Fines Times Resort fill a gap in the villa rental market on Koh Chang. Instead of focusing on high end properties or just trying to get monthly or yearly rentals, this collection of studio, one bedroom and family bungalows and houses offer self catering for very reasonable rates.
Fine Times Resort was originally built as longstay accommodation with bungalows rented out monthly or yearly. However they have since pivoted, built additional houses and now offer simple bungalows and houses for visitors who want more space or to cook for themselves and are on a limited budget.
The resort is located off the main road about 5 minutes walk from the northern end of Klong Prao beach. The original villas are built on a hillside. Down below there’s a motley collection of multi-coloured bungalows. These are the cheapest options at around 1200 – 1400 Baht/night during High Season. But they also have a small but well equipped kitchen area.
On the opposite side of the access road lie the more modern one bedroom bungalows. These are much smarter in appearance and set in a pleasant garden area. They are a few hundred baht more expensive.
Finally there are the larger villas on the hillside which are suitable for families. These are the oldest buildings but also have the best location. Pleasant jungle views and usually with a cool breeze.
Fine Times Resort is a good example of filling a need that some visitors have to cater for themselves and save money by staying off the beach. The houses are cleaned daily and the owners live on site so are always around to help visitors make arrangements for trips or onward travel. Prices are low and value is high. The beach is only 5 minutes walk away, as are a bank, supermarket and good choice of shops and restaurants.
Recommended if you don’t need all the facilities that a resort offers, such as buffet breakfast and a swimming pool & want a kitchen to prepare your own meals.
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