Kohkood Ngamkho Resort

Bungalow in Ko Kut

One of the best budget-by-the-beach options. Compact, agreeably rustic huts perch on a forested hillside over a reasonable beach; the outlook through coconut palms to the water is very picturesque. The friendly Thai family rent kayaks (200B per day) and there's a good restaurant, where the beer is cheap and you keep your own tab.