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  1. Had the best time here, even though we only stayed for one night. Please don’t change to a normal western hotel! I will definitely visit again!

  2. Fiona — it’s Clancy. I was showing friends pictures this Christmas and… I miss you. Then I saw this new drone 360 and am homesick, too. My mom also asked about you. I would love to talk! Send me an email and I’ll call you.

  3. We stayed in Mai Pen Rai in March 2013 and had 3 perfect weeks and will be happy to return this year.MaiPenRai is really peaceful with everything you need to enjoy you holidays. Beautiful sea with nice sandy beach and a river next to it. Excellent food and a choice of restaurants. Especially with 2 small children we were excited to see how easy life was and met many other families like us.Thanks to Fiona Thip & the friendly staff with the genius Dr. Singh who made us enjoy our stay even more !Marcus, Tara, Lenny & Sunny

  4. aint actually stayed here….yet….visting ko pphan ngan in November,reding guestbook comments makes me think I gonna love this place…

    • Me too!
      My 4 year old daughter and I will definitely visit next year when we come to Thailand. Yeepee This is just the kind of place I’ve been looking for!

      • We look forward to welcoming you here. Please contact us when you know the dates you are interested in. All the best from our corner of paradise.

  5. Hello dearest Thansadet people,
    are there any signs of development yet on Tong Reng?

    We might return to your beautiful place in November, but we will have a tight schedule.

    Do you, or will you, accept Bitcoins for payments?

    All the best to you all


  6. Just returned from Mai Pen Rai. we had 10 extraordinary days and will certainly return.
    If you are looking for peace and a quiet environment away from the bustling tourist areas, then this is the right place to go.
    There are not many places left like this and hopefully Than Sadet will stay like this for many more years.
    Thanks and Regards to the friendly staff who made us enjoy our stay even more !
    Hauke & Kristin

  7. We will arrive in december 11 2012, only booked for three days as we never been here before. We booked a family bungalow on the rocks and think/ hope we will love this place.

  8. only three weeks until we're back at haad sadet… yes! the wait is almost over!

    i will defeat allcomers at Bouncer Top Trumps

  9. What a great place! Cool staff – P'Nok, P'Woot and everyone else: you guys made our days ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mai Pen Rai is the perfect place to relax and meet new friends. I'll definitely see you again! Keep rocking!

  10. Hello everybody,

    Mai Pen Rai is the most beautiful place to stay in Koh Phangan if you're looking for nothing else than Calm, Beauty of the Nature, nice people and good food.
    I was there for the 3rd time, and just cant wait to turn back as soon as possible.
    All the bungalows are built with so much love and the staff and owners try everything to make your stay unforgettable

    Thank you for everything&hope to see you soon

  11. Just a wee message to wish all friends at mai pen rai, and those who we met there in december 2011, all the best for 2012 and the future.
    Myself and my fiancee had a unforgettable 8days on the beach, were welcomed beyond our expections, and met some friends for life whilst there. DONT LET THE JOURNEY THERE QUESTION YOUR BOOKING!!!!
    Thanks to Fiona , Teeps , Chocalit (spelling!) ,Lily,Rosalie,Benjamin, and all staff for a memorable stay, and we hope to meet again in the future.

    mark+gemma – beach bungalow room 2

  12. have finally arrived back, and the wifi is working. Just want to say how happy I am to be back. Thank you for creating this beautiful place for us to enjoy.

  13. One of of the most beautiful places I have been. It was calm, quiet and relaxed, yet lively when you wanted it to be. The restaurant is a great place to meet people who are also travelling from all over the world. I loved the atmosphere and of course, the beautiful beach and river! Advice and help is always available as well if needed. I hope I will return very soon:D Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  14. Than Sadet will always hold a special place in our hearts, thank you to Teep, Fiona and all the wonderful, hard working staff – Oy, Nok, Pew, Thatma, Peng, Pourqois, So, Go, Moukai, Oh-Oh, Singh, Wat and Ree..sorry if anyone has been left out!
    MIssing you all and our games of pool!

    Hello to all the fab people we met there.
    Thank you for the most amazing 7.5 months, hope to see you all again xx

    R.I.P Karoon xx

    Lots of love…Soulla & Andrew xx

  15. Once again……. such a beautiful stay!!!! But SO difficult to leave!!!!!! Thanks to Fi & Teep for making it so wonderful, and of course to the rest of the gang as well. Such a fantastic group of people!!!!

  16. We fell in love with Mai Pen Rai when we visited in Jan/Feb 2010, and have been dreaming and plotting how to get back ever since! Talked it up so much we've convinced some friends to come with us this Jan/Feb (2012) to avoid some of the Canadian winter. As soon as we confirm our flight plans we'll be booking a bungalow on the rocks.

  17. Lovely as always,we had the most beautiful bungalow i ever stayed in,it was hard to leav.
    Hope we come back soooon.Miss you.
    lots of love to all of you in Mai Pen Rai.
    The Family Bonde :clown:

  18. The most special and amazing place! Perfect if you want to relax surrounded by a beautiful nature, almost private beach without the flow of the tourists, nice and different style bungalows for a reasonable price.
    Mai Pen Rai restaurant is charming cosy; the food is so delicious and the Menu with vide selection.
    And the service is really with a personal touch!!!
    I love this special place!!! Itโ€™s made with LOVE!
    Thank You, Fiona & Teep, for the wonderful time and unforgettable experience!

  19. Fiona- Once again a superb time had by all…met some great folks again – so love to the gang of 11, the boyz from India and not forgetting the wonderful Alex with the Tommy Cooper tatoo and wonderful Gavin and Tristan.If any of the above read this, get in touch, I would love to hear from you all.

  20. Fiona and all Staff,
    thanks for a fantastic time. 6 swedes will never forget the stay at Mai Pen Rai and the nice attitude from all yor staff.
    We hope to be able to return soon.

