|Tapan Noi (closed)||
Sadly, the Tapan Noi bungalows are shut. Some are being rented cheaply by Thong Tapan Resort. It looks like they are destined to be pulled down in the long run and replaced by more expensive units.. This is a real shame as these bungalows were the last budget backpacker options left on the beach.
Tapan Noi are owned by the same family as Thong Tapan. It looks like they have decided to maximize their revenue by putting up better quality and more expensive bungalows on the rocks at the northern end of the beach. These will no doubt become part of the Thong Tapan Resort in the future. The positive to this will be that they will be available for online booking. The negative side is that the price will double.
The restaurant at Tapan Noi is still open and doing good business. It has seating on the beach and serves reasonably priced Western and Thai food. It is the only restaurant on the beach to offer small and large plates of food.
Since the Thong Tapan restaurant closed the Tapan Noi restaurant has become very popular. Its evening BBQs often attract lots of people.
As a final note, the path over the rocks linking Thong Nai Pan Noi beach to Santhiya Beach has been closed.
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