I am currently planning my round the world trip for next year and we are looking at heading through Thailand and stopping there for a while. I have heard loads of people talk about the Beach Huts you can get for £2 a night but could someone direct me to a sight where I can see different ones and possibly book them? I cant seem to find them and I'm sure this has all been asked 100 times before.
Any help would be great.
P.s Huts dont just need to be in thailand, we are also travelling the cambodia and Vietnam
hey. i'm going to head there in the spring. let me know if any gives you info on that. i definatly would dig getting a beach hut.
Hi Pete, i dont think it will be easy to find Beach huts for 2 dollars on-line. Usually such places are not advertised on line, dont have web sites and have only phones, but not even e-mails. Or if they are in the sites, info should be in Thai. You will find them easily upon arrival, but not in advance (i think so) The cheapest i saw on internet was a bungalow 10 or 5 dollars double on Koh Chang in the rainy season though. It was not a Beach hut, but normal bungalow, quite nice. Enjoy the trip, I will follow the answers to your thread- maybe i am wrong. Good luck :-)
Svetlana is mostly right. The very cheap beach bungalows that we all envision; basic bungalow, right on a beautiful white sand beach, clear water lapping at the sand, are getting difficult to find, but not impossible. I would get myself to Krabi town and go into the many travel shops and tell them what you are looking for. They will have photos and descriptions of dozens of islands and beaches that are just what you are looking for. Most are just too small to have a website and advertise. But, you can see what is out there by doing a search; type in 'koh jum thailand', 'koh lanta', 'koh dok mai',
'andaman sea'. There are photos of Joy Bungalows and Woodland Resort on Koh Jum that look like what you are describing.
Another option is to visit the small beaches north of Nha Trang, VN. Dai Lanh Beach, 83km north of N.T. has bungalows on the beach for under $5/nite. Jungle Beach is 60km north of N.T. $10/nite. Paradise Resort is on Doc Let Beach, 30kn north of N.T. 3 bungalows are right on the beach, $12/nite includes 3 meals/day.
Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction.
I sometimes use this website to find the beach huts and cheap bungalows on the islands. Maybe you can try...
Or ask for help from Thais (I'm Thai)!!!
Hey Guys thanks for all your help.
The travel fish website is pretty good so i imagine i will be using that a fair bit for thailand. I pretty much figured that there is a limit to what you can get on the net and i'll just have to wait until i'm out there.... just so eager to go
If anyone else has any advice please feel free to contribute.
If you want to book a beach hut on Koh Phangan when theres a full moon party though I suggest you try to book in an advance as all the best resorts get booked up early apparently. Try http://www.phangan.info/ for some options, haven't booked myself through this site but probably will do once i know which party I'll be off to.
My and my other half are going to Thailand over christmas and New year (07/08), we intend to start off in Bangkok for a few nights and then travel south to different area's.
The beach huts had caught our eye and look like fun! Could any one advise us for our trip?
Will we struggle to get accomodation over there during this period with out booking it in advance? Does Thailand get very busy during this time of year?
Any help would be gratefully received : )
You are going at absolutely the busiest month of high season. Thailand's high season runs roughly from Nov. to April. The weather is at its best and it is cold in Europe. That equals plenty of visitors.
I would recommend that you either change your dates or book something before going. It will be packed out at this time of year. You will be competing for accommodation, transport, reataurants and tours. It will not be easy to just show up and find something acceptable at most of the beach resorts.
Send me a PM if you want additional details. Good Luck.
Yes, it is true, that they can be had, in Thailand, for £2 per night.
They have a double bed, and even a bathroom, in them and usually a balcony too, with a hamock.
However, u wont find these ones, on the internet. I can tell u where to find a few, on Koh Pha Ngan, if u want. I was there, last November, and stayed in one, for that price.