Ko Libong bungalows
bungalows available on Ko Libong vary from fairly
fancy to fairly basic. The fancy bungalows are located on the north
side of Ko Libong. They are impecably clean and well-appointed.
On the south side of Ko Libong, the bungalows are much more simple.
are clean, but consist of a matress on the floor and an attached
shower that is open to the sky. These bungalows are owned and run
by local villagers. We love the family atmosphere and friendly service
that are standard on Ko Libong. Every baht that is spent in these
bungalows stays on Ko Libong. That's the way things must be in order
to maintain the cultural integrity of the island. Locally owned
and operated, sustainable development is the direction that the
community leaders desire and we support their efforts fully.
Libong has the Largest Herd of Dugong in SE Asia!
The bay in front of the village bungalows
is where the largest population
of Dugong exists in SE Asiab. Sea
grass beds are being preserved by the villagers. Fishermen don't
set their nets in this area. Everyone on the island is doing their
part to protect these wonderful and rare animals.
The Dugongs come to feed when the tide comes in. If
you sit still for a while, you have a good chance of seeing some.
They come to the surface about every five minutes according to the
Libong has a healthy population of birds, monkeys,
monitor lizards, barking deer and very colorful insect life. Oriental
Pied Hornbills frequent the trees surrounding the bungalows. Ruddy
Kingfishers, bright purple kingfishers with a wonderful 'trilly'
call, zip around in the mangrove on either side of the bungalows;
as do Brown-winged, White-throated and Collared Kingfishers. Mangrove
Pittas and Blue-winged Pittas sometimes visit too.
The bungalows on the North side of
the island are stylish and clean. They have electricity
all night and they plan to have air-conditioning soon.
The attached restrooms are clean.
The traditional was to flush a toilet in Thailand is to pour water
in the toilet. A dipper is supplied from a large barrel.
All of the bungalows
have decks with lounge chairs.
The food at the restaurant
is very good. They usually have a good supply of seafood. Unfortunately,
some of the fish they serve come from the coral reefs. This is a
problem everywhere in Thailand and Southeast Asia in general. The
same tourists who want to watch reef fish, often eat the very fish
that they come to see. This is a classic 'supply and demand' issue.
If you, a tourist, eat reef fish, then you shouldn't complain about
not seeing fish on the reef. The locals are merely supplying the
demands of the tourists. We're not about to preach at you while
you're on your vacation, but we do like to offer you food for though
on our website.