PHUKET - THE NEW 'BALI' ?
Replies: 80 - Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 10:43 PM Last Post By: davelliot
Sep 18, 2012 4:41 AM
Sep 18, 2012 10:54 PM
But isn't there still another bungalow /chalet place - Seaview bungalows further up that are close to the beach and in that price range ? .
In any case there are still places on other beaches that are 500 baht or less , although admittedly the restaurants can be pricey.
Havemoneywillgo , as I understand it you require air con - your concept of 'good accommodation' means it must have aircon . Please understand not everyone requires air con ,which makes a big difference to price.
QUOTE - "100 baht extra is expensive? You're bonkers. "
I said LESS than 500 baht , so the difference will be more than 100 baht. It all adds up in the end if someone is on budget.
Sep 19, 2012 6:19 AM
- Seaview bungalows
Would have to check in my files, but guess you mean the place on siam bay.
There cheapies are rooms in a two story building however, the ones in the lower floor are very low ceiling, not recommend for tall westeners...
Overall I'm not aware of any hut or bungalow on the beach under 600 or so.
Sep 19, 2012 6:49 PM
78No also another Seaview bungalows at Klong Chao towards south end of beach.
But not everyone needs all those things , furthermore you don't see the contradiction on the one hand of you on other threads saying Railay Beach and Ko Tao are overdeveloped - then on this thread extolling the virtues of spending more for upmarket acoomm - this is what led to Railay being overdeveloped.
The aforementioned Star Hut bungalows on Ko Phangan closed because they couldn't afford to buy the land . The high land price was caused by higher spending tourists. As a result an ordinary operator is forced out and the beach becomes more sterile and built up.
And some people who are travelling for longer time are not working.
Sep 19, 2012 8:11 PM
- As a result an ordinary operator is forced out
Their lease was up. They don't have the money to buy the land, they didn't have it to buy it in the past when it was cheaper.
What applies to everyone in business applies to them as well. They are no different than any other operator-investor. Your preference over their kind of business is irrelevant.
They are nothing but an operator that rented the land. They get no special rights. The owner decides what he is going to do with the land - and yes, he is going for more profit, as one does everywhere else in the world.
That's why there are no 5$ huts on Waikiki either.
Thailand is not a forgotten 3 world country anymore where one can buy beach front property for an apple and an egg.
Sep 19, 2012 10:43 PM
80QUOTE "Your preference over their kind of business is irrelevant."
But it is relevant to those who do have that preference even if there is nothing that can be done about it.
QUOTE - "Thailand is not a forgotten 3 world country anymore where one can buy beach front property for an apple and an egg. "
Its still a developing country where the minimum daily wage is only 300 baht a day and a pension can only be 500 baht a month . And the owner of StarHut wasn't trying to buy it with apple and egg , in fact he spent time in Middle East working to save funds to buy it .
I remember that Seaview Bungalows at Klongchao was behind the beach on the road leading out.
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