We flew in from bangkok to ooh Samui and had planned on staying a couple of nights before heading to Koh Tao. My sister had recommended it and said it like it was it's basic but the food is great and the people are lovely. We sound the same and decided to stay here on the way back too before flying home.
The area is really seedy but Shambala was full of people like us looking for somewhere chilled on the way elsewhere. It was really homely and a bit rough round the edges but we weren't looking for air con or hot water and very much enjoyed kicking back in the garden with a beer and a book.
Also on our return we did a cookery course with them and were taken to the market and cooked some very yummy thai recipes. We cooked so much that we couldn't eat it all and so she reheated it for us later and gave us fresh rice and a beer to have it with later.
I think its a good place for both couples and solo travellers as we met some lovely people in the chill out spaces.
- Also Known As:
- Shambala Beach Bungalows Hotel Koh Samui
- Shambala Beach Hotel