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Maipenrai Bungalow

Welcome to MaiPenRai Bungalows Thansadet Beach Koh Phangan

Mai Pen Rai - the place of pleasure for nature lovers and artists.

Welcome to Teep's 'Mai Pen Rai' Bungalows. 'Mai Pen Rai' Bungalows is one of the oldest resorts in Koh Phangan, founded by Teep about 20 years ago. 'Mai Pen Rai' is situated in a tropical paradise infringed with swaying palms and green turquoise waters. 'Mai Pen Rai' which means 'no problem' is as the name implies - the restaurant is easy going with funky and artistic decoration, the ambiance is chilled out and unpretentious.

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Thansadet Beach
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Thansadet Beach

Here the famous Than Sadet river meanders down the mountainside through the dense jungle and exits into the sea beside MaiPenRai restaurant. The river and waterfalls once visited by their Majesties King V, VII and IX, who carved their initials on the huge granite rocks that grace this river, have now become one of the most tranquil and popular places on the island to visit and relax. Parts of Thansadet beach and Waterfall due to these royal connections are National Park land. A short walk across the bridge and over the hill, brings one to the neighbouring smaller beach of Thong Reng, infringed with beautiful palms, and soft white sands.

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Than Sadet Beach
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Than Sadet Beach
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Than Sadet Bridge

This corner of Than Sadet has a unique, simple rustic feeling, that of the old Koh Phangan and is surrounded by wild jungle behind and a coast line of rugged wildness - ideal for treks and boat trips to the neighbouring beaches on the East coast of Ko Pha-ngan. The atmosphere in Thansadet is still simple, rustic, and slightly bohemian, with the emphasis on keeping in touch with the roots of nature around. This can be felt whether sitting in the restaurant, enjoying ones meal, while a Bharan meanders past in the river, or sitting on the verandah of ones bungalow where every effort has been made to incorporate the beauty of the surrounding natural features into the design of the rooms.

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Than Sadet Waterfall
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Sea Kayak
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Restaurant

Mai Pen Rai offers a large variety of bungalows to travelers on different budgets, with a choice of 35 bungalows on the beach, on the river, and on the rocks. Each bungalow is totally different, not one being the same. All the cabins are artistically and thoughtfully designed to harmoniously blend in with the beautiful surroundings, incorporating the large granite boulders into the design of the bungalows.

This is truly a paradise where nature lovers and artists from all walks of life can come together, and enjoy the peace and serenity of this unique corner of the world. Here one is able to unwind and recharge ones spirit in the seclusion and tranquility of this very special haven. Due to the fast development of Koh Phangan, this really is a one of a kind place where the pace of life is still as it should be, and the feeling of the old Koh Phangan is still present in the atmosphere and feeling of this beach.

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Accommodation, Bungalows & Rentals

"Mai Pen Rai" consists of 40 Bungalows. Each bungalow is special and unique with its original, artistic and spacious design, harmoniously blending with the nature around.

Bungalows on the Beach and on the Rocks have been recently renovated to give more space, and an even more special feel, with the emphasis on maintaining the natural feel of Than Sadet and using natural and raw materials in the building of these rooms, incorporating some of the surrounding natural features into the design of the rooms. The new layout of the bathroom has a rustic but modern and clean design, using slates, stones and pebbles for the flooring and the walls, The rooms are bigger and more spacious and have been designed with the traveling spirit in mind for comfort, space and relaxation.

All bungalows are equipped with hammock and fan.

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Bungalows on the beach
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Bungalows on the beach

These rooms have recently been renovated, to give more space and comfort. The emphasis being on maintaining the natural feel of Than Sadet without destroying any of the nature and beauty around. The bathrooms are spacious, floored with slate and stone, giving a clean and modern yet natural finish to the design.

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Bungalows on the beach
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Bungalows on the beach
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Bungalows on the beach

The rooms themselves are bigger and equipped with shelves and four poster mosquito net. Bungalows on the Beach are situated just a stone's throw from the waters edge. Here one has direct views of beach life and activity.

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Bungalows on the beach
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Bathroom
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Bathroom
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Bungalows on the beach

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Bungalows on the River are situated in the garden with beautiful views onto the river. More are strewn on the other side of the river with views directly onto the river, and the Sea. These bungalows are creatively designed with a large second floor verandah, standing high in tree-house style.

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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river
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Bungalows on the river

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These rooms have recently been renovated, to give more space and comfort. The emphasis being on maintaining the natural feel of Than Sadet without destroying any of the nature and beauty around. The bathrooms are spacious, floored with slate and stone, giving a clean and modern yet natural finish to the design.

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Bungalows on the rocks

The rooms themselves are bigger and equipped with shelves and four poster mosquito net. Bungalows on the Rocks are imaginatively and innovatively built around the space of the huge granite rocks, incorporating many of these boulders into the design of the rooms, and bathrooms too. Each bungalow is unique and original with a new natural and creative design.

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Bungalows on the rocks
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Bungalows on the rocks
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Bungalows on the rocks

Some of the beds are built into the actual rocks that have been incorporated into the rooms, giving a truly unique and artistic feel to the bungalow. Here one can be tucked away in total privacy, with superb views onto the beach, and out on to the open seas of the Gulf of Siam.