  21. 1999 was a good time there with you guys and so were the years after that! Its 2010 now and my boy is only 20months old and still a Than Sadet Virgin! Will not be long till in re-introduce myself and the family! Teep and Fiona, all the best, your young un ain't going to be so young anymore eh!! Love to all, see you in the near future! Phil

  22. I heard that it had been stormy there in Koh Phangan, and especially in than sadet. hope that the storms didn't damage too much. Good Luck for the new season, and hope to be back with you next year sometime. Thank you for the happy times. love from us all as always.

  23. It's been a long time that we have spent a week at Mai Pen Rai ( March 2010, in Bungalow no 31)… but not a day goes by without me thinking of the wonderful time we had at Thasadet Beach. Thanks to Fiona, Phi Nok and everyone else, who made our stay so pertect!
    We are already planning our next trip to Thailand beginning of next year and will make some time to come back!!

  24. We first visited Mai Pen Rai in December 2009. Spending 3 weeks at Mai Pen Rai in December , with such beautiful people, beautiful beach and cute bungalows, we fell in love with the place and decided to ask Fiona and Teep if they were willing to organize our wedding in august 2010.
    Fiona organized our wedding in a fantastic way, very lovely staff, wonderful decoration, long tail boats to make a boat trip, great food, cocktails, a stunning wedding cake, fabulous music (a wonderful Japanese guitarist during the ceremony and a dj at night), fireworks, a great fire show from Nok, floating candles etc. Everything we wished for on our wedding day came out wonderful and beautiful thanks to Fiona, Teep and the staff. Our wish was to marry with all our guests dressed in white and even the staff was dressed in white on our wedding day!!!
    We can't think of anything bad to say about Mai Pen Rai. It was our dream destination in December 2009 and August 2010 our dream came true.

  25. Mai Pen Rai is a wondrous place to idle away into soft dream love light land. Our family enjoyed the beach, the swimming, the stunning views that reminded us of NeverNever Land… silvery sunrises, the best steamed fish ever, cruising monitor lizards and the 'Imminent Tiger' are not to be forgotten. And the family that runs this place is just lovely…they welcomed our daughter with such openness and many romps were had thanks to sweet Lily and Rosalie. Thank you all, especially Na who works her butt off!! Take care and we'll be back for sure…

  26. Hi Guys, I just left yesterday. I am now in a hotel in Surat Thani, awaiting a flight out in morning to Bangkok and then home. Thank you for everything, thank you for making me feel at home, even when you were all run off your feet in your mad busy rush this month. Thank you for the wonderful food, always delicious from the kitchen there, and for the beautiful space just to be and come down to earth. As I said before, hoping to be back at Christmas with my boyfriend. Take care all of you.

  27. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I miss this place so much. I had the best time ever and I'm going back next year. I can't really improve on all the nice things said in this guestbook! Hello to Fiona and the Mai Pen gang. Hope to see you soon!

  28. Dear Fiona and the Mai Pen Rai Team, we just wanted to say thank you for everything and tell you how much we have enjoyed our stay at your place!!! We still miss the beautiful beach, the amazing bungalow, great food, Dr. Singh…..and of course our dog Fritz!! Please say hello to everybody from us (take care of Fritz/sang thong), we’ll be back soon (maybe on honeymoon)
    yours anna and axel

  29. Hi Fiona and Teep, hope you dont mind me putting this message here. A friend is sorta missing in the Middle East and I know he reads this page occasionally, so ANDREW if your ok let your family know mate.

  30. hello. what an experience. even falling off the motorbike getting there was worth it. advice to anyone, if you are not good on the bike, come by car, it is worth it! i stayed in the new river room, and although i was disappointed not to get a beach room, they are a bargain, cheaper, really massive (never thought i would get marble floors for 400 Baht), and i could watch the big iguanas in the river from my balcony. mai pen rai is my new holiday place. thank you to all of you. Gillianx

  31. Big thanks to everyone for another wonderfull pleasant relaxing stay! Nothing was too much effort for you guys, the service, food and happy smiling faces really make Mai Pen Rai special ๐Ÿ™‚
    Special thanks to Pen ( you really are fantastic Pen, ALWAYS smiling and happy and joking. You really make a HUGE contribution to Mai Pen Rai Pen and I thank you from the heart), Boa, Ning and Nok. Also, huge thankyou to Porn, your the best mate, one in a million and I hope to catch up with you soon. Wish you were back in TS, but not to worry, we will catchup again soon.
    HIGHLY recommend Mai Pen Rai. Cant recommend it highly enough actually ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Thank you Mai Pen Rai, for a wonderful time at Than Sadet. The place, people and hospitality makes your place a home-away-from-home. In a time where Big Resorts are fastly taking over the wonders of the island, your place feels like a hidden gem. Wish i could've have stayed much, much longer. Take care, Laurine Verweyen

  33. :turning: Thank you to Mai Pen Rai and the team of staff running the place, i have never felt so relaxed, ever. I love the ideas behind this place! Take care all of you, and see you soon.

  34. hey you gang how are you? well to say this Nok Bao and Pen make it so do Mr,Teep and Miss Fiona..
    so what is so good well it need no more words from me i love this plae and not only mpr but a few other of the places as well see you around ;-)and stay well all of you!

  35. I just left a few days ago, with all the ongoing travel organised for me by Katie, and now am at Surat Thani airport waiting to go. Thank you guys, what a team you have got together Fiona and Teep. I had tears in my eyes when I left, and really am already planning the dates for next year. I had doubts coming to a place like this, but the lack of electricity late at night, and the cold water in fact added charm to the place.
    keep it just as you have done it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Hello Mai Pen Rai Team,
    I booked with you months ago, on recommendation from a friend, and from your website (which must say is absolutely on the ball), knew that this was the right place for me.
    When I arrived, I realized that this place was perfect for me, and could have stayed for months. The food, the atmosphere, the spirit of the place was for me better than the most expensive places I have stayed in, and I have never felt more at home or relaxed than this holiday here at Mai Pen Rai. I stayed in a family room on the rocks, and the bungalow was like a house, loads of space and privacy. I will definitely be back, and the next time with my fiance.
    Thank you Fiona, Steve and Teep
    Number 41! (incase you have forgotten).

