What country is home to a bungalow resort called Coco Gardens which prepares authentic Thai food in a safe manner for allergy sufferers?
Once we reached Koh Phangan I was understandably wary after my ravenous bus journey. We headed to a bungalow resort called Coco Gardens (100/7 M.1,T. Koh PhaNgan, Surat Thani, 84280) which had been recommended by a friend and it did not fail to amaze. The beautiful beachfront resort is run by two English guys and a small accommodating team of Thai staff who were made aware of the consequences of food allergies, leaving them able to cook any item on the menu without risk of contamination.
At last, a place where allergy sufferers can enjoy genuine authentic Thai cuisine without a care – a luxury so many other travellers take for granted. If for any reason you felt the need to eat outside of the Coco restaurant (which believe me, is doubtful) all restaurants in Haad Rin (home to the notorious Full Moon Party) are just a short taxi ride away and provide excellent English descriptions of all dishes. Look out especially for a small unnamed bar which plays TV show Friends 24-hours- a-day and serves the best pizzas on the island.