourist destinations, Koh Lanta manages to bring a lot to the table. Everyone from budget-conscious tourists, families, backpackers, and even luxury travelers can find something to do around the island. The most populated areas also happen to be the most tourist-friendly, although plenty of nature resorts sit just outside of them. Here are the areas you should consider:

  1. Holiday Villa (Saladan)
  2. Klong Khong Beach
  3. Koh Lanta Old Town
Where to stay in Koh Lanta
Best for first-timers Holiday Villa (Saladan) A lively area with plenty of fun activities
Best for nightlife Klong Khong Beach A paradise for beach-party fans
Best on a budget Koh Lanta Old Town A small town with affordable prices and exciting history

Where to stay for first-timers in Koh Lanta—Holiday Villa

This aptly named area happens to be the most popular and tourist-friendly on the island. It’s located just down the road from Saladan Village, where you’ll likely be entering the island, either by sea or land.

What to see and do in Holiday Villa

  • Pra-Ae beach
  • Visit local food markets
  • Fat Monkey Restaurant

Pra-Ae beach

The beach offers typical tourist activities. You can swim, snorkel, or even dive. You’ll also find plenty of drink and snack bars with both local and popular foods. But the best reason to visit this beach is the gorgeous view at sunset. 

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Visit the local food markets

Although there are plenty of grocery stores, with even the famous 7-Eleven present on the island, this neighborhood’s rich food markets will provide you with the best food shopping experience of your life. Douse yourself in the smell and colors of local produce and enjoy bargaining for prices on things like fruit, vegetables, and fish. If you get hungry, try some local food on a stick—the typical way “to-go food” is served on the island. Visit early in the morning to buy fresh products and come back in the evening to enjoy the street food.

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Fat Monkey Restaurant

Located in the center of action in the area and ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant successfully blends traditional and modern food choices on its menu. You’ll find everything from traditional dishes to world-famous food like pizzas and burgers. They also add unique twists to popular foods by mixing them with Thai cooking. The restaurant is known for a large selection of wines and exquisite cocktail choices, making it a fantastic place to visit for drinks too.

Source: Fat Monkey — Koh Lanta

Where to stay for the nightlife in Koh Lanta—Klong Khong Beach

Koh Lanta island may not be the destination choice for tourists looking to party like there’s no tomorrow. However, Klong Khong Beach should not be underestimated. It has the highest concentration of clubs, bars, and restaurants that work well into the night. You will find everything from chill beach bars to big dancefloors. It’s also the place where you can expect to be surrounded by a younger crowd.

What to see and do in Klong Khong Beach?

  • 6ixcret Bar
  • Mushroom Bar
  • Khow Mhai Hom Restaurant

6ixcret Bar

Just south of Klong Khong, you will find a locally owned beach bar called 6ixcret. Visit throughout the day to enjoy affordable drinks and snacks or come back in the evening to catch the view of the sunset while enjoying a delicious cocktail. The bar also organizes beach parties occasionally. You can find all the info you need on their Facebook page.

Source: 6ixcret Bar

Mushroom Bar

Mushroom Bar is your typical beachside bar until sundown. At night, they host beach parties with unique twists. Every now and then, a fire breathing performance will take place at the beach for visitors to enjoy. The bar is full of crazy colors and encourages its visitors to play along by getting body paint on the spot. Take that, boring everyday clubs.

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Khow Mhai Hom Restaurant

Khow Mhai Hom is far from a typical restaurant. It’s a family-owned business that serves local cuisine freshly prepared on the spot. You can even watch as your food is being prepared. The restaurant owners are also environmentally conscious and serve food with natural, reusable materials. If you want to eat authentic, homemade Thai food, this is the place to visit.

Source: Khow Mhai Hom (Ory Baum)

Where to stay in Koh Lanta on a budget—Koh Lanta Old Town

On the eastern side of the area is a local fishing village known simply as Old Town. It’s the ideal area to have a quiet, relaxing vacation away from mass tourism. The area is less popular than the west coast, meaning the prices will be noticeably lower, particularly for items like food and souvenirs. The town also has historical significance that you can learn about at the local history museum.

What to see and do in Old Town, Koh Lanta

  • Khlong Chak Waterfall
  • Koh Lanta Culture History Museum
  • Snorkeling/Diving

Khlong Chak Waterfall

Ask the locals where you can get a bike taxi to the waterfall. If you have your own vehicle, you can use it as well, since the beginning of the trail has parking spaces. While the waterfall itself heavily depends on the rain from previous seasons, the hike through the jungle is also a great experience. It’s definitely the top nature visit on the island.

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Koh Lanta Culture History Museum

This small but surprisingly rich museum of local history is the ideal place to visit before you go out exploring the island. The museum is maintained by a retired teacher who has vast knowledge of the island’s history. You’ll get to learn about the different island settlers throughout the years and find out how their coexistence shaped the local culture to become what it is today. Sometimes, live local music events will be held at the museum. The entrance is free to enter but kindly accepts donations.

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Old Town may not have fancy tourist beaches, but what it does have is crystal clear water. Find a good place to swim, or ask the locals for directions. Enjoy the clean water and surrounding coral reefs. Pick up snorkeling gear at local shops or check for any diving tours at information centers. 