  37. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello Fiona and Teep, it was too long between the visit years ago, and the last one of 3 weeks ago. I will come more often now. Wow, what work you have both achieved, I never thought that you could make that restaurant more beautiful, but the new sala's in the garden are so stylish as are the new bungalows. Well done! I so appreciate the work and thought you have put in to your home, thank you. As usual the food was the best (well done little Pen), and boat trip fantastic! Take care, and will be back soon to your little corner of the earth soon. Say hello to your mum and dad.

  38. Left Mai Pen Rai 9 hours ago and missing everyone already. HUGE thanks to Teep, Fiona, Penn (sweetheart) Boa, Ning, Seng, and especially Steve (legend) and the wonderfull Kate. Cannot speak highly enough about you all and Mai Pen Rai, thankyou thankyou thankyou for such a wonderfull time and looking after me so well, as you always do. See you all in July. Thanks everyone, your the best!

  39. Hey you all 7 day`s and am back in thailand. 14 days and am back to you lot. and to thomas undt gianni maldini undt kristina hoofen ich sehen alle ubrig dieser Winter und gewissnicht Gutes Neues Jahr ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. I forgot, special greetings to Steve, who never forgot our room numbers 35&36… maybe you'll remember ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. Just returned back home to Germany… minus 10 degrees… thinking back to the time at Mai Pen Rai Resort… it was just beautiful, I'll surely come back! Thank you for all!

  42. Hello you all! and happy new year to all that i now no in thansadeth! have a great day upp here in the north its cold to say the least, King Winther has sat his foot down fore sure hehe teep and fiona 20 below zero i need sand and sea! :biglaugh: see you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Just packing my bag now, looking forward to getting back to PARADISE shortly. Love to everyone at Mai Pen Rai, the last true paradise on earth. See you all in a day or two ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. Hi teep fiona lily and rosalie!, i just want to say thank you soooo much for a fantastic holiday!!
    definitely coming back!! and katie and steven if you read this have a fantastic time and look after dave and waggy!!! xxx

  45. Literally Just got back from a wonderful stay at Mai Pen Rai, We were really lucky to stumble across such a hidden gem. The bungalows are really nice, and the adventure to reach them was fun, especially after lights out.

    Would like to say a big thanks to all the staff, you were all very friendly and helpful, and made us all feel at home.

    Would definitely make a visit sometime in the future!

    Billy, Lee and Sam

  46. Never been to Mai Pen Rai before, but it was a trip of a lifetime, and wished we hadn't booked elsewhere otherwise would have stayed longer. It was low season, and the best time to be there, quiet, (everywhere else closed on the beach), really cheap bungalow prices, and great staff. We felt so at home, that we spent literally the whole time either on the beach or in the restaurant. Well done people there for creating such a special vibe for us to enjoy. We booked for a different price, but they let us know immediately that the prices were even lower than that, and gave back the difference!!
    God knows when we will be back, but we will!

  47. Hi to Everyone at Mai Pen Rai,

    Just returned to the UK a few days ago and want to Thank everyone at Mai Pen Rai for a wonderful stay. It has to be the most beautiful and relaxed place in Thailand.

    Also want to add a special Thanks to Steve and Katie who made us feel very welcome and so at Home.

    Hopefully see you all again one day in the future

    Thank You all

    Christian & Sara

  48. Hi FIona & the gang,

    Thanks for a wonderful 4 days, we will definitely be coming back! Customer service was fantastic, the original, relaxed atmosphere of koh phangan is certainly maintained and the location simply beautiful.

    In comparison to the many places we have stayed on Samui and Phangan, Mai Pen Rai was easily our favourite.

    Good luck with everything, hopefully see you again in the future.

    John & Sally

  49. Hi people from mai pen rai,
    do you remember us? we are kayleigh and soleil from the netherlands, we were on mai pen rai this year. We've made many things with porn for his shop, my mother (nathalie) has got pain in her neck and song gave her massages and my father (arwil) played much on the pool table . I hope you remember us and we also hope we will see you next year! We've had a great time in mai pen rai, thank you for it! We send you a photo with porn tomorrow, than you can see us. Many hugs from us :love:

  50. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Hello Teep, Fiona and the the MPR team, yet again happy arrivals and ever such sad farewells. Thank you again for the hospitality, and tireless help with my motorbike fall. Than Sadet for me is paradise every time, was a bit sad about the Thong Reng Beach and Treehouse, 6 months only and completely transformed to psychadelic coloured bungalows :angry: Mai Pen Rai as you say!
    Take care, and keep me number 18 for this time next year.

  51. Only just got to Thong Sala, and missing you! Well done with everything – can really see the work and time and love that has gone into everything. I will be returning soon promise you that. Sorry for the problems the other customers caused that day about the boat trip, never seen anything like that, some people just don't see paradise for what it is, and in my opinion those kind of people should not be in Than Sadet but in Had Rin, the same goes for the party scene on your neighbouring beach. See you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. :turning: :love:
    Thank you guys for another beautiful and ever such fun time at Mai Pen Rai. Feels like home more and more each time I come back. next time will come with Anna,so that she can play with Lily. Sorry we didn't see you Fiona. The boat trip to Angthong was amazing….x

  53. Just returned home three hours ago! Have to say, sincerely and objectively, that Mai Pen Rai is one of, if not the BEST places to stay in Thailand. Great food (absolutely LOVE the new Menu), friendly helpfull smiling staff, and that bouffet! WOW. Great food, great value and a great atmosphere in which to share it! DJ Porn and his amazing collction of Oh so COOL LP's, what better way to spend an evening? Thankyou, from the bottom of my heart to all at Mai Pen Rai! Your warmth and hospitality and honest caring staff made me feel like part of one big family ๐Ÿ™‚
    Highly recommended to all!
    Thankyou Teep, Fiona and ALL the wonderfull wonderfull fantastic staff for making my stay with you so great.
    My heart will always be in Than Sadet and Mai Pen Rai.

