best islands in thailand besides...
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Jun 9, 2012 11:33 AM Last Post By: mila_agnieszka
May 17, 2012 12:27 AM
best islands in thailand besides...hey all,
i will be in thailand in a couple of days and would love to head south for some secluded beach time. been to samui, pha ngan, phi phi, and koh lanta. any suggestions to get away from the commercial vibe with beautiful, tranquil beaches, clear water and simple huts? any thoughts are appreciated
May 17, 2012 12:58 AM
1Koh Muk is nice and more low key. Most of the Trang islands fit into that description.
May 17, 2012 2:48 AM
2raramuri, I'm in the same boat but haven't been to the beaches you've visited, can you suggest somewhere on a beach with amazing sunsets, value for money (mid-budget) etc. I'm travelling through Vietnam and looking for peace and quiet for 5 days before heading back to NZ, thought Thailand would be the go rather than Vietnam. Am flying out of KL.
May 17, 2012 6:22 AM
May 17, 2012 9:19 AM
4"beautiful, tranquil beaches, clear water and simple huts"
Describes Bangkok perfectly!
May 17, 2012 10:59 AM
May 17, 2012 11:33 AM
6^ Little Koh Chang would fit the bill, although the beaches and water aren't as "paradisical" as places further south and it's now getting into wet season, so the water in that area might be getting a little murkier. Definitely quiet and cheap though - probably as close to Thailand as it was 15 or 20 years ago as you'll get these days.
May 17, 2012 2:06 PM
May 17, 2012 2:15 PM
May 17, 2012 3:54 PM
May 17, 2012 6:43 PM
10Here's some list prices for Mook (from a Trang agent)
Rubber tree (hi season)
Fan Bungalow+ABF 900
Bamboo Hut 300 (eh,?)
Koh Mook Resort
Garden view bungalow (Fan) 1200
Seaview bungalow AC 2000
In Front Bungalow AC 2400
Nature Beach Resort
2500 Hi season
1800 lo season
Hat Farang Bunglow
Standard Bungalow 350
standard room 250
superior bungalow 600 fan, 1000 AC
family bunglow 700 fan, 1100 AC
50 B a night discount if you stay 3 days
100 B discount if you stay 7
Charlie Beach Resort
Low season (may-end oct):
1) Bamboo bungalow, Fan 900 (tezza got them down to 500 Jun 2010)
2) Superior bungalow, fan 1200
3) Deluxe, garden view AC 1600
4) Deluxe beachfront AC 2000
Pre & end season (Nov, Apr)
High season (1-19 Dec, 11 Jan-end Mar)
Peak season (20 dec-10 Jan)
200B off eveything all Charlie Beachers without ABF (?err, that's breakfast I guess)
May 20, 2012 4:51 AM
11thank you for the great insight. parnsy, you should check out phu quoc island south of saigon. gorgeous beaches, relatively cheap and tourism still hasn't taken over completely yet.
i do have one other question...
after researching some of the places mentioned it seems that several places in the trang islands close this time of year, would it be better to head to the the gulf side for better weather, clear water etc?
May 20, 2012 7:13 AM
May 20, 2012 4:19 PM
May 20, 2012 10:25 PM
14Ko Muk ( Mook) was never an alternative style A Frame bungalow island but in the early 1990's Ko Mook Resort was low key with basic bungalow style rooms for 70 baht per person in 1993. This was the only place to stay . Farang beach was completely untouched , it used to be pleasant to walk down to Farang Beach in the afternoons and relax on an empty beach. One wishes the developers could have left it alone.
Here is PICTURE of Farang Beach when it was still unbuilt in 1993.
Little Ko Chang has nice and nature and views although the beaches are just tidal flats . It opened up many years before Ko Payam . A long time ago a travel agent in Khao San Rd had a promotion poster for Ko Chang on the wall which said - " Like Ko Samui In The 1970's " .
Ko ChangBook now
(3 star Hotel)
From US$51.49 per night
Ho Chi Minh CityBook now
(3 star Hotel)
From US$42.42 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$112.12 per night