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Phuket

6 best coworking spaces in Phuket (and one worst)

Isn’t it nice to be able to pack your bags and go on your way without paying any mind to other people’s schedules? If there is one crucial benefit to nomad life, that has to be the wonderful independence that comes with it.

Still, even as a nomad, you have to work. Working and traveling at the same time can be both great and terrible. Face it—if you can go to a beach and sip a cocktail from a coconut, you’re likely to resent being forced to work.

Coworking spaces exist for that very reason—to make it easier for you to be productive, finish your work earlier, and be on your merry way! It can be difficult to choose a functional coworking space in the given area. If you’re going to Phuket, though, you don’t need to worry. There are plenty of good coworking places to choose from. Here are the six coworking spaces we loved, and one that we didn’t.

Hatch is our favorite coworking space in Phuket

Situated in Phuket town, Hatch is a well-organized coworking space. The interior is split into two parts. The front part is a café where you can work comfortably while chatting to the people around you. The back part is a quiet working space, where you sit and work in silence when you need to focus. The staff also sometimes enforce silence in this part, if asked to.

There are some meeting rooms which are on the smaller side. The largest of them only accommodates about 35 people.

Smoking is banned inside the space, but there is a patio in the back, where you’re allowed to smoke.

They offer large desks and comfortable chairs, and printers are available at extra charge. You get one free coffee per day included in the price, so you have to pay extra if you want additional ones. Tea, water, and snacks are free. There is also a popcorn machine you can use!

If you’re renting a car, it’s easy to find a parking spot. The AC is excellent, which means that it tends to get a bit chilly inside. Bring a hoodie if you don’t particularly enjoy the cold. You can find a seat away from the AC, or ask a member of the staff to adjust the temperature.

There’s one downside to this space – the men’s room tends to smell, even though it’s kept clean. It’s not a big deal, but if you’re sensitive to smells, you’ll want to find a spot away from the toilet.

Source: Tripadvisor

They’re open every day from 9 am to 10 pm. They charge 250 THB/day, 1500 THB/week, and 5700 THB/month. If you don’t want to pay for the whole day, there’s an option to pay 180 THB for 5 hours.

All in all, it’s a pleasant, cozy coworking space. It’s beyond any doubt our top pick for coworking in Phuket.

  • 250 THB per day
  • 1500 THB per week
  • 5700 THB per month
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Every day from 9 am to 10 pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes (max 35 people)
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Five more coworking spaces we loved

If our favorite place is not your favorite place for any reason, here are some other coworking spaces we loved. The other five great coworking spaces in Phuket are

  1. CocoWorking Space
  2. Garage Society
  3. Bayaco
  4. Regus
  5. Fin Hostel

Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

CocoWorking Space

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CocoWorking space is proud to present to you what is probably the only place in Phuket without mosquitoes. Or, you know, with the lowest number of them anyway.

It is situated in Cocoville Boutique Villas Resort, on the second floor. It’s a minuscule coworking space, but they provide standing desks, free coffee, tea, and water. There is also free parking and an incredibly fast internet connection.

Since it’s a part of a fantastic resort, there’s a lot to do. There are fitness facilities nearby, as well as two swimming pools and a poolside bar. While this doesn’t necessarily help you work, it does ensure that you make the most of your breaks!

They work every day from 7 am to 10 pm, and charge 200 THB per day, 1300 THB per week, and 3000 per month.

Garage Society

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Garage Society is situated on Patong beach, which makes it extremely convenient for everybody who is staying there and doesn’t have an irresistible desire to travel to Phuket town every day to work.

There are standing desks and beanbags, which makes Garage Society a fairly comfortable place to work at. Printers and photocopiers are available, and there are personal lockers as well. Only water is included in the price, but there’s a café at the premises with a lot of choices at reasonable prices.

They are open Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 am to 7 pm. They charge 300 THB per day, 1400 per week, and 6000 per month.


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Bayaco is a great and affordable option at the edge of Phuket Town. They provide a large hotdesk area and several meeting rooms, ranging in size. The smallest ones are suitable for four people, while the largest one can accommodate up to 70. It can be combined with the next largest into a huge meeting room for up to 120 people.

Some of the most exciting advantages of Bayaco are

  • A Ping-Pong table
  • A Skype room
  • Free coffee.

The place tends to be quite cold, so bring warmer clothes to be comfortable.

The price of a hotdesk is 150 THB per day.


Source: Regus

Regus provides a space for freelancers and businesses alike. There is a coworking area with hotdesks and dedicated desks, but there are also offices and meeting rooms.

It is a decent coworking space, with stable Wi-Fi, personal lockers, standing desks, and free coffee and water. The one fantastic aspect of the place is the location—Royal Phuket Marina. It’s easily one of the most charming sites in Phuket, so it’s bound to inspire you.

They are open Mondays through Fridays, from 8.30 am to 6 pm, and charge 5560 THB per month, both for hotdesks and dedicated desks.

Fin Hostel

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Fin Hostel boasts a great location, only a 5 minutes’ walk from the Kata beach. They have standing desks, which are great for your back. There is printing equipment if you need it. The place is dog-friendly, and there’s a swimming pool.

