With family in Thailand, September 2012
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 12, 2012 5:49 PM Last Post By: garyandkat
Jun 11, 2012 2:59 PM
With family in Thailand, September 2012Hi, we like to spend three weeks for Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Bangkok.
We = myself, my wife and our sun (4,5 years).
1. Shall we book in advance? As a young family you cant spend a lot of time for negociating and checking, because for sure your kid has something else to do..
2. Beaches Koh Samui: Thong Nai Pan? Bhophut?
3. Most important: Recommendations for nice hotels (No, we do not want to spend 200 USD a night in luxury resort, but some luxury like a pool would be nice). Just post them..(PM if you prefer).
4. We have checked littlenomads, but it seems that the recommendations are outdated, e.g. World Resorts received very mixed reviews.
Thanks, Pete, Mel and Fritz
Jun 11, 2012 5:51 PM
11. Yes you should book in advance at least for the first night as you don't want to be running around trying to find something with a young child in tow.
2. Thong Nai Pan is on Koh Phangan, not Koh Smaui. Buphut is a great area however the beach is not. You are better off in Lamai.
3. You can look on sites such as Tripadvisor for reviews. That will help steer you in the right direction.
4. See #3
Jun 12, 2012 2:38 AM
Jun 12, 2012 12:39 PM
3Thanks for your answers.
1. Agreed for the first nights, what is your experience: better rates in the internet or walk-in-prices preferable?
2. Sorry, confusion on my behalf, I meant Bang Makham Beach (northern part). Any other beaches that you could recommend?
3. From our experience from Bali, a lot of hotels we have not found on trusted reviews were pretty nice and fairly priced...
besides we are still interested in your favourites for Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Bangkok?
In a nutshell: your favourite beaches and hotels (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Bangkok).
P,M & F
Jun 12, 2012 5:49 PM
4We have stayed at these places with our young children and enjoyed all of them.
Maenam Beach, Koh Samui (www.maenamresort.com) This one doesn't have a pool but the beach is very child friendly
Quiet beach with a few options for restaurants and shops for supplies
Lamai Beach, Koh Samui (Grand Thai House) www.samuigrandthaihouse.com. In a busier area but nice beach, can do a bit of shopping and eat out at different restaurants.
Sensi Paradise Resort, Koh Tao (www.kohtaoparadise.co) Great for snorkelling, seeing fish. If your son can wear a mask he will be able to see some tropical fish but may not be able to manage the snorkel. My daughter was 6 before she was able to snorkel.
Ko ChangBook now
(3 star Hotel)
From US$41.04 per night
Ko Pha-NganBook now
(3 star Hotel)
From US$39.68 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$62.91 per night