Guest Houses in Raileh East?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 9:09 AM Last Post By: sofe1978
Aug 26, 2012 3:58 PM
Guest Houses in Raileh East?Hi,
I am planning my next trip to Thailand, I remember having seen a relatively inexpensive guest house in Raileh East (perhaps 400-600 Baht??) in January 2011.
Used to stay in Ao Nang, but feel a little frustrated about going back and forth, being (over)charged by the longtail cartel AKA "Ao Nang Boat Club" and want to see sunrise/sunset with peace of mind at my beloved Raileh Beach.
Can anyone remember / recommend affordable guest houses, in particular at Raileh East or Tonsai?
Any useful e-mail addresses to book in advance?
Thanks for your advice,
Aug 27, 2012 1:55 AM
You may or may not find this much help. I stayed in Ton Sai and managed to get my accommodation for 150baht per night. I cannot remember the name but to be honest there was more than enough options in the area and they were all evenly priced having spoken to people staying in various places. Just get there and sort it out when you arrive as there is no real need to book. Walking between the two is straight forward enough to so no need for longtails!
Aug 27, 2012 5:40 AM
Aug 27, 2012 10:34 AM
firstly, thanks for telling me about the cheap places in Tonsai, didn't think they 'd exist anymore.
(I wouldn't even have asked for affordable options in Raileh, if I hadn't noticed one of them last February.)
Secondly, what time of the year did you go. I know February will be high season, so I 'd be happy to hear about any options for 400 Baht or less.
(150 sounds almost too good to be true in the high season.)
By the way: isn't there a time of the day when you have to SWIM between Tonsai and Raileh East?
(Wouldn't be too much of a problem :)
Aug 28, 2012 9:09 AM
4We haven't been to Ton Sai since Feb 2010 but we too were staying in a place for around 150 a night. The huts were really really basic but fine, I can't remember the name but if you walk up the slope away from the beach they were the last set of huts you come to. Some are on the path and some a bit more set back into the trees, a lovely family ran them.
We could find nothing affordable or vacant in Railey. We liked the above place so much we stayed there twice!
The tide does come up between Railey and Ton Sai around 5pm if I remember rightly but you don't have to swim. The quickest way is to go round the rocks.. you can just about make it without swimming but it's not easy going. You have 2 other options.. go over the hill that separates the 2 beaches or you can walk right round the back which is what we used to do. It's a bit of a walk.. easier to describe from Ton Sai...
Go right to the back of the path, to the huts described above.. then keep going on this path. It goes up then quite steeply down through the trees. You'll come out to a more main path, turn right and you'll come to some accommodation. Keep going... you can turn off left by the cave to take you along Railey West beach and then on to Phranang beach or you can keep going, through the main Railey resort to reach the East beach. It'll take about 20 - 25 minutes.
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