This is a co-living and coworking space, and it’s excellent value for money. You can pay by the hour (100 THB), by day (500 THB), by week (3200 THB), or by month (12,000 THB).

There are some problems too. The parking space is limited, so there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to park nearby. If you’re planning on staying at the hostel, be aware that there’s no lift, which means you may have to climb to the fifth floor on foot, if you’re not lucky. The hostel is not great for vegetarians and vegans unless you enjoy having the same salad every day.

Asia Pacific Offices is our least favorite coworking space in Phuket

While this coworking space is fairly good for businesses, it is not digital nomad-friendly.

Pricing Contact them to find out
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: closed
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No


Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Thailand

7 best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Thailand’s top cities for digital nomads!

Thailand is an all-time favorite for travelers and remote workers. It abounds with coworking and coliving spaces as well. Here we singled out some that we found appealing in different cities across the country:

  1. WOLF Co-Working Space, Bangkok
  2. The Hive, Prakanong, Bangkok
  3. Muchroom Coworking Space, Bangkok
  4. HUBBA, Ekkamai, Bangkok
  5. The Brick Space, Chiang Mai
  6. Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space, Chiang Mai
  7. Garage Society, Patong Beach, Phuket

Let’s start with the bustling capital of Thailand — Bangkok!

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and its leading business center. Its towering skyscrapers and overall concrete jungle feeling are exceptional business driving forces. Remote workers and digital nomads always make sure to visit this one-of-a-kind place and get a taste of its unique energy. It comes as no surprise that the city is bursting with coworking spaces for the locals and foreigners alike, but it is impossible to test them all out. We found several that caught our eye, and here’s what we thought about them!

WOLF Co-Working Space

Source: WOLF Co-Working Space

WOLF Co-Working Space is a modern, bright, and exceptionally designed coworking space located in the Soi Surasak Road in Bangkok. It is located on five floors of a towering downtown building, overlooking the city through its many glass walls. What we liked about it was its contemporary design and the way each floor was envisioned.

The first floor is a relaxation station offering a pantry filled with numerous delicious snacks and tasty coffee, a shower room for when you need to freshen up, and an open deck for taking in some fresh air. There is also a three-person private office at this level.

The second floor has a comfy, spacious long-table working space that allows you to connect and exchange ideas and inspiration with other coworkers. There is also a 75 sqm event room, called the Life Space, that can host 20–50 people, and a Cave Room with a flat-screen TV and three-meter wallboard that is perfect for meetings of up to 10 persons. In case you need a break, there is a reading space with a library, beanbags, and lots of room for hanging out.

The third floor showcases another long table overlooking the pool, another Life Space for 15–20 people, and a Camp Room for up to six coworkers, with internet TV and three-meter longboard ideal for brainstorming.

The fourth floor features a coworking workstation with ergonomic chairs and Y-shaped tables with detachable partitions. The fifth floor encompasses a loft coworking space and a four-person private office.

This coworking space has something to offer for everyone, regardless of whether you are a foreigner or a local, solo or a team player.

  • Per day: THB 290
  • Per week: THB 1100
  • Per month: THB 3500
  • Per month (Private office): starting from THB 21,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

The Hive, Prakanong

Source: The Hive Prakanong

The Hive that we loved is located in the Prakanong district in Bangkok, which is famous for its charming vibe. It has numerous restaurants and fast food options, as well as plenty of bars ideal for after-work cocktails. What better place is there for a coworking space?

The Hive is a world-renowned coworking space giant with offices all across Asia. It is undoubtedly one of the first places a digital nomad would look for when visiting a new city, and for a good reason. All of its locations are aesthetically beautiful and showered in lots of natural light, perfect for promoting creativity. Another bonus is that once you join as a member, you are welcome to pop in any The Hive space in any country you find yourself!

The Hive is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, stable Wi-Fi, and a variety of meeting rooms that can fit anywhere from five to 50 people. It is also famous for hosting regular events for promoting network-building among its members. Some of the most frequented ones are Happy Hour, Member’s Lunch, and in particular, Try Out Mondays when you can visit the place and enjoy free coffee and tea, internet, and hot desk, no strings attached!

  • Per day: THB 300
  • Per month: THB 3,600 (hot desk)
  • Per month: THB 6,000 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: starting from THB 46,000 (private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Muchroom Coworking Space

Source: Muchroom

Muchroom coworking space is one of the most rudimentary choices on our list. It currently offers neither the dedicated desk nor private offices or conference rooms. What garnered our attention is rather the quality of facilities it does provide.

Located in the affluent yet peaceful Phaya Thai district in central Bangkok, this coworking space was set up in an old but fully refurbished townhouse surrounded by lush greenery. The setting could not be more fitting for focused, productive work. It is the gathering place of local freelancers, entrepreneurs, and investors alike, but it is getting more visits from foreigners, too.

Apart from hotdesks and meeting rooms, Muchroom has an amazing garden lounge-area you can also work from. In line with its proximity to Wat Phai Tan, the revered local Buddhist temple, Muchroom hosts Wednesday Yoga classes for its members in its beautiful outdoor garden.

