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Koh Phayam,Koh Lipe,Koh Phoda,Koh Jum?

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

sorry to start so many threads - but phayam seems like a nice place to go but due to my very limited time seems a bit of a logistical nightmare so....for all those who have already read what i have written below my question is which would suit me best -

Koh Phayam,Koh Lipe,Koh phoda,Koh Jum?
also any travel info/advice would be appreciated please?

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 please 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.
sorry to start so many threads-

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 ceedee1 (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

ffs!

CAN ANYBODY PLEASE HELP ME??

3. Posted by andyuk2010 (Budding Member 45 posts) 6y

unfortunately i have only been to bangkok, phuket area of thailand however am keen to know of your experiences of koh phi phi, koh lanta as well as ko samui and koh tao please as we are travelling there in april 2010 for 4weeks.
all the best and hope someone helps!

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

Quoting andyuk2010

unfortunately i have only been to bangkok, phuket area of thailand however am keen to know of your experiences of koh phi phi, koh lanta as well as ko samui and koh tao please as we are travelling there in april 2010 for 4weeks.
all the best and hope someone helps!

ko phi phi - very beautiful but quite enclosed and crowded during the time i went (december - peak season) if you like peace and quiet i recommend going to the beach the other side from where all the holidaymakers go.the beach where all the boats dock,it has a lot less people on it and plenty more space to yourself,very beautiful scenery and clean sea to swim in..although accommodation on this island can be expensive,takea day trip snorkelling around ko phi phi ley,1000bt for me as i was alone but well worth it,probably one of the most beautiful places you will see and certainly memorable :)

ko lanta very chilled out (when i went in april) big long beautiful beach,pretty much hardly any people about although not a lot to do at nigt,not many bars clubs,restaurants etc. but still a really nice chilled place,im sure i stayed at a place called lanta long beach resort phra ae beach?(long beach) around april aftere songkran (off peak) for a bout 700bt per night,room were perfect bungalows in lovely surroundings.

ko samui - if you want hussle and bussle busy bars/clubs restaurants and busy beach then i suggest chaweng or lamai,although ive only day visited these places...if you want more chilled outrealxed place with decent long beach thne i suggest maenam on the north of the island,stayed at a place called suan tong bungalows,nice style accomodation 600bt per night and the lady who owns/runs the place is lovely person very feiendly and helpful :)

ko tao - nice place,quite relaxed once again although we only spent a few dsys her and didn really aventure around much,although we did have a day snorkelling trip which was fun (but beware,just because your under the water the sun will still burn you) i got very badly sunburnt! iom pretty sure we stayed on the main beach hat sairee,cant remember how much we payed for accommodation?? we were there in may/june time (off peak) so i m sure you can haggle.now if i iremember correctlywwe were lucky being at the far end of the beach as it was very nice and clean but as you walked down the beach itbecame a little gotty and full of rubish and many many boats etc...sayin that there are mamny beauitiful restaurants on the beach serving exquisite thai food at a bargain price.

if i can help you anymore please dont hesitate to post on the thread or pm me,if i can help i will happily do so.

there is a fair bit of info if you google search but i know 'its always better to hear it from the horses mouth' :D

also http://tezza-thailandbeachesandislands.blogspot.com/ has some good info on his page although dont always expect a reply to any questions you ask hm :p

chohkdeekhrap;)

5. Posted by andyuk2010 (Budding Member 45 posts) 6y

Cheers dude that is a great response! Really helpful indeed! Im sure i will get in touch again about something before I go!
All the best

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

Quoting andyuk2010

Cheers dude that is a great response! Really helpful indeed! Im sure i will get in touch again about something before I go!
All the best

if you want photos or any more info id be glad to help.

7. Posted by BPThailand (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

This year I’ve been to the island of Koh Lipe in Thailand. This island is located 70km off the Andaman (west) coast of Thailand's most southwestern province, Satun Province and shines out among some of Thailand's most beautiful, and unforgettable environments.

I had a great time on Lipe and there was a lot to do like snorkeling, shopping and eating in good quality restaurants and bars. I found my resort on Koh Lipe on -snip- where you can also check out more information about Koh Lipe and the surrounding areas. I can really recommend Koh Lipe for a nice relaxing holiday in paradise!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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