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    Help with Patong accommodation, transport and surrounding beaches

    Hi - I would greatly appreciate some advice fellow BM's.

    I am taking my tirak to Phuket for a week - she has never been before.

    We want to enjoy the beaches by day and Bangla Rd at night

    I was hoping for somewhere that was 4-5 stars that was romantic and hopefully on the beach in Patong? Maybe Impiana if this is recommended? Alternatively a romantic place at the north or south end where we could just hire a bike to go to Bangla at night. (I have stayed at Baan Yin Dee before and loved it but they are all booked out). Any recommendations for this sort of accommodation please?

    Also, during the day - what are some of the most beautiful beaches that are not to far from Patong (I have heard Kata, Karon and Surin - is this right?), and if we hire a bike is it easy enough to ride to them or would some other form of transport be preferable?

    Finally, any recommendations for a reputable place to hire a motor scooter at a reasonable rate?

    Thanks so much for any advice.

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    If you have to go to Phuket, avoid Patong if possible. Family oriented will tend to be more romantic. Try Kata beach area or one of the other less in your face party places. Peach Hill Resort, Hilton [at] Karon beach or places further South. Rent motor scooter to get around on and travel to more remote and private beaches.
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    I'd take your Teerak for a nice ride on JJ's jet ski followed up by a spin around Phuket in a Tuk Tuk.

    Top day out for sure.

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    not trying to be a prick or anything mate..but how long have you been her teerak??
    i mean 3-4 star..good for you mate, treat the girl, but if she is a... nup i,ll shut the fuck up..
    get out there mate have a blast treat yer princess like she has never been treated before...make yourself feel good..works for me
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    Ditch Phuket, it's a shithole. Take her to Krabi instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Take her to Krabi instead.
    Krabi had one of the most depressing beaches I've ever visited in Thailand (including Pattaya). Although the snorkeling trip was above average.



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Ditch Phuket, it's a shithole.
    Patong is a shithole (though I enjoy it for reasons other than the beach) but there are many nice beaches in other areas of the island. Don't judge the whole island by it's busiest nightspot.
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    Another big spender impressing a tirak.

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    Just the word Tirak makes me shudder.

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    Wow - tough crowd.
    I thought I was asking a fairly innocuous and mundane question about hotel and beach recommendations!
    Thanks anyway

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    ^You did get some good advice. Patong is a dump. If you insist on going to Phuket, how about something around Surin? The beach is OK and there is some nightlife there.

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    Patong is ok, the beach is nice, there is plenty do to in the evenings, cheap massages and foot care.

    You can often book pretty good deals online with the Patong Resort which is smack dab in the heart of it all. Your teerak will have a ball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Patong is ok, the beach is nice, there is plenty do to in the evenings, cheap massages and foot care.
    An unbiased opinion, of course....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Take her to Krabi instead.
    Krabi had one of the most depressing beaches I've ever visited in Thailand (including Pattaya). Although the snorkeling trip was above average.



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Ditch Phuket, it's a shithole.
    Patong is a shithole (though I enjoy it for reasons other than the beach) but there are many nice beaches in other areas of the island. Don't judge the whole island by it's busiest nightspot.
    No, PHUKET is a shithole, right from the time when they start shafting you for the taxi from the airport.

    And Krabi has more than one beach and a host of places to stay on all budgets.

    Although no doubt, sooner or later, as it grows in popularity, the Thais will find a way of fucking it up, like they have Phuket and Phi Phi.

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    ^I defer to your experience about Krabi, Harry. Only went once and the beach I stayed near was crap to the 10 power (ugly color, unswimmable bay, and dirty to boot). I'm sure there are better places away from where I stayed.

    Still, I lived on Phuket for a year and enjoyed every minute of it, even when I stayed in Phuket Town for a few months.



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    No, PHUKET is a shithole, right from the time when they start shafting you for the taxi from the airport.
    Yup, definitely some scamming going on there. Best to get a meter taxi or mini bus for the best value. Shared a taxi with another couple to Patong for about 300 baht last time I was there. Stay away from tuk tuks, rent a motosai or driver with private car is best way to get around - other than the public 20 baht bus - which has a limited route.

    Anyway, sorry you had such a horrible time there. Ever been to Phang Nga?

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