  54. Sawasdeekap!
    Remember me?; Yip
    Hello Nok and Bau…. NoK Nok? Still there?
    Ofcourse Fiona and Teep! Thanks for all the help and advise…Bit slow reaction, but better late then never….
    In this case; Mai Pen Rai??
    This has realy been the best time i've ever had!
    You can count on me again one day for sure…

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. hello wow look at the place now so nice cant wait to get back to you all!! And have a look att the new and well run mai pen rai, ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe teep you did it ๐Ÿ™‚ see you all soon i hope.. have a nice summer you all …

  56. Hi Fiona and everyone. Just wnted to let you all know Porn is leaving here in an hour or so, with a big smile on his face, he is looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. Hope all is well. I will see you guys in 2 weeks.


  57. I miss all of you the minute I leave every year. Than Sadet has been my favorite R&R spot for years, for the ambiance, service, food, boat trips, swimming, and lack of development. Love to you all. :chick:

  58. Thank you Fiona,Teep,Lilly and Rosalie
    for a wonderful vaccation,again.Our boys had a wounderful time with your girls,and they are talking about them.
    We dont know when we are coming back,but we hope that it will bee soon.
    We stayed one month and it was to short for us,but we have beautiful pictures so we can dream our self away.
    Thank you again and say thank you to your wonderful staff from us.
    Love Yemisi and the boys

  59. I would just like to say a big thank you to Teep and Fiona for the again wonderful stay at Mai Pen Rai Bungalows. As usual everything was fantastic, the bungalows are even more beautiul than before, and the boat trip to Angthong was amazing. I was disappointed to see the neighbours activities at Thong Reng, and the big projector screen on the hill which disturbs the lovely nights at Than Sadet looking at the stars. I hope the beautiful Thong Reng is not going to be spoilt by the new 'Treehouse Lodge' Resort. Take care, and see you next year!

  60. been away fore 4 hours damed i miss you all to much hopfully i see you in july bao,porn,ra,ling.teep,fiona,mr,sing and you pen are the best ever. thomas………….



  63. Hi Teep and Fiona. Just wanted to say thankyou for such a wonderfull wonderfull time. such a fantastic place you have. The food is EXCELLENT. The staff are great, helpfull and friendly. And the location has to be one of the best on the planet.
    Big Hi to Porn, Boa, Ling, Seng, Wat, all the people in the kitchen. One big happy family atmosphere. I'll be back in a few short months. Thankyou for being such wonderfull people and making my stay so good.

  64. hey hey its winther again first snow i norway where i live haha i see you soon 6 weeks say hi to nok mike and evry one cant wait remeber bg nr 17 its mine hehe stay well thomas.

  65. Thank you all.
    My kids and me hade a wonderful time.
    We will come back 2009

    The man who plays golf and his family

    Best regards especially to Nok and Bao

  66. Almost a year has gone and still I can hear Nok's voice welcoming us to breakfast or see Mike approaching with a cold SINGHA.

    Hope to see you again in 2010.

    The loud people from Chinese New Year 2008

  67. Cant wait to be back there this December!!!!!!!! My heart will always be in Than Sadet. Hope your all well and happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Hello nice people from Maipenrai! Me & my sons stayed 9 days at your place in august and we loved it so much!
    one of the most beautiful places I have ever been!
    I want to say hello to Nok & Mike!!

  69. Hey People from MAiPenRai

    Thank you everybody for the wonderful time! Thansadet beach is a paradise for me. i hope so much to come back again…


    Many Greetings to Nok, Mike and Bao !!!

  70. After a busy time backpacking around Thailand with my three children I felt like I'd come home at your home. Awesome people, food and bungalows. Paradise. I have fantasies about falling in love and bringing all my friends and family to Mai Pen Rai for a wedding!!! Thankyou for such an amazing place to be.

  71. Hey Mai pen Rai Beautiful people…

    Was the best place i ever visited. I will recommend you to everyone. Had the best time thanks to you mai pen rai…

  72. Thanks for our stay it was awesome, and we got the nicest bungalow too :)! Iยดll come back next year with my family. I hope Iยดll meet you on the boat to Phangan again, it was great to know things about koh phangan! Say hello to you little ones and see you soon again!
    / Matilda and friends

  73. We had a great stay, the food was excellent, the people very friendly. Our wish is to come again next year.

  74. Hi lovely people,

    Want to say thanks for everything you did for us, especially for the kids and the cooking for our baby. It was wonderful. Just a piece of paradise. Also very pleasant for my mind. We want to come back asap.

    Keep the vibe

    Love & kisses from Amsterdam for everybody
    Arthur – Sandra – Bodhi – Manoa

  75. Hey Mai Pen Rai, u guys gave me the best time i’ve ever had before. we’ll miss u all staff who were very very nice and friendly. hope to see u soon. we promise we will back . ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. hei fiona and teep!!!!! memories memories i am crossing my calender out again dreaming about your place in paradise evry day( no wonder why pepole do that after spending time at your place:-) ) is the rumor about an airport on koh panang right? tell me it will never happen we dont need another samui see you all in january say hello to all and spes jay singh loved her cokking, wish you all the best fore the rest of this year.

  77. Thank you again to the Mai Pen Rai crew. This is my 5th visit to you, and as usual everything was perfect. Missing your food Jay Sigh, and your singing in the kitchen!! Big hugs to Lily and Rosalie. See you next year Fiona and Teep.

