Stupid to go to Koh Phi Phi in August?
Replies: 44 - Last Post: Oct 1, 2009 4:30 AM Last Post By: kunjo
Jul 19, 2009 9:20 PM
15Phra Nang is nicest but the only resort there is one of those $us500 a night jobs. But East Railay is 5 minutes walk away at the shortest - plenty of nice midrange and some budget accomm there. It's on my page.
And you can walk from East Railay to West Railay in less than 10 minutes. West Railay is next nicest to Phra Nang.
Ton Sai which is a tricky climb over the headland from West Railay or a nice sometimes steep 20 minutes hike over the high saddle from East Railay has lots of budget accomm and some midrangers. Its beach looks nice high tide, got lots of exposed rock-dirty sand low tide.
Ao Nang beach is ordinary and busy with boats etc except way down the south (Railay) end up against the headland where it is reasonably nice. But yep, Ao Nang is a good base.
Jul 20, 2009 4:23 AM
16AS Tezza and Keirsek know I'll be there in August too - I have my heart set on Phi Phi/Koh Yao (check that out too looks stunning) even though it's technically a bit wetter but I just like the feel of these places (what you read about) - Tezza I'm staying and Railay Bay Resort - SAND SEA got lot's of bad reviews
Jul 20, 2009 6:00 AM
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Jul 21, 2009 4:59 PM
21Unless I'm wrong, Railay Bay is the one closest the south-western end of the beach. The pool is beachfront, across the path from reception/restaurant. Many of the sunlounges are placed on the terrace overlooking the beach. Pretty nice landscape daytime - magic night-time when the nearby soaring cliffs of the headland are floodlit.
I reckon Huzza could float around the pool on an air matress, favourtite gin and mixer in hand, and see those floodlit heights.
Jul 21, 2009 5:16 PM
Jul 21, 2009 8:20 PM
23Ao Nang has cheaper food, more options than Railay.
Ao Nang beach is not nice but Phra Nang past Railay is just a boat away.
Plenty of day tours to do.
Aircon good room with ensuite and tv in Ao Nang goes for 800 baht low season if you go 400m away from the beach. Much better value than expensive Railay.
Just walk past Maccas and you will see some small Hotels.
Jul 21, 2009 8:37 PM
Jul 21, 2009 9:41 PM
25Heineken thanks for the advice. I only have a few days there and have my heart set on Railay and the price is ok for old bags like moi - but keen to come back next time and explore that side more - cheers
Tezza - wow waves - yep Gigdet sized ones - so where is Moondoggy - showing me age now ;-p
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