Although it may be somewhat underdeveloped for some, we’re sure Muchroom will prove perfect for those of you looking for a secluded, tranquil coworking space that is also conveniently within reach.

  • Per day: THB 240
  • Per week: THB 1,085
  • Per month: THB 3,900
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

HUBBA, Ekkamai

Source: HUBBA Thailand

HUBBA, Ekkamai is situated in the downtown Bangkok area, in the vicinity of BTS (the Skytrain). Its accessibility is what draws many visitors to this coworking spot. It is also what makes it incredibly packed at times, which is what many online reviewers found as an unforgivable downside.

As a coworking space, HUBBA focuses on building a community of its members. It organizes regular meet-ups and also Power Lunch events once a month, during which members can socialize and try out new foods together. There are a vast outdoor terrace and chill-out area too, ideal for taking a break from work and chatting with somebody.

HUBBA is definitely not all work and no play — apart from free coffee, you can enjoy free beer and a hop or two on the trampoline!

Since its establishment in 2012, HUBBA has opened four more locations in Bangkok, Thailand. Given the fact that it doesn’t offer dedicated desks, it still gets overcrowded at times, in spite of having five locales in total. That is certainly a point to mull over before deciding to come here, as you may not find a free chair at the hot desk.

  • Per day: THB 290
  • Per month: THB 3,900
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

There are even more awesome coworking spaces in Thailand! Chiang Mai has lots to offer!

Another city worth visiting on your way through Thailand is Chiang Mai. We found two places to accommodate different needs, so make sure to check them out.

The Brick Space

Source: The Brick Space

The Brick Space is located in the Mueang Chiang Mai District. It is within walking distance of downtown cafes, pubs, popular food carts, and restaurants.

What is unusual about it is that it is not your standard coworking spot. This one is run by the Technology Business Incubation Department of the Science and Technology Park, Chiang Mai University, and aided by the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology. It offers the Pre-Incubation Program designed to help young startups to learn and exchange ideas with established leaders in a given industry who can provide advice and support through workshops and lectures.

The downside of this coworking space is that it is generally oriented towards the local population. If you are looking to network with the locals, do give it a go, but keep in mind that a language barrier problem might appear.

  • Per day: THB 250
  • Per week: THB 1,600
  • Per month: THB 3,700
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday: Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space

Source: Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space

Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space is also located in the popular Mueang Chiang Mai District. It is within walking distance from the Nimman Road and easy to get to even for first-time visitors to Chiang Mai.

Unlike our previous choice, this one is the perfect digital nomad hub. It offers coworking spaces, coliving options, a kitchen, and numerous community-building events for its members. You can choose from a variety of hot desks and private offices, and you can also take a breather at the chill-out lounge or the outdoor terrace.

For those not wanting to stick around all day and are constantly on the go, there is an hourly entrance fee, which is a rarity among coworking spaces. If you do decide to make Chiang Mai your residence for the time being, you can use Hub53 coliving options. Don’t forget to set up your travel stand desk here, and your digital nomad experience will be complete!

  • Per hour: THB 25
  • Per day: THB 189
  • Per month: THB 2,799
  • Per month: THB 12,000 (three-person private office)
  • Per month: THB 25,000 (eight-person private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

Let’s take a look at Phuket

Phuket is a genuine tropical island with a perfect climate and long stretches of beach filled with coast-side bars and pubs. The place is not among the most luxurious or picturesque ones in the world but is still a frequent stop on many digital nomads’ routes. That is why it surely deserves mention on our list. Here’s what we liked in Phuket.

Garage Society, Patong Beach

Source: Garage Society

Garage Society in the Patong area is located in a well-known hostel, Lub d, roughly 100 meters from the beach. There are also other hotels, hostels, bars, and restaurants nearby, as this is the central tourist location in Phuket. Garage society coworking space is nevertheless secluded from the hustle and bustle even at peak tourist seasons, as the street where Lub d is situated in is a tranquil one. That combination is great for travelers who are looking for a spot to join work and pleasure.

The coworking space itself has a modern design and is set up with fast internet and equipment, such as a printer, scanner, and copier. Since it is inside a hostel, you can pull double duty and explore what it has to offer, too. We recommend taking up some professional Muay Thai lessons. No better way to get blood to your brain to boost creativity than by working out a sweat in a Thai boxing ring!

If you will also be coliving here, make sure you bring a travel stand desk with you to make your room a secondary working space. The prices at Garage Society are rather high, and if you want to save up a bit, you will need an alternative working spot. What better way than your very own carry-on desk!

Phuket is a rather transient place, and its coworking spaces cater mostly to tourists and people on the go, like digital nomads. It is unlikely that you will find regular members or a super crowded coworking space here. Garage Society also has coworking spaces in Makati, Siem Reap, and Hong Kong, so if you do become a member, you will be able to access those offices as well.

  • Per day: THB 300
  • Per week: THB 1,400
  • Per month: THB 6,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Yes

HATCH Coworking Space, Phuket Town is the least impressive coworking space we tried in Thailand

Source: Trip Advisor

HATCH Coworking Space is part cafe, part coworking space. If you don’t intend to stick around long, you can sit in the front section, near the window screen, use the Wi-Fi to send a couple of emails, and move on. If you want to stay a while longer, head to the back and take up a desk with a comfy chair to work from.

