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Christmas and New Years in Thailand

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1. Posted by diz1 (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am going to Thailand for Christmas and New years with my boyfriend. I would love some suggestions on where to spend it. We have been to Ko Samui and ko phangan (Haad Yo) before and loved it. We would like to go somewhere similar again. We would like nice bungalows/huts by the beach in a reasonably quiet place or at least somewhere where you can get away from crowds if you want to. On the other hand we would like a good party on new years if possible. I would not be against going back to Samui or Phangan but I am sure there are other great places out there to visit. Is accommodation hard to find i.e. have we left it late? I am thinking Phuket and Phi Phi as possibilities??

Any suggstions would be appreciated.

2. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

there's Koh Chang...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g580110-i9814-k681683-Koh_Chang_A_paradise_lost_read_before_you_go-Ko_Chang.html

but I think Samui is better for New Year...

3. Posted by Svetalinka (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was selebrating New Year last time I was in Koh Chang, it was the quitest New Year in my life:-) I think the best party on the island was in Amari resort, that is quite a good and expencive hotel. They had concert and fireworks, we stayed close to it. Other hotels and parties were nothing special.
I also think Samui should be better (i was not there, but heard its a nice place) and more developed. What about selebrating Christmas and New Year in different places? Otherwise parties will be very similar....

4. Posted by diz1 (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi thanks for the replies. We are considering Phi Phi and Phuket. However we are not sure where and when to be in each place. Also we want nice accommodation by the beach. I am beginning to fear that it may be booked out. Would anyone think Phi Phi and Phuket would be good for Dec/Jan and if so could they recommend nice accomm or a good beach to look for some on?

Cheers, Diane.

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I spent a couple of new years in Bangkok - it was a great atmosphere. But I prefer the city to the beach . . .