Arriving to the Jungle Club helped us forget the horrible 24 hours we had spent in search of the perfect beach bungalow. We had arrived at Lamai beach only to find our confirmed email reservation didn’t mean anything. They had given up our bungalow before we got there. We then chose another place that ended up ripping us off for one shitty ass sleep. It seemed everything was going wrong that day.
We walked around and found another place to stay, Sunshine Bungalows. It had WIFI, was on the beach, and wasn’t too expensive at 700 baht. We checked in, put our bags down and went for some food right away. While we were eating we overheard the owner talking to someone about a bungalow for 400 baht, and as soon as he left we asked her about it. It seems she didn’t show us that one because it was “small” but we could change to it if we wanted to. So, we moved into the smaller bungalow, went to the beach to watch the comets and then to bed.
Well, the pillows were shit, the bed wasn’t any better, the bathroom door didn’t close and the beach had broken coral sand that makes my feet want to cry. The next morning we immediately decided to get the f* out of there (GTFO). The problem was on checkout, the crazy lady was charging us the 700 baht not the 400. She said that she had to clean the sheets of the bungalow we didn’t stay in – which wasn’t needed nor done I’m sure. 15 minutes of going nowhere arguing went by that resulted in Scott throwing the extra money at her as we left. Word to the wise, if your looking for accommodation on Lamai Beach, don’t go to Sunshine Bungalows. They don’t have mosquito nets, there outer and inner doors do not seal, the WIFI is weak and very slow, their beds are crap and they like to rip you off. You’d be much better going to the next place we went to!
We found ourselves an internet cafe and searched once again for a place to stay on Koh Samui, beach or not. Just something different! I saw the words “Jungle Club” go by on the screen and thought to myself the worlds jungle and club in the same sentence has never failed us and I told Scott to click on it. Low and behold we found a very unique place to spend our last days on the island.
The Jungle Club is located at the top of a mountain on Koh Samui between Chaweng and Lamai beach. The only way to get to it is by a 4×4, up a very steep and bumpy dirt road. It’s quite an adventure just to get there! Before I say anymore let me show you some pictures.
Make sure you hang on though! The road up gets very steep!
Has anyone ever seen a nicer looking infinity pool?
Don’t these images make you want to stay here?? I know they sure make me want to go back. On top of this beautiful place, the staff are amazing, the food is divine (GREEN CURRY FOR THE WIN!), the blended drinks are mouth watering, and the free wifi actually WORKS! You can even get a massage up here, play a game of volleyball/badminton, watch a DVD movie and use their free shuttle to town twice a day. Looking to stay in something more luxurious? They do have more expensive guesthouses that all look like a perfect romantic getaway. Seriously, if you are coming to Koh Samui, try and stay here!! I can’t stress this enough. The only drawback of the Jungle Club is the restaurant is a bit more expensive… but you are at the top of a hard to access mountain, what else can you expect? Check out their website here and book yourself a hut!