The Sala
Traditional old style Thai house
£35 per night

 

This traditional-style Thai house is surrounded by its very own water moat, denying access to all small creatures that cannot fly.

 

The front half features large modern sliding doors that can be fully opened to provide an open-air atmosphere. The Sala has a small fridge stocked with water and a fan. It is the coolest of the properties both ambient and temperature wise.

 

To add to the authentic experience, a private shower and toilet is situated 10 meters away, allowing visitors to experience a more traditional style of living that makes one appreciate the conveniences of modern life. We are in the process of planning a small wet room should guests want to avoid nocturnal trips to the outside loos.

 

 

The Sala has been a popular choice for friends in the past who appreciate living Thai-style with few western comforts aside from a comfortable bed.

Set at the entrance to the property, the original owner of this house was my old friend who introduced me to the island twenty years ago. It is made of old coconut wood, which gets harder as it gets older. We have refurbished the property by through dismantling, relocating, and resurrecting it, adding a gorgeous Indonesian-style feature of a part-open roof, which allows plants to grow and get watered when it rains.

The bungalow features a large fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, and both a ceiling fan and a mobile fan to adequately cool the entire area. The building also comes with a pair of residential geckos, if you’re lucky to see them, although they tend to scuttle away upon approach. If not, these creatures are nature’s best mosquitto repellents.

Hammocks and Thai cushions are also availabe for your leisurely use and, if you’re anything like us, you will devise plenty of excuses for not getting up off them.

We provide several bottles of water in the fridge as well as a large store of water containers next to the house, available for you to use as you please.

Rainwater that is collected from the roof is used for the water system in the bathroom for convenience.