  78. I stayed at Mai Pen Rai in April 2008 and had a great time. Bungalow right on the beach, genuinely friendly people running it, great food in the restaurant and a relaxed atmosphere that feels a million miles away from Haad Rin … Mai Pen Rai seems to attract interesting people passing through, too. There was always someone to have a quiet beer and a natter with (Kay and Buck, Ian, Marla, Nok – if you’re reading this, Hi!). Mai Pen Rai’s a little gem – I can’t recommend it highly enough.
    Jamie, UK.

  79. Hey Fiona and Teep, my name is Ian and I stayed in your resort with 3 Irish guys,`Mike Connor and Martin in 2006. I don't know if you remember us but we stayed there for about 3 weeks and used to drink on the beach till the late hours. I long to return to Mai Pen Rai and see you guys again. I hope you are all well and its good to see the pictures of the glorious place that keeps the memories flooding back of the country that has filled my thoughts since. I WILL be back.

  80. I Love thansadet

    at first i didnt think i will survive with no cellphone, my laptop and the A/c since i am not a big fan of hot weather but now i just cant wait to go back there… than sadet is such a beautiful place, i miss getting up early hearing the waves and just walk to the beach to swim or just sit at the restaurent chillin and talkin to people… ๐Ÿ™‚ also all the staff are so nice to me and friendly … thank you
    thank you again for the vecation of my life time, eventhough it was too short only 5 days… but next time i will make it longer for sure!
    i hope my Family Room on the Rocks will be waiting for me. i dont know why i want such a big room when it was just me and my another closefriend but ohh well.. we love the view from that room

  81. Been to this amazing place about 4 times over the past few years!!Looks like im not going to be going this year and i can already feel the withdrawal symptoms!!Thansadet is amazing in everyway, the people, the sights. its where my travelling began, so a lot of my best memories revolve around this place.Well recommended to anyone who likes sun, sea n the sand.

    Ps Nok- iv lost your email n i need to send you some photos-email me x

  82. Wonderful tropical ocean paradise. Going to sleep to the sound of the waves, waking up to the big blue right below us every morning,and hanging out with new friends at the beachside restaurant – doesn;t get any better than this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Thanks Teep and Fiona and Nok and Mi. Say Hi to Mor Seng for me.
    After going back to Than Sadet, after 6 years, I was a bit apprehensive but was pleasantly surprised to find that paradise hasnt changed one bit, still beautifull, quiet, un-developed, just a tranquil paradise. Thanks so much. I will be back hopefully in June or December, THIS YEAR….. ๐Ÿ˜€

  84. hello to paradise!
    i was there in february and loved it so much that i will come back as soon as possible,it will be july.
    and i am counting the days…

  85. Hi, my son and me will be visiting your place end of June, wanna hear all about Lieven (he's a collegue), who reccommended your place b.t.w.
    Lieven, onzen toer he makker, ziet er tof uit daar, goeie tip


  86. Wow, Fi! We were just talking about Lieven when I was there at Christmas! Had so much fun with the Belgian boys — can't believe that was so long ago!
    I'm a horrible friend and haven't written on here yet — but to everyone reading the guestbook, I've been part of the Than Sadet family for many, many years. My friends in Canada know that it's my second home and they will find me on the beach faster than they'll find me doing Christmas in Ontario.
    Mai Pen Rai has gotten bigger and better, and that's absolutely true. It's a phenomenal place. It is always what you want it to be. And more often — it is what you need it to be.
    Chill, hang out, lay in your hammock, party, play pool… This is a place in the world where I became myself — and I'm still there.
    Love to all.
    Thanks for a great Christmas!
    Love Clance.

  87. Hi Fiona, Teed, kids and of course Mije,
    after 8 diiferent stays during our trip through Thailand this year, Mai Pen Rai was best again. Thanks a lot. Whenever we are back in Thailand, we definitely come back, since your place has become sort of our Thailand home.
    Enjoy the kids and the sun, itยดs bloody cold over here.
    Rudi (sending a photo by separate mail)

  88. My plan to stay 4 day's changed into staying 25 day's !! What can I say more……..
    And if possible, I want to come back to this beautifull and very chill place.

  89. hey you all in the bubbel!!!!!!!

    hope this year will be the best for you all great place teep and fiona keep it real see you next winther you no it was pissen rain when i got home and it shure was a drag begining working. hehe teep the banglassie the one of the good drinks on your menu. a grat hail froam the north.

  90. hello mai pen rai crew its been abaut 9 years ago now had a verry good time there and its nice to see the pics i have also 2 kids now jasmien 4 and baat 13 maybe i come back some day
    greetings to fiona

  91. Hi Fiona, just wanted to say hi and thanks again. Was really good to meet you and your family, even if random! Emailed you a while ago but not sure if it got through. Take care, Jack.

  92. hi every one ๐Ÿ™‚

    crossing out my calender and working hard to get out of the stress world and escaping to paradise ๐Ÿ™‚ your place was recomended by i frend and wow am comming 3 feb 08 cant wait!!!! greetings froam thomas. farway traveller.

  93. Dear Mai Pen Rai

    Thank you for a wonderfull holiday, at 'the end of the world' – we enjoyed it so much. Thank you to all the people in your staff- they were just fantastic to us, especially our boys.
    We would like to come back.

    Love from
    Jon, Martin, Bo & Marianne

  94. Hi Fi et ll! I've sent you an email saying hi and with infor on a friend/relative of mine who will be heading your way. Hope you and the family are wonderful!

    Lots of love, Joel

  95. Dear Fi, Teep, Lily and Rosalie:-)
    I miss you too!!! You made my time with you so special and looked after me big time and more…will never forget! Think of you all so much and think of ways to return soon… Big hugs to you all..Love you, Iain xxxxxxx ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. dear family,
    we stayed in april for 3 weeks and had a wonderfull time with you. now we are 4! 3 weeks ago little sune
    arrived in this world. we are so happy to have this healthy baby. i think it has a lot to do with the beautyfull holydays we had!
    lots of love
    tomas julia khaya sune

  97. Hello everyone =)
    Was so lovely to see you all. Have just been looking through the pictures of your beach, I really hope we can come and visit soon! Well just wanted to say hello.

