A group of Swedes leaves the snow and ice of the Scandinavian winter for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand, hoping to embark on a life-changing adventure and make a fresh start. The long-suffering wife of an abusive ex-pilot longs for the chance to be treated with dignity, while a corpulent, lonely engineer hopes to marry a young Thai woman and start a family with her.
Chang clashes with Kajsa over the future of the bungalows, Glenn’s marriage to local girl Kaa gets off to a rocky start, and Bengt and Majlis contemplate their future.
Majlis contemplates staying in Thailand as a diving instructor, Chang and Kajsa clash over the future of the village and a self-pitying Glenn hits rock bottom.
Happiness Bungalows opens for business, Majlis and her husband Bengt clash over their future in Thailand, and Glenn grows closer to Oh – unaware she is a ladyboy.
Majlis ponders a grave moral dilemma, Glenn continues to receive help from Oh and the feud between Kajsa and Chan intensifies.
Bengt Jr confronts Majlis about his father’s disappearance, the immigration police arrive at Happiness Bungalows and Glenn may finally have found true love.
Joy tries to find the money to bail Kajsa out of prison, Glenn declares his love for Oh and Majlis’s world collapses when a shocking discovery is made.
Joy and Pong plan to run away together, Glenn professes his love for Oh, and the police grow increasingly suspicious of Majlis over Bengt’s death.
Joy and Pong elope, Majlis hides from the police while continuing to work as a dive instructor and Glenn contemplates suicide when his dreams are dashed.
Locals and expats unite in solidarity after a tsunami ravages Thailand. Chang and Kajsa set aside their differences, while Glenn shows true courage.