Lovely 2 Bed home swap in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Unlike our neighbouring island of Koh Samui, we are not such a touristic island. We have all the facilities you would need during your visit ie; banks, accepting travellers cheques/foreign currency/ATM"s, 2 international medical clinics, Dentists, car/motorbike hire. To fly down from Bangkok to our neighbouring island of Koh Samui takes 1hr 15minutes and then theres a short 20 minute boat journey to this island.
our house certainly has a beach house feel to it..
it consists of 2 bedrooms,the master bedroom and the studio balcony and we can also turn the TV room upstairs into another bedroom to accomadate a total of 6 persons..theres one bathroom but we have an outside shower in the garden too if bathtime becomes a bit hectic..an easy fuctional kitchen with all the facilities you'll require for a beach holiday...and the rest of the house has plenty of space for you and your family with an abundance of balconies and seating areas..
This island is very picturesque, abundant in white sand beaches and tucked away bays and coves,turquoise blue ocean lapping the shores and surrounded by lush tropical jungle.
You can go trekking by foot or elephant, discovering waterfalls and amazing view points. Visit ancient Thai and chinese temples steeped in history and culture. There are national marine parks for the diving enthusiast or local great snorkelling sites. My friend has a boat you can hire for island tours which is a fantastic way to see the island, for fishing trips the sunset is superb from the boat or he'll take you to the local marine park where you can camp out under the moon and stars overnight on one of the marine park islands..
There are a few yoga retreats. You could learn the ancient art of Thai boxing or thai cooking .. or simply if you just want that relaxing holiday you could enjoy a few hours sunbathing on the beach or lazing with a book in a hammock..swimming,fishing or kayaking on the big blue ocean.
You have many choices on this island for activity or too relax..up to you,its your holiday..
my near by village (1km)called chaluklom is still a traditional working fishing village where each morning or evening you can meet the boats at the pier and buy the fish for your bar-b-q from the friendly local fishermen..
We have a good selection of resturants thai and western, we have local grocery shops, a 7/11 24 hour shop and ATM machines,we now have a tesco's too (a reputable supermarket chain) on the island for those who dont want to risk foreign food with their young children,although i can assure you its delicious and very safe,but upset stomachs do happen with new food.. all in all its a very friendly village/island where they welcome the foreigner,..English is widely spoken, they love to practice with you..it really is a pleasure to live here..
Although our house and garden is child friendly, i would say only older than 6yrs old..
Conditions of home exchange
- No small children
- Pet Care Offered
- Pet Care required
- Children welcome
- Use of boat
- Internet / WiFi
- Horse Riding
- Car recommended
- Local restaurants
- Shopping facilities
Nearest city: Koh Samui
Property type: House
Location type: Beach/Seaside