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    Where to stay in Krabi?

    Going down south around September and want to stay in Krabi for a few nights, maybe up to a week.

    On booking.com and Agoda it looks like you can stay at a semi-decent resort for about 1500 - 2000 per night.

    It's me, Mrs and 2 young kids. We're looking for;

    -close (walking distance) to beach
    -pool
    -lots of room
    -easy walk to decent restaurants
    -kid friendly
    -a little bit of night life so I can sneak out for a few

    Doesn't have to be super flash but should be functional and in a good spot. Not sure about staying in one of those resorts out of town a bit, that cater for everything, I think staying in town close to the action best for us but we'll be mobile. This is part of a road trip from Chiang Mai and back.

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    Ao Nong with a few day trips to railly bay should be perfect. That time of year is low season and lots of specials to be had.

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    I'd be heading to Samui rather than Krabi in September.

    Krabi's rainy season runs from May to October, Samui's starts late October

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    ^ a very good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Ao Nong with a few day trips to railly bay should be perfect. That time of year is low season and lots of specials to be had.
    Do you know of this place? Pretty cheap but looks ideal for what we are after, only the rooms might be a bit cramped.

    Phra Nang Inn (Krabi/Ao Nang) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I'd be heading to Samui rather than Krabi in September.
    What's the deal with taking a car to Samui? Want to keep it all pretty simple.

    We looked at Surat Thani and kind of decided on Krabi but are open.

    Why are the wet seasons so different when Krabi and Samui are so close? And would that mean Samui would be in the stinking hot pre-wet phas like we have now up north? No thanks. Anyway, don't mind being there in the wet season. Rain is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    What's the deal with taking a car to Samui? Want to keep it all pretty simple.
    easy mate, straight on the ferry. A word of advice though, book the ferry in advance or you will be queing. One ferry was broken down when I was there so had to overnight in Don Sak and queue from 5 til 10am the next day.

    I spent 3 days doing 3-4 hours drive a day from Bangkok, stopping at Prachuap Kiri Khan and Chumphon on the way. Was nice


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    would that mean Samui would be in the stinking hot pre-wet phas like we have now up north?
    They havie this thing on those islands called a sea breeze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    easy mate, straight on the ferry. A word of advice though, book the ferry in advance or you will be queing.
    So it's no hassle? How long does the journey take? How much is it?

    Krabi looks pretty good, we're just going to chill don't want to do too much, Krabi seems like a pretty good choice. We're not really up for island hoping or bungy jumping or anything, we got a young infant and a toddler in toe.

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    an hour and a half and its cheap.

    That place looks nice, really check with several booking agencies. Last year we got stay 3 nights and the 4th is free on top of 40% off. We took two rooms, one for the kids for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    We're not really up for island hoping or bungy jumping or anything, we got a young infant and a toddler in toe.
    Why choose krabi then ? There's loads of islands there

    Samui is just over an hour on the ferry and about 300 baht for you the car and toddlers one way .

    As for....

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    a little bit of night life so I can sneak out for a few
    Samui is in a different class to Krabi and has the best sniff in Thailand( a friend told me)

    If you asked me and I've done Ao Nang and Samui, I'd pick Samui without a shadow of doubt, especially in September. The full english breakfasts and sunday dinners you wont find in Krabi either.

    I had a whale of a time in Samui, sure pissed over that wet weekend I spent in Ao Nang, although more scenic

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    Cheers, will look into it more. If we can find a good place on Samui that suits then maybe we'll do it eh.

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    So we've decided on Ao Nang. Rainy season is good, we'll totally be up for a few days spent chilling inside doing nothing. We're gonna need decent rooms though, will either get 1 decent size room / suite or 2 connecting cheaper ones.

    We're goping to base ourselves there and do some day trips around, so any suggestions welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    We're goping to base ourselves there and do some day trips around, so any suggestions welcome
    The baht bus back from the beach


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    All good mate, we got wheels. Baht bussing around with kids in the rain, no thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerandpizza
    Samui is more expensive and a tourist hell hole
    And you think Ao Nang isn't ? Sure seemed like a lot of white fukkers there when I went. The price of McDonalds there is 3 times the price of Bangkok too.
    Did you try the 5 island tour when you were there and see how much a can of coke or a beer was ?

