Myself and 3 friends are planning a very cheap 2 week stay in Thailand, just to chill out on the beach and enjoy the weather and the fantastic scenery. I have heard that there are £1 a night beach huts available, but have yet to find any kind of information about where they are, how to book them, or any kind of info at all. Does anyone know of any websites or anywhere that can give me some info on them??
The really cheap huts usually aren't advertised. You just turn up. The four of you should be able to share huts for a minimal price.
The conversion rate is about 75 Thai baht = 1 pound sterling ... I'd imagine that 100 - 150 baht would be a good deal for a double room. Depends also what tourist season you go in as well
Wocca, can you actually give any hints on where the location of some of these are? Township or beach name or region etc?
The last island I stayed on was Koh Chang over near the Cambodian border. The Tree House was offering bungalows for about 150 baht per night. There were others advertised further south towards Bang Bao for 100 baht
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We are going to Japan for 3-4 months at the end of October, after that we were going to visit Thailand (Jan/Feb), yeh any tips on where to go, regions/beaches would be a great help.
Best place to look for advice on beach huts on Koh Chang is at www.iamkohchang.com. It's run by a guy named Ian. The site is a scream to read, but he has a lot of good tips on what's good and what's not.
If a party scene is more what you're into, Lonely Beach is, oddly enough, the place to be. If it's quieter beaches, go for Bang Bao. Don't be fooled by Bang Bao Sea Huts, though, if you come across them on the web. They're not cheap!
Tree House is the standard, but they just moved in the last year. Anyone--have they even opened back up yet?
I'll be at work tomorrow at a place where I just answer phones all day. Kinda late now--I'll spend some time tomorrow looking up a few names for you so you can cut your chase time down when you get there!
If you're interested in a place not on the beach but a bit of a different experience, check out Jungle Way. They are really cheap and offer hiking and elephant treks, among other things. They're a good deal for the price.
"...Tree House is the standard, but they just moved in the last year. Anyone--have they even opened back up yet?..."
The Tree House closed for only one month last year. They opened up again but they are moving sooner or later, because the Thai land owner isn't going to renew their lease at Lonely Beach.
The Tree House is moving to Long Beach. Click here for the Tree House webpage:
Thanks alot Wocca/rbyslipahs, I really appreciate the help, I know that its gonna be a long time before i actually get to Thailand but this is gonna be my first big travelling holiday so i want to get as much information as possible - So thanx again both of you
Thanks, Wocca! I couldn't find anything definitive on the web, but I thought it had opened back up.
Cormie ~ Here's a list of some beach bungalows on Koh Chang listed by beach:
White Sand (Hat Sai Khao)
- White Sand Beach Resort from 200B
- Rock Sand Bungalows from 150B
- Arunee's Resort from 300B
Ao Khlong Prao
- KP Bungalows from 150B (I think www.iamkohchang.com had relatively positive things to say about KP)
- Coconut Beach Bungalows from 600B
Hat Khlong Makok/Kaibae
- Magic Resort from 500B (has ferries to Laem Ngop--big plus!)
- Siam Bay Resort from 500B (also positive comments on above web site)
- Tree House!! Koh Chang institution with bungalows from 150B. It's waaaay down on the southern tip of the island now.
I can't find my new book that lists a lot of cheap places, a number of them on (not so) Lonely Beach. This should be a good start, though.