Pansand Resort on Koh Bulone
Having first visited in 2001 I never get bored of returning to paradise and every time I leave I just wish that I could stay…
This time was no different, a whole month, relaxing on a peaceful island with VeganMush by my side and a number of friends passing through to enjoy everything Pansand Resort has to offer including the wonderful, often deserted beach.
The stunning beach at Pansand Resort
Pansand was the first resort on the island more than 20 years ago and over the years, there have been a number of other resorts opening but for me Pansand feels like home and remains my favourite.
There are 24 bungalows located amongst a mature tropical garden with a lovely sense of space that sets Pansand apart – that along with an enviable position with 200m of Andaman Sea beach front make this the place for me.
The bungalows are spacious, comfortable and clean with 14 of them having direct sea views, there are 3 different styles but they all have an outside space where you can sit and chill whilst watching the world go by.
Cold water only, no electricity during the day and limited WIFI may put some people off but for me this is part of the appeal and never have I felt the need for AC or a hot shower whilst in paradise.
The staff go out of their way to make your stay perfect whether it is working hard to keep the grounds looking lovely, preparing the freshest food, even for guests with specific dietary requirements (like VeganMush), arranging transfers on their brand new long tail boat or even helping with onward travel plans.
Super friendly staff at Pansand Resort
We spent our days lazing in hammocks, wandering along the white sand beach or exploring the island searching for the elusive Monitor Lizards but most days ended up with us returning to Pansand for a cold beer and some delicious food.
Natural beauty and wildlife on Koh Bulone
Be warned, this place is POPULAR – every year sees the same people return usually to their favourite bungalow and often with friends that they wish to introduce to Pansand. There are many guests that stay for a month and some for even longer so you need to book early if you wish to stay here.
I arrive each year loaded with Southampton FC shirts to give out to the locals and it is always fun to spot them on the island being put to good use!
If you want to have a slice of paradise, be prepared to want to return again and be warned: the peaceful laid back vibe is contagious.