    One great thing Samui does have going for it, is it's expat community, meaning proper food too. Unless you like paying 3 times more for a Somtam down in Ao Nang.

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    This is Teakdoor.com not thickasscheapcharly.com

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    [QUOTE="beerandpizza"I am the thick one?[/QUOTE]

    fixed that for ya...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    So we've decided on Ao Nang. Rainy season is good, we'll totally be up for a few days spent chilling inside doing nothing. We're gonna need decent rooms though, will either get 1 decent size room / suite or 2 connecting cheaper ones.

    We're goping to base ourselves there and do some day trips around, so any suggestions welcome.
    You might want to check out the Wat Tham Suea, Tiger Cave Temple. It is located a few clicks out of Krabi Town.
    Given the fact that you are travelling with infants you may want to leave out the viewpoint which you can only reach by climbing a staircase of some 1300 steps

    The night food market in Krabi Town by the river is excellent with some of the best thai food I ever had, at bargain prices.

    There is a cat fish farm between Ao Nang and Krabi Town. It is also a restaurant, nicely laid out in a large garden where a clear stream flows through. Good for swimming.
    You can have the freshest seafood meals here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Going down south around September and want to stay in Krabi for a few nights, maybe up to a week.

    It's me, Mrs and 2 young kids. We're looking for;

    -close (walking distance) to beach
    -pool
    -lots of room
    -easy walk to decent restaurants
    -kid friendly
    -a little bit of night life so I can sneak out for a few
    I am sure your wife and children would love this place: http://teakdoor.com/thailand-hotels-...irlfriend.html (Rayavadee, Krabi Thailand with the Thai girlfriend)

    Wherever you and your family decide to stay,..hope you all have a good time (there are some things to do/places to see in the link).
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Awesome thread Sir L, and looks like a great place, but 160K for a 1 week stay is a little out of our price! We'll be slumming it at 3-4 stars and not wanting to pay much more than 3K per night for the fam.

    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    Do you know of this place? Pretty cheap but looks ideal for what we are after, only the rooms might be a bit cramped.

    Phra Nang Inn (Krabi/Ao Nang) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor
    Kind of had our heats set on this, right in the middle of Ao Nang walking distance to everything. They had a family suite for about 20K for a week, but it doesn't have a seperate bedroom, so we're reconsidering.

    Anyone (AO?) have any suggestions of places to stay in Ao Nang that are walking distance to beach, restaurants etc, and let you either join 2 rooms together, or have family / 1br suites?

    We're looking at about 20K for a 5-7 night stay but can go as high as 30K if we like the joint.

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    check here and see if the rooms are connecting.
    Areetara Resort Krabi, Thailand: Agoda.com

    Or here Krabi Heritage Hotel Krabi, Thailand: Agoda.com

    Both are discounted quite heavily and include a breakky. Good luck bro, I will put up more later but have to go pick up the kids from the SAT exam today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beerandpizza
    Samui is more expensive and a tourist hell hole
    And you think Ao Nang isn't ? Sure seemed like a lot of white fukkers there when I went. The price of McDonalds there is 3 times the price of Bangkok too.
    Did you try the 5 island tour when you were there and see how much a can of coke or a beer was ?

    One great thing Samui does have going for it, is it's expat community, meaning proper food too. Unless you like paying 3 times more for a Somtam down in Ao Nang.

    I've lost all faith in the debate! (please tell me you were joking)
    will not put up wiv the "Nanny state" so don't push it on me.

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    CHeers AO, both look quite good. I like the look of the Heritage...

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Areetara Resort Krabi, Thailand: Agoda.com
    How far is this one from the action? A read some tripadvisor reviews, said it was a little far (to walk)?

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    10 to 12 minutes of a good walk. Check the wifi is now working in all the rooms.

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