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kasabian_geoff

Hi guys, any information on the best part of koh Samui to stay in? Cheap but nice hotels?

 

To be honest I'm a bit wary of going... I will be taking my tgf to meet up with a few friends for 5 days over new year. The flights alone are around £400 for both of us.

 

Maybe I'm thinking of giving it a miss... Or would this be a big mistake?

 

Also have other plans to visit bkk, kanchanaburi, koh samed and pattaya so any tips would be great.

 

Cheers kasabian_geoff

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jerry

Flying from Bangkok you can use air Asia or Bangkok airways , must be possible for less money than 400 pounds .

The island is ok but not that special . Best place to stay is on or close to Chaweng beach (look on Agoda for good deals on hotels) .

It's more expensive than Pattaya or Samet . If you want something special (romantic/beautiful) look for Koh Kood , Koh Mak ,

Koh Chang or the Similan islands .

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LRanger

I did an estimate for last Xmas-NY for me and Thai wife for one week. Around 20-30,000 baht.

 

I gave it a miss, went to Jomtien-Pattaya, and had a ball.

 

We've done Samui twice now, it is nice and romantic, much more expensive than rest of Thailand but I thought that 4-5 days was enough.....

 

Ask yourself - what is that you want to do on holiday? If its beaches, Phuket. If its fun with women, Pattaya.

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gareth

where are your friends staying in samui

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kasabian_geoff

where are your friends staying in samui

 

They have booked a villa somewhere, I'm not sure exactly where. I think I'll probably end up giving it a miss anyway... £400 for flights for a 5 day trip is too expensive

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gareth

you can get to samui from bangkok with a train-ferry combo or a VIP bus-ferry combo , also leaving BKK early evening and arriving samui midday the train has nice sleeper cabins ,

in Samui there also still cheap accomodation to be found , i stay in a hotel 600 bht a night in Chawang called PR guesthouse clean and quiet and not to far away from things , heres the link http://www.pchaweng.com/

flights to samui are exspensive around 4300bht one-way

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kasabian_geoff

you can get to samui from bangkok with a train-ferry combo or a VIP bus-ferry combo , also leaving BKK early evening and arriving samui midday the train has nice sleeper cabins ,

in Samui there also still cheap accomodation to be found , i stay in a hotel 600 bht a night in Chawang called PR guesthouse clean and quiet and not to far away from things , heres the link http://www.pchaweng.com/

flights to samui are exspensive around 4300bht one-way

 

I might just look into this train/ferry combo. I like the idea of an overnight train, take in a lot of scenery. Thanks for the tip bud

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