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Bedroom
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Bungalows on the rocks
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Bungalows on the rocks

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Ideal for couples seeking a bit more space and privacy are the newly built family rooms. These feature a big double bed on the lower floor, and two singles on the airy upper floor, making it perfect for a family or a group of friends.

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Family Room - on the Rocks
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Family Room - on the Rocks

These rooms have great sweeping views over the beach, and also out to sea, perfect for seeing the sunrise in the morning. The bungalows are stilted high up above the rocks, allowing them to receive the fresh sea-breeze. The bathrooms are spacious, floored with slate and stone, giving a clean and modern yet natural finish to the design.

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Family Room - on the Rocks
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Bathroom
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Bedroom
Restaurant, Thai & Western Food

The 'Mai Pen Rai' Restaurant is as the name implies, everything is easy going and nothing is a problem. Even the food that you order is written down to your bungalow number and the bill is settled upon checkout. So you need not worry about your money belt, nor the safety of your belongings, only that you are able to enjoy yourself, and eat fantastic food from the extensive menu of Western and Thai food. The menu also includes a good wine list, beers, shakes, juices and cocktails.

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Restaurant
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Inside Restaurant
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Inside Restaurant

Here the atmosphere is relaxed with great chilled ambient sounds served along with traditional Thai and Western Food. There is always an abundant supply of fresh seafood and daily specials often include freshly caught fish from around Than Sadet waters - Barracuda, Tuna Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Red and White Snapper and Queen Fish.

With a daily supply of fresh produce ordered from the local market, the kitchen is well stocked to provide an extensive and delicious menu for all palates including vegetarians.

The Reggae Bar

'The Reggae Bar' as some call it, is a mellow, un-pretentious and fun place to relax, especially in the evenings, surrounded by the sounds of the frogs and crickets, and a wonderful place to watch the stars. This is the place to soak up the presence of Than Sadet and to enjoy the spirit of the people and characters who visit this beautiful beach.

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Restaurant
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Inside Restaurant
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Inside Restaurant

Here you will find a shop equipped with all the basic necessities (hammocks, torches, candles, towels, sarongs and jewellery), and a large stock of books, in various languages. Also an 8 x 4 foot snooker table for fun-filled evenings. If you are visiting in February or March time, perhaps you can join the annual MaiPenRai pool competition at Than Sadet Beach!

Internet & Email Access

Available also in the restaurant is an internet room open in the day time and in the evenings, so that one is able now to contact family and friends abroad without having to go to town.

We, at Mai Pen Rai Bungalows, are pleased to announce that we are able to offer High Speed Broad Band Internet, recently installed by satellite. Now one is able to chat and surf the internet and email throughout the day and evening, without having to take the trip into town.

Activities & Things to do
Reggae Boat Trips Mai Pen Rai Than Sadet Ko Pangan

The Reggae Boat performs regular boat trips up the north east of the island visiting Koh Maa Island and Mae Haad beach for the best snorkeling on Koh Phangan. Here one can swim at the coral reef and see an amazing variety of beautiful fish, corals and marine life.

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Reggae Boat Trips
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Tours around Koh Phangan Island

Upon request fishing trips can be organized either by day or by night, and in the evening the kitchen can barbeque your catch.

Orion Tours & Boat Trips MaiPenRai Than Sadet Koh Phangan

Also available are tours out to Angthong National Marine Park and Koh Tao Koh Nang Yuan, on the newly built Orion boat. These trips are dependable upon the season. Please ask our staff in the restaurant.

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Restaurant
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Inside Restaurant
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Inside Restaurant

Orion is also available for private rent for large groups or private parties, please contact us for more information!

Jungle Walks or Beach ?!

One can just sunbathe and bask in the sun, or for the more adventurous ...

From here one can follow the many jungle paths up the river to the waterfall, bathing in the various pools along this beautiful stretch of the river. The river and waterfalls once visited by their Majesties King V, VII and IX, who carved their initials on the huge granite rocks that grace this river, have now become one of the most tranquil and popular places on the island to visit and relax. One can walk all the way up this river, stopping to cool off in the various pools along the way, before reaching the jungle temple at the top of this stretch at Thong Nang - Wat Thong Nang, where one is able to sit and talk or meditate with the resident monk.

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Than Sadet Beach
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Wat Thong Ngan
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Wat Thong Ngan

Also, one can walk along the coast on the disused road to Thong Nai Pan, this takes about one hour, and is a scenic walk, taking breathtaking views of the double bay of Thong Naipan Yai, and Noi. On a clear day, one is able to see over to Koh Tao.

In the other direction one can walk to Than Praphat Waterfall, at Had Namtok, this is more of a jungle trek, as the path is not used often, this takes about an hour and a half, and from there one is able to continue down the coast to Had Yang, Had WaiNam, Had Tien, Had Yao, and then Had Rin.

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Jungle Trek
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Kayak for rent
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Jungle Trek

Also available from a neighbouring resort on the beach are Kayaks for rent. One can kayak to the neighbouring beach of Thong Reng, or go to the Bat Cave, or further afield to the neighbouring beaches of Thong Naipan Yai, and Thong Naipan Noi.

Or just ... Relax on the beach in the hands of an experienced 'Wat Pho' masseur, what more could one ask for?

 

Map of Mai Pen Rai Bungalows - kohphangan