    Lots of love
    x x x x

    Miss you

  98. Hi Fiona, Hi Teep!

    Wow! I can't believe it's been almost 3 years already! I left the island after the tsunami so it must be!? Anyhow, I've really missed it and wish I was still there. I am coming back for a visit in a few weeks. By myself this time! Can't wait to meet your youngest. Got your pictures and the girls are so beautiful!
    See you soon. :high:
    Blessings, Siri Anand

  99. Hi Fi, Teep, Rosalie and Lily ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah, me too, had a great time at Mai Pen Rai!

    Second time already and i can't wait to be back!

    Little words, real meaning

    Mark, going to send you a e-mail soon.


  100. Hi Fi, Teep, Rosalie and Lily!

    I had the best time ever at Mai Pen Rai. Great seeing Fiona again after about 14 years.

    Hopefully I will find my little paradise one day.

    I will definately be back and I can't wait.

    Tristan, if you are out there somewhere send me an e-mail.


  101. hello fiona, lilly, rosalie and teep, bao, raa, sai and the kitchen crew…!!!
    we miss you all!!! we had such a great time at your place.
    the pictures we promised you, will be send soon by mail!!!
    hope you all are ok!
    gianni the rib & thomas the cook
    say hello also to song and jit – tschok dih!!

  102. HEY EVERYONE!!!
    I miss you all already, ๐Ÿ™ ..being back in Hong Kong again is really strange after Mai Pen Rai! I had such a wonderful time with you.. the people.. the weather.. the place.. the people..the foood.. the people.. were all unbelieveable. Amazing. Fantastic. STUPENDUOUS.
    Lots of Love to you all,
    Lulu xxx

    ps. I'll be back. Mwah ha ha haa!

  103. Hello Fiona ,Teep,Raa,Baou,Lilly and everybody else on the most beautiful place on earth.
    We miss you and your lovely bungalows.

    But we love to see you again,maby next year.
    Your place made our vaccation complete.
    Rasmus talk alot about Lilly and Lulu,i hope to hear from her soon.
    Lots of Love from us to you.
    Yemisi,Uffe,Rasmus and Casper

  104. We stayed Christmas and New Year 2006-2007 and had a wonderfull time with our three kids Bart, Sem and Mees. It's a wonderfull location. The staff very friendly and our children loved them for letting them into the kitchen.
    Fiona we hav wonderfull pictures of your daughters and we will send them by mail. For the Dutch visitors: see
    Until this moment only text but soon with pictures.

  105. My fiancรฉ and I are planning to stay in Than Sadet from January 17. Is it nessasary to make a reservation from Denmark, or can we wait till arriving? Looking forward to experience and enjoy this 'paradise on earth'! Regards, Jeanett.

  106. The food is lovely inthe guesthouse, staff are very helpful and the hammocks are justdelightful. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  107. sawas dee krup Fiona and Teep
    i hope u still remember me.I am Carlo from italy the poompui one.
    i hope u are doin fine and yr child is growing well
    i miss u and than sadet
    i hope to come back there soon
    chok dee mak mak

  108. The Last Part Of Heaven On Earth!! with Hospitality to match.
    Thankyou Fiona, Teeps, and staff.

    P.S. The outbound journey by 4×4, in the dark, has been one of lifes mysteries!!!! Hope to see you in sept again.

  109. Is this place as amazing as it looks??? Planning to take my 6 and 13yr old next spring,niether of them have ever been outside Europe,so this really is a dream holiday!!would really love to hear from anyone with stories,pictures or even an opinion……

  110. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello Teep! After I found your beautiful site, i thought I was in Paradise. Everything was great, the food , the nature, the bungalows and the people. First I lived in that gorgeous seaview bungalows and then in No. 5 at the river I loved that place very much, sitting in a hammock
    This place is so relaxed and very well run. Sorry that I didn t say good bye, but the boat came too sudden…
    Thanks a lot, I will never forget!

  111. Hi Teep,
    Just found your website, congratulations on your child! Miss Than Sadet so much it hurts. Its the most beautifull memory a person could have. Three years is too long to be away. Hope to come back soon. Regards to Watt, Plaa, Porn (where is he?) O, Annik, and all the crew from Than Sadet.

  112. Looking back at the picture gallery makes me miss this place so much. We were originally going to stay for only 7 days and ended up staying 20.
    The location, view, people and and and endless supply of what ever you want is what made this the perfect place to really experience Thai Land.

    We are SOOO going back!

  113. Greetings to one and all from crazy Scot Derek who had a great 3 weeks at Mai Pen Rai, especially with the Irish contingent. We didn’t manage to drink the place dry, but did manage to make you run out of Vodka and Red Bull! Thanks for a really special time, keep up the good work. I’m now back in the UK working (stupid or what!). Song recorded in Bungalow 2 on my website at

  114. Hi Teeps and Fiona, we stayed in bungalow 3 from 29th September – 2nd October. We had the most amazing time at Than Sadet, and sitting in rainiy Wandsworth in London right now, all I want to do is come back to the beach………… there are very few places that I want to return to when I travel as I always feel you should explore as much as you can but your place is definitely somewhere I will return to again (and again )……. I miss my coconut and coffee shakes and great pad thai !! Thank you for looking after us.

    Thank "Barbeque" (the dog for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting the old boy ) for sleeping outside and guarding our bungalow at night too !!

    Sarah and Henry xx

  115. hello, i wish to thankyou for an amazing time that i had on sansedet. so jelous you life there. i will be back some day.