There is a shopping mall right across the street, so you can clear your mind from work from time to time there. You can also grab a bite, as HATCH doesn’t offer free snacks.

HATCH is a favorite spot, judging by online reviews. Still, if you are searching for conference rooms and dedicated desks, we suggest you keep looking.

  • Per day: THB 250
  • Per week: THB 1,500
  • Per month: THB 5,700
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Did you like our selection of Thai coworking spaces? In our view, most of them seem to be exceptionally well designed and can cater to a variety of needs. Some are more oriented for locals, while others are perfect for globetrotters. All in all, we’re sure you’ll find something to your liking in Thailand!

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Krabi


The Best Coworking Spaces in Krabi

Thailand seems to be one of those places every digital nomad wants to visit. If you’ve set your sights on visiting Krabi, you’d probably be interested to know what the best Krabi coworking spaces are. After all, we all know work never really stops for freelancers.

Despite Krabi being such a popular destination among freelancers, there is still a lack of options for coworking locations in the area. To help you plan your trip and find the best spot to work from in Krabi, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best coworking spaces in the area.

KoHub is Our Favorite Place to Work in Krabi

Image Source: KoHub

KoHub is a spacious coworking space located on the Koh Lanta island, easily accessible by the local ferry. It is about two hours away from Krabi Town, and right across the street from Phra-Ae Beach. Whenever you get tired of sitting in front of your computer, you can take a quick break and go for a swim. The owners of KoHub obviously counted on this, since the venue offers showers where you can rinse off before getting back to work.

And that is what KoHub is all about — the perfect blend between a modern environment equipped with high-speed internet and the tropical paradise that Krabi claims to be. What’s more, they have launched Project e.Ko Hub with the vision to become the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable coworking environment by 2022.

So what is it about KoHub that makes it our favorite pick? Most importantly, their internet is above all standards for Thailand — it even works during island-wide power outages. The venue is completely optimized to meet your every need — from complimentary beverages to ergonomic chairs, tasty food, available printer, scanner, and a copy machine, plug adapters, and Skype booths. Their pricelist includes different packages tailored to everyone’s needs and preferences. In short, whatever you want access to during your workday, odds are, you’ll find it right here.

The one thing that KoHub doesn’t have are standing desks. In case you’re traveling to Krabi and want to work from KoHub, we suggest bringing your travel stand desk with you.

  • ฿400/day
  • ฿2,000/week
  • ฿6,500/month
High-Speed Internet 1 Gbps internet and fast Wi-Fi
Open Hours 24/7, year-round
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desks No
A/C Yes
Skype Booths Yes
Leisure Activities
  • Pool table
  • Board games
  • Table tennis
  • Yoga and Zen zone
  • Garden and walking track
Daytime Lockers Yes
Printer, Scanner, Copier Yes
Private Rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

If you’ve never been to Koh Lanta, we highly recommend that you check out this digital nomad lifestyle vlog:

Lekker Cafe is the Runner-Up on Our Krabi Coworking Spaces List

Image Source: Lekker Cafe’ Krabi Facebook Page

Lekker Cafe’ is located in Krabi Town itself, which makes it easily accessible for those of you planning to stay in the town. There are multiple supermarkets, grocery stores, and restaurants in the vicinity. Lekker Cafe’ also serves food, so you might not even need to leave the space during your workday.

Some things you might like about Lekker is the fact that they offer a wide range of items on the menu — including vegetarian-friendly meals — at affordable prices. There is also an outdoor area where you can smoke, and most tables have easy access to electrical outlets.

As Lekker is a blend between a restaurant and a coworking space, there are certain drawbacks. For instance, not all desks and chairs are comfortable enough for several hours of work. It can also get somewhat loud, as some people come here to mingle, not to work.

Pricing Per order (there is no fee for spending time in the coworking space)
Open Hours Every day, 8:30 am–7:00 pm
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desks No
A/C Yes
Skype Booths No
Leisure Activities Cafe and restaurant
Daytime Lockers No
Private Rooms No
Coliving No

5 Coworking Spaces in Krabi We Also Love

Truth be told, there aren’t many coworking spaces in Krabi in the narrowest sense of the word. However, there is a number of cafes that are laptop-friendly, where you can relax over a cup of coffee or tea and work away. Here are some of our top picks.

Zoo Cafe in Krabi Town

Zoo Cafe is a cute little cafe located in the very center of Krabi Town. It is surrounded by hotels and hostels, so there is a pretty high chance you’ll be staying in its vicinity. Other amenities located in the vicinity include the Vogue Shopping Center, the Night Market, and a post office. The cafe is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.


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Glur Hostel in Ao Nang

Those of you who prefer staying in hostels will be happy to hear that Glur Hostel offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. The common area is spacious and equipped with tables, chairs, hammocks, and a little kitchen. The hostel also offers other amenities and activities, such as:

  • A pool surrounded by a scenic garden,
  • Free rentals of books, DVDs, and mats for the beach,
  • An array of tours,
  • Car and bike rental.

