help needed to chose island, hotel & beach
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Nov 24, 2013 4:13 AM Last Post By: dianita_tn
Sep 8, 2013 10:45 PM
help needed to chose island, hotel & beachI know this is being asked 100 times but still confuse, so need suggestion:
we r 2 guys in our late 20s going in January end for 12 days on tight budget, should we go to Phuket, Phi Phi & Koh Lanta OR Samui, Koh Tao & Phanang, we want budget but nice hotel under 1000 baht per night so ur help needed to choose one..
We want to stay at beaches where we can relax a bit with beer on beach bed as well can have some party, sports activities, some snorkelling but not crazy like Full moon parties, pls suggest ...
Sep 8, 2013 10:49 PM
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Sep 9, 2013 2:32 AM
7It's really based on preference. I suggest you start by looking on tripadvisor and using the search function on this forum for reviews. One person's trash heap is another person's goldmine. I stayed at Blue Andaman Resort last time I was on Lanta. It was fine, though I could have done without the bar next door with people tripping mushrooms as whenever I wanted to sit on the beach with my girlfriend at night, they would call to us asking us if we wanted a joint which got annoying after a little while. But, the rooms were fine and if you ride a motorbike, you can get to all the more secluded beaches quite easily.
Sep 9, 2013 5:48 AM
8"2 guys in our late 20s going in January end for 12 days on tight budget..."
Even Bangkok will be cheaper than Phuket!
Party every night, cheap hotels, cheap transportation, easy to get to from Bangkok, at a beach location - Pattaya! Cheaper nightlife than Phuket and Bangkok! Easy cheap bus ride to get there. Hotels in your price range. Lots of nightlife, good restaurants, malls, etc.
But the beach sucks for actual swimming. Some cheap hotels have pools. Beach okay for sunbathing, malls, nightlife, etc. (Local transportation only 10 baht. In Phuket you pay an arm and leg! About 125 baht for 2 hour bus ride from Bangkok.)
If you really need to swim at a beach go elsewhere than Pattaya!
You are almost young enough for Koh Phangan.
Up to you.
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Sep 12, 2013 2:09 AM
13^^ Good one Al.
Stating in BAHT what one's budget is should be mandatory for all newbies.
It's like asking for good nightlife- a complete waste of time, as unless one states what one considers to be good "nightlife" it could be anything, in LOS, Land of Gogos.
In future, I think I will advise anyone asking for "good nightlife" to go to Nana Plaza or Soi Cowboy.
Sep 12, 2013 2:14 AM
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