  116. hy!
    i#m back home now and already miss you all and the beach!it was a great time and i want to thank specially nok and the boys!next year i come back to paradise!see you when you see me,sem

  117. just came back and had again a nice time at mai pen rai. i really miss this banana milk shakes here in germany. one of many reasons to go back next year.
    best regards to teep, fiona and all the others!

  118. My son is staying on Koh Pha Ngan…there was an earthquake in that region yesterday….is he OK..???also I am more concerned with transvestites chancing him down the beach…what is up with that behavior??? I need some info….His loving mother..


  119. Hey there guys, wow I’m reading through your guest book and do my eyes read right???? Your now a mommy!!!! congratulations Teep and Fiona. I can’t believe that it has been nearly 3 years since I was last at your place and I tell you what I can’t wait to return.
    Keep in tough You!!!
    Lots of Love Rhian

  120. Hey there !

    Looking forward to our first visit to Mai Pen Rai… !
    We’re really excited and hope its everything we wished for …. !

    Big Kiss and see you VERY soon!

  121. hi teep and fiona ,coming soon to thansadet again. around 19 march, looking forward to see you all, big hallo to georg from bonn.

  122. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hallo Teep,Fiona and Lilly. I will be in Tan Sadet on 12th of March. It will be very nice to see you and all the other people and I am looking forward for the next Pool Championship. Keep practising and I will see you soon. George

  123. Hello everybody.

    I’ll be back next week with my father and some friends!

    Ps: Can you you buy some mangoes ???????????? Please ???? :rolleyes:

  124. I haven’t been to your resort yet, but with somebody like Fiona up there I believe it must be an incredible place. Hope to be over in 2005, that would make it about 13 years since we last saw each other.

    Kindest regards to you and your family.

    Mark Pinnick

  125. Paradise is as much about the people as it is about the scenery. Than Sadet it the closets place to Paradise Iโ€™ve found. Hope to see you again and thanks for everything.
    Mark. (

  126. Greetz and Respect to the Mai Pen Rai Family! Was there 02/2004. Itยดs really a "was there and will come back" place. Try my best to do so next year.
    By the way: is the dog Sticky still alive?

    Stay as you are!


  127. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. It has been a long while since I have been there but to me it is very much a place where you feel at home.
    Take care. Sheils

  128. At the moment I am at work sitting in front of my p.c. and dreaming of than sadet and its relaxing atmosphere.
    Those 3 weeks passed by too fast !
    We will come back! For me Phangan / Than Sadet is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Greetings, Julia

  129. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hallo Teep,Fiona and Lilly.
    I hope everything is fine in Tan Sadet and you enjoy it seeing your daughter growing up. I am not sure if I come in February, because I start a new Job in Oktober and my first Vacation is around April. May be my boss let me go earlier. I hope so. All the best and say hallo to Song,Jit,Wau Loon and Jo. Djog dee krap

  130. Hello Fiona, hello Teep, congratulations!!! I met John on Mallorca, he visited me on my exhibit and told me, that you are parents now!!! Wonderfull!! You must have a wonderfull littele child. Can I find a photo somewhere of the whole family? – Can you imagine: I dreamed of Than Sadet….I am so happy to found your internetside now and I have to tell you, that I rearly feel homesick to Than sadet!!
    Hopefully I will come and visit you in the beginning of 2005. Otherwise I will be crazy. More than 3 years without a this place for ‘naturelovers and artists, with a very nice water fall and #@*%!ing good food’ is impossible!! And, I hope to meet a lot of the lovely people again, that I met once. (Andrew B. are you still joining Than Sadet?) At the moment I am preparing an art-Installation for greece on Paros, Kyklade Islands. I am there from 17th Aug. until 19th of Sept.2004 and hope that everything will be o.k. If anybody is there in this time: You are invited to the opening! Contact: apothiki
    So, hope to hear of you.
    Kisses from rainy Cologne
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Gaby

  131. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello, what a wonderful web site and beautiful bungalows. Im thinking of staying here next year as a part of an artistic retreat for myself. I am wondering if there are other artists who have stayed here for long periods of time. If there are I would love to hear from them. I am hoping to stay at your bungalows as they look perfect for what I need (ocean views). Thank you for the great web site!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  132. It looks great, I am planning to visit with my son (8 y.)in July. Is it also a good place for children or is it maybe too quiet?

  133. hi folks, dunno if you remember myself and the lad zak from england, came to than sadet a couple of times during 2002-03. clearly need to return, but feel a bit guilty about going thailand again when theres so much else to explore. so to excuse it we’re going china first and attempting to get there overland…. should be hectic

  134. If it is half as beautiful in real life as it looks in the photographs, it will be paradise.

    Hopefully I’ll be there in January/February 05.

    Btw….what a great website.

  135. Beautiful web page and photos.

    I visited Thansadet in 1992. Had a wonderful time staying in a hut up on the cliff, the cooking was unbelievably good, and there was a baby monkey that would sleep in my shirt while sucking on his big toe.

    I’m wondering, are those same folks still around?

    Now that I have two children, we’re thinking of coming back for another visit.


  136. My son, Martin, is visiting Than sadet for the moment. He has been writing about the "paradise on earth". The photos tells me that it is the truth! I hope that some day I will be able ti visit you too!

  137. Hi ya
    Happy new year you guys.I wishes you guys got millions best things.
    well i was there at Than sadet last 1st May 03.that’s was a wonderful time for me.anyway i wish i can be there again soon.say Hi to Jin and all stuff there.
    take care

  138. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hi Fiona, we wish you a happy New Year !
    We talk often about our stay in mai pen rai, the most beautiful place in thailand with lovely people. Take care
    christiane + son matthias

  139. Sawadee krap Teep and Fiona !
    I wish you a happy new year and looking forward to see you in February around 25
    Say hallo to Jit and Song,Wau and loan and plaa
    All the best and chok dee krap

  140. hey every1 who reads this my name is caitriona and im going to be going to thailand fopr the first time in jan for about 3 months..i wnat to stay in koh pha ngan for maybe 2 months…i just want to know if any1 has any good places to go….or places 2 stay?lookinh forward 2 seeing everything and thank you to those who read this

  141. Hy Fiona; Hy Teep !
    We start in 5 hours our third trip to your bautiful place.
    We hope, that we be there at the 1 of december.
    So we maybe arrive together !

