First Bungalow Beach Resort

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First Bungalow Beach Resort

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Chaweng Beach

7.4/10 Good

471 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is NZ$70
Price available on 02/10/2022
4/6 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84320
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Chaweng Beach - 2 min walk
  • Chaweng Noi Beach - 1 min drive
  • Fisherman's Village Plaza - 13 min drive
  • Lamai Beach - 12 min drive
  • Bo Phut Beach - 15 min drive
  • Choeng Mon Beach - 20 min drive
  • Nathon Pier - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Ko Samui Airport (USM) - 21 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

First Bungalow Beach Resort

3-star family-friendly hotel by the sea
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a beach bar, and a poolside bar at First Bungalow Beach Resort. With a white sand beach, beachfront dining, and beach umbrellas, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The onsite restaurant, First Restaurant, features ocean views. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a grocery/convenience store and a terrace.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with pool umbrellas
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service, and an area shuttle
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and barbecue grills
  • A front desk safe, wedding services, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the pool
Room features
All guestrooms at First Bungalow Beach Resort include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, electric kettles, and daily housekeeping


English, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety and Health Administration (Thailand)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 174 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1970
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Thai

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of THB 350.00 for adults and THB 300 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of THB 400 per room (one way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for THB 915.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 10 and 18 costs THB 100.00 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety and Health Administration (Thailand).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

First Bungalow
First Bungalow Beach
First Bungalow Beach Resort
First Bungalow Resort
First Bungalow Beach Resort Koh Samui
First Bungalow Beach Koh Samui

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at First Bungalow Beach Resort?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at First Bungalow Beach Resort?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at First Bungalow Beach Resort on 2 October 2022 start from NZ$70, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at First Bungalow Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at First Bungalow Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is airport shuttle service offered by First Bungalow Beach Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on request. The charge is THB 400 per room one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at First Bungalow Beach Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at First Bungalow Beach Resort and nearby?
First Bungalow Beach Resort has 2 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near First Bungalow Beach Resort?
Yes, First Restaurant offers beachfront dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Bamboo Bar (4-min walk), Rose & Crown (7-min walk), and Samui Paleang (8-min walk).
What's the area around First Bungalow Beach Resort like?
First Bungalow Beach Resort is in the heart of Koh Samui, a short 2-minute walk from Chaweng Beach and 13 minutes' walk from Bangkok Hospital Samui.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Location, location n location !
Just returned from Koh Samui after a 5 night stay. First Bungalow is all about location, location n location. It is bang on the beach and a good beach at that. I had a beach bungalow, overlooking directly into the ocean and literally 25 metres away from the water edge. The waves were calm and one could easily walk in about 50 metres into the water, even with no swimming skills. And now the not so good part...breakfast nothing to talk about, very average. Generally the resort is old and run down and dont look for anything plush in the room interiors, etc. Aircon and bathroom worked fine. I am used to a hard mattress but this was too hard even for me. On my request, they were nice enough to spread a soft mattress topper which made it better. Service levels were acceptable and nothing to complain about. If you feel the price of beach bungalows are steep, its only because of the location. If the stay is not very long, it is worth it.
Gitam, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Avishai, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Wasn't much too like about the property at all, way to far from the entertainment areas, which we knew! But the staff were not help
5-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Unfortunately we did not enjoy our time at First Bungalow Beach Resort. The only redeeming factor of our stay was the beautiful pool in the centre of the property. Otherwise, our room was so poorly kept; the taps in the bathroom barely worked and there was mould on the shower curtain, the bed as many have mentioned is rock hard, and even with a mattress topper it was almost impossible to sleep. The wifi just does not work unless you are in the lobby or the restaurant. The breakfast offering and the restaurant are also poor, so much so we didn’t even both going to breakfast on our last day. The staff are extremely rude and do not offer any kind of customer service. The only thing they seem to care about is their mobile phones and the language barrier for basic requests was very tricky. This hotel could be beautiful, but unfortunately it has not been well looked after at all.
4-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Sub par on all levels. Only good thing was the beach and they know that. The rooms have no windows just a balcony that look into another building. Mainly a Russian and German tourist. Outside of the resort it smells of sewage.
firas, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Horrible experience
Sorry to say but hotel has absolutely no saver nor security, My safe was opened by someone and mine stolen , substantial amount, I requested safe to replaced and hotel did it. All my attempts to resolve this matter went to nowhere. I left hotel 4 days prior to my stay expirations . Hotel didn’t even make any attempt to investigate such matters. Another issue , sine there are many foreigners staying there , hotel staff don’t speak even basic English which makes it very hard to communicate and resolve any matters. Never again I step to this property
11-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Uncomfortable, bad value
Not as cheap as it should be for how basic it is. I've stayed in all sorts of accomodation in Thailand from very basic budget to 5-star hotels and have had much better for the same price or less. You just need to be aware that this is very basic. The bed is one of the most uncomfortable I've ever slept in. I had a "Deluxe" room, still wondering what was deluxe about it. I can appreciate a firm matress but this was just straight-up bad for your back. I had a really bad sleep due to how uncomfortable I was in every position and it hurt all day the next day. The air con was so ineffective it wasn't worth the noise of having it on. Lights are dim and dull. Your room looks out at where people pass by and has no net curtains so people look straight in to your room. The curtains are so thin I wasn't even convinced people couldn't see through them when i had the light on. You can hear everything around you, every time someone opens their door or speaks anywhere around, the noise seems to be amplified somehow; not that the guests were noisy, just normal sounds are really loud. Wifi was totally useless,i had to find a cafe to just book my next hotel. Due to the time of year the tide was in completely so I couldn't comment on the beach but what I can comment on is when I walked over the grassy area to look at the beach it was COVERED in litter. On the plus side the pool is very nice and the room was very clean.
Niamh, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Another nice stay at the best beach in Koh samui. Although an old resort the pool and the beach is wonderful. Reasonably priced and everything you need Is right there, more and more restaurants popping up here also. Mini marts local so there is no need to go into Chaweng. Walking along the beach is nice and the water is so clean and clear. Keep coming back each year which says something.
Vanessa, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The pool were amazing and the proximity to the beach was brilliant. Should have a kids pool though which was only thing missing
11-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Liked: beach, enough sunlounges Didn’t like: outdated bathroom (difficult to get to and from bathtub when taking shower), fluctuating water pressure in shower. Sunlounges could be cleaned occasionally from bird droppings. Also staff for putting up sun umbrellas on the beach is impossible to find.
14-night romance trip
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