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1. Posted by brycemil (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hey All,

My Girlfriend and I are looking for an Island where we can just relax. Not touristy, not too developed, just nice relaxing peace and quiet.

We will be there from Oct-March, any tips much appreaciated.

Thank You
-Bryce

2. Posted by Tuntun (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Go to Tra Co Beach or Quan Lan Beach in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. It is wonderful place for relax or go to Phu Quoc Island ( Vung Tau) But I like Quan Lan most

3. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Come Kuakata Beach (Bangladesh). It is that what you want. It is also cheap (Only USD 5/ningt in modern hotel!!)

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y

Try to Krabi area of Thailand. You have the best of both worlds. Use Krabi as a base and explore the hundreds of small islands just a long tailed boat ride away. Many are deserted, your boatman will come back when you ask him to. Worth a look if you are in Thailand.

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6. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

koh tao in thailand is nice and quiet and very beautiful. also heard good things about koh samet.

happy hunting

joey

7. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 11y

Indonesia has some beautiful and relatively quiet islands which are easy to get to.
Nusa Lembongan, just off Bali, had great and cheap places to stay along the main beach.
The majority of visitors are surfers, as there are 3 good surfing spots just off the reef at the mouth of the bay.
Walk the island, hire a scooter to cross the bridge and checkout Ceningan island, or just relax on the beach.
Great local people, very friendly and helpful.
Good snorkelling just off the beach at Coconuts Resort (easy walk there from the main beach area), and great snorkelling along the cliffs of nearby island of Nusa Penida.
Or perhaps try Gili Meno, the middle Gili island off the north west coast of Lombok.
By far the quieter island of the three, and you can hire an outrigger to take you quickly to any of the others (Trawangan for example).
We have always stayed at the Kontiki on Meno which is naturally on the beach. The water is 50 yards from Kontiki's grounds, and the reef drops deep 50 metres off the beach. One time I was snorkelling right off the beach at Kontiki and there was a bleeding turtle 6 feet below me.
You can walk round the island very easily, and there are a few little stalls and restaurants to quench your thirst or eat very very fresh fish.
If that doesn't take your fancy, take the local ferry from Bali to Lombok and head for Kuta on the south coast.
There is one 4-5 star hotel about an hours walk out of Kuta town (village really), but the gold-draped Italians never come to town. They just pass through on their way to the airport. Very cheap and very easy to get to.
If that doesn't do it for you, take the bus from Lombok to the island of Sumbawa. Very few tourists ever get there, so you should have the place almost to yourself.

ENJOY

Anthony

8. Posted by Suneva (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Nusa Lembongan in Bali- i agree! Beautiful place to sit and watch the tide come in and go out, all day! as well as the seaweed farmers!
Stayed at cheap, Ski Inn which has hammocks to lie in and a ping pong table if feeling enrgetic!
I'm going to Vietnam in Nov- anyone suggest some quiet places there to chill?

9. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y

Quoting Suneva

Nusa Lembongan in Bali- i agree! Beautiful place to sit and watch the tide come in and go out, all day! as well as the seaweed farmers!
Stayed at cheap, Ski Inn which has hammocks to lie in and a ping pong table if feeling enrgetic!
I'm going to Vietnam in Nov- anyone suggest some quiet places there to chill?

Paradise Resort on Doc Let beach, 45K north of Nha Trang is a quiet, peaceful place to relax. $9 single, room & meals. Not much to do, but you wanted quiet!

10. Posted by silvercann (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

Lantau island in Hong Kong, the non-airport side. I just came back from Hong Kong about a month ago. After a couple days in Hong Kong i couldn't stand it anymore. Lantau was perfect! Small cities where you can see the temples up on the hill but takes an hour to hike up there. You can hop the ferry to HK if you want a busy day - it's less than a 30 minute ferry ride, and if you need to get to the airport, it's a 45 minute bus ride. the place we stayed was the only hotel in the village and pretty cheap - $40 a night, which included a very well maintained pool and fabulous buffett breakfast. also, because it's a little weekend getaway town for the HK people, there are two large grocery stores with great prices so you can save on food costs. as far as it being a weekend getaway, you don't really see an increase in people because they are all their chillin in their homes. really fabulous!