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Nomad Hostel in Pak Nam

Nomad is another hostel that offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. What’s more, it is adults-only, which means you won’t have to worry about being disrupted by noise while working. Each room has air conditioning and a patio.

There is a handful of places of interest in the vicinity of the hostel, such as:

  • Wat Kaew Korawaram, a Buddhist temple,
  • Weekend Night Market, a shopping event held every weekend, and
  • Andaman Cultural Study Center and Museum.

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Sprucy Cafe in Krabi Town

Sprucy Cafe is quickly becoming popular among coffee lovers — they have a great reputation for serving some of the best coffee in Krabi Town. The establishment is located just outside of the downtown area, which means you will be able to get away from the hustle and bustle. There is a separate coworking area in the back of the cafe. Sprucy is open every weekday from 7:30 am till 6 pm, as well as from 8:30 am till 7 pm on the weekends.

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Termsuk Bar & Restaurant in Ao Nang

Further away from Krabi Town, in the Ao Nang Area, Termsuk Bar & Restaurant is a part of the Srisuksant Resort. They boast a high-speed internet connection and proximity to the beach.

Fruit Tree Coffee Shop on Koh Lanta Island

Fruit Tree Coffee Shop is another Koh Lanta gem. It is a part of Fruit Tree Lodge, which means you can also get accommodation here. The coffee shop is open from 7:30 am until 5 pm every day of the week except for Thursdays.

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Other Coworking Spaces in Krabi

Do none of the spots we listed seem like your cup of tea? Don’t worry, there is a handful of other options you can choose from. While none of them are coworking spaces per se, they do provide all the basic things you’ll need to get the job done. During your search for the right Krabi coworking space, we suggest you consider:

  1. Talardkao Balcony Krabi
  2. 89 Cafe
  3. Lali’s Birdnest Cafe
  4. Lion&Shark

Where to stay in Koh Tao

Where to stay in Koh Tao, the diving destination for adventurous souls

Also known as Turtle Island, Koh Tao is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s deemed an adventurer’s paradise due to the warm and clear waters which enable people to dive and snorkel. Sparsely populated, this small island relies mostly on tourism. Despite its size, there are plenty of scuba diving and snorkeling schools. In addition, the lifestyle on Koh Tao is very laid back and relaxed, which is perfect for those who want to escape from the noise and traffic.

Five best areas in Koh Tao

This small island offers a number of beautiful places to visit and stay. These are some of our suggestions:

  1. Mae Haad
  2. Tanote Bay 
  3. Sairee Beach
  4. Thian Og
  5. Chalok Bay

Areas in Koh Tao

Mae Haad The main port city, easy access to transportation, banks, travel agencies, shops, restaurants, etc. Our pick for a place to move to if you want to stay for a longer period of time.
Tanote Bay This area provides a very laid back and mellow atmosphere; it isn’t as busy or hectic as some other areas, but it has more than enough to show to travelers, particularly those on a budget.
Sairee Beach The busiest and most exciting area on Koh Tao. The epicenter of nightlife on this small island.
Thian Og A great area to visit for travelers who are coming to Koh Tao for the first time. Thian Og is known also as Shark Bay, due to it being a shark nursery. You can also witness some green turtles.
Chalok Bay One of the quietest areas on the island. Ideal for bohemian souls, looking for peace and tranquility. Another great thing about Chalok Bay is that despite its quietness it is still close to local conveniences.

Getting to and around Koh Tao

If you are traveling from Bangkok, your best option is to catch a plane to Koh Samui and then take a boat to Koh Tao. Make sure to check the schedules for arrival and departure in order to reduce the waiting time.

There are also buses that depart from Bangkok and then arrive at Chumphon. Afterward, you hop on to a boat and head out to Koh Tao. This is the most common and one of the most affordable ways of commuting to Koh Tao. The journey by boat can take up to a few hours.

Another option is to travel by boat from one of the two neighboring islands – Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.

When it comes to getting around Koh Tao the most common, and really the only way, is by motorcycle which you can rent. Make sure the bike isn’t damaged, and if it is, notify the people at the rental shop in order to avoid paying for any damages that were not caused by you. You might be asked to leave your passport or deposit money. 

Where to stay in Koh Tao long term – Mae Haad

As the main port town on Koh Tao, Mae Haad is the most developed area, with easy access to boats that can lead you to other places. This is where you will find banks, a post office, ATMs, as well as medical assistance if you need it. There are also plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants.

Things to see and do in Mae Haad

Here are some suggestions for things to do while staying in Mae Haad:

  • Mae Haad Seafood
  • Bro & Sis Bar
  • Mae Haad Beach

Mae Haad Seafood

Dine at this charming restaurant which serves delicious Thai seafood with a view of the beach and the sea.

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Bro & Sis Bar

A local bar that plays live music. A great opportunity for meeting the locals and making new friends.

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Mae Haad Beach

Swim in the warm waters or sunbathe on the beautiful beach.

