Cookie's Salad Resort is a great place for the midrange budget, or the backpacker looking to splurge. Haad Salad is paradise: an intimate cove of crystal clear water and soft powdery white sand. Because it is a cove, there are no waves.
Cookies is perched overlooking the beach. Seems to attract a mix of travellers, from singles to couples to families with small kids. I think I stayed at the "oversea view wooden hotel" room and it huge: spacious, airy, cool, lots of natural light, with its own balcony space and hammock. Balcony was so big, I could do yoga on it overlooking to water.
Breakfast is included and it's good. Food at restaurant is hit and miss, a bit pricey but you'll find that the food at Haad Salad a bit more expensive because you need transport to go elsewhere.
A few small drawbacks: There was no safe in my room. Cookies is on the end of the beach that is rocky and isn't nice, but you literally just have to walk 100 m down to get to the white sand. If you are walking back from a bar/restaurant on the beach at night you'll get accompanied by barking stray dogs. It is pretty terrifying at first but once they approach and see you, they stop barking and just happily tag along. Also, I noticed that because it is a sheltered cove (and therefore not breezy), there were a lot of mossies at night.
But also a few perks: beach towels, snorkel rentals, beach rinse off shower, free pick up from the pier.
I did suss out cheaper options on the beach but you definitely get what you pay for. And likewise, there were many other hotels and bungalows that were charging a lot and were completely full for weeks.
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- Also Known As:
- Cookies`s Salad Hotel Koh Phangan
- Cookiess Salad Hotel