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    Ko samui hotel or resort recommendation

    I havent been to ko samui in years and as i will be free from this sudanese nightmare im currently stuck in, in about 8 days ive decided to treat myself and the kids to a beach holiday to celebrate. Can anyone suggest a family friendly resort. Im thinking chaweng would be the go. Budget of about $100 a night. Gotta be beachfront and have a pool with swim up bar. Walking distance to bars and restaurants. Kids start school holidays 1st of june so im hoping its not real crowded this time of year. Anyone got the skinny on resorts / hotels.

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    Don't do it, go to Malayasia Indo or the phils.

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    Never been but congratulations on surviving, I'm sure anywhere will be an improvement and our beach pros will be along soon to advise, in 20 years never wanted to go a Thai beach, after the Marquesas and Western Isles of Scotland anywhere crowded would not be for me, stick to sailing or eating fish/prawns on the banks of the Mekhong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Don't do it, go to Malayasia Indo or the phils.
    I thought about both those places but its Ramadan and it makes those miserable muslim coonts even more miserable. Gotta go somewhere where i can swirl wobbly pops and get me moobs out without being lusted after by horny goat herders. I need a swim up bar to. Did i mention that

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    BL Samui Muslim Google Chinese.

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    Not Thai but Nam better food cheaper prices and direct flights from C Mai some days not sure if your going via home but sure tp be ways from Laos

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re..._Province.html

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    Just back in Samui to avoid Ramadan in Indonesia.

    Drove through Chaweng yesterday and it’s become more commercial than ever. I’d be inclined to have a look at what’s on offer in Lamai during low season. Nicer, more relaxed vibe. Friends tell me it’s unusually quiet even for low season.
    Try going direct to the hotel websites. A switched on GM May be looking to fill empty rooms at bargain prices.

    I prefer the quiet familiarity of Bangrak and Big Buddha beaches. Try secret Garden. Beach front resort with a small family pool. Drinks are expensive but the foods good. A nice fresh fish and seafood market on hand to supply all the seafood restaurants your missus will love.

    PM me if you do make it here. First beers on me.

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    I thought about vietnam for its beaches. Beer and good food. Her indoors seems to have her heart set on ko samui. Im currently trying to talk her into a cambodia beach holiday. Direct flight from lao cheap beer. Decent foodm ticks all the boxes really. Im actuall over thailand and the Thais these days.not as friendly and welcoming as they once were but it hws the infrastrucre and plenty to do for the nippers so i guess she will get her way.

    Switch i will definately pm you for a beer if we go to ko samui.

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    Have to agree on food and cheap beer in Cambodia. I would also point to plenty of choice here, but beer always goes up in Chaweng in low season. The Thai want the same income from fewer customers. Thai logic lol.

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    Draught Guinness and English bitter here too plus San Mig on drought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    I thought about vietnam for its beaches. Beer and good food. Her indoors seems to have her heart set on ko samui. Im currently trying to talk her into a cambodia beach holiday. Direct flight from lao cheap beer. Decent foodm ticks all the boxes really. Im actuall over thailand and the Thais these days.not as friendly and welcoming as they once were but it hws the infrastrucre and plenty to do for the nippers so i guess she will get her way.

    Switch i will definately pm you for a beer if we go to ko samui.

    Head for Nha Trang in Vietnam. Lovely beach with beach clubs, decent hotels and Vin Pearl island with its' cablecar and waterpark. Fine seafood as well.

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    Baan Khao Hua Jook wasn't too shabby for a recent month. I needed a quiet space to finish an MA and it delivered. Occasionally a noisy neighbor moved in but never stayed long.
    Could still walk to some action + Tesco/7 and real Thai food is nearby w/o the exorbitant island prices that are so conmon.

    They have apts, but the villas have private waist pools.

    Not too far from airport so some up traffic, great view of a Buddha statue on da mountain and easy access for quiet roads to run/walk. Aged gym, nice main pool, ok breakfast. No idea on prices.

    Chaweng beach is prolly a 15 min walk at a clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    I would also point to plenty of choice here, but beer always goes up in Chaweng in low season. The Thai want the same income from fewer customers. Thai logic lol.
    So during high season when they have a chance to make a real good profit then they lower the price so that they earn less, eh?
    I call bollox on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toslti View Post
    Head for Nha Trang in Vietnam. Lovely beach with beach clubs, decent hotels and Vin Pearl island with its' cablecar and waterpark. Fine seafood as well.
    I quite like nha trang and hoi an but weve been both plac3s a couple of times. Ko samui good for me for eating decent food and beer drinking. And plenty of things for the kids to do. Aqua parks etc. But i wouldnt mind a gander at some places in cambodia i havent been to yet. Such as the islands of sihanoukville. Ive got to pitch it to the wife in a way that she thinks its all her idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Ive got to pitch it to the wife in a way that she thinks its all her idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    So during high season when they have a chance to make a real good profit then they lower the price so that they earn less, eh?
    I call bollox on that.
    According to the Thai bar owners, you’re a fucking idiot. Live and learn.

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