    Se you soon !
    Andi & Julia

  142. Hi Fifi and Teep! Great news!!!
    AND Fi you are the best youngest sister in the world. Hope to see you soon.
    Bear hugs and kisses! Brother Iain XxXxXxX

  143. Hi Fiona and Teep and all at Thansadet.

    I had a brilliant time in june 02 and i am tring my hardest to return this year.

    All people reading this, Thansadet is heaven a place of friendly people and relaxation, visit it and be nice.

    Watch out for Anchors on the beach, i got one right in my foot ๐Ÿ™‚

    take care all and c u soon

  144. Hi Everyone in Thaan Sadet!
    I’ve been meaning to come back for ages and have finally managed to plan my next trip!!!! Hurray!!!!
    We (sis and I) will arrive on the 20th of April hopefully. Any chance of reserving a hut on the beach? Thank you and see you soon!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jana

  145. Hi!
    Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Feels silly to be back in rainy Europe. The week in Bungalow 17 was one of our Thailand Highlights. Greetings to "Sir Hiss", sleeping in our shower, i hope he will not crawl out of my bagpack when Iยดll open it ๐Ÿ™‚
    See you soon!

  146. Hi guys at Than Sadet we had a great time on your beach and will be coming back soon. We have caught up with Thomo and Jazmin since down under and treasure the friends you make at Than Sadet what an atmosphere. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  147. Now it’s really too much time I don’t come back in your paradise (almost 3 years!). I wish I could come at the end of this august for two weeks.
    My best wishes.

  148. Sawadee krap Teep and Fiona!
    I wish you a happy new year and looking forward to see you hopefully in mid February

    All the best and good luck

  149. Sawadee ka Best wisches to Teep, Fiona and Rudi i have a very good hollyday at 1998 and 2001 with my friends and children. I hope we see as later, By BY and a very good Trip to all other people.

  150. Hi folks,
    i had the plesure of staying at your corner of the earth JAN. this year
    Well am coming back, its so calm.
    Probley see ya late JAN.
    P.S Hope you two had a nice break

  151. Mai pen rai is a perfect name and you have a great homepage. If you compare the quality of websites today and just 3 years ago, what a difference! Take care!Jens /

  152. in springtime, I spent several days in than sadet – the most beautyfull place I have ever been to!

    greets from cold switzerland ๐Ÿ™

  153. Hello to everyone who was in Than Sadet from April 02 – September 02.

    The Japan Crew – Tommo, Jasmin, Mia and Ugi.
    Simon and Sanjay – The Ultimate Stonners.
    Kirsty & Jerome – The Mushroom King & Queen.
    Jenny – "where’s me Feckin Singha".
    The Isle of Man Crew (u know who u r Yessers).
    Luke & Holy (Pest Control!)
    Tom (Isle of White) – Our David Belamy.
    Jonny & Elliot (The last of the big-spenders).
    Mad "Small Pants" Marco – He’s not Crazy, He’s an Aeroplane!
    The London Massive – Srijiva, Tokin Thomas, Jamie (The Ogre).
    The Happy Scouser DJ Mix Master Mike. And Everybody else – hope ya’ll sound and enjoying what ever you are doing! For sure we’ll bump into you all again and enjoy the laughter and fun that we shared in Paradise.

    We would also like to give a BIG thanks to all the Staff @ Mai Pen Rai it was great to see the old faces and meeting the new crew. Missing you all loads and so looking forward to coming HOME seeing you all again in Feb 03.

    *Teep, Fiona, Pell, Jin, Nung & your bungalow building posse, Mr Jong and The Double Act – Wat and Kwan (when is the next Thai Boxing?) Thankyou for putting up with us and making our 5 month stay on Than Sadet the BEST.*

    Big up to the Dog Jedi Knights: Nong Skywalker Black, Bobina, Horney Cola, Wheres me balls – Karrung and not forgeting the Don – BBQ.

    Keep it Real
    Keep it Chilled…. H’asta Lu’ago Hombres
    Rhian and Phil

  154. Fiona, Ow, Khan, Che …

    We’re back home now, and can’t believe two weeks have already gone by.

    Thanks for your warm hospitality while we were on our honeymoon. We’re enthusiastically recommending your spot to friends that value peaceful, inspiring holidays with wonderful people.

    If I see Mr. Simon Carrot I’ll grab him, sit on him and call you for further instructions.

    All the best to all of you. Your smiles will forever be part of our wedding memories. We’re so thankful!

    Take care of each other,

    mdot and kiki

  155. dear fiona, dear teep!

    last january (2002) i stayed with you for approx 2 weeks. (the bigger hut with the hammock on the 2nd floor).

    it was one of my best times into my life. really!

    next year (march) i will come back (together with my girlfriend).

    is the than sadet still okay next march? last time i heard it could be possible that you have to close the maipenrai (because of the nature park?).

    pleas give me some informations about that!

    thanks a lot,
    greg. ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. If you’re yet to visit Than Sadet, leave a few more days than you planned. It’s a paradise you won’t want to leave!
    Hi to Jasmin, Tommo, Fiona, Bodger and Badger woman and Angel Lady.

  157. ๐Ÿ™‚
    happy to find the first page for a great beach on koh phangan, than sadet. People there is a great waterfall and great jungle. I was several times overthere, cool atmosphere on that beach, great place to stay

  158. Just want to to say hello to Pieter, Jutta and Mike from Holland who stay at Thansadet. Hope they have a great time at mr Pok’s bungalow. If you see them say hello from Bart and Emmy from Steenwijk The Netherlands:-)