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Hi ... Am looking for a little advice if anyone can help???

 

I'm travelling to thailand for the first time in march, staying for a month mainly in pattaya and koh chang but for the last 10 days of my holiday i would like to travel south but can't decide where to go???? some people i have spoken to say that i've got to go to samui "its the best" and others that krabi is the place to go.

 

If possible where ever i end up i'd like to stay on the beach so if anyone has any suggestions of any nice huts/bungalows to stay in that would be great!!

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The better beeches and scenery, go to Samui. its more expensive but worth it. krabi is nice, but you need to go into Au Nang for the Beech and nitelife, it only has a small amount of bars in Au Nang

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i am very big fan of koh samui , after the pace of Patong and pattaya its a great way for some relaxing time at the end of a holiday,

 

this year im going to split it between samui and krabi,(never done krabi before so i must try it)

 

in koh samui i stayed at the chewang garden beach resort, it right on the front and a couple of minutes walk to green mango.

 

green mango is the liveliest part on samui .http://www.samui-hotels.com/chaweng-garden/.......

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I went to Koh Samui last august and really liked it. Granted it doesn't have the nightlife of Pattaya,

there is still some fun to be had. A bit pricey unfortunately but well worth it I'd say.

 

Have fun!

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It depends on what you want. You would have already done the island bit in Koh Chang, so a lot will depend upon if you want more. I'd call Krabi more of a backpacker destination than Samui (at least these days). There are some cool beaches nearby but the P4P scene leaves a lot to be desired. Krabi is convenient for jaunts to Koh Phi Phi or even Phuket though. Samui is much more expensive these days than it used to be, I don't know about you but by the end of my holidays money is often a consideration.

 

Costs aside, my preference has always been Samui, it's such a beautiful island and has so many memories for me although the 40 Baht per night beach bungalows are long gone. How about Samui first, the Pattaya and then Koh Chang if you fancy the Island bit again ?

 

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Koh Samui 1987

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dr winstone ..... i love that 1987 pic of samui... where abouts did you stay . this year im gonna stay in lamai,

and fit in a few days on koh paghnan (haad salad) and koh tao to .... a few pics from haad salad last jan

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dr winstone ..... i love that 1987 pic of samui... where abouts did you stay . this year im gonna stay in lamai,

and fit in a few days on koh paghnan (haad salad) and koh tao to .... a few pics from haad salad last jan

That sounds like a great Island break you have planned.In 1987 and 1988 I was staying at Thong Yang beach at Sunflower Bungalows which closed 20 years ago. We used to ride bikes 18km every night to go and party at Lamai which at that time was just dirt roads and a single Disco (Flamingo) which was called Bauhaus last time I was there (2005). Despite the changes that whole group of islands are still beautiful places.

         ความจริงเป็นสิ่งที่ไม่ตายแต่คนพูดความจริงอาจจะตาย                 

The truth is immortal but people who speak it aren't - Thai proverb

Karl's Thailand - My YouTube Channel

 

 

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That sounds like a great Island break you have planned.In 1987 and 1988 I was staying at Thong Yang beach at Sunflower Bungalows which closed 20 years ago. We used to ride bikes 18km every night to go and party at Lamai which at that time was just dirt roads and a single Disco (Flamingo) which was called Bauhaus last time I was there (2005). Despite the changes that whole group of islands are still beautiful places.

that sounds great dr winstone ...... i love the islands , my 1st trip to los was 3 weeks spent flat out in Patong .

 

then last xmas spent 5 weeks split between pattaya (what an eye opener that was )then Patong .

 

then last week or so in samui . and didnt i ever need it lol ..this year going for 7 and half weeks .

 

hope to see krabi and phi phi as well ..... couldnt spend all that time in just pattaya and Patong it would kill me lol

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i am very big fan of koh samui , after the pace of patong and pattaya its a great way for some relaxing time at the end of a holiday,

 

this year im going to split it between samui and krabi,(never done krabi before so i must try it)

 

in koh samui i stayed at the chewang garden beach resort, it right on the front and a couple of minutes walk to green mango.

 

green mango is the liveliest part on samui .http://www.samui-hotels.com/chaweng-garden/.......

I have to comment on the Green Mango. I was there in July 09. Within minutes of going in a TG approached and said "my friend, she loves you" as she pointed to a decent (maybe a 6.5) 27 yr old looking friend. We danced and groped a bit then the English speaking friend told me that her friend (my groping partner) wanted to fuck me, but she couldn't speak any English. Well no problem! The translator gave me her phone # and me and the gropee took a cab to my place. After breakfast next morn I tried to get her to leave. But she was not taking the hint AT ALL. I ended up phoning the English speaking friend so she could tell my girl what I meant. Even though money was never mentioned I gave her 500 baht for the cab and to help ease my consciense. I went back to the Mango two more times trying to duplicate that experience....but no such luck.

 

Besides that night I wasn't very happy in Chaewang. The sidewalks were narrow and always packed with people. There were constant trucks with loud speakers hawking mui Thai shows. And that raw sewage smell in some blocks had me ready to move on after only 4 days. It is a beautiful place away from Chaewang.

"Hard work never killed anybody......but why take a chance??"

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dr winstone ..... i love that 1987 pic of samui... where abouts did you stay . this year im gonna stay in lamai,

and fit in a few days on koh paghnan (haad salad) and koh tao to .... a few pics from haad salad last jan

Just beautiful...

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