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Where to stay in Koh Tao on a budget – Tanote Bay

An ideal spot for vacationing thanks to its soothing and relaxing atmosphere, as well as beautiful scenery and nature. Here you won’t find many restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. This area is also great for those who enjoy swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Because it is not as touristy as some other areas, it is slightly challenging to find accommodation in Tanote Bay. Instead, you are more likely to find affordable accommodation just a bit outside of this area.

Things to see and do in Tanote Bay

These are some suggestions for fun activities:

  • Jump off a cliff
  • Ao Tanote Beach
  • Go diving or snorkeling

Jump off a cliff

This sounds a little bit scary and intimidating, however, the reason for this suggestion is because there is a huge cliff in the middle of the bay which people use for jumping off into the clear waters. Wonderful for thrill-seekers.

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Ao Tanote Beach

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and bask in the sunlight on the beach. You can go swimming, or if you are traveling with a group of friends you can play beach sports – beach volleyball, for example.

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Go diving or snorkeling

Explore the calm waters and all the sea life in it whilst diving or snorkeling.

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Where to stay in Koh Tao for nightlife – Sairee Beach

Energy-wise this is an extremely vibrant and lively area in Koh Tao. Here you can find a lot of bars, pubs, and restaurants. A great spot for hanging out during the evening or night.

Things to see and do in Sairee Beach

Here are some of our suggestions for bars and restaurants to visit:

  • Fishbowl Beach Bar
  • Lotus Beach Bar
  • Leo Beach Bar

Fishbowl Beach Bar

As the name implies, this bar is located on the beach. They frequently have groups that play live music or they have DJs playing some funky music.

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Lotus Beach Bar

After the beautiful sunset, the neon lights turn on and the fire dancers come out to put on a performance.

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Leo Beach Bar

Another bar that features fire performers, as well as DJs that fire up the energy.

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Where to Stay in Koh Phi Phi

Where to stay in Koh Phi Phi, the island that has it all

An archipelago in the Krabi Province in Southern Thailand is known as Koh Phi Phi and can be easily called the paradise on Earth. Not only is this island mesmerizingly beautiful and filled with spectacular natural scenery, but it also offers plenty of other forms of fun such as gorgeous beaches and vibrant nightlife. Of course, adventurous souls can also explore the jungle and other mysteries of Koh Phi Phi off the beaten path. 

This island has something for everyone, which is precisely why it’s one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. We hope that our selection of the best neighborhoods will help you find the ideal place to stay in Koh Phi Phi.

Transportation in Koh Phi Phi

Once you settle on the Phi Phi island, you might be surprised to learn that there’s simply no form of public transport. Even cars and motorcycles are scarce. People mostly go around on foot, which is not that difficult to do. It’s also a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the island altogether. In case you have to travel a longer distance to reach another point of the island, you can use a longtail boat. Learn more about it here.

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Five (really four) best neighborhoods to stay in Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is a pretty large archipelago that consists of six smaller islands. This might make things a bit more challenging when you’re looking where to stay in Koh Phi Phi. To make everything less overwhelming for your travel prep, we have come up with five top areas in Ko Phi Phi that will allow you to have the best time without breaking the bank. These are the factors we considered for our picks:

  1. The vibe and atmosphere of the area
  2. Historical and cultural importance
  3. Fun things you can see and do
  4. Safety of the area
  5. Accommodation cost
  6. How well connected the zones are to one another
Best neighborhoods to stay in Koh Phi Phi
Ton Sai Village For a first-time visit
Loh Dalum Beach For a budget-friendly stay
Ton Sai Village For fun nightlife
Laem Thong For a cool and boho vibe
Long Beach For families/long-term stay

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Where to stay in Koh Phi Phi on a budget – TonSai Village

TonSai Village is a reasonably large area divided into four sub-neighborhoods that have something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. This is why it’s ideal for a first-time visit. You can relax at sandy beaches, party your night away, or explore the archipelago on foot or longtail boat. The Andaman Sea offers a fantastic cruise experience.

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Where to go in Ton Sai Village

  • Make the foodie in you happy by visiting many wonderful restaurants and eateries
  • Get on board with explorations and adventure that await in the archipelago

Best for foodies: Ton Sai Village restaurants

If you’re craving delicious sushi, P.P. Wang Ta Fu is the place for you. Don’t miss the chance to try out the delicious dishes in the Acqua Restaurant, either. In case you’re more interested in American and Italian specialties, head over to the Cosmic Restaurant. Unni’s Restaurant is also a great place with an amazing menu.

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Best for explorers and adventurers: Ao Tonsai Pier

At Ao Tonsai Pier, you’ll be able to hitch a ride in a longtail boat, which will allow you to explore every nook and cranny of the beautiful Koh Phi Phi archipelago. You can also get snorkeling gear and learn the mysteries of the island below its turquoise waters.

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Where to stay in Ton Sai Village

You can find accommodation in Ton Sai Village at various price points, with $60 per night. These are our top picks:

This fun seaside hostel







This cozy mid-range bungalow







This lux hotel







Where to stay in Phi Phi on a budget – Loh Dalum Beach

Just north of the TonSai Village is the picturesque beauty of Loh Dalum Beach. This sandy paradise is fantastic for tropical fun and relaxation, with breathtaking scenery and a great party scene. It’s also an ideal neighborhood for travelers who are looking where to stay in Phi Phi on a budget.

