Hidden Bays, Ban Phe

Between Rim Pae and Aumphur Klang, we found what is probably the smallest national park in Thailand, with hidden small bays next to each other. You imagine yourself in the middle of nature at less than 500 meters from the road and the Marriott hotel. Mainly on weekends you will encounter some Thai visitors on the bays. During the week you are almost alone and have the bays for yourself.

The park is called Wang Kaew, as is like the accommodation. There are rooms, houses, and bungalows for rent (www.wangkaew.co.th). Please note that not all bungalows are located directly on one of the bays, so make sure to look carefully for the type of room you want to book, such as an ocean-view bungalow on the hillside or a beachfront house. Know that the people of Wang Kaew speak little English. Near Hidden Bay 1 there are some three-bedroom houses, smaller bungalows and private rooms for rent.

In Hidden Bay 2 you can camp near the water with shared bathroom facilities. If you prefer a private room, the Water Bungalows are an affordable alternative at 100 meters from the beach. In this bay are 2 smaller apartment complexes, some of whose owners rent out their apartments online through the usual websites.

In Wang Kaew is a restaurant, which is a 10-minute walk from both bays. Rim Pae beach is about 2 kilometers away and you can eat at the beach bars or at the hotels. If you have a car, you can take an evening trip to Ban Phe or Mae Pim (10-15 kilometers).