Booking accomodation - December - Thailand

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11. Posted by mark1980 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Cheers Paul - actually £20 would be ok and allow for more beer!

Might do Pha Ngan rather than Lipe on the way down from Bangkok to the Krabi area.

12. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Good move, that extra 5 quid will get you an extra 5 bottles!
Pha Ngan is good, you have the quiet of Had Yao and on the other side of the island (30 min drive) you have the madness of Had Rin (beach parties till...) well not till anything as they last all night and all morning. And another 30 mins North you have the jungle were you can do the elephant trecking.
Bus and boat ticket from Bangkok to Pha Ngan 550 Baht (jobs a good'n)

13. Posted by mark1980 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Pha Ngan sounds like a must now!

Is it possible to stay at Had Yao and then get a tuk tuk or something to Haad Rin for a night/morning on the beer then? If so, that sounds like a good option, as long as Had Yao isnt too boring? Just dont fancy partying every night!

Shame your not there a bit earlier and I could have bought you a beer as a thanks for the advice

14. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Mark1980: You can easily get from one side of the island to the other by 'jeep' will cost you about the price of a beer. Or you can hire a moped for 150 Baht for 24 hours and drive there yourself. Had Yao can be quiet if you want it to be, but also has the night life (cheak out Jacks Bar, Eagle Bar, Apple Bar) and so on.
Had Rin is never quiet and makes a good experience to party along the beach.
Be careful with your money and camera etc. in Had Rin and never ever accept "substances" from stranges! (most of them are undercover police) - so I have heard from other posts on here. Just stick to the beer and have a blast. Take enough money only to last you the night.

15. Posted by mark1980 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi again,

Whats Ko Phagnan like over Xmas? We are considering being there at that time now, is the Xmas full moon party as good as the actual full moon parties?

16. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mark,
It's a little difficult to give an opinion for you (as I can only give my own opinion which you and others may or may not agree with). I 'personally' love Koh Phagnan especially over Christmas and new year. I have spent many a Christmas in various 'other' places and my best yet has been the island of Koh Phagnan.

As I can only give you my personal opinion maybe start another post asking for peoples' advice?

I love X-mas full moon, people are more friendly and in a better spirit as it's Christmas time. And you always get drunk Santa's which is always good for a laugh. Remember your holiday is what you make it.

Sorry my reply is not really any help! Like I said I can only give you personal advise which you may or may nor agree with as everyone is different and has different expectations.

17. Posted by niCCe1982 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello. I spent my Xmas in Lapland in Finland but rest of the winter I'm glad to spend in Thailand I've been on Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phuket and I can tell you Koh Tao isn't what I thought it would be. I have a story about it on my blog if anyone cares... it's at

The price range in Thailand is wide, the rent of a motornike can be from 150 thb to 400thb depending on your negotiation skills. Beer is 35thb for a bottle on Singha, tastes really good btw, and at bars the price range is from 50 thb to 100thb. Same goes for food a cheap meal can be found for 30 -50 thb. When we went to eat we usually eat four persons and four different local dishes plus 4 beers for about 600 - 1000thb. All of the resorts we've stayed at had a restaurant and the served breakfast for about 100 thb. But don't expect to get a good sized quality breakfast, the full monty isn't a full monty... but that's only at the places we went to. If look hard enough you can surely find a good place with quality food for good prices...

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 1, 2008, at 3:00 AM by niCCe1982 ]

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