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Where to go in Loh Dalum Beach

  • Marvel at the beautiful scenery of Loh Dalum Beach
  • Drink, eat, and party at some of the Loh Dalum Beach famous restaurants and bars

Best for outdoor lovers: Loh Da Lum Bay

If you’re up for some explorations and witnessing exceptional views, hop on the longtail boat at the Loh Da Lum Bay. Speaking of views, you don’t want to miss the chance to climb the Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and marvel at the sight before you.

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Best for party-goers: Loh Dalum Beach bars and eateries

Slinky Beach Bar is the perfect hotspot for anyone who wishes to dance their night away. Garlic 1992 and the Phi Phi Bucket Shop are amazing places to get cocktails, snack, and enjoy yourself. If you’re looking for Mexican food and a great atmosphere, head to the Banana Bar. Grand PP Arcade and Only Noodles are also great places to keep your palate happy.

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Where to stay in Loh Dalum Beach

You’ll be able to find offers in this area from as low as $25, but the average price is around $45 per night. Check out our favorites:

This budget-friendly seaside option






This mid-range bamboo bungalow






This modern lux hotel






Where to go in Phi Phi Island for nightlife – TonSai Village

Ton Sai Village is a great area to stay in Koh Phi Phi when you’re visiting the island for the first time, but it’s also the hotspot for all the tourists looking for some crazy partying during their stay. This village is lined with bars and clubs to get you in the mood for partying and nightlife jam. Delicious restaurants, pool parties, and neverending fun make Ton Sai Village hard to miss.

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Where to go in Ton Sai Village

  • Explore the menus of hip restaurants
  • Get in the groove, dance, and drink at popular bars

Best for foodies: hip restaurants

We already mentioned some of the top-rated locations in Ton Sai Village for foodies, but if you’re looking for more options, definitely check out tasty Thai fare at Dow Restaurant. Efe Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant is the best choice for pizza, pasta, and salads.

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Best for party-goers: popular bars

Ton Sai Village has many great clubs and bars. Stockholm Syndrome is a popular place to play beer pong and drink to your heart’s content. Cocktails at the Banana Rooftop Bar will taste twice as good as you drink them under the starry sky. Full Moon Bar and Dojo Bar are also fun, and in Carlitos Beach Bar, you’ll get to see the amazing fire dancers.

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Where to stay in Koh Phi Phi for a bohemian vibe – Laem Thong

If you’re looking where to stay in Phi Phi island for some peace yet still want to experience the breathtaking scenery of this tropical paradise, the village of Laem Thong is the neighborhood for you. This is also known as the coolest area in Koh Phi Phi, especially for water sport enthusiasts.

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Where to go in Laem Thong

  • Relax at the beach, explore the area, or enjoy some water sports
  • Treat yourself with some amazing food in Laem Thong restaurants

Best for outdoor lovers and sporty tourists: Laem Tong Bay

If you want to relax at the beach, get some tan, and swim, Laem Tong Bay is the ideal spot in Laem Thong. Of course, the beach over at Loh Lana Bay is also fantastic, and you can also get a ride in a longtail boat here to do some exploring. Bamboo Island is close and worth visiting, not to mention that the opportunities to dive and snorkel are all around you.

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Best for foodies: Laem Thong restaurants

Sawasdee Restaurant is trendy in this neighborhood, but if you want to taste the most delicious seafood and Thai specialties, head to the Jasmine Restaurant, too. The Phi Phi Bakery is a fantastic place for everyone with a sweet tooth. To experience the unique happy hour, visit the Oasis Bar & Restaurant.

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Where to stay in Laem Tong Bay

Options close to the Laem Tong Bay usually go for about $70 on average per night. We like these two:

This spacious and cozy bungalow







This paradise hotel






Where to stay in Phi Phi long-term – Long Beach

Long Beach is the peaceful and relaxing area of Koh Phi Phi, with plenty of activities and beautiful sandy beaches. The area is just 5 minutes away from the center of all the action via longtail boat, which allows you to get away from all the hustle and bustle and get right back to it whenever you want. When you’re looking where to stay in Phi Phi while traveling with your family or planning to stay awhile, Long Beach is the ideal neighborhood for you.

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Where to go in Long Beach

  • Enjoy the beaches and nature
  • Visit popular restaurants for delicious food

Best for outdoor lovers and people looking to relax: Long Beach

Long Beach has gorgeous and calm turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The golden sands will invite you to lie down and get some tan after all the fun in the water. You might also want to go to Viking Beach, which offers plenty of fun activities, too. Don’t miss the chance to tour the Shark Point either.

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Best for foodies: Long Beach restaurants

Long Beach area has many popular eateries. Thai fare at Restaurant at Phi Phi Paradise Pearl Resort is one of the hotspots, but Phi Phi, The Beach Resort, also has some fantastic Thai specialties.

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Where to stay in Long Beach

Accommodation close to Long Beach is a bit costlier, with an average price per night at about $100. Check out our top picks:

This beautiful bungalow








This mid-range garden bungalow







This deluxe villa