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1. Posted by mark1980 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Hi, just wondering whether it is necessary to book ahead with accommodation around Xmas and New Year in Thailand, we will hopefully be staying around Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and the Krabi area from the 19th December until about the 8th January.
We want to be staying in budget accommodation so if we do need to book how easy is it to book this ahead?

many thanks

2. Posted by Eeyore78 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hello,

That's about the time we're heading to Thailand. We're flying out on the 20th and coming back on 3rd Jan.
And we're spending new year on Koh Phi Phi.

We've looked at booking accommodation but the sites we've looked at only go up to October. From the bookings and what people have said I'd probably say you're main priority wold be to book Koh Phi Phi up first......apparently it gets really busy!

Where are you looking to spend Christmas?

Trudy :)

3. Posted by ck bkk (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Hi,

You have to book hotel before you come especially during NEW YEAR period, most good hotel full !!
but depend on location you stay if favorite place like Phuket, Chaingmai you have to do.

4. Posted by Eeyore78 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hello,

Does any one know why you can't book accommodation for Decmeber now?
All the websites I've looked at only goes up to Oct 08!!

Thanks
Trudy :)

5. Posted by Eeyore78 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hello,

Does any one know why you can't book accommodation for Decmeber now?
All the websites I've looked at only goes up to Oct 08!!

Thanks
Trudy :)

6. Posted by mark1980 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Hi

Trudy - Not sure about New Year and Xmas yet, we want to be somewhere good so still trying to decide, have you got any thoughts yet?
I guess you can only book 6 months ahead in some accommodation.
What sites can you use to book beach huts (cheap:)) and does anyone know of any reliable sites to make bookings through?

Many thanks for the replies people ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 23, 2008, at 12:57 PM by mark1980 ]

7. Posted by Eeyore1511 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hello,

We haven't decided where to spend New Year yet. From looking at more reviews on Koh Phi Phi...we're nt 100% sure we're going to head there now....we're looking at Koh Lanta (amongst many any islands)!
We are spending Christmas Day in Angkor Wat and then still deciding which island to spend New Year on...somewhere relativly lively but we don't want anything like Koh Samui where it's too lively!

The main website we've ben looking on for Koh Phi Phi is:

http://phi-phi.com/hotel/thailand/koh-phi-phi/index.htm

That gives you a full range of budget - superior accommodation, and lists more info about the island and what there is to do etc.

Good luck with the planning :)

8. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 8y

Hi, well you are sort of in 'catch 22'. If you book on line - although you will secure a hotel/beach hut, you will pay English/US prices (not cheap cheap cheap). But if you just turn up you run the risk of not finding anywhere at all.
Chirstmas and New Year is not as busy as you may think on The islands (it's busy don't get me wrong) but it's not like peek season. I have spent Christmas and New Year on the 'islands' and never had a problem finding a hotel/hut.
"Some" of the more popular islands are getting more and more commercial now and your 200 Baht a night for a 'hut' is getting harder and harder to find. My advise... If it was me I would just turn up. In fact I will be on the 23rd December 2008!

9. Posted by mark1980 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

I prefer the idea of just turning up - we are wanting budget, bungalow/hut style accomodation. Plus we dont really want to feel dictated to by bookings.
So how much do you budget for per day in Thailand from past experience? Is £15 enough?

Which islands will we struggle to get budget accomodation from? I guess we will miss Phi Phi because its too expensive but if we do are we missing out on seeing something magical or is it only marginally better then Lanta for example?

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 26, 2008, at 3:26 AM by mark1980 ]

10. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 8y

15 Pounds is what... just under 1000 Baht, OK, let's look at the maximum and the basics:
Hotel = 400
Food (1 meal) = 80
Beer (small bottle) = 60
Smoking (Tobacco! x20) = 70
Moto bike hire = 150/day
etc...etc...
I would say 15 quid is a good amount if you keep your eye on the beer flow! A beach hut should be a max of 350 (if you are lucky 250).

Thailand can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it, if you are on a tight budget... be careful and stick to it.

Let me know if you need any more info on budgeting, sorry can't help of Phi Phi, Koh Phanyang is the place for me!