Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and bungalows in Bali and Lombok

October 6, 2014

BALI Good Karma Bungalows A long standing local legend on Bali’s north-east coast, Good Karma sits at the foot of the sacred volcano Gunung Agung, the island’s highest peak at 3,031 metres. The sand here is volcanic – in fact the beach in front of Good Karma is of smooth black pebble. The draw is […]

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Top 10 budget beach hotels and guesthouses in Sri Lanka

February 26, 2014

Beach Hut, Arugam Bay This simple collection of rooms has been around for almost 25 years, and the atmosphere is pure surfer-casual – which is appropriate, given that Arugam Bay is Sri Lanka’s surf hotspot. Seven rustic treehouses on stilts have views and cool breezes, and there are six more rooms on the ground (some […]

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Top 10 budget beach hotels and bungalows in Cambodia

January 31, 2014

Koh Thmei Resort, Koh Thmei Part of Ream national park, which is a favourite with twitchers due its 150 different kinds of birds, Koh Thmei island is a 50-minute boat ride (often accompanied by dolphin sightings) from Koh Kchhang fishing village. It feels world’s away from the rampant development of Sihanoukville on the mainland. The […]

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Thailand’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget: part two

October 15, 2013

Mango House, Koh Lanta You’ll find Mango in the only remaining non-tourist fishing village on popular Koh Lanta. Set in a traditional wooden house on a small pier, rooms are bright with large balconies and sumptuous sea views. Beaches are on nearby islands a short boat ride away or a 15-minute bike journey. They have […]

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