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Bungalows are found in abundance in Big Buddha Beach. Most of the tourists here prefer staying in these spacious and comfortable bungalows which are offered at reasonable rates. It was in 1979 that the first bungalows were seen on the beach.
Poo Yai Ban Widchit was the owner of the bungalows, and the village chief then. It was when he sold these bungalows to another family that the bungalows were renamed the Bungalows Farn Bay Resort after the Buddha island. This started with the Buddha bungalows which are now better known as Samui Mermaid, Sunset Bungalows which is today no more bungalows but a ferry pier, Family Bungalows which is now the Pong Petch guest house, Kinnaree Bungalows and the Nara Garden which is now Comfort Resort of Big Buddha Beach.
The 1980s saw a rise in the number of bungalow resorts in Big Buddha Beach
It was at the end of the 80s that other Bungalow resorts appeared on Big Buddha Beach including Shambala Bungalows, the Sunset Song and many other bungalows. Big Buddha Beach, and Big Buddha house has seen many changes over the past 10 years where you find numerous resorts running very well.
It was only the Farn Bay resort of Big Buddha Beach that went out of business as they realized that as they were located at the end of the new airport, it was difficult for them to sell even a single room thinking the aircraft sound would hamper its business. However Bangkok airways have bought this building for their staff quarters in Big Buddha Beach.
The rentals for bungalows on Big Buddha Beach is rather reasonable
With the famous Koh Phangan Full Moon Party of Big Buddha Beach gaining popularity in the 90s, Sunset Bungalows was converted into a ferry and jetty so that tourists could head to Koh Phangan for the party from Big Buddha Beach via ferry. Opposite this road, you find many private people built by local residents in the 90s. these houses are rented to foreigners living for extended periods on Big Buddha Beach.
This is why this area, especially Ghost Road, is popular amongst tourists to Big Buddha Beach with the majority of foreigners living here. These houses which are available on long term rentals have rentals ranging from 3,500 baht per month to 20,000 per month depending on the comfort and furniture offered in the bungalows.
Last Updated: 19 Mar 2012