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1. Posted by stpauligrl (Budding Member, 5 posts) 29 Oct '05 16:08

I'm on the lookout for some great beaches in countries (or at least cities) that are still inexpensive to visit. I'd prefer some that are not already completely overrun with tourists. Any ideas??

2. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru, 516 posts) 29 Oct '05 23:46

Hi,

May it will help if you are more specific...are u looking for tropical beach paradise, somewhere in SEA, Indian Ocean, Australia, NZ?

Welcome to TP!
dana

3. Posted by stpauligrl (Budding Member, 5 posts) 30 Oct '05 13:28

You're right -- my request is too broad, but I really am open to anything. To narrow it down, let's say SE Asia to start with. I'm also very interested in Croatian beaches....

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3536 posts) 30 Oct '05 17:12

It will be hard to beat the Krabi area of Thailand. Use the town of Krabi as your base and visit the hundreds of islands in the Andaman Sea.
You can choose lightly visited islands or even deserted ones.
Hire a boatman to take you to the many deserted beaches off the coast, spend the day or several days. Or take the ferries to Koh Lanta, Koh Jum or Poda. This is the prettiest part of Thailand, IMHO.

5. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru, 516 posts) 30 Oct '05 18:58

Try Ko Libong...less touristic

there is a resort on the island...Libong Beach Resort which is located on a lovely white sand beach with just a few rocks. The beach is the perfect spot for the daily stunning sunset. The resort is a good place with a friendly, family like atmosphere. The staff can organise snorkeling trips to other islands and jet ski hire. There is also a SCUBA centre.

From Trang, take a minibus to Had Yao for 50B. From Hat Yao, take a boat to Koh Libong. The boat costs 150B per boat to Ban Praw pier or 400B direct to a resort, or 20B per person on a shared boat. The shared boats leave about 200M away from where the minibus will drop you off.

At Ban Praw pier on Ko Libong, there is plenty of motorcycle taxis and a trip to a resort will cost around 50B for the 8km trip.

Over in Malaysia, try Pulau Tiga, off Sabah Coast. It's where the 1st survivor series was made...u may like the fine sands, volcanic mud bath, snorkelling....fly to KK (air asia), take bus to Telok Penyu, and then fast boat to the island...

have fun under the sun!

6. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member, 336 posts) 1 Nov '05 19:06

What an intriguing profile you have.

Im a big fan of St Pauli and the stance of that club. Writer, eh? Youve got me on a hook here......

7. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member, 336 posts) 1 Nov '05 19:07

Oh, by the way....Palolem beach in Goa (out of season). Its the nuts. I'd go further but i couldnt be bothered but its not touristy, no flourescent drinks with umbrella's here.....its beer or gin & tonics.

8. Posted by stpauligrl (Budding Member, 5 posts) 1 Nov '05 20:49

Funny I was just tonight wondering about southern india, thinking there had to be something there. thanks. the st. pauli doubles as a reference to minnesota's capital city, in which i live (and write) by the way...

9. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member, 349 posts) 1 Nov '05 23:15

A "nartherner!!" Another place to check out that hasn't been overrun (yet) is the area around Sihanoukville in Cambodia. It's just starting to come out of the darkness, and fairly easy to get to from Thailand via Koh Chang, which also has quite a few places to offer. Cambodia isn't always the cheapest, but it's mainly in the touristy areas like Siem Reap, PP, and the border crossings that you feel it the most.

10. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member, 295 posts) 2 Nov '05 01:38

I'm on the lookout for some great beaches in countries (or at least cities) that are still inexpensive to visit. I'd prefer some that are not already completely overrun with tourists. Any ideas??

Do not consider any beaches in Sydney Australia (especially Bondi or Manly).