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1. Posted by ceedee1 (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

ceedee1 has indicated that this thread is about Thailand

as many may have read in my other thread with regards to ko samet,ive now been talked out of going there as christmas will be a bad time for what im wanting,so i will copy n paste pretty much what i wrote in that thread but would like some suggestions pleae on what other islands may fit what im looking for

i will be travelling to thailand at christmas for a short break (24th dec - 2nd jan) and was hoping to spend a few days chilling out either side of a few days of madness spent in bangkok.

will probably want just 3-4 days there between (28th dec - 31st dec) now i know this is going to be peak season but i was hoping somebody could recommend me a nice quiet island/beach/resort/hotel to stay?...ive read up quite a bit (including tezza's blog) with regards to thailand.

all i would like is somewhere as quiet as possible with nice beach to relax on and nice clear water ideal for swimming,preferably beach hut/bungalow type accommodation with aircon,any where between 1000bt - 2000bt price range is ok.

ive been to thailand 4 times,and in those times ive managed to visit (other than bangkok obviously),ko samui,ko phangan,ko toa,ko phi phi,ko lanta and phuket so ideally i would like to try somewhere new..i hear a lot of good things about nice quiet places with beautiful beaches on the andaman side? and im guessing the weather would be better over that side as opposed to the gulf side at this time of year.

any help/advice/info would be greatly appreciated.

also depending on where i end up,im undecided on best place to go for nye....was thinking phuket if im on andaman side or maybe even back to bangkok.

any good nights/clubs/discos/events that come reccommended?

thanks.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Have you looked at Koh Lipe? Certainly off the beated track and quiet. Affordable as well.

3. Posted by ceedee1 (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

Quoting vegasmike6

Have you looked at Koh Lipe? Certainly off the beated track and quiet. Affordable as well.

cheers ive also been rocemmended koh phayam just off ranong but travel there seems bit of a nightmare as thereare nodirect flights and due to my limited time scale id rather avoid buses if poss.
anymore help and advice much appeciated ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Dec-2009, at 12:14 by ceedee1 ]

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

If you must fly, then you really have to hit Krabi or Phuket on the Andaman side. One possiblity I found while looking at Krabi beaches is Koh Poda. Or Koh Jum. You have been to Lanta, this is close and not overpriced.
Good luck with your search.

5. Posted by ceedee1 (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

Quoting vegasmike6

If you must fly, then you really have to hit Krabi or Phuket on the Andaman side. One possiblity I found while looking at Krabi beaches is Koh Poda. Or Koh Jum. You have been to Lanta, this is close and not overpriced.
Good luck with your search.

many thanks again :)

have you stayed at any of thses places? also have you been to koh phayam? how do compare?

also any particular resort/beach/accommodation worth checking out?

sory to bombard you with questions...