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    Island Hopping

    After talking with the Queen Bee, we are now thinking of spending 3-4 days on Koh Tao, 2-3 days on Koh Phangan, and 6-10 days on Koh Samui.

    Any recommendations for hotels?

    As to Koh Tao, something nice, but not luxurious. Ao Sairee seems to be the most popular. We'd probably snorkel and maybe go out fishing for a day, and then spend a day just treking around.

    Koh Phangan, would be just a look-around, kick-back place. Not too expensive, but not full of gigaloes hanging around to nip your belongings.

    For Koh Samui, I'm thinking 4 nights in a really nice place (probably Chaweng) and then finding something more econimical (yet still nice) at one of the other beaches.

    The time frame would probably be around 28 DEC - 16 JAN or thereabouts.

    Let me know if you have any recommendations or advice. I have really learned to respect the experience of you guys (with some exceptions of course!).

    Cheers,

    RickThaii

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickThai View Post
    For Koh Samui, I'm thinking 4 nights in a really nice place
    this place is nice,.........

    We stayed in both the garden and beach front room. If you want to show her nice,.stay in the beach front room.


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    There is a nice little Resort on Ko Phangan

    Phangan Great Bay Resort
    PH + (66)77 238659
    Website www.phangangreatbay.com
    It is on the beach & have a swimming pool
    I think that is was about 800b to 1000b per night
    When I go to the island I always stay there.

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    Thong Nai Pan beach on the east coast of Koh Phangan....Very nice. Try 'Candle Hut' or 'Nice Beach'. I used to play frisbee on the beach with the owner of nice beach back in '98 (he was only a kid then) !!

    For Samui, I'd recommend Lamai over Chaweng if you're with the other half. Lamai's usually lovely this time of year. The more reasonably priced beach-front resorts are more to the southern end of Lamai near 'Grandfather Rock'. There are some reasonably priced digs in the centre of Lamai, but there are a few very loud, late night clubs nearby that might keep you up though !!

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    Albert....Milky Bay is very nice. But after June the tide gets very low.

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    'The Jungle Club' on the mountain between Chaweng & Lamai is fantastic. Worth a trip there even if you don't stay. They have a website.

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    If you're going over the Christmas period, be sure to BOOK EARLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakseedar View Post
    Albert....Milky Bay is very nice. But after June the tide gets very low.
    Cheers Bakseeder.

    If you know KPG well, can you tell me a good price for a rai there (up in the mountains somewhere)

    Cheers fella.

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    Stay here, great location near the Pier and easy access to Sari beach. Long term local honest family, new hotel with great rooms. Pay the extra and get the beach front room 2nd floor. I book it by the month.
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    Where's that Terry - KPG or Samui?

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    Koh Tao is great on a good day. This gaff has its own roped of beach which is a nice touch. Great local restaurant as well. Google it up.

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    This looks like a really nice place, Terry.

    Can you tell me, is it friendly and accommodating towards gay couples?

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    Wow. lot's of good info. I'll have to show this to the missus. The spot on Koh Tao really looked clean and quiet.

    I'll probably start booking rooms around August. Do you think that may be too late (esp. for Koh Tao or Koh Phangan)? Koh Samui has a ton of places so I'm not too concerned about that.

    Thanks for all the quick responses and great info.

    I'll keep checking back as time goes on, I enjoy preparing and anticipating as much as the holiday sometimes.

    Cheers.

    RickThai

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    I would book maybe 2 years ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickThai View Post

    I'll keep checking back as time goes on, I enjoy preparing and anticipating as much as the holiday sometimes.
    RickThai

    September is a nice month on the Islands, August is classed as high season with premium prices.

    The weathers still nice in September as its pre monsoon. Try and go then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RickThai View Post

    I'll keep checking back as time goes on, I enjoy preparing and anticipating as much as the holiday sometimes.
    RickThai

    September is a nice month on the Islands, August is classed as high season with premium prices.

    The weathers still nice in September as its pre monsoon. Try and go then.
    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I am doing some contract work for a Japanese company and won't be free until late October or early November (which is the rainy season), so late December or early-to-mid January is the best I can do. I would try to go later Feb or so, but family committments rule that out.

    Cheers.

    RickThai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    I would book maybe 2 years ahead
    For what resort/island? Fantasy Island or Never Never Land?

